The London Irish Centre celebrates St Brigid’s Day by exploring the traditional feast of Imbolc, associated with the goddess Brigid.
Imbolc marks a time of change in seasons, and a rebirth or renewal in nature.
For this year’s celebration they will be focusing on change – change that has come and change that is yet to come.
Joining will be three pairs of creative Irish women based between London and Ireland. Musicians Orla Gartland & Ruth-Anne speaking about the ‘Irish Women in Harmony’ project, gender disparity on radio, as well as other topics and musical performances.
Noelle Brown & Jess Kav will talk about the recent release of the final report by the Commission of Investigation into Ireland’s Mother & Baby Homes, and how survivors of Mother and Baby Homes and Irish adopted people are still denied their rights.
To finish, comedians Tara Flynn & Alison Spittle will talk about what St Brigid’s Day means to them. Tara is a long-time friend of the London Irish Centre and will be performing some of her fantastic readings on Brigid & Imbolc.