This five-day programme based in Ormston House brings together critical and community discourses in examining LGBTQIA+ life, identity, and community in contemporary Ireland. It is a collaboration between ALLTAR LK (a queer theory discussion group, led by El Reid-Buckley), Trans Limerick Community (a support organisation for trans people in Limerick), and creative-community organisation, Ormston House. This collaboration connects the academic, activist, and artistic communities within Limerick to develop a socially-engaged public arts programme.
Events include an intergenerational exchange, an artist panel on queer dreaming as praxis, an Irish dancing workshop, a trans writing showcase and a drag lesson by Indian drag king, Vamp Master Brown. This programme aims to foster local, national and international connections between LGBTQIA+ and artist communities, as well as those living and working in Limerick. The theme of this programme takes inspiration from the development of the Free State in the postcolonial moment to the contemporary ‘equality’ era.
Launch on 03rd July Time: 6pm to 9pm
Trans Writers showcase on 04th July Time: 6pm to 8pm
Queer Dreaming as Praxis on 05th July Time: 6pm to 8pm
Irish Dancing Workshop on 06th July Time: 6pm to 8pm
Drag workshop with Master Brown 08th July Time: 12pm to 6pm
Venue Location: Ormston House, Limerick
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-ireland-we-dreamed-of-tickets-647128307187
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.