Famished [a performance]

31 October 2019 5:30pm — 8:00pm

Famished presents an innovative understanding of the Irish Famine and the postcolonial legacy for the Irish in Ireland and the diaspora.

This polyvocal performance tackles how colonialism was instrumental in starving the Irish people and the silence generated by trauma and shame that ensued.

Famished is dedicated to the Earl Grey Orphan Scheme of the late 1840s through which 4114 Irish workhouse girls were sent to Australia. Only two ever returned.

5:30pm to 6:00pm – fire dancing by the Dunedin Fire and Circus Club – outside the Dunedin Public Library, Moray Place.

6:00pm – Cherry Smyth’s performance of Famished, Dunningham Suite – 4th floor Dunedin Public Library, Moray Place.


Watch a clip of Cherry Smyth's performance of Famished

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