The Art of W/Rights
A literary Carnival of Arts and Rights at Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park
Site-Specific Shows, Cinema Screenings and Creative Conversations
promoting equality, compassion, and rights in changing times
In the Open – Faoin Spéir
Funded by The Arts Council
Smashing Times and partners are delighted to present a programme of indoor and outdoor arts events at Pearse Museum and St Enda’s park, located in Rathfarnham, South County Dublin.
Following on from the success of presenting 38 performances of 3 original site-specific outdoor shows at Rathfarnham Park as part of The Art of W/Rights at Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021, Smashing Times are delighted to present The Art of W/Rights in the grounds of Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park on the 9, 10 April and the 15, 16, 17 and 18 April (Easter Week) 2022. Engaging with the unique historical setting of Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park, Smashing Times present stories of people from Irish history, with links to the area of Rathfarnham, who spoke out for the rights of others.
Enjoy a magical walk-in-the-park performance as we regale you with storytelling, poetry and song. Watch a film screening and book display and engage in creative conversations inspired by figures of the past associated with Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park and Rathfarnham who influenced the shaping of Irish society. Join with us as we create a ‘gathering space’ to celebrate stories and creative conversations on visions of a better world, reflecting on of equality, compassion and rights in changing times and asking what kind of Ireland we want to live in today.
A Walk on the Wild Side – Walks in the Park at Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park – 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18 April 2022, daily 1pm and 2pm
Enjoy a guided promenade performance as you meet and greet with characters associated with Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park and Rathfarnham down the years. A Walk on the Wild Side is a walkabout performance featuring monologues, poetry and song inspired by the life stories of Anne Devlin, Robert Emmet, Sarah Curran, John Philpot Curran, William Butler Yeats, and three women from the Pearse family, Margaret (Brady) Pearse, mother to sisters Margaret Pearse and Mary Brigid Pearse. Listen to our stories while taking time to reflect on nature and the varied wildlife and river itself to be found in St Enda’s Park.
Cinema Screenings and Creative Conversations at Pearse Museum, 15, 16, 17 April 2022, nightly 7pm
Join us for the magic of an indoor, pop-up movie night at The Halla Mór, Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, for three nights only over Easter weekend, Friday 15 April, Saturday 16 April, Sunday 17 April, nightly at 7pm. An Halla Mór is transformed into a walk-in movie theatre where you can enjoy high definition screenings of short films on stories of women in Irish history and their relevance today. This event feature film screening of short films followed by a post-show talk with guest speakers speaking on equality, diversity and LGBTQI+ rights.
Dates and Times for Walks in the Park and Cinema Screenings
Saturday 9 April 2022, Walks in the Park, Performances at 1pm, 2pm
Sunday 10 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm
Friday 15 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm. Cinema Night, 7pm.
Saturday 16 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm. Cinema Night, 7pm
Sunday 17 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm. Cinema Night, 7pm
Monday 18 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm.
Performance live at St Enda’s Park. Hosted by Smashing Times
Booking Required. Tickets: €12/10 available here: https://smashingtimes.ie/whats-on/
Dates and Times for Workshops
Friday 15 April 2022, Workshop, 3pm
Saturday 16 April 2022, Workshop, 3pm
Sunday 17 April 2022, Workshop 3pm
Walks in the Park and Cinema Screenings Meeting Point: Outside the entrance to Pearse Museum Reception.
St Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. D16 Y7Y5
The Art of W/Rights is an outdoor performing arts spectacle by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality featuring site-specific outdoor shows and Walks in the Park combining theatre, film, literary pop-up installations and creative conversations, promoting equality, compassion, and human rights in changing times. The Art of W/Rights partners are Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, South Dublin County Council Arts Office, Rathfarnham Castle, Pearse Museum and the Office of Public Works – Rathfarnham Castle Park and St Enda’s Park. The Art of W/Rights is supported by the Arts Council In the Open | Faoin Speir, South Dublin County Council Arts Office, the Creative Ireland programme of South Dublin, Erasmus+ and the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). The programme generates a celebration of literature, visual and performing arts and discussion on key themes of equality, compassion and rights in changing times.