Famished by Cherry Smyth Thursday 13th June 2019 8pm

‘Famished’ is a poetic sequence by Cherry Smyth that explores the Irish Famine and how imperialism helped cause the largest refugee crisis of the 19th century.  

Smyth collaborates with composer Ed Bennett and vocalist Lauren Kinsella to draw on the power of collective lament, using music and expanded singing.

Inspired by the current migrant crisis, which evokes the ‘coffin ships’ that crossed the Atlantic, Famished details the impact of the Famine on women particularly and how famine followed the Union Jack.  As Smyth says, ‘If the Famine happened now, we’d be in the boats.’

This performance of Famished' will be followed by a short Q&A, lead by local writer Kerri ní Dochartaigh.

Kerri ní Dochartaigh was highly commended in the inaugural Life Writing Prize 2017 for ‘Mudlarking'.

She read English Lit and Classics at Trinty College Dublin and taught in Steiner Schools in Edinburgh and Bristol.

Her blog is available HERE

Tickets from £10/£8 (Includes £1 development contribution)

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