Preview: Imagining Ireland @ Barbican (London; Friday 21st February 2020)

imagining ireland 2020

The Barbican has come to light with another amazing cultural offering, in the form of Imagining Ireland. On the 21st of February, the evening will be dedicated to the rise in women’s voices within Irish artistic culture. There will be a wide mixture of Irish literature, poetry, music and a plethora of acts that explore what it means to be Irish.

The evening’s musical selection includes performances from Imelda May’s jazz-centred album Love. Life. Flesh. Blood.; a unique meeting between Radie Peat – a leader in modern Irish folk; and the poetry and music by a Zambian-Irish rapper named Denise Chaila – a beautiful way to celebrate a partnership from across the pond.

From the world of Irish literature, Deborah Levy, author of Booker Prize nominated Swimming Home and Hot Milk, will be gracing the stage alongside featured authors: Wendy Erskine (Sweet Home), Sinead Gleeson (Constellations), Sara Baume (A Line Made by Walking) and Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen (The Importance of Being Aisling).

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