Opening Reception – NYNB 19
New York New Belfast Opening Reception
American Irish Historical Society
Thursday June 13th 2019
6pm: Registration and Welcome Reception.
6:30pm: Welcome to the Big Apple. Council Member Daniel Dromm, Chair, Finance Committee, New York City Council
6:40pm: Greetings from Belfast. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, MLA & Founder of NYNB
6:50pm: Welcome to the American Irish Historical Society. Brian McCabe, Chairman, AIHS
7pm: Catharsis: A New York Photographer Returns to a New Belfast
Prof Angela Kelly, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts
7:15pm: Photography, Creativity and Belfast
Prof Donovan Wylie, Lecturer in BA/MFA Photography, Ulster University
7:30pm: University at Buffalo: A Home for the Greatest Joyce Collection in the World
Erin Hartnett, Gift Officer, University at Buffalo & Alison Fraser, Assistant Curator of the Poetry Collection, University at Buffalo
7:40pm: Along The Edge. The work of Rodney Dickson. By Bill Page
8pm Be The Bridge Shebeen: Across the Great Divide. Art which brings people together, across peace lines, across oceans, across a divided America. In association with Irish American Writers & Artists
Performance by Brian Houston, Belfast Singer/Song Writer.
Annalisa Chamberlin, Actor, recites poetry by John Kearns (“Even to say there are no words”, “Masjid Jahan Numa November 2016” and “Transmigration of Soul”)
Joe Hurley, Singer/Songwriter, Audiobook Narrator, Actor, Writer. The London-bred, Irish Blooded New Yorker on belonging elsewhere & everywhere. The cracks that create cross cultural understanding and artistic collaboration. With a little help from George Best.
Andrea Barnes, Actor, Writer, performs an original monologue
Larry Kirwan performs his Belfast version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”