The Playhouse Theatre & Peacebuilding Academy presents Art in Place of Conflict Arts and Peace-building Conference Thursday 23rd April 2020 to Friday 24th April 2020 10am – 5pm


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The Playhouse Theatre & Peacebuilding Academy host an inspiring and thought-provoking arts and peace-building conference in the heart of the city.

The conference seeks to explore the power, purpose and place of socially engaged art in conflict and post conflict societies. This major thematic and associated areas of concern will be explored and discussed through key-note presentations led by John Paul Lederach, Teya Sepinuck and Giles Duley. 

The Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy will present extracts and samples of art produced through the academy during 2018 – 2020 including the work of Jo Egan, Laurence McKeown, Conan McIvor and Ailin Conant. The conference will also feature multi-media art installations developed through the academy.

All conference delegates will be invited to the live performance of our production entitled Anything Can Happen – 1972, Voices from the Heart of The Troubles by Damian Gorman. CLICK HERE to read more about the production.

Find out more about The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy HERE. 



Photo- Research for ‘The Shake’ by Kaled Barakeh.

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