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 Anne from the Saturday Group!

Tell us a Little Bit About Yourself?
My name is Anne Wall and I live in Clondalkin.

Tell us about taking part in Ghost Hares?
 I took part in Ghost Hares, taking part was such a fun and growth experience and resulted in me being more appreciative of the place and community I live in.

Why did you sign up for Songs of Change?
 I wanted to feel connected with lovely people again,  I missed the Hares people, process and experiences, especially as we have all been so isolated during the Covid 19 situation.
Describe The Civic in 1 Sentence?:
Welcoming and empowering!
Keep an eye out on our website and Social Media for More info on how The Songs of Change Project Develops!