First Fortnight returns for 2018

First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. Its AIMS & OBJECTIVES are to
Make the First Fortnight of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, challenging prejudice and ending stigma. They do this by Creating a consistent space in the cultural calendar where citizens can be inspired through arts events and experiences to talk about mental health issues in a non-scripted manner. With Slam events they Utilise unscripted conversation to change people’s perceptions about the ordinary experience of a mental health problem and the less ordinary experience of mental ill health.

This year the event has broadened out beyond Dublin as it is not just people living in the Capital with Mental Health issue – every Citizen does.
Full list of events

Jan 4 – Walk with Me Q&A Screening 7:30 PM · Irish Film Institute (IFI) Dublin
JAN 5 – Conversation Salon in Loughboy Library 5:30 PM · Loughboy Library
JAN 5 – Therapy Sessions Fri 8 PM · by First Fortnight The Workman’s Club, Dublin
JAN 5 – First Fortnight Brendan Harding Jung,Symbols & Songs of the Soul 8:30 PM · The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick On Shannon
JAN 6 – OutStraight: Spoken Word & Graffiti Jam Sat 12 PM · The Bernard Shaw Dublin
JAN 6 – Jan 13- First Fortnight 2018 at the IFI Irish Film Institute (IFI) Dublin
JAN 6 – Cistin – Songs & Poems St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services Dublin
JAN 6 – First Fortnight Therapy Sessions – The White Horse – Ballincollig
JAN 7 – Slam Sunday 6:30 PM · Filmbase, Dublin
JAN 8 – The Drummer & The Keeper 7:30 PM · Rua Red, Tallaght
JAN 9 – The Drummer & The Keeper 7 PM · St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Dublin
JAN 10 – Don’t worry be APPY 4:15 PM · Jonathan Swift Theatre Trinity College Dublin
JAN 11 – The Drummer and the Keeper, 11 AM · Dunamaise Arts Centre, Port Laoise
JAN 11 – The Drummer and The Keeper 7 PM · Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen
JAN 11 – Loving Vincent 7:30 PM · Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
JAN 11 – My Story, My Song 7:30 PM · The Liquor Rooms, Dublin
JAN 11 – The Drummer and the Keeper 8 PM · Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
JAN 12 – The Drummer & the Keeper 8 PM · The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Wexford
JAN 12 – Therapy Sessions 8 PM · The Workman’s Club, Dublin
JAN 12 – Adrian Crowley & Nocturnes 8 PM · Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
JAN 13 – Adrian Crowley & Nocturnes 8 PM · The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton
JAN 13 – A Conversation Salon with Heather Bourke 8:30 PM · The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick On Shannon
JAN 14 – Leads 2 Better Mental Health 12 PM · Blackrock Castle Observatory. Cork
JAN 15 – Ordinary People Special Screening 6:15 PM · Irish Film Institute (IFI) Dublin
JAN 18 – Special Screening of ‘Loving Vincent’ 6 PM · National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

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