Culture Night 2021


Courageous Women Castle to Castle

A Smashing Times Collection of Women’s Stories – Cultural Heritage Resources available to the Public as part of Culture Night 2021

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 collection of key resources using the arts and new digital technologies  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 digital art exhibitions, e-books, films, theatre-based workshop models, blogs and newsletters and are available to the public.

To celebrate Culture Night and the range of resources created by Smashing Times, we have created  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 films 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 by Mary Moynihan, Fiona Thompson, Paul Kennedy and Féilim James, performed in Rathfarnham Castle.
Audiences can access the films and resources on the Smashing Times Website