St. Brigid's Festival Vancouver 2021
Free Virtual St. Brigid’s Festival Vancouver; running Sunday, January 31 to Sunday, February 7, 2021
[Artwork by: Irish-Canadian artist Deirdre Keohane]
Celebrating women everywhere!
St. Brigid’s Festival Vancouver is a week-long online free festival featuring academic, cultural and wellness sessions dedicated to celebrating women through the medium of Ireland’s mythical matriarchal figure Brigid. Despite Brigid’s origins in mythology and religion, this festival is non-religious. All are welcome.
Festival Director Maura De Freitas said, “St. Brigid’s Festival Vancouver is an opportunity to celebrate and cherish the legacy of women everywhere, to learn from each other and share ideas.”
The expansive program of events will include a presentation from award-winning Irish- Canadian novelist, playwright and screenwriter Emma Donoghue. Well known for her novel “Room”, shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and adopted into an Academy Award-winning film. Donoghue will present the photographs that inspired her latest bestselling novel “The Pull of the Stars” set during the 1918 flu pandemic.
Leading Irish activist and women’s rights campaigner Ailbhe Smyth, listed in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019, will also host a presentation on the impact COVID 19 has on women.
Proudly supported by the Irish Embassy, the Consulate General of Ireland in Vancouver will host a talk by academic, peace activist, former politician Monica McWilliams on her documentary “Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs”.
Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs is the extraordinary story of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition, a cross-community party formed in 1996 by local working- and middle-class women.
Price: Free: CAD 0.00
Category: Food / Drink | Festivals