THISISPOPBABY/St Patrick’s Festival present WHERE WE LIVE 2020

THISISPOPBABY has announced the second edition of WHERE WE LIVE arts festival, a thrilling takeover and transformation of Project Arts Centre in the heart of Dublin city, from 11-21 March.

With 22 shows and events from some of the best storytellers and makers on the Island, this festival-within-a-festival interrogates and celebrates what it means, and how it feels, to live in Dublin and Ireland today.

Sitting within the internationally-renowned St. Patrick’s Festival, WHERE WE LIVE is made up of red-hot theatre, exhilarating music collaborations, rapid-response performance, playful and evocative visual art installations, an iconic one-off record fair, dangerous ideas and opposing views… with a little bit of dancing to top it all off.

Featuring new work from: THISISPOPBABY, MALAPROP, Wayne Jordan with Alma Kelliher, Thommas Kane Byrne, Veronica Dyas & Complex Roots, Peter Maybury, Janet Moran & Federico Juliàn Gonzàlez, Tara Brandel & Nicholas Nwosu, Fionnuala Gygax, Rosaleen Mc Donagh, Felispeaks, Dagogo Hart & Samuel Yakuraand more to be announced

With very special events: Crash Ensemble & Mango x MathMan join forces in Zero Zero; Emma Dabiri and Willie White host an incendiary Town Hall Session; Peter Maybury brings to life his stunning exhibition in Landfall Live; DJ legend Tonie Walsh sells all his records in a once in a lifetime pop-up art market; and the Club Chroma installation is plucked from IMMA and Popbabied-Up for the closing night party.

 Led by stories from the margins, and told by some of the freshest artistic voices Ireland has to offer, WHERE WE LIVE reflects the changes, celebrates the differences and shines a light in the dark corners of this place we call home. This year’s festival explores ideas around occupation, assimilation and community-making, with stories inspired by the evolving city, homelessness, gender, migration, connection, inclusivity, the climate crisis, nightlife culture and the power of active citizenship.
THISISPOPBABY Co-Directors Jenny Jennings & Phillip McMahon elaborate: 

“This year we bring together over 80 incredible artists in an even deeper investigation of the world around us today. The festival is passionate about fairness, about inclusivity and about the power of stories to provoke conversation, to foster connection, to make us pause, rethink, reframe…. and have a great night out in the process. It’s exciting to be able to bring these conversations to a national and international stage as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival programme, where we collectively imagine and re-imagine what our city and country could be.

Artistic Director of St Patrick’s Festival, Karen Walshe added:
 “We are thrilled to have theatre company THISISPOPBABY return for their second iteration of Where We Live, as it now has a special and important place within St. Patrick’s Festival, illuminating modern-day narratives through compelling, formidable and sizzling storytelling. This year’s programme is just as exciting as the first, and I would encourage everyone to immerse themselves in this extraordinary schedule of work that is exhilarating and challenging, hilarious and tragic, and that explores the textures of life in the city and country today.’’

Tickets for all WHERE WE LIVE events will go on sale on Friday 24 January at 11.00am on thisispopbaby.com 

WHERE WE LIVE is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.

St. Patrick’s Festival’s principal funders are Fáilte Ireland – the National Tourism Development Authority, Dublin City Council, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. For more information see stpatricksfestival.ie

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