Nuns Island Theatre
Presented as part of Collective Knowledges: Galway Arts Centre's Public Engagement Programme poet and LGBTQ+ activist Oein De Bhardúin will share faery and folk stories rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community
Collective Knowledges Galway Arts Centre’s Public Engagement Programme, presents this unique event by Poet and LGBTQ+ activist Oein De Bhardúin who will share faery and folk stories rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community.
Oein DeBhairdúin is a writer, activist and educator with a passion for preserving the beauty of Traveller tales, sayings, retellings and historic exchanges. He is the author of the award-winning Why the moon travels and Traveller Culture Collections Development Officer with the National Museum of Ireland. He seeks to pair community activism with cultural celebration, recalling old tales with fresh modern connections and, most of all, he wishes to rekindle the hearth fires of a shared kinship.
This event is presented in association with Array Collective’s Turner Prize winning The Druthaib’s Ball, installed in Galway Arts Centre/ Nuns Island Theatre throughout August and September, and is part of a weekly series of events with social justice groups, artists, academics, and musicians taking place inside the síbín of The Druthaib’s Ball with talks, workshops, traditional music sessions, dance, storytelling and song.
Galway Arts Centre’s Public Engagement Programme is supported by Creative Ireland and University of Galway.