Festival Unwrapped: 2 weeks to go

access_time 21 minutes
person by Aisling Leen
create 20 December 2020

Festival Unwrapped: 2 weeks to go


This week we are highlighting some of our musical events as well as a film and a diary writing workshop. There is so much to look forward to and we just can’t believe the festival is getting so close!



Therapy Sessions are back! 🙌

Join acclaimed spoken word poet Stephen James Smith as he MC’s his specially curated 4-corner tour of Ireland, featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting musical and spoken word talent. A flagship First Fortnight (and regular sell-out) event, Therapy Sessions always deliver a night of energizing, diverse, and powerful performance for the mind and soul. 

Join us in Dublin on 8th Jan, Belfast on the 9th, Cork on the 15th or Galway on the 26th (or all of them!!).

Find out more and register here:



My Story My Song Jan 17th 7.30pm


Want to hear a stellar lineup of Irish artists perform unique versions of the songs that have helped them through tough times? Join us for an intimate evening of performance, discussion, and personal sharing from 10 talented performers, programmed and MCed by Mark Peter Whelan!

Book your place here:



Align Towards Life: Online Dance Workshop with Michelle Boulé Jan 14th 3pm


This workshop will help you align your body to support what you are here to create in life, whether that’s being an awesome dancer, partner, friend, momma, poppa, artist, none or all of the above. 


There will be a theme for the day and the Moving with Innate Wisdom practice will offer simple directives and improvisations to help you transform your body into an active agent and receptacle for your truth.


Presented in partnership with Dance Ireland and Galway Dance Project 


Book your place here:






Evelyn Jan 3rd 7pm


On January 3rd, First Fortnight Festival and IFI at Home will be screening the acclaimed film Evelyn. An online questions and answer will follow. 🌈🌤️


EVELYN is a deeply personal film from the Academy Award® winning filmmakers of THE WHITE HELMETS and VIRUNGA. It is the story of how a family survives the unthinkable. Fourteen years after the suicide of their son and brother, Evelyn, the family decide to walk the length of the UK and try to talk about him - something they had failed to do in over a decade. 


Presented in partnership with the Irish Film Institute


To book:




'Dear Diary, My Mental Health During The Pandemic' is a workshop examining this years challenges on people. Jan 13th 6pm


Presented by Mental Health Reform.


It is broadly accepted that the impact of COVID 19 on peoples mental health has been significant, and yet, many will have experienced these impacts completely differently. Some people who may never have experienced a mental health challenge before may have felt the emotional impact of public health restrictions - the increased loneliness and isolation. 


We invite members of the public to tell their own mental health stories in a short, 300 word diary entry, to be submitted in advance of our event. Running time 1 hour 30


Submissions of your 300 word diary entry to  


Deadline Fri 8 Jan 2021.


Book your place here:




Don't forget, you can still buy our gorgeous prints here:


Make sure to take a look at the whole programme:


Follow us on social media for more updates. Keep an extra close eye on fb where we hold live interviews with artists!

Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Twitter ~ LinkedIn

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more