Culture Night 2022

Outhouse is excited to be back open for the much loved Culture Night and have a full house of events this year.

GAZE @OUTHOUSE

The Outhouse Theatre, Basement Outhouse
6pm - 10pm

Outhouse have teamed up with GAZE film festival to screen two poignant new Irish films, Tír na mBeo/The Land of the Living by Pradeep Mahadeshwar and Voices From Afar by the Gay Health Network. GAZE LGBTQ+ Film Festival presents new film works that elevate diverse voices of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community:

6pm: Screening of Voices From Afar by Gay Health Network (25 mins)
In-conversation with film team and participants (25 mins)

7pm: Screening of ‘Tír na mBeo - The land of the living’ by Pradeep Mahadeshwar (57 mins)
In-conversation with Pradeep  (25 mins)

8.30pm: Both films screen for a second time.

Voices From Afar by Gay Health Network
Five personal stories from people not born in Ireland but who live here now. Bulelani, Jordi, Alejandro, Pradeep and Preet explore themes of homophobia, racism, sexual and mental health, and direct provision. Intimate, up close, real and personal; their truths compel us to listen and think.




‘Tír na mBeo - The land of the living’  is a a documentary produced and directed by Pradeep Mahadeshwar (He/Him) about Queer folk's lives during the Covid-19 lockdown in Ireland.
Pradeep’s art and activism is about giving a platform to diversity. Tír na mBeo shows a new Queer Irish cultural landscape that is vibrant and diverse. People of different sexualities, genders, body types, skin colours and ethnicities share untold queer stories from the pandemic and beyond.

Project supported by Dublin LGBTQ Pride CLG & The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

LIVING EXHIBITION

The Red Room, 1st Floor Outhouse
6pm - 10pm

Living is an innovative exhibition of people living with HIV in Ireland. The stunning portraits by Hazel Coonagh were commissioned by GCN and HIV Ireland to help fight the stigma surrounding HIV. The series of portraits gives visibility to and celebrates the diversity of people living with HIV in Ireland.  

There are thirteen portraits in the exhibition - portraits included are Rory O’Neill aka National treasure Panti Bliss, the legendary Tonie Walsh, Liz Martin, Rebecca Tallon de Havilland, and nine other people living with HIV.

The photographs will be accompanied by moving interviews as those involved share their personal highs and lows of navigating life with the virus.

LIVING LIBRARY

The Outhouse Library, 1st Floor Outhouse
6pm - 10pm

Based on the concept of the  Human Library platform in Denmark, the Living library on Culture Night will be a library of people, and reading the book will consist of a conversation with the books on loan. Living Libraries set to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, stigma and discrimination. As the Outhouse library is an LGBT+ library, the visiting catalogue will be a choice of 4 or 5 people where visitors can have a conversation with their chosen books. 

We are delighted to announce that one of the books on the night will be Rebecca Tallon de Havilland. Having just announced that she will have a new TV show on Virgin Media Ireland, to become the first transgender preseenter in Ireland, Rebecca has a very interesting story to tell.  SOme may recognise her as the recent Grand Marshall of both the St. Patrick's Day parade and the Pride Parade. From being one of the first transgender women in Ireland and the first person to hold an Irish passport in their reassigned gender, she has had a brave and eventful journey, being a HIV awareness campaigner and Peer Support worker. She is also involved in the Dublin Trans Project Bootcamp that has just started on Tuesday in Outhouse.



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