Celebrating Cultures, Promoting Integration
The IIC hosts a mental health-related film screening as part of First Fortnight Mental Health and Arts Festival 2019.
Nello is the recently hired director of a newly developed work cooperative of former mental patients in 1980s Italy. After the closure of state psychiatric hospitals and asylums in Italy under the Basaglia Law many former patients were left with few resources and little hope of reintegrating into society. With the intention of improving the lives of his pupils, rather than just sedating them, Nello encourages them to expand their individual abilities and explore the wider world around them, although there is sometimes a price to pushing boundaries too quickly.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Brendan Kelly (Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital) and Brendan Culleton (film director of An Irish State of Mind, a 3-part documentary series on TG4 about the history of psychiatry in Ireland).
Place: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin
Time: From 6:30 pm To 9:00 pm
Price: Admission free, booking essential on www.firstfortnight.ie
The Cervantes Institute Choir Dublin is an initiative to encourage the use of the Spanish language in Ireland through music. It is a project where Spanish speakers and members of other nationalities interested in music in Spanish come together with a common goal. The relaxed and fun atmosphere at rehearsals makes the Cervantes Choir the perfect opportunity to get to know and enjoy Hispanic music through performing various different types of music.
The choir is directed by singer and voice coach Dónal Kearney, who is a highly-esteemed teacher with one of Ireland’s most unique educational portfolios.
Place: Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, 6-16 Lincoln Place, Dublín
Time: Mondays from the 14th of January to the 25th of March, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
This event is presented by Outlandish Theatre Platform. Created and performed with community participants and professional performers WOMB creates a parallel perspective on women and society.
“Woman in form has always been the same. Woman’s welfare has been dictated by the regime that she lives in.”
We will be transported to the dystopian world of Dublin 100 years from now. Home sharing has become the mandate; democratic dictators rule and technological advancements impact on the physical and mental health of women and health care providers.
Place: Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, College Green
Time: 14th to 19th of January at 8 pm