Festival Unwrapped: ONLY 2 DAYS TO GO!
✨ It’s (nearly) here! ✨
Happy New Year everybody! First Fortnight Festival is very nearly upon us, officially kicking off this Saturday January 2nd. This post will highlight some events taking place in the first weekend of the festival, among other news and reminders.
RTE Supporting the Arts and Creative Ireland campaign.
We are so delighted to have been featured by RTE Supporting The Arts and Creative Ireland this week. Thanks to all the RTE communications team for producing the feature. Also big thank you to Jess Kavanagh, Stephen James Smith, Tobi Omotesu, and ADW for being utterly amazing in it.
Two Weeks - Cinematic Opera
Two Weeks is an immersive music & visual art film generated from the practice of autogenic training in the life of a person with a respiratory condition. Two Weeks on a hospital bed, following the breath to an inner secret life of memories and dreams. Phasing in and out of wakefulness, the veil between the real and imagined begins to blur. Two Weeks was created out of recorded interviews with a number of people, all completed since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Stories of secret lives emerged, revealing a colourful spectrum of states of mind, emotions, and experiences of life as it is today.
Showing online on the 7th, 8th and 9th of January at 7.30pm.
First Weekend Events
The festival begins this Saturday January 2nd. One of the very first events taking place this year is My Mind was a Stranger, an immersive audio journey into one man’s experience of living with Bipolar Disorder.
The film Evelyn is showing on January 3rd. Part quest film, part road-trip, part memoir, it is an exposition of the taboos of mental health and male emotion, and a tribute to our times.
Ever Felt, a personal exploration and honest sharing about social anxiety, is showing on January 3rd and 4th.
Each of these events will be followed by a post-show discussion. Make sure to book quickly to avoid disappointment!
Prints for Sale!
Have you been thinking about donating to First Fortnight? Well it comes with perks! Donate €30 (or more) and you will receive one of our gorgeous prints! Donated to us by two of our favourite Irish street artists Solus and ADW, we think they are stunning!
As always, we recommend that you look through our whole programme of events. There really is something for everyone! Book through our website firstfortnight.ie/events and don’t forget to follow us on social media!