Launch of Cork Traveller Women's Network Partnership at Triskel Arts Centre / Travellers on Film Book Tickets

Thursday 1 February

The Cork Traveller Women’s Network have relocated their headquarters to Triskel Arts Centre in a new partnership that will see the two organisations working closely together to bring Traveller Culture into the mainstream of the Arts Centre’s Artistic Programme. This link was developed in response to the historic recognition of Traveller ethnicity by the government of Ireland on the in 2017.

The first event of to celebrate the new partnership is on 1st Feb with a special screening of Travellers on Film – a presentation from the archives of the Irish Film Institute – in Triskel Christchurch.
The programme, which was co-curated by IFI and Minceirs Whiden, features a broad selection of footage of Irish Travellers from the 1940s to the present day and includes documentary films about Traveller funerals (1940s); Traveller crafts (1950s) ; Traveller nomadism; campaigns for Traveller rights; and contemporary Traveller culture. It also includes fictional representations of Travellers from the 1950s to the present day.
After the screening, a panel of Traveller leaders –  Maria Joyce (National Traveller Women Forum), Kathleen Sherlock (Minceirs Whiden), Ann Burke (Southern Traveller Health Network) and Brigid Quilligan (Kerry Travellers Health & Community Development Project) – will lead a discussion on how Irish Travellers have been portrayed on film, has this played a part in the stereotyping of Irish Travellers, what if anything has changed over the years.  Active audience participation in this discussion is encouraged.

Tickets free but booking essential.

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