Venue: Gallery of Photography
Readings from five volumes of contemporary Irish literary magazine Guts!, examining the roots of change and fear in stories by a range of Irish writers, with musical interludes by Heathers. On the anniversary of the Referendum vote, this free special event at the Gallery of Photography marks a momentous anniversary with personal stories and music from a broad range of immensely talented people.
Guts is a magazine of confessional writing and illustration based in Dublin. Over its five volumes, a spectrum of writers have tackled issues and themes such as authority, beauty in brokenness, drugs, alienation and heartbreak… themes that form a common thread in the stories of the subjects of A Day in May. At this event, authors Neil Watkins, Roisin Kiberd, Rosa Abbott, Roisin Agnew and Vickey Curtis read personal pieces in response to these themes. They’ll be joined on the day by the spectacularly brilliant, Choice award nominated Heathers, performing an unplugged set.
International breakout sensation and twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara, also known as Heathers, have had a hugely significant year with the very successful release of their second album Kingdom in the USA through Sony. Their big single “Forget Me Knots” became a firm favourite on US radio, and to coincide with that US release, the girls toured consistently including playing South by Southwest Festival in Texas for the first time.