Filed under 1916 Commemoration

Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival

Event: Belfast International Arts Festival Where: Belfast – various venues When: 11th October to 29th October Cost: see: belfastinternationalartsfestival.com/Festival Box Office on 028 9089 2707 or drop into Festival Box Office at the MAC. Further information: Belfast International Arts Festival; Brochure;    

Crisis in the Courts after 1916

Crisis in the Courts after 1916

After the Rising bridges the gap between May 1916 and the Truce in mid-1921.During this period the justice system appeared to be in constant crisis as the authorities struggled to deal with the growing insurrection in the years following the Easter Rebellion. Continue reading

The Quixotic Generation of 1916

The Quixotic Generation of 1916

What is most striking to me about the pre-Rising Irish middle-class is its freewheeling bohemian character: romantic advanced nationalism provided many fora (meetings, dance-floors, remote country language camps, amateur and professional theatrical stages, communist communes) for debating and living secularism, feminism, suffragism, even vegetarianism and lesbianism. Continue reading