Rough Magic presents

Talks and Readings


Dates: 14 Feb - 28 Feb

Show Time: 5.30pm


These events are free but ticketed

A series of panel discussions running in conjunction with Everything Between Us, David Ireland’s award-winning play about two sisters reunited against the backdrop of Northern Ireland’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Saturday 14 February 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Love in a Wet Climate: Sex, Sexuality and Equal Rights in Ireland, North and South
Jeffrey Dudgeon, UUP member of Belfast City Council (who took a landmark case to the European Court of Human Rights in 1981 which led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Ireland)
Una Mullally, journalist and broadcaster
Colm O’Gorman, author, activist and Director of Amnesty International Ireland
Chair: Senator Ivana Bacik, barrister-at-law and Labour Senator for the University of Dublin

Saturday 21 February 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lies, Damn Lies and the Facts: Dispelling Myths and Misunderstandings
Roy Foster, historian and Professor of Irish History at Oxford University
Susan McKay, writer and journalist
Ciaran O’Neill, historian and lecturer in Irish history at Trinity College, Dublin
Chair: Andy Pollak, founding director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies and journalist

Saturday 28 February 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Truth and Fictions: Representing Contemporary Northern Ireland
Martina Devlin, author and journalist
David Park, novelist and short story writer
Glenn Patterson, novelist and non-fiction writer
Chair: Olivia O’Leary, journalist, writer and current affairs broadcaster

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