Two parks in Rathfarnham play host to a carnival-style performing arts spectacle by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality from October 2021 to April 2022 featuring site-specific outdoor shows of theatre, film, literary pop-up installations and creative conversations, promoting equality, compassion, and human rights in changing times.
The Art of W/Rights will be presented as part of the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021, organised by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality and Front Line Defenders, in partnership with Amnesty International, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Fighting Words, Poetry Ireland, and Trocaire. The festival promises 10 days of exciting events celebrating and promoting the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world, past and present, and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today. The theme of this year’s festival is Hope, Courage and Resilience: The Story Continues, celebrating human rights and linking the arts to civil society, active citizenship and politics through a series of inter-disciplinary performances, film screenings, documentaries, theatre, music, dance, visual and digital art, poetry, literature, historical memory, discussions and arts-based workshops, featuring Irish and international artists and guest speakers celebrating and promoting dignity and respect for all people equally.
The festival will be curated by Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director, Smashing Times with Laura O’Leary, Events and Promotions Coordinator, Front Line Defenders working as co-curator in relation to human rights. View the festival page here and sign up to our festival mailing list here. The festival will be held from 15 – 24 October 2021, and we want you to get involved!