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St Brigid’s Day, Maeve Binchy Tribute – 1 Feb
February 1, 2018Free
Lá Fhéile Bríde – Ag Ceiliúradh Cruthaitheachta na mBan
St. Brigid’s Day – Celebrating the Creativity of Women
Embassy London will be marking Lá Fhéile Bríde 2018 by hosting an event on February 1st to celebrate the creativity of women. The Embassy will host twelve different performances, talks and panel discussions over the afternoon and evening of 1st February in a variety of spaces throughout this historic building.
The event will celebrate the enormous contribution and talent of women in such diverse fields as music, film, comedy, architecture, poetry, literature, fashion, art, theatre, craft, business and entrepreneurship, science and technology.
We are delighted to welcome renowned figures including the award-winning TV actor, writer and producer Sharon Horgan, international fashion designer Orla Kiely, Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon, star of standup and TV comedy Roisin Conaty, musician and recording artist Keeva and the uniquely-talented Camille O’Sullivan. Art by acclaimed artist Pauline Bewick will be on display in the Embassy.
St Brigid’s Feast Day was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring. After a long dark winter, February 1st, Lá Fhéile Bríde, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring. In the pagan tradition, this day also celebrates Brigid’s divine femininity.