Dublin Meeting and Cork Meeting will open their doors to welcome members of the public on Culture Night – 22nd September 2017. All welcome!
Art by local Quakers, as well as art on Quaker-related themes or inspired by the ideals of simplicity, equality and peace will be on display in Cork Meeting, Summerhill South, from 5pm – 8pm. There will also be a small informational exhibit about Quaker artists over the past few centuries in Ireland and abroad. Some of the art pieces will be available for purchase through a Silent Auction – bids will be accepted throughout the evening, and each item will go to the person making the highest bid by the end of the evening. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go toward the Quaker Meeting’s project to renovate and extend its Meeting House.
Literature and posters will be on display in Dublin Meeting, Eustace Street, from 5pm-10pm with lots of information about Quaker history, our beliefs and activities, including the Quaker influence on the Irish temperance movement and Pioneer Association. Dublin Quakers will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have over tea, coffee and biscuits.
There will also be a series of talks during the evening:
5:30 – How Irish Quakers are responding to the refugee crisis (Miriam Ryan)
6:00 – The Quaker Testimonies (Ian Woods)
6:30 – Magic Lantern show (John McCormick)
7:00 – The Alternatives to Violence Project and it’s work in Irish prisons (Dorothee Danieu)
7:30 – QCEA and Quaker work at a European level (Sean McCrum)
8:00 – Eco-Quakers: the response of Irish Friends to environmental destruction and climate change (Fran Brady)
The Perishable Picnic will celebrate the history of fruit growing in North County Dublin. A giant ceramic, strawberry jam pot made by artist Garnet McCulloch will be the centrepiece for a picnic of strawberry foods, drinks, and conversation. Roger Lamb (Lamb’s Fruit), Ray McLoughlin who has recently completed significant research into the Lamb Farming History at Trinity College Dublin , Gerry Clabby, Fingal County Council’s Heritage Officer and artist Deirdre O’Mahony who will discuss the history of fruit farming focusing on the impact of Quaker Farming practices, ethics and investment in the area through an industry that once played an important role in the local economy and community. Deirdre and guests will also reflect on the future of food production versus our need for land to meet the demand of housing. There will be a screening of archival film footage from the Lamb Family collection, and a reading by local author Peig McManus where she will reflect on her experience of strawberry picking in the area as a child. Deirdre has devised a strawberry feast to accompany the day’s discussions with local chef Wayne Hand, expect lots of strawberry delights.
The Perishable Picnic is presented as part of the Resort Revelations Programme 2017, Artists are invited to take part our Resort Residency programme which is located at Lynders Mobile Home Park Portrane and invited to return to make visible their experiences of the area on the occasion of the local Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival.Resort Revelations is an initiative of Fingal County Council’s Arts Office through their public art programme which acknowledges what is required to support the beginnings of a site specific idea by giving time,space,potential to collaborate and context. For a full schedule of this years Resort Revelations programme please visit www.fingalarts.ie
When: Thursday 24th August 2017
Where: Edenderry Library, JKF Street, Edenderry, Co Offaly
Edenderry Friends have been selected, by Offaly County Council, to feature during Heritage Week. Light refreshments will be available after the talk, which will be followed by a visit to the Quaker Meeting House and weather permitting on to the Quaker Burial Ground.