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RTE Nationwide at The Barna Way

RTE Nationwide at The Barna Way We are really delighted to be part of the RTE Nationwide special on biodiversity at 7pm this Wednesday 22nd May. The programme with include conversations about our journey at The Barna Way. We will also be focusing on biodiversity and creative projects based here at,...

Brilliant Ballybunion Goes Wild

Brilliant Ballybunion Goes Wild Really looking forward to hosting this Brilliant Ballybunion Event here at The Barna Way with artists Jennie Moran @hiluncheonette Katie O’Connor @caitomusic and photogrpapher Rena Blake @blake.rena_photography An evening of radical hospitality, creativity & music...

OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND: Why don’t we know more about Ireland’s €2.4 Billion Military Exports?

OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND: Why don’t we know more about Ireland’s €2.4 Billion Military Exports?

If like me you are devastated by the proliferation of wars around the world and specifically the genocide of the people of Gaza, I believe it is essential that we look at our own role as a country. I have been extremely alarmed to learn of our growing military exports and believe we should have the right to know what is being produced in Ireland, by whom and where it is going.

Brilliant Ballybunion Open Night (Booked Out)

Brilliant Ballybunion Open Night (Booked Out) Brillliant Ballybunion is hosting an open night for people who are interested in being creative, growing food and protecting nature Brilliant Ballybunion is an exciting new Creative Climate Action project, supporting the  local community to creatively explore the...

Speaking Peace While Selling Arms with Grilse Gallery

Speaking Peace While Selling Arms with Grilse Gallery Speaking Peace While Selling Arms is a limited edition screen print by Lisa Fingleton in collaboration with the Grilse Gallery.  It is so distressing to see the levels of violence and aggression in the world. It is particularly shocking to witness the hypocrisy of...

The Power of Creativity in Challenging Times

The Power of Creativity in Challenging Times I hope this Winter newsletter inspires hope, peace and creative action with lots of links to free films, interviews and podcasts which I hope will be useful resources for you in your life and work. I am very grateful for the amazing opportunities this year, to connect...

How We Change The World

How We Change The World How We Change The World, is.a weekly podcast by Deborah Rohan Schleuter designed to instill hope, encourage action, and celebrate progress in the realms of climate change, poverty, health, governance, social justice, education, animal welfare, conservation, and other...

Dublin Book Festival: The Naturalist’s Bookshelf

Dublin Book Festival: The Naturalist’s Bookshelf RTE Culture File records for broadcast, four nature writers as they discuss how we can better resolve the complicated promises of wild nature. This event takes part as part of the Dublin Book Festival at the National Botanical Gardens at 2pm on Sunday 12th November....

The Sandwich Story at Bookville

The Sandwich Story at Bookville

Lisa Fingleton is an artist, filmmaker, writer and grower who was inspired by a BLT sandwich to illustrate the journey of one sandwich and all its ingredients, uncovering some surprising discoveries along the way.

Lisa uses drawing as a tool to understand the world around her and to explore solutions for big challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Her work invites us to imagine the possibilities and potential for the world we want to see. The Sandwich Story cleverly illustrates the impact mass food production has on our environment and makes us think about the humble sandwich and its journey with every bite.

Creativity In A Changing Climate

Creativity In A Changing Climate Oide Creativity, in collaboration with Kilkenny County Council Arts Office and artivist (artist and activist) Lisa Fingleton, presents a one-day elective workshop open to teachers at all levels and from all subject disciplines as well as TAP artists: This workshop...

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS: TAOISEACH’S Stand 2023

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS: TAOISEACH’S  Stand 2023 Voices from the Field is being screened in the Taoiseach’s stand at the National Ploughing Championship from the 19th-21st September Voices From the Field  / Guthanna ón nGort reflects the experiences of ten farming families from the Dingle peninsula who took...

Voices from the Field, Film Screening and Conversation, 2pm Sat 23rd Sept Earth Rising at IMMA 2023

Voices from the Field, Film Screening and Conversation, 2pm Sat 23rd Sept Earth Rising at IMMA 2023

Over the last year, the Lisa Fingleton worked closely with farmers from the Dingle Penninsula through drawing and film to creatively explore climate change and biodiversity loss. This collaborative film was co-created with the farm families so they could tell their stories and experiences. They share their connections to the land and the types of farming they are engaged in. They reflect on their learning from this project, their concerns about climate change and their ideas for the future.

A New Climate for Psychology

A New Climate for Psychology A New Climate for Psychology (Extract from The Psychology Society of Ireland Website) Special Interest Group for Addressing Climate and Environmental Emergency (Conference),15 September 2023 from 10am to 4pm This Conference is a one-day event which will take place on...

Hands On at Thomastown Creative Arts Festival

Hands On at Thomastown Creative Arts Festival The HANDS ON exhibition takes place as part of Thomastown Creative Arts Festival featuring six artists who engage physically with material. All artists embrace a hands on approach as essential to their creativity and connection with art, human nature and to the...

Purchase Of Art Works For The National Collection

Purchase Of Art Works For The National Collection Minister Catherine Martin announced the acquisition of over 100 works of contemporary art to the National Collection. Speaking today, Minister Martin said “It is critical that our National Collection speak to Irish audiences about the issues that matter now. This...