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This Friday: Walk with us in the footsteps of Antonin Artaud


Walk with us in the footsteps of Antonin Artaud


Tomorrow, for Culture Night we will host a literary walk and talk led by Adrian Le Harivel and Karin McCully, from Donnybrook to Ranelagh Arts.

We will pass sights of interest along the way including the grounds of Milltown Park where he was arrested trying to interview members of the Jesuit Community.

Archives and correspondence from the time tell the story of the Irish State’s attitude to mental health, as this fragile genius was held at Donnybrook Garda Station and subsequently deported from Cobh, to be tortured in mental institutions in France, all the while diplomats and bureaucrats of the day argued about who’s responsibility he was.


· When: 6pm Friday 22nd of September

· Where: Meet at The Big Tree, beside Fanagans, Main Street, Donnybrook

· Ending in Ranelagh Arts at approximately 7pm


7pm: Ranelagh Arts will host a reception and conversation with dramaturg Karin McCully about Artaud, The Theatre of Cruelty and its relevance to theatre today.

People are welcome to join us for one or both aspects of the evening. The events are free but please book tickets to allow us to anticipate numbers. Ranelagh Arts is a volunteer-run charity supporting the arts, all donations are welcome.


Presented with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland, IMMA, Dublin City Council, Paul Smith

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