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Twinsome Minds at the Nerve Centre, Derry

Twinsome Minds is proud to announce an invitation to perform at Derry~Londonderry’s Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre.

From the Nerve Centre’s announcement:

A new multimedia project on the Easter Rising, and First World War, which premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin earlier this year, will be performed in the Nerve Centre on Thursday, June 9 at 8pm…

…Richard Kearney hopes that Northern Ireland audiences will take away ‘a new sense of the unfinished stories and promises of 1916 as well as a sense of solidarity with both the Irish who died in Dublin during Easter week and in the fields of Flanders wearing British uniforms.’

Through an interplay of storytelling, animations, music and poetry, Twinsome Minds: Recovering 1916 mines what is often lost behind official historical accounts and acts of commemoration, and proposes a transformative work of interpreting the Rising and wider events of 1916 for a new generation.

Sheila Gallagher, an interdisciplinary artist and curator added: ‘I hope the audience comes away with a more nuanced understanding of 1916 and a more inclusive interpretation of the foundational story of the modern Irish state.

‘We hope to offer an imaginative alternative to triumphalist (and boring) military re-enactments and partisan positioning, one that nudges towards a collective empathy.’ — nervecentre.org

For more information, visit the Nerve Centre at nervecentre.org

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