Culture | First Fortnight announce 2017 line-up

First Fortnight

Sports journalist Paul Kimmage, comedian Eleanor Tiernan, and appearances from music acts Otherkin, Girl Band, Le Galaxie, R.S.A.G and Windings are among the highlights  this January as part of the 2017 First Fortnight mental health arts festival.

Other events taking place on New Year’s Day in partnership with NYF Dublin include an outdoor screening of the acclaimed Disney movie Inside Out, a children’s workshop around the themes of emotion expressed in the movie, entitled Hello Myself and Co-Motion a unique music and walking event.

The Wonder Eye, a premiere of a brand new documentary about former psychiatrist Ivor Browne – a  central figure in Irish mental health for many decades – will be shown at the IFI, Dublin on January 14. The documentary features contributions from Tommy Tiernan, Tom Murphy, Mary Coughlan, Sebastian Barry and Nell McCafferty, among others.

Now in its eighth year, First Fortnight 2017 will see live music, film, and arts events staged to create open discussion about understanding mental health problems and surrounding themes..

The full line-up can be viewed at