First Thought Talks at the Galway International Arts Festival | Dr Sinead Kennedy

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 15:30 to 17:30
Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Dr. Sinéad Kennedy from the English Department at Maynooth University will be participating in the Galway International Arts Festival's thought leadership platform, First Thought Talks which puts a spotlight on issues of the day and showcases thought-provoking discussion on forward-thinking ideas and creative best practices. The programme includes discussions with both Irish and international thought leaders from a range of arts and non-arts disciplines, and aims to significantly progress the position of culture and creativity in society and make it a central pillar of Irish life. 
Sinéad Kennedy will be joining Senator Ivana Bacik and campaigners Gaye and Gerry Edwards to reflect on how personal storytelling played a large part in the Yes campaign to repeal the eighth amendment as well as discussing the campaign and how matters stand now. Journalist and broadcaster Marion Richardson will moderate.