As a Citizen of Ireland, a disabled person and a vital member of your community what do the arts represent to you?Most of us delight in theatre, music, dance, literature and visual arts / film – both as audiences and consumers of culture – but also equally, whenever possible as creative beings in ourselves.

The Civic Tallaght would like to improve and expand access to the varied activities and programming of the theatre. So, Peter Kearns and Niall O Baoill – two experienced theatre / arts practitioners and disability activists – have been invited to stimulate and facilitate a public engagement, during which the lived experience of disabled people in South Dublin County will be explored in an open and purposeful manner.

All those interested in contributing, learning more and ideally linking more directly with The Civic are encouraged to reserve a place. Advance booking is essential and Irish Sign Language (ISL) Interpretation will be provided.  People participating in this event will be welcome attend the Sightless Cinema performance afterwards.

Venue: Civic Theatre, Tallaght
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Sightless Cinema
Listening event by Ciarán Taylor with White Cane Audio Theatre and Gareth Stack.
‘Inspiring, captured the imagination’; ‘impressive mix of comedy and honest insight’ – audience responses to Sightless Cinema 2016
Gather in the darkened Theatre for Sightless Cinema a programme of short radio plays devised and performed by groups of blind and visually impaired people, where all the pictures will be in your head!
The short pieces include hospital comedy Off Your Trolley, and comedy of errors Robbing Blind.
Sightless Cinema was funded by Dublin City Council hosted by the National Council for the Blind in Ireland and was originally commissioned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. A 2017 – 2018 Sightless Cinema group is supported by South Dublin County Council and Contact Studio.

Venue: Civic Theatre, Tallaght
Time: 5.15 pm to 6.00 pm (Booking is essential)


A Conversation on Disability & Access

as part of ‘Celebrating Accessible South Dublin County’

Wednesday 29th Nov.

As part of National Accessibility Week

For more info. click here