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 Orla from the Monday Group!

Tell us a Little Bit About Yourself?
My name is Orla Gildea and I grew up in Crumlin. I now live in Leixlip. I would describe myself as creative, adventurous and resilient.
Tell us about taking part in Ghost Hares?
Ghost Hares was a wonderful experience for me, I love to sing and working with a new group of people is always stimulating.
Why did you sign up for Songs of Change?
I jumped at the opportunity to work creatively again with Veronica, Debra and the other members of Ghost Hares. Also I think the focus of change is timely for me and our community in the current circumstances.
Describe The Civic Theatre in one word or one sentence?
The Civic is Innovative, friendly and community based theatre.
1 thing about myself:
I like new challenges
Keep an eye out on our website and Social Media for More info on how The Songs of Change Project Develops!