16 — 20

Culture Shock – Discussing Art and Immigration with The Irish Times and New to the Parish

Wednesday 16th
7PM - 9PM

The Liquor Rooms

6-8 Wellington Quay
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Tickets: Free but booking essential

The Liquor Rooms collaborating with The Irish Times, New to the Parish series discusses the work of immigrant artists. How have they been influenced and formed by their political environments? How does an artist’s cultural identity affect their work? What challenges have they encountered bringing their work into an Irish context? Journalist Sorcha Pollak will be interviewing a panel of artists and performers featured in New to the Parish who are from a variety of disciplines, from theatre to music to fine art. New to the Parish is an Irish Times weekly series in which newcomers to Ireland talk about the joys and challenges of their new lives. Sorcha Pollak is the chief reporter for the New to the Parish series.

Guest Speakers will include:

Nina Panagopoulou is a Greek visual artist from Athens. Nina is also an accomplished musician and studied classical piano and singing in Greece.

Melanie Lan is a first generation Taiwanese-American artist currently based in the Burren. Her work navigates cross-cultural identity by playing with themes of immigration, displacement, exploration, and the reclamation of joy.

Joanna Crawley is a Dublin based producer from Poland, dramaturg, journalist and translator and a former chief theatre critic with the leading nationwide newspaper in Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza.

Carlinhos Cruz is a Brazilian musician based in Dublin. Influenced by the diversity and textures of contemporary Brazilian music his music is a fusion of traditional Brazilian folk and haunting melodies.


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