The Art of W/Rights – A literary Carnival of Arts and Rights
Live Promenade Outdoor Shows, Cinema Screenings and Creative Conversations at Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, April 2022
Following on from the success of presenting 38 performances of 3 original site-specific outdoor shows at Rathfarnham Park as part of The Art of W/Rights at Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021, Smashing Times are delighted to present The Art of W/Rights in the grounds of Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park on the 9, 10 April and the 15, 16, 17 and 18 April (Easter Week) 2022. Engaging with the unique historical setting of Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park, Smashing Times present stories of people from Irish history, with links to the area of Rathfarnham, who stood up and spoke out for the rights of others.
Enjoy a mystery walk and guided stroll as you meet and greet with characters associated with Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park and Rathfarnham down the years. The ‘Walks in the Park’ shows feature performances, poetry and song inspired by the life stories of Anne Devlin, Robert Emmet, Sarah Curran, John Philpot Curran, William Butler Yeats, and Margaret (Brady) Pearse, Margaret Pearse and Mary Brigid Pearse. Artists will entertain you with storytelling, poetry, music and song while taking time to reflect on nature and the varied wildlife and river itself to be found in St Enda’s Park. Watch out for our ‘pop-up’ guests who may appear from trees or follies sharing a selection of stories for your enjoyment. Join us for a magical, pop-up walk as we regale you with an outdoor spectacle of storytelling celebrating and bringing to life the stories of the Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park and surrounding areas.
As part of Easter Week, on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April, Smashing Times present an outdoor cinema experience in the courtyard of Pearse Museum where you can enjoy high definition outdoor screenings of short films on stories of people in Irish history and their relevance today. This event features outdoor post-show talks with guest speakers speaking on diversity and LGBTQI+ rights.
Dates and Times for Walks in the Park and Cinema Screenings
- Saturday 9 April 2022, Walks in the Park, Opening ceremony, Performances at 1pm, 2pm
- Sunday 10 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm
- Friday 15 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm. Cinema Night, 7pm.
- Saturday 16 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm. Cinema Night, 7pm
- Sunday 17 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm. Cinema Night, 7pm
- Monday 18 April 2022, Walks in the Park, 1pm, 2pm.
Walks in the Park and Cinema Screenings Meeting Point: The paved area in front of Pearse MuseumSt Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. D16 Y7Y5 Booking Required.
The Art of W/Rights is an outdoor performing arts spectacle by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality featuring site-specific outdoor shows and Walks in the Park combining theatre, film, literary pop-up installations and creative conversations, promoting equality, compassion, and human rights in changing times. The Art of W/Rights partners are Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, South Dublin County Council Arts Office, Rathfarnham Castle, Pearse Museum and the Office of Public Works – Rathfarnham Castle Park and St Enda’s Park. The Art of W/Rights is supported by the Arts Council In the Open | Faoin Speir, South Dublin County Council Arts Office, the Creative Ireland programme of South Dublin, Erasmus+ and the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV).