Othered Voices is a series of events taking place as part of the Temple Bar TradFest, which runs in Dublin from 22 to 27 January. The series, run by Gerard Mannix Flynn’s Farcry Productions, includes talks, music performances and an exhibition centred around the idea of the ‘othered’, a term understood to mean ‘the act of emphasising the perceived weakness of marginalised groups and individuals as a way of stressing the alleged strength of those positions of power’.
There will be music at 8pm on Tuesday, 22 January, and again on Wednesday, 23 January, at Adifferentkettleoffishaltogether, which is a venue seating about fifty people (booking is advised)and located at 18 Ormond Quay. The bill includes Jinx Lennon, who describes himself as ‘a punk poet from Dundalk who uses his voice, guitar, sampler or whatever is at hand to spread his uplifting words to get heads through the crap and nonsense of everyday life’, as well as the hip-hop artists Ophelia McCabe and Temper-mental MissyElayneous.
Ray Yeates, City Arts Officer and CEO of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, will give a talk titled ‘Debt, Insolvency and Vision’ at the Irish Stock Exchange, 28 Anglesea Street, at 1pm on Tuesday, 22 January. At the same venue on Wednesday, 23 January, the author, historian and curator Sinéad McCoole will give a talk titled ‘Other Voices — Unimaginable and Disreputable Women’. Admission to both talks is free.
A photographic projection exhibition by Bill Hastings, titled Before, will run from 22 to 27 January at Bernardo Square next to City Hall. Othered Voices is being presented in the memory of the late publican, developer and entrepreneur Hugh O’Regan.