Birds of a Feather will bring women from Ballinasloe, Belfast, Ennis and Inishbofin together for a multi-annual project that encompasses craft, enterprise, stories and theatre.
The majority of the participants have never experienced all island collaborative working. These women come from a broad variety of backgrounds, Catholic, Protestant, Nationalist, Loyalist, Ethnic Minorities, Travellers, Inner City working class, Islanders and people with physical disabilities and mild forms of dementia. The project will allow meaningful relationships to develop; create safe space for open discussions on political, cultural and religious beliefs and, over time, create mutual understanding and respect of all to build consensus around a shared future.
The project will culminate in teh production of a book and a theatre production which will be part of the East Side Belfast Arts Festival and Inisbofin Arts Festival in 2025.
It is managed by Clare County Council Creative Ireland office in partnership with Galway County Council Creative Ireland Office.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.