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Wales Week Dublin 2020: Wales. A confident outward looking, globally responsible nation.

To celebrate our national Day St David’s Day and to shine a spotlight on our shared connections with Ireland, The Welsh Government and partners will host Wales Week Dublin at Dome Cymru, EPIC CHQ building 9-13 March.

Wales and Ireland share many things, connected by the Irish Sea crossed through centuries. We share cultural, academic, business and family links built on age old connections. The modern and vibrant relationship we share, we bring to you for Wales Week Dublin 2020 with a wide range of partnerships and activity to showcase our ties and our commitment to maintaining our growing relationship.

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Monday 9th March

Future Generations Commissioner For Wales
Government

Well Being of Future Generations Wales Act – Panel Discussion

10:00 - 11:30

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A panel discussion on the Well Being of Future Generations Wales Act (WBFGW Act).

Young people from the Future Generations Leadership Academy in Wales and the Change Maker Lead from the Future Generations Commissioners office will present to Ireland’s youth representatives to the UN, Irish policy makers, industry representatives and third sector leaders.

Welsh members will present the Act, its purpose, aims and objectives.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Tammy Darcy, Founder of the Shona project. The panel will be made up of Welsh and Irish future leaders, where they will discuss the impact of the Act since 2015, future plans of the commission, how legislation could be replicated in other countries and the current situation in Ireland.

Guests will then have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

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Museum Wales
Arts & Culture

Museum Partnerships in Ireland and Wales after Brexit

14:30 - 16:00

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How can we sustain and strengthen partnerships between museums in Ireland and Wales after Brexit? And after the possible break-up of the United Kingdom?

Through discussion, will explore areas where partnerships can be strengthened and identify ways in which we can learn from each other over the next few years in spite of the political turbulence on These Islands.

By December 2020, the British Government has promised that there will be an agreement between the European Union (including Ireland) and the United Kingdom on the terms of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. The future of the Union itself is now seriously in question.

How will museums, and UK wide organisations such as the British Council, reshape themselves and their models of international partnership to respond to the new realities. The Roundtable will take an issue that is common to museums in both nations as a focus for exploring this challenge.

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REIC x y Stamp
Arts & Culture

REIC x Y Stamp: Spoken Word and Poetry Performance

19:00 - 21:00

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A multilingual evening of poetry and spoken word to mark International Women’s Day and explore the active connections between poets from Ireland and Wales.

Featuring performances by Ciara Ní É, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Sionnain Ní Ghréacháin, Taylor Edmonds, Llio Maddocks and Sian Miriam in Welsh, Irish and English.

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Tuesday 10th March

Sophie Howe
Arts & Culture

International Women’s Day, Well Being of Future Generations Wales Act – In conversation with Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

13:00 - 14:00

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A live stream to Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales from the Dome. Following the Well Being of Future Generations Wales Act panel discussion on Monday attendees will have the opportunity to be in conversation with the Future Generations Commissioner herself.

The event will be moderated by Bethan Kilfoil RTE Journalist

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Tourism Briefing
Business

Tourism Briefing: Year of Outdoors & Beyond

16:00 - 18:00

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Presentation to carrier and travel trade contacts by the Welsh Government Tourism and Marketing team on the Welsh Government Year of Outdoors and Beyond.

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Welsh Diaspora Event
Arts & Culture

Welsh Diaspora Evening

18:30 - 21:00

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The Welsh Diaspora organisations in Dublin are coming together to host a special evening to mark St David’s Day the National Day of Wales for members.

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Wednesday 11th March

Cyber Ireland
Industry

Cyber Ireland event

07:45 - 09:30

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An event hosted by the Welsh Government and the UK Department for International Trade for Cyber Wales and Cyber Ireland to meet and discuss their Cyber clusters.

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Urdd Gobaith Cymru and TG Lurgan
Arts & Culture

Urdd Gobaith Cymru and TG Lurgan

11:00 - 12:00

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Launch of an exciting partnership between Urdd Gobaith Cymru and TG Lurgan in the company of Eluned Morgan – Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.

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University College Cork
Academic & Research

Launch of the Ports Past and Present Project

13:30 - 15:00

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University College Cork will launch the Ports Past and Present Project – cultural crossings between Wales and Ireland. This is an Ireland Wales Programme funded project and explores the cultures of the port areas of Dublin, Rosslare, Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock and will bring this heritage to public awareness, both within coastal communities and to increase visitor numbers and enhance visitor experiences.

The Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language will launch the project.

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Other Voices Dublin
Arts & Culture

Other Voices in partnership with Wales Arts International presents: Language, Culture and Diaspora: a panel discussion

16:00 - 17:30

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Panel discussion exploring themes of migration and identity in Wales and Ireland, the influence of our languages and culture on an international stage; and how we connect and reconnect with our diaspora.

Chaired by Huw Stephens, with contributions from Philip King, Georgia Ruth and Lauren Ni Chasaide.

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Thursday 12th March

Global Wales
Academic & Research

Roundtable discussion on future research collaboration between Welsh and Irish universities

09:00 - 12:00

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This event will explore future collaboration between Welsh and Irish universities. Universities Wales and a number of Welsh universities have been part of discussions convened by the British and Irish Chamber of Commerce to consider ways of increasing collaboration and how Irish and UK universities can work together post-Brexit. In order to progress what have to date been very positive discussions, we are convening this small, high-level roundtable event to discuss how we can build on current strengths between Wales and Ireland, such as Interreg funded projects, and next steps to increase the ways in which our countries work together and support the delivery of the Welsh Government’s new International Strategy. Global Wales will also be launching the new Global Wales Research Mobility Fund that supports researchers to travel to partner institutions to facilitate research opportunities. The fund can also be used to support researchers from partner institutions to travel to Wales to meet with Welsh researchers.

