Dublin, March 2017

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Host

⍙ Clara Rose Thornton

Clara Rose Thornton is a multiple slam champion, including the 2014/15/16 Leinster (Dublin) Slam Poetry Champion. Her themes of social justice, identity politics, and place have been featured at Electric Picnic, Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York, Bar Demory in Paris, Christiania Jazzklub in Copenhagen, and Project Arts Centre in Dublin. In fall 2014 she toured Ireland as the headlining artist for the nation’s inaugural Black History Month, which she was instrumental in founding. The previous year saw her tour Europe as Vice & Verses, a site-specific performance she conceived involving her original spoken word set to live music, co-composed with native musicians in the countries in which the shows were performed [Croatia, Denmark, France, Ireland].

As a broadcaster, she acts as film critic on “Arena” on RTÉ Radio 1, discusses the arts, race, and culture on the likes of “The Ryan Tubridy Show” on RTÉ Radio 1, and has appeared regularly as a television cultural critic on RTÉ 1’s “Morning Edition”. Irish poetry publication includes Colony and wordlegs, while her evocative cultural criticism has been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including the Irish Independent and The Irish Times. She is Chicago-born, New-York-simmered, Dublin-dwelling.

Participants

⍙ Sahar Ali

She is a performer (actor – into the badlands/spoken word) and blogger who has lived between Ireland and the Middle East. Because She have taught English there, and documented the cultural shock and difference from the East and West (saharcasm.org) this has led to her look into the rawest and most effective form of learning (like as a child).

⍙ Danielle Serpico

Danielle Serpico is a Mind Coach, NLP Trainer, Author, Entrepreneur, Black Belt & European Champion with a passion for helping you Change your Mind.
Founder of The Blackbelt Mastermind (http://theblackbeltmastermind.com/)

⍙ Eibhlín Thornton

Eibhlín Thornton is from Dublin. What started out as a blog sharing her recipes and experiences living with food allergies soon turned into something much more fun/scary. She left a perfectly good job after 12 years to pursue her dream of creating cakes and Candlewood Bakery was born in 2015.

She believes that everyone deserves a treat and she uses her years of experience in baking for her son with to bring cakes to everyone regardless of their allergies or intolerances. The highlight of her baking career so far has been coming first in a competition and being given the prize by Marty Whelan.

You can follow her work on Instagram or Facebook.

If you are interested in collaborate, please, drop me a line and we will chat about it! 🙂

The totality of the benefits collected from the attendance tickets will go to fundraise Women’s Aid Ireland.

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