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Body&Soul release details on their talks schedule for 2018 with over 40 speakers

Body&Soul release details on their talks schedule for 2018 with over 40 speakers


Body&Soul have released details on their talks schedule for 2018 which aims to to ‘inspire change and ignite debate’ taking place at the Wonderlust and Library of Progress stages. The festival takes place from June 22nd – 24th.

Wonderlust stage:

  • Sam Bungey
  • Jennifer Forde (West Cork)
  • Louise O’Neill
  • Una Mullally
  • Come Rhyme with Me
  • Women: Culture & Wellbeing
  • Louise McSharry
  • Andrea Horan
  • Sarah Durcan
  • Mari Kennedy
  • The Future of Men: Culture & Wellbeing
  • Diarmuid Lyng
  • Blindboy Boatclub
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire
  • John Cummins
  • Slow at Sea
  • Ruth Fitzmaurice
  • Aoife McElwain
  • Inni K

Library of Progress:

  • Beats Verses Rhymes
  • Erin Fornoff
  • Waterford Whispers News
  • Blindboy Boatclub
  • lluminate!
  • Tomm Moore (Cartoon Sloon)
  • Salon Du Chat
  • Screening of A Woman Brings Her Son To bB Shot followed by a Q&A with director Sinead O’Shea

The Irish Times Weekend will also be taking over the Woodlands Stage on Saturday, 23rd June an afternoon of discussion, panel talks, music and food.

Discussions include:

The Irish Times Breakfast Club with Magazine Editor Rachel Collins with Lily Higgins, Carmel Somers, Sorcha Hamilton and Food on Board’s Jack Crotty.

The Irish Times Women’s Podcast will host a live podcast with Kathy Sheridan reviewing the referendum and what happens now that ‘The People Have Spoken’ with guests including Anna Cosgrave of REPEAL Project and Ailbhe Smyth, co-director of Together For Yes.

Bordering on Insanity with The Irish Times Arts & Culture editor Hugh Linehan, examining the underlying absurdities of artificial borders as our own looms large with DJ Calvin James and musician Constance Keane (FEARS).

Delete Your Account – with Patrick Freyne and Alison Spittle to tackle whether or not it’s time to delete all social media.

Meanwhile Activism: Then and Now will examine the parallels and differences 50 years on from the radical upheavals of the countercultural movement with guests including Ailbhe Smyth, USI leader Síona Cahill and Director of the Dublin Theatre Festival Willie White.

For more information on the Body&Soul lineup for 2018 go to the previous posts here and here.

Tickets for are on sale via Ticketbooth. Tier 3 is priced at €199 and can be purchased via instalment plan as well as at full price. Sunday tickets are also available now priced at €70.

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