‘’Three Ducks and a Pig’: Dickens in Limerick, a talk about Charles Dickens and his visit to Limerick in 1858. Hosted by Dr. John Mc Donagh, Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of English Language and Literature this short lecture begins at 5:30 pm in G10 ( just off Main Reception) in the Foundation Building, MIC.
Then and Now – photography and stories collected from over the years of Mary Immaculate College and the surrounding area which will be officially unveiled/launched at 5 pm in the Main Reception, Foundation Building, MIC. Please see attached a poster which puts out the call out to the public to share any photos they may have of the area for the exhibition
Longing and Belonging – The importance of place for people. In an exciting partnership, the Department of Psychology together with the Department of Drama and Theatre Studies at MIC will explore how it feels for people to be stuck in places they don’t want to be, not be in the places they want to be and our associations of place with family. A short theatrical piece employing the talents of drama and theatre students will give voice to the experiences of those separated from their families during the pandemic and will be followed by a discussion on how social psychology may give us the tools to understand and process these feelings around place identity. Attendees will be given the chance to reflect on the places that are important to them and their identity and how these may have shifted and changed for them and their families through the pandemic. This event will take place in the Halla ( just off Main Reception) in the Foundation Building, MIC. Time TBC
Migrant Stories – This documentary developed by younger members of the MMCN (Midwest Migrant Community Network) and supported by the Hunt Museum examines the experience of migrants who have resettled here and work for higher education institutions across the region, and explores issues pertinent to this. The documentary screening will begin at 6:30 in G10 ( just off Main Reception) in the Foundation Building, MIC, and will be followed by a discussion on areas explored in the documentary including the changing culture of Limerick. The students who made the documentary have a diverse cultural and migrant history themselves and are pursuing courses in community engagement, media studies, and a Ph.D. in African contemporary literature.