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Tuesday 30

The Best Banned in the Land: A Forum on Censorship of Artistic Expression

Brendan Behan said it best: the finest Irish writers were all banned at some time. From James Joyce to Edna O’Brien, none escaped the censors’ wrath.

The ordered removal of Maser’s Repeal the 8th mural has brought censorship to the fore once again. Is freedom of artistic expression being limited in Ireland? Are issues such as funding, promotion, social media restrictions and discrimination creating conditions for self-censorship? Join a host of artists and activists as we remember and examine censorship.

Join a host of artists and activists as we remember and examine censorship from 11am to 4pm at Project Arts Centre. A light lunch will be provided.

This event is organised by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Irish Writers Centre, Poetry Ireland and Writers’ Guild, and is kindly supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Culture. 

Tickets will be available from Project Arts Centre

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Venue

Project Arts Centre, 39 Essex St East, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

April 30 at 11:00 am

Tickets

Free

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Silencing The Country Girls: Enda O’Brien and the Censor

In 1990, Edna O’Brien gave an interview to Julia Carlson for her seminal book, Banned in Ireland: Censorship & the Irish Writer. In this event, Julia Carlson will be joined by Eoin O’Dell, associate professor of law at Trinity, to revisit O’Brien’s interview and the issues it raised which continue to resonate today. The acclaimed actor Noni Stapleton will then bring O’Brien’s witty, candid, and serious interview to life in a special performance.

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Venue

Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin 2,

Time

April 30 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

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