Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times

Share, Connect, Inspire

A new online series of curated arts content, newsletters & events

Smashing Times want to continue to reach out and connect online with all our supporters, friends and citizens in Ireland and around the world. We are continuing to reach out in solidarity and our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. We hope that we can all work together to find peace, dignity and respect for all people equally and for us all to stand together in our times of separation. We are very grateful to all the incredible people in Ireland and around the world who are working to support others and to provide assistance in these changed times. Although we are all working from home, we are taking calls and emails and we are very much open. We want to be as supportive as we can be.

Smashing Times welcome our fellow citizens and artists to join us from Ireland and around the world as we share a new online series of curated arts content, newsletters and events. Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms as we share specially curated content.

We are sending out a monthly newsletter Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times, a themed newsletter with inspiring artworks, poems, ideas, articles, and suggestions, along with news from Smashing Times and a weekly blog on a particular topic that we will talk about in each edition. All our recent newsletters are available below and topics have included include A Reflection on Change, Nature, Time and The Arts for Positive Mental Health and Well-being. Please send in topics you would like to hear us blog and chat about related to the arts, equality and human rights.

We have hosted a series of events online including live-streaming of theatre, film, discussion and chat. Livestream events included Tell Them Our Names, a screening of a film directed by Mary Moynihan, followed by discussion with special guests Clodagh Finn, author of A Time to Risk All, the incredible untold story of Mary Elmes, the Irish woman who saved children from Nazi concentration camps, Bernard Wilson, Historian and Mary Moynihan, writer, theatre and film-maker, Artistic Director, Smashing Times. Our theme was women’s stories of WWII with a focus on inspiring stories of women handling adversity in difficult times in the past and today. Others themes focussed on creative approaches to positive mental health and well-being, the art of self-care and a celebration of the arts and human rights. These events took place on 3, 10 and 17 April and these events were repeated on Friday 15, 22 and 29 May at 7.30pm Irish time and future dates to be planned. Keep an eye on the website and on our social media platforms for updates!

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality is committed to promoting creative arts practice and research in support of rights and values for all citizens equally across the globe and in support of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. Do contact us online and tell us who your equality, diversity and human rights heroes are and tell us about your favourite artist or arts project for human rights. We thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to finding new ways to work with our artists, citizens, friends and supporters and to keeping in touch.

From Mary, Freda, Niamh, Féilim, Veronica and all of us in Smashing Times.

NEWSLETTERS TO DATE:

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. The Art of Climate Justice

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. Love

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. The Way of the Artist

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. The Art of Self-Care

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. Newsletter Five: Solidarity and Compassion

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. Newsletter Four: The Poetry of Witness

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. Newsletter Three: Time

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. Newsletter Two: Nature

Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times. Newsletter One: Reflections on Change

ONLINE EVENTS:

Courageous Women Castle to Castle
Using the arts and new digital technologies to remember stories of women in history from 1916 to WWII to today


As part of its cultural heritage and historical memory work, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality in partnership with Dublin Castle and Rathfarnham Castle are committed to remembering stories of courageous women in history and reflecting on how those stories impact on our lives today, with a focus on courage and vulnerability in a time of crisis.
Smashing Times have created a range of key resources that are available online and reflect on stories of women in Irish history from 1916 to 1923; stories of women from WWII and stories of women in Ireland and Europe today. The resources are in the form of online exhibitions, e-books, films, theatre-based workshop models, blogs and newsletters and are available to the public through the Smashing Times website.
To celebrate National Heritage week and the range of resources created by Smashing Times we will screen two short films on the theme of Courageous Women Castle to Castle featuring chats, storytelling and performances with artists, historians and guest speakers, highlighting the incredible stories of women in history and their impact on our lives today. We have chosen the unique settings of two historic buildings in Dublin to remember and reflect on stories of courageous women from the past and today. The screenings feature scenes from Constance and Her Friends by Mary Moynihan, inspired by women’s stories from 1916 to 1923, recently performed in Dublin Castle and The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII performed in Rathfarnham Castle.


Audiences can access the films during Ireland’s National Heritage Week from the 15 to the 23 August 2020 and the range of digital resources can be viewed on the Smashing Times website and through our social media channels


Smashing Times Creative Arts for Health and Well-Being Hub – read more and access resources here

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality celebrated Ireland’s Poetry Day and screened a new short film The Art of Witness – Poetry Performances Curated by Smashing Times featuring artists and friends reading various poems on the theme of poetry of witness. To View, click below.

ART CONNECTS: Live Streams

ART CONNECTS: Daily curated art content (click to view)

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality
incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble
Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.


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