banner

Celebrating Irish Women’s Creativity on St Brigid’s Day at the Irish Embassy with President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

February 19, 2018

With thanks to Angela Brady, OBE, PPRIBA FRIAI

Irish Women are standing up and being counted and on Sunday 20th March the St Patrick’s Parade will also feature Irish Women with Sadiq Khan in London.

On the first day of Spring – 1st Feb – which is St Brigid’s Day, there were 300 hundred Irish women (and a few chaps) at the first celebration of Irish Women’s Creativity at the Irish Embassy in London. Creative areas celebrated include Music, Poetry, Art, Architecture, Journalism, Fashion, Cookery and Design.

One of the many talks running in three of the lecture rooms at the same time, was our own “in conversation with” the fab Una Burke, designer to the stars. She and I were talking about the relationship between Architecture and Fashion.

We compared some of Una’s hand made leatherwork clothes for Lady Gaga and Madonna for their on stage performances – with our new garden pavilion project for the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kensington. Both have very visible curved structures on show. (See images above).

The surprise guests on the day were the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina. This new celebration was an idea by Irish Ambassador Adrian O’Neill. One of the special singers was the wonderful CamilleO’Sullivan (above in red hat) and the day was compered by the fab and funny comedian PaulineMcLynn.

It is hoped that St Brigid’s Day will continue from now on to celebrate the skills of Creative Irish Women around the world on 1st Feb every year.

WIN – Women’s Irish Network – Chair Cecilia Gallagher with Maeve Staunton, architect, who designed the St Brigid’s Cross sculpture with inspirational words. Looking down from top of stairs it reads like a St Brigid’s Cross on plan.

The St Brigid’s day event was successfully directed by Consultant Producer Alison Mc Kenna Liepmann (Pictured below) for St. Brigid’s Day at the Irish Embassy London

We were also celebrating Irish #WomenInArchitecture of which there are many. A selection of 8 women in architecture panels (above) were part of the overall exhibitions along with a model of one part of their project.

Each of the architects was asked to feature one current project and illustrate one 3D detail and to share “what advice they would give to school girls wishing to start a career in architecture” or “what special understanding do women bring to architecture”.

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

  • The deadline is approaching for our WIN Bursaries! Applications for our two bursaries of £3,000 each will now be accepted until 30 June 2019! The bursaries will be awarded for a Post-graduate degree, and an Arts/creative project.

Applications open until 30 June 2019.
  • We've extended the timeline for our WIN Bursaries! Applications for our two bursaries of £3,000 each will now be accepted until 30 June 2019! The bursaries will be awarded for a Post-graduate degree, and an Arts/creative project.

Applications open until 30 June 2019.

More info in our bio!! #Women #Womensnetwork #IrishinLondon #IrishAbroad #GlobalIrish #Womeninart
  • We've extended the timeline for our WIN Bursaries! Applications for our two bursaries of £3,000 each will now be accepted until 30 June 2019! The bursaries will be awarded for a Post-graduate degree, and an Arts/creative project.

Applications open until 30 June 2019.

More info in our bio! #Women #Womensnetwork #IrishinLondon #IrishAbroad #GlobalIrish #Womeninart #Femaleartists #Graduates #Funding #IrishAbroad #GlobalIrish #Womeninart #Femaleartists #Graduates #Funding #BackToSchool #PHD #Theatre #Dance #Artists #London #LDN #LDNArts
  • We've extended the timeline for our WIN Bursaries! Applications for our two bursaries of £3,000 each will now be accepted until 30 June 2019! The bursaries will be awarded for a Post-graduate degree, and an Arts/creative project.

Applications open until 30 June 2019.

Applications open March 8th - May 31st so hurry up!
More info in our bio!
  • We've extended the timeline for our WIN Bursaries! Applications for our two bursaries of £3,000 each will now be accepted until 30 June 2019! The bursaries will be awarded for a Post-graduate degree, and an Arts/creative project.

Applications open until 30 June 2019.

More info in our bio! #GlobalIrish #Womeninart #Femaleartists #Graduates #Funding #BackToSchool #PHD #Theatre #Dance #Artists #London #LDN #LDNArts #IrishinBritain
  • A lot of WINners ask us how they can get to know more about the charities that we support with our £25,000 annual donation to the Irish Youth Foundation UK. This is a great chance! Meet reps from the charities and projects, have some drinks and a boogie. Celebrate 30 YEARS of their awesome work. Tickets in their bio - party tomorrow night!! 🎉 #Repost @iyf_uk
・・・
Always wanted to meet people from the incredible charities your donations help to fund? 🏅 ALSO always happy for an excuse to go to a great party? 🤔 This Thursday the 23rd is your day, then! Click through to Eventbrite for tickets & join us at @rotundalondon for a night of great craic and reminiscing with friends and the #IYFUK family. See you there! (Link in bio)
.
.
.
#IYFUK #IYFUK30years #irishyouthfoundationUK #makingadifference #charity #youthcharity #youthprogramme #youthsupport #charitysupport #charity #30Anniversary #party #celebrate @guinness @rotundalondon #liveDJ #JustRico @icap1 @icapevents1 @stmarysderry @NHyouthcentre @irishchaplaincy @irishfilmlondon @irish_arts @returntocamden #TheTradGathering @LDNIrishCentre @IrishCommCare @LiverpoolIC @Feithancheoil @CelticLondon @GypsyTravellers @IrishinLuton @MyICCLondon @brumirish @irishworldheritage

STAY CONNECTED facebook

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Due to recent changes in the Facebook API it is unfortunately no longer possible to display posts from Facebook Groups. Please see this page for more information.

Sign up to Newsletter