Smashing Times

4 March 2020

For International Women’s Day Smashing Times invite you to Constance and Her Friends At Home in Dublin Castle

Smashing Times, in partnership with the Pop-Up Women in Politics and Public Life Exhibition Dublin Castle, and with the support of Dublin City Council, are delighted to invite you to join us for an ‘At Home’ with a difference as Constance de Markievicz and her friends are brought to life, using events that happened in and around the Dublin Castle complex. This ‘female take over’ in the impressive State Apartments of Dublin Castle is timely as we celebrate International Women’s Day.

Climb the grand staircase and join us for a promenade performance with Constance de Markievicz and friends in Dublin Castle. This walkabout performance, based on Constance and Her Friends by Mary Moynihan and new writing by Dr Sinéad McCoole, takes you through the James Connolly room, the State Drawing Room, the Throne Room, the Portrait Gallery and the circular room (better known as the Gothic Room). Enjoy storytelling, poetry and song as you meet Constance and her friends and explore stories of women we celebrated during this the Decade of Centenaries.

The event is a colourful gathering to mark 8 March, International Women’s Day as artists from Smashing Times work with artistic Director Mary Moynihan and Historian Dr Sinéad McCoole. ‘100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1920-2020’ is also on display in Dublin Castle’s Coach House Gallery until 4 May 2020. Don’t miss your chance to see it before its run ends.

All are welcome to come and enjoy performances with artists Margaret Toomey, Róisín McAtamney, Carla Ryan, Geraldine McAlinden and Lisa Mc Loughlin-Gnemmi. We look forward to your company and welcome questions and discussions on the day.

Where:                Dublin Castle State Apartments, Upper Courtyard

When:                  Sunday, 8 March, 1pm and 4pm

Bookings:            Via Eventbrite here