Ahead of the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising, an event will take place at The Glassworks in Derry to explore the writings and ideals of the leaders on the Easter Rising.
Inspired by their lives, work and words, this dramatisation and musical interpretation will reimagine the words of those caught up in the Rising. Actress Elaine O'Dea will interpret their words against a backdrop of archive footage of the island from 100 years ago.
Lorcán Mac Mathúna’s specially commissioned show interprets the vision of these revolutionaries and the impact they made on Irish life both then and in the years that followed.
Bringing the vision and words of the leaders of the Easter Rising dramatically to stage, '1916 - Visionaries and Their Words' will remember the works and visions of people such as Patrick Pearse, Joseph Plunkett and James Connolly.
The event is part of the Derry International Irish Music Festival and supported by An Comhairle Ealaíonn as part of the ‘Ireland 2016’ programme. The event is in conjunction with Creative Centenaries.