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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

Featuring:

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”

8:40pm Close

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