Embassy London will be marking Lá Fhéile Bríde 2018 by hosting an event on February 1st to celebrate the creativity of women. The Embassy will host twelve different performances, talks and panel discussions with the theme St. Brigid’s Day – Celebrating the Creativity of Women (Lá Fhéile Bríde – Ag Ceiliúradh Cruthaitheachta na mBan).
The event will celebrate the enormous contribution and talent of women in such diverse fields as music, film, comedy, architecture, poetry, literature, fashion, art, theatre, craft, business and entrepreneurship, science and technology.
Invited are TV actor, writer and producer Sharon Horgan, international fashion designer Orla Kiely, Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon, star of standup and TV comedy Roisin Conaty and the uniquely-talented Camille O’Sullivan.
St Brigid’s Feast Day was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring. After a long dark winter, February 1st, Lá Fhéile Bríde, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring. In the pagan tradition, this day also celebrates Brigid’s divine femininity.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/st-brigids-day-2018-tickets-41992867798
Wikipedia: Imbolc, also called (Saint) Brigid’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Bríde, Scottish Gaelic: Là Fhèill Brìghde, Manx: Laa’l Breeshey), is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on February 1, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along with Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain—and corresponds to the Welsh Gŵyl Fair y Canhwyllau. For Christians, especially in Ireland, it is the feast day of Saint Brigid.
- Will the London event have live and recorded video?
- What other events are taking place?
Delighted to announce that on 1st February we will mark #StBrigidsDay by celebrating the creativity of women with 12 performances & talks by a fantastic line-up from diverse fields incl. music, comedy, film & business. Further info & tkts available here: https://t.co/8FFsSQieXb. pic.twitter.com/ploCYIFqao
— Embassy of Ireland (@IrelandEmbGB) January 10, 2018
Today is #Imbolc, my favourite day of the year. It is the feast day of my namesake the Goddess Brigid – a time of new life and bright new beginnings. Sending love, light, hope and Imbolc snowdrops to all my lovely twitter friends.
'First Snowdrops' – painting by Tracy Butler pic.twitter.com/XZzq7kLkVQ
— Brigit Strawbridge Howard (@B_Strawbridge) February 1, 2018
Word of the day: “Imbolc” – in the Celtic calendar, the midpoint between winter solstice & spring equinox, marking the earth’s wakening from cold & start of lambing.
Imbolc this year falls today, 1 February.
Also known as Candlemas or Feile Brighde, “the quickening of the year”. pic.twitter.com/g1YmjhxCQk
— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) February 1, 2018
The grace of a gray bannock is in the baking of it… Scottish Proverb🌿 Oatcakes or Bannocks were traditionally eaten to mark the changing seasons.Try this traditional recipe for Imbolc🌸🌿 https://t.co/luVQcLKiv6 pic.twitter.com/CDe16YmR1C
— Raven Wood (@witchravenwood) January 29, 2018