THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival present
Where We Live
Stories from the city, told in the heart of town
THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival announce Where We Live, a two-week programme of theatre productions, work-in progress showings, music events, live art and a major exhibition from 6 to 18 March in The Complex in Smithfield as part of St. Patrick’s Festival.
Where We Live is a kaleidoscope of stories about what it feels like to live in Dublin and Ireland today, told by some of the best storytellers on the island. Investigating ideas around money, housing, migration, gender, community, the city and sex, Where We Live, in true THISISPOPBABY fashion, will have a couple of bangin’ nights out too.
Featuring plays from Mark O’Halloran, Oonagh Murphy, Tara Flynn, Peter Daly and Veronica Dyas; an astounding immersive exhibition from Eamonn Doyle/Niall Sweeney/David Donohoe; an incendiary talks series curated by Willie White of Dublin Theatre Festival; a one-off concert from The High Hopes Community Choir, Ireland’s first homeless choir; WERKhouse – a night of performance, poetry and politics; and City on Screen – a day of screenings of excellent Irish-made films that resonate with the themes of the programme, each introduced by one of the key artists involved.
THiSISPOPBABY Co-Directors Jenny Jennings and Phillip McMahon said, “Where We Live aims to challenge the prevailing narratives fed to us by the media, the government and increasingly, the algorithms and echo chambers of social media. We’re creating a kind of Town Hall, where discussion should be heated, performance will be red hot, and where opposing views are encouraged. We want to tell funny, devastating, exhilarating and joyous stories that imagine and re-imagine what our city and country could be.”
Artistic Director of St. Patrick’s Festival Karen Walshe said, “We are delighted to be working with the formidable THISISPOPBABY for St. Patrick’s Festival 2018, who we know have become an important and progressive voice in the Irish cultural scene. Festival-goers coming along to Where We Live are sure to enjoy lively discourse, plays, performances, screenings and enriching experiences from some of Ireland’s most important culture-makers.”
Where We Live is funded by The Arts Council.
St. Patrick’s Festival’s principal funders are Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Tickets for Where We Live events are on sale now on www.thisispopbaby.com.