The smashing of windows at Dublin Castle … the birth of a suffrage movement … the eventual passing of legislation giving women the vote for the first time. But just how far have na mBan in Ireland come over the last 100 years?BOOK TICKETS
BAN BAN @ The Sugar Club 7.3.18 (Doors 6pm)
All profits will be donated to Inner City Helping Homeless & Mynameis
The smashing of windows at Dublin Castle … the birth of a suffrage movement … the eventual passing of legislation giving women the vote for the first time. But just how far have na mBan in Ireland come over the last 100 years?
To celebrate the centenary year of women’s suffrage in Ireland, BAN BAN have convened to challenge, inspire and engage around the question of female empowerment and equality.
Join us and some leading female voices from across the worlds of politics, history, and academia as we explore what it means to be female in Ireland today and how close we are to realising gender parity.
On the eve of International Women’s Day 2018, this evening of chats and tunes will illuminate the proud past of our foremothers, provide insight into the experiences of female parliamentarians today and find out where we go from here. And what’s a debate without some dancing! We will see the night out in the company of some of our finest musical mavens….
Joining us on the BAN BAN couch from 6:30pm:
Catherine Martin TD – Deputy Leader of the Green Party and Chairperson of the newly formed Women’s Parliamentary Caucus
Kate O’Connell TD – Fine Gael backbencher, member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment
Senator Ivana Bacik – Labour Senator for Dublin University. Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin
Dr Mary Mc Auliffe – Historian – Assistant Professor/Lecturer Gender Studies University College Dublin
Claire Mc Ging – Lecturer and Athena Swan Research Assistant at Maynooth University. Member of the 5050 Group, a single issue national advocacy group dedicated to achieving equal representation in Irish politics.
Rocking on stage:
Farah Elle – Lybian-born, Irish raised, Farah El Neihum, otherwise known as ‘Farah Elle’ is a singer-songwriter with an alternative pop sound influenced by an eclectic taste of genres. Roots, metal, hiphop, blues and ska; while also featuring Arabian echoes from her Libyan background. She recently finished recording her debut album, which is due to be released later in 2018. She is also writing & performing regularly, while also collaborating with other artists and producers
Everything Shook – Everything Shook is a three-piece band featuring Robyn Bromfield, Jessica Kennedy and Áine Stapleton. Included as one of The Irish Times Best Irish Acts of 2014 and Golden Plec’s ‘Women Who Rocked 2015’, the trio have played large festivals, music venues, dive bars, theatres, bookshops and art spaces throughout Ireland and New York. They most recently played at Open Ear Festival on Sherkin Island and Body and Soul Main Stage at Electric Picnic.
They perform with old keyboards, synths, bass guitar and Korg DS to create a unique, electric sound. Their live shows are theatrical, blending an unusual aesthetic with dark electronic music and layered vocals.
Joni - Irish vocalist and DJ
Originally a classically trained violinist whose musical education and sound straddles the divide between the organic instrument and the electronic bass world. Joni's naturally soulful singing style is combined with electronic beats and smart lyrics to make a sound all of her own. She has worked with many prominent Irish producers across many different genres such as Eomac, Deviant, T-Woc and Major Grave. Her debut single 'Running' was featured on BBC Radio 1, and appeared on Nialler9, Disco Naïvete and Dazed and Confused. Joni also presents a show on Dublin Digital radio under the alias JK Rollin and she will be rounding off the night a DJ set and we will see you all on the dancefloor!