St Brigid’s Day – national commission hour

St Brigid's Day - national commission hour 01Feb

This event has now passed, but there is an interesting write up in The Irish World on 2021’s celebrations, with many intersting stories about St Brigid and the people who admire her, here.

Below you will see how our St Brigid’s Day national commission hour -held in partnership with the Irish Embassy and its benificiaries- was rolled out.

Monday 1 Feb 2021 is St Brigid’s Day. With friends across the country, we will celebrate her enduring message of equality with a selection of commissions, which we will share between 5-6pm as part of a national programme of events that you can follow, which run as follows:
• 11am –Consulate General of Ireland, Edinburgh
• 5pm –Liverpool Irish Festival
• 6pm –Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith
• 7pm – Irish Film Festival London
• 8pm –London Irish Centre.
We will be rolling out our programme using Facebook. Here’s what you can expect in our hour (links may not be active until 5pm on 1 Feb 2021):
17:00: Our St Brigid’s Day message (post)
17:01: Ifah Ahmed: A Girl From Mogadishu (film and event link)
17:58: Jean Maskell Art: A Leap of Faith (poetry).

Our commissions have been funded from the creative community fund, issued under the Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme.


Since the onset of Covid-19, cultural organisations and artists have suffered a lack of creative opportunities because of restrictions on arts venues and engagements. #CreativeCommunity is a once-off initiative by the Embassy of Ireland to Great Britain, the Consulate General of Ireland (Cardiff), and the Consulate General of Ireland (Edinburgh) that provided creative opportunities for Irish artists living in Britain to produce cultural content, shared online. Through Creative Community, the Embassy of Ireland in London and the Consulates General in Edinburgh and Cardiff have supported arts and culture-focused projects with eight organisations, directly engaging with at least 40 Irish creatives across Britain to produce and show their work.


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1 February 2021