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Kizzy Crawford
Arts & Culture

Kizzy Crawford Performance

12:30 - 13:30

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Live music performances from singer songwriter Kizzy Crawford.

Kizzy Crawford is a Bajan-Welsh singer songwriter from Merthyr Tydfil who singes in both English and Welsh fusing soul-folk jazz. Over the last few years, Kizzy has performed at many festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Cheltenham Jazz, Festival No 6, Womex, Sŵn Festival, Cornbury Hay Festival, How The Light Gets In and she has performed as guest artist with BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Free public performance

Griff Lynch Jones
Arts & Culture

Griff Lynch Jones performance

13:30 - 14:00

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Griff Lynch is a Musician, and film director based in Cardiff.

Griff is the lead singer and songwriter of prominent Welsh band Yr Ods, who this year released their highly anticipated third album ‘Iaith y Nefoedd’, a conceptual piece of work released alongside a Novel by one of Wales’s most popular authors- Llwyd Owen. He has also released solo singles, and composed music for film and TV.

As well as being a musician, Griff directs films and music videos for the likes of, S4C, Channel 4 RTE and BBC, including his latest short Film ‘Takeshi’ for Film Cymru Wales, and working alongside ‘Other Voices’ on their first ever event in Wales.

His music and films have been featured in the likes of Clash magazine, The Sunday Times, It’s Nice That, Channel 4’s Random Acts and Nowness.

National Dance Company Wales
Arts & Health

Arts & Health: Fearghus Ó Conchuír, Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales

15:00 - 15:45

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With Fearghus Ó Conchúir, artistic director of National Dance Company Wales about the company’s acclaimed work in Arts and Health and a special screening of their film Reflections.

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Horizons Wide Open
Arts & Culture

Gwylio’r Gorwel | Horizons: A roundtable discussion exploring international opportunities between the arts and cultural sectors of Wales and Ireland

16:30 - 18:00

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A roundtable discussion and networking event to explore ideas and exchange practice on developing networks, partnerships and touring opportunities between Wales, Ireland and beyond.

In partnership with Culture Ireland.

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Gŵyl y Gorwel: a special evening of art, language, music and conversation
Arts & Culture

Gŵyl y Gorwel: a special evening of art, language, music and conversation

18:30 - 21:00

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As part of Wales Week in Dublin, Wales Arts International presents Gŵyl y Gorwel, a special evening of art, music, language and conversations with leading artists and cultural leaders from Wales and looking to grow collaborations between our sister nations and beyond.

Experience the European premiere of the immersive 360 animation of Rhys a Meinir by Cian Ciaran (composer, songwriter, producer & one fifth of Super Furry Animals) and Bait Studio. Featuring a recorded soundtrack performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales and commissioned poetry narrated by Rhys Ifans (Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman and soon Atticus Finch in the West End adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird). Rhys a Meinir evokes the heartbreak and drama of this ancient Welsh tale. Introduced by Cian Ciaran with Q&A.

Four days before releasing her much anticipated third album, Mai, award winning singer songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth draws from folk influences to create a unique and compelling sound. “…a rare talent, able to transcend borders of language, style and age with apparent ease...” - Andy Gill, the Independent.

With digital art created and produced by Mark James (Producer of Gruff Rhys’ PANG! film which is being screened on Friday 13th March as part of Wales Week and ahead of a live performance by Gruff Rhys in Dublin’s St Patrick festival ) and with in-conversations led by Radio 1 and 6’s Huw Stephens and WAI’s Eluned Haf, the evening will take our guests on a surprising journey. It is aimed at cultural leaders, investors, artists (all art forms) and producers who want to be inspired to co-create beyond the horizon.

Wales Arts International will be joined by National Companies, venues and festivals from Wales as well as supporters from Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Ireland, British Council, Culture Ireland, Creative Wales and Welsh Government.

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Friday 13th March

The Clwstwr programme
Creative Industries

The Clwstwr programme: Where ideas thrive

07:30 - 09:30

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Learn more about the £10 million investment into Research and Development in the South Wales screen industry from the Clwstwr team from Cardiff.

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce
Business Arts & Culture

British Irish Chamber of Commerce – Culture, Arts, Sport and Tourism committee meeting

10:00 - 11:30

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce engages across a wide range of policy issues through its sectoral committees. As part of Wales Week the CAST Committee will focus on its latest strategy for engagement between the UK and Ireland, with a special focus on Wales including presentations from the Creative industries in Wales and the tourism sector.

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Gruff Rhys Pang!
Arts & Culture

Gruff Rhys: screening of PANG! and an in-conversation between Gruff and BBC Radio 1 and 6’s Huw Stephens.

12:30 - 14:00

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A special screening of PANG!, the film accompanying Gruff Rhys’ new album, and an in-conversation between Gruff and BBC Radio 1 and 6’s Huw Stephens.

In association with Rough Trade Records and St Patrick’s Festival.

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