Fingal Inclusion Week aims to:

  • Highlight the positive work that communities, agencies and other organisations are involved in to reduce social exclusion and poverty in Fingal.
  • Raise awareness of the barriers experienced by citizens of Fingal that lead to social exclusion.
  • Promote an understanding of inclusion in Fingal and celebrate diversity across the county.

 INCLUSION WEEK EVENTS ON THE PENINSULA

THE TOWER SINGING CIRCLE

MONDAY 15TH. NOVEMBER

Give Me Justice”

“Give me justice, treat me fair
And I’ll not be discontented
Nor I’ll not be laughed at anywhere
But highly represented”
(Song: Do Me Justice)

The Tower Singing Circle is taking part in Fingal Inclusion Week (Nov.15th – 20th).
The Theme is “Emigration”
There are many kinds of Emigration songs –funny, heartbreaking, ironic, maudlin and we hope to have a selection of these on the night.
The above lyrics are from the Irish Emigration song “Do Me Justice” which is about an Irish emigrant’s experience in England and the portrayal of Irishmen as “ a knave or fool”.
So join us on Monday 15th November at 9.00pm. Everyone is invited to join us on Zoom and sing or just listen.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82306383295?pwd=STBUdmtKS1B5QTIyNW82RGRqWmhGZz09

Meeting ID: 823 0638 3295   Passcode: 100128

DONABATE QUILTERS

SATURDAY 20TH. NOVEMBER

Donabate Quilters are holding an exhibition of quilting as part of Fingal Inclusion Week.
Although there were no meet ups for over a year the quilters were busy working on their projects.

Wonderful work was done producing quilts, cushion covers, table centres, table runners, throws etc.“Creating these quilts required focused attention and using this time purposefully.Being engrossed in a creative project for ourselves and others is stimulating and rewarding. Crafting provided a temporary distraction during unprecedented times.” Kathleen Rogers, Donabate Quilter
We returned to meeting up in the Community Centre in September and we are delighted to exhibit our work- finished projects and work in progress projects.

The Exhibition takes place in St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Donabate on Saturday 20th November from 11.00am – 4.00pm.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

COVID REGULATIONS APPLY – MASK WEARING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.

We hope to see you there.

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THE BLEEDING CULTURAL FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 21ST. NOVEMBER

the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival presents Irish feature film ‘Sanctuary’ as part of Fingal Inclusion Week 2021
Written by Christian O’Reilly and Directed by Len Collin with a cast from The Blue Teapot Theatre Company in Galway.
Sanctuary tells the story of a love that dares not speak its name. Larry (Kieran Coppinger) has Down Syndrome and Sophie (Charlene Kelly) has severe epilepsy. Family, friends and Irish law endeavour to keep them apart but during a day trip their care worker, Tom (Robert Doherty )breaks the rules and against his better judgement books them an afternoon in a hotel. The afternoon proves eventful as they each experience new freedoms and new challenges.

At the core of the film is the right for people with intellectual disabilities to enjoy consensual sexual relationships, a right that had been denied to them until March 2020 when the law in Ireland changed. The film can take some credit for the fact that thankfully it is now no longer illegal for an unmarried couple with ‘intellectual disabilities’ to be intimate.

Donabate Parish Hall, Main St. Donabate. 8.30pm K36 PC94

Tickets are free and bookable on eventbrite.com/e/fingal-inclusion-week

Fingal Inclusion Week

In order to comply with COVID19 regulations all attendees will be required to.
Wear a face mask. Provide COVID vaccination cert and or proof of  COVID recovery.
Provide proof of I.D., sign in and provide contact no.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival committee are a group of local people either involved in or interested in the arts. The committee was formed in 2013 to help promote the arts on the peninsula of Donabate/Portrane

The  aim of the Festival was to bring together different cultural groups on the peninsula of Donabate/Portrane under one grouping and to enable these groups to reach a wider audience within their community. In this way we had hoped to attract a wider audience and appreciation of the cultural groups in our area. We think we have achieved our aim and have also helped different groups to come together and collaborate on projects we have initiated like the 1916-2016 rising commemorations, International Women’s Day and more recently the Harry Clarke exhibition. We have also worked hard to reach out to all age groups and to all areas of arts and culture in the hope that audiences can more fully understand and appreciate the different arts and culture traditions that exist around them.

We provide a central platform for all cultural and arts groups on the peninsula and beyond to enable them to promote their craft.

We run a Facebook page and a website to help advertise our events, we organise venues and facilitate individuals and groups to meet up and hopefully collaborate on projects. We also provide funding through Fingal C.C. and our own fundraising efforts.

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