THERAPY SESSIONS at First Fortnight, The Grand Stretch
First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival is delighted to invite you to First Fortnight, The Grand Stretch this June.
We are thrilled the much-loved festival staple; Therapy Sessions will take place at its Dublin home in The Workman’s Club on Friday June 24th
Renowned poet Stephen James Smith will once again to MC; the music for the Dublin edition is being curated by one of our most inspired and inspiring artists of recent years; Tolü Makay and features Dublin based alternative, neo-soul singer songwriter, Tomike and thrilling Nigerian-born and Cork based conceptual artist, Salamay.
We also believe ourselves privileged to have the stunning writer & performer, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan and Scottish poet Iona Lee, writer and artist Ciara Ní É and author and spoken word performer, Peter (Cursed) Murphy also joining us at the Dublin edition of Therapy Sessions.
“It was lovely to be able to present Therapy Sessions online in 2021, but anyone who has ever been to Therapy Sessions, will empathize that the event is not just about the artists, but very much the connection between the artists performing and audience. Therapy Sessions is a powerful, moving, reciprocal dynamic of connectivity. A very special bond that cannot be emulated online and I am very excited for us all to be able to witness once again, the special moments this event gifts us all.” Stephen James Smith
“First Fortnight 2022 was designed as a hybrid online / in-person festival. We chose the theme ‘Open’ because we knew we’d need to be open to all eventualities. The agility we built into the programme stood to us and we are thrilled Therapy Sessions will still take place in 2022.” Maria continued, “This June as part of First Fortnight, The Grand Stretch, being able to gather for this exceptionally personal event; in person for the first time in over two years, adds to our summer in a beautiful way”. - Maria Fleming, CEO First Fortnight