In response to the physical closing of its doors, amidst the chaos of Covid-19 induced uncertainty, The Civic made a decision to continue to seek opportunities to create and connect despite the challenging circumstances.
Songs of Change was born.

A participatory art project inspired by this moment of significant change we are currently navigating Songs of Charge sees The Civic’s Associate Artist Veronica Coburn work with a group of 18 citizens from South Dublin County exploring moments of time in our lives when change occurs.  When we are made different.

Songs of Change participants, listed below, all took part in Clamour & Roar – A Citizens’ Chorus, a South Dublin County Council public art commission that culminated in a sung and spoken performance, Ghost Hares, celebrating the people and landscape of South Dublin County in The Civic Theatre.

There are two groups running weekly, one on Monday evenings and one on Saturday afternoons.
We got to know the participants a little better. Next up it’s Sheila  from the Monday Group!

Tell us a Little Bit About Yourself?
My name is Sheila McAdam and I live in Belgard in Tallaght. Me in one sentence- I am a lover of life!
Tell us about taking part in Ghost Hares?
I was looking for something new and interesting to do in my spare time and something to take me from my comfort zone.
Why did you sign up for Songs of Change?
As soon as I saw Veronica’s name pop up in email I was on board. It is new and exciting and a totally different way of learning through zoom with all the fun attached.
Describe The Civic Theatre in one word or one sentence?
The Civic is a place of Escapism and Excitement.
1 thing about myself:
I don’t have much interest in material possessions and am passionate about charity shops.
Keep an eye out on our website and Social Media for More info on how The Songs of Change Project Develops!