The Black Box Green Room, Hill Street
29th March: 3.00pm – 4.00pm (doors 2.30pm)
Never more popular, there are more children in Irish medium education and more Irish language organisations than at any other time in recent history. The Irish language has also, never been more contentious.
Presented by Bríd Ó Gallchoir, who is artistic director of the Irish language theatre company, Aisling Ghéar, and Linda Ervine, founder and director of Turas, where she runs over 15 Irish language and cultural classes. Turas is based at the East Belfast Mission on the Newtownards Road. They believe that the Irish language can be a force for unity in our society and will put this case at the event. They will also be presenting a short sketch, performed by professional actors, which will help to illustrate and enliven their case. They are both looking forward to a lively Q&A after their presentation.