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Sunday 22 October 2017

Smashing Times brings new event to Dundalk

Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company are delighted to announce a series of creative and cultural public events and activities to generate a greater understanding of women's rights and the promotion of gender equality and peace in Ireland, Northern Ireland and internationally.

'The Woman is Present: Women's Stories of WWII' by Deirdre Kinahan, Mary Moynihan, Fiona Bawn Thompson and Paul Kennedy comes to An Tain Arts Centre on Thursday September 28 and is a creative re-imagining of moments from the lives of women during WWII recalling stories of bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horror of war, as women stood up against fascism and totalitarianism and refused to accept oppression. Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion with the artists and invited guest speakers to explore powerful women's stories in history and themes of gender equality and peace in Ireland, Northern Ireland and internationally.

Women's stories in the performance include Mary Elmes (1908-2002), a Cork woman who was the first Irish person honoured as 'Righteous Among Nations' for her work saving Jewish children from the Nazi gas chambers during World War II and Ettie Steinberg (1914-42) the only female Jewish Irish citizen known to have been murdered in Auschwitz.

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