Do you enjoy Banter?
The celebrated Dublin debate and discussion nights?
Your Xmas has arrived early.
(1) TONIGHT: Banter Review of 2014
An all-star cast of newsmakers and commentators – Panti, Mick Wallace, Louise McSharry and Ann Marie Hourihane – run the rule over the stories and shenanigans, winners and loser, heroes and villians of the last 12 month. Everything from Gaza to Irish Water, Pantigