This year Connolly Books, in association with the New Theatre, brings you the 3rd Annual James Connolly Festival, running 8 – 14 May in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar.
Given that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, we felt it would be a fitting tribute to the politics of Connolly to theme this year’s festival around the October Revolution, which ushered in a new era of workers’ rights and trade union organising all over the world and was celebrated in Ireland at the time by thousands gathered outside Liberty Hall – as well as in other parts of the country.
This week-long festival is packed with events such as films, plays, debates, musical and poetry performances – as well as a highlight lecture on the 1917 Russian Revolution by prolific American academic, political writer and social commentator Greg Godels, aka Zoltan Zigedy.
Rónán O’Snodaigh, of Kila fame, will also take to the stage to deliver an intimate gig filled with poetry, music and song.
The main Festival schedule is below, but be sure to check out our facebook, twitter and website to find out more information about smaller events happening throughout the week.
***This will be a political, cultural and social experience like no other, so be sure to book your tickets to avoid disappointment.
Monday 8th may
18:00 Festival opening exhibition
19:30 Play: “Big Jim Larkin in conversation with Ronan Wilmot”. price €10
Tuesday 9th May
20:00 Film showing “Fanatic Heart “ the story so far of Black 47. price €5
Wednesday 10th May
19:30 Political Debate. Free
20:00 The Left Hook – performances from Calum Baird and Temper-Mental MissElayneous. Venue: Sin É
Thursday 11th May
19:30 Music night with Mat Callaghan and Yvonne Moore. price €10
Friday 12th May
14.00Book Launch – “The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Fransisco” by Mat Callahan.
19:30 Play – “Inishfallen Fare Thee Well”. price €10
Saturday 13th May
14:00 Connolly Memorial Lecture – Professor Greg Godels aka: Zoltan Zigedy.
20:00 Music by Rónán O’Snodaigh of Kila price €15
Sunday 14th May
15:00 Wreath laying ceremony. Arbour Hill Cemetary
16:00 The Cobblestone Pub. Music by Ross Breen and friends
To find out more about the festival and to book tickets please visit our website jamesconnollyfestival.com