It’s been 99 years since the handover of Dublin Castle… Where are we now?

99 years have lapsed since that loaded moment on 16 January 1922, when the new state was ceremonially born in the all too familiar courtyard of Dublin Castle.

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality and Dublin Castle, Heritage Services of the Office of Public Works, are partnering to host an Equality Workshop, taking place online on Saturday 23 January 2021, from 3 to 5pm.

We will make space to consider that moment from our diverse perspectives today, to explore in action processes of intersectionality and equality-building in remembrance and to critically consider how time, place, institutions and memory can be used to build on ideals and values around independence and interdependence. We’ll be inspired to take stock of the progress that has been made but also to cast a critical eye on processes that reproduce inequalities.

Smashing Times will deliver a fun-based workshop using creative processes of theatre games and exercises, through which participants will explore themes of equality and diversity. The workshop requires active participation in games and exercises – wear practical clothes and flat shoes if you can – and provides participants with a quality arts experience, offering them the opportunity to engage with key issues through a creative process and to work together towards building a better future for all.

Equality Theatre-Based Workshop, 3pm online

Artist Facilitator: Jenny Macdonald

Where:  Online via Zoom

When: Saturday 23 January 2021, 3-5pm

Booking: Book the Equality Theatre-Based Workshop here

Cost: €15 per person

Concession Tickets: €5 (senior citizens, students, unemployed)

We don’t want anyone to miss out if you would like to attend a Smashing Times event and cannot meet the costs of the ticket price, please contact Niamh at Smashing Times – info@smashingtimes.ie

The workshop is online and runs for 120 minutes. Suitable for ages 18 and up.