Special Event

The Best Banned in the Land - A Forum on Artistic Freedom of Expression

Dates: 30 Apr - 30 Apr

Show Time: 11am - 4pm

Tickets: €0-5

Brendan Behan said it best: the finest Irish writers were all banned sometime. From James Joyce to Edna O’Brien, none escaped the censors’ wrath.

The ordered removal of Maser’s Repeal the 8th mural has brought censorship to the fore once again. Is freedom of artistic expression being limited in Ireland? Are issues such as funding, promotion, social media restrictions and discrimination creating conditions for self-censorship?

Join a host of artists and activists as we remember and examine the role of censorship. Guests include Be Aware Theatre Company, Lian Bell, Donal Fallon, Declan Long, Una Mullally, and more to be announced.

A light lunch will be provided.

Pricing: We believe it’s important to ensure that this event is accessible for all audiences, therefore we’re offering both free and low-priced tickets to attend this forum. Please consider selecting a €5 ticket to help support our work and this important event.

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This event is the result of collaboration between the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Irish Writers Centre, Poetry Ireland, the Writers’ Guild and Project Arts Centre. It is kindly sponsored by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. 

The Best Banned in The Land Forum - Supported by UNESCO

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