During November and December, SoloSIRENs partnered with The Civic as part of Compassionate Culture Network workshops.
Workshops take place every Tuesday evening in and across our Main and Studio spaces. We are the only Dublin venue in support of this worthy national initiative led by The Irish Hospice Foundation’s aspiration to answer the question:
How do we build a Republic of Care?
The Irish Hospice Foundation are developing a Compassionate Culture Network across Ireland. In this first phase, 7 artist-facilitators and support workers are working in 7 venues around the country inviting local communities to explore “loss” as un-lockdown happens.  The aim is to explore how creativity helps establish places where people can talk openly about loss.   All 7 groups work as connected peers, learning from each other, with IHF bringing awareness, training, and support. The programme began with online training and information exchange in September. Group work began in October and runs until February 2022. SoloSIRENs is led by director Jenny Macdonald and producer Jennifer Webster. Their collective explores the experiences of contemporary women through theatre making. For CCN, the core collective is collaborating with other participants in the community. SoloSIRENs has a long-standing relationship with The Civic, having hosted their first festival here in 2019 and presenting their performance/installation ‘Cessair’ in and around the Main space in summer, 2021.
Supported by Creative Ireland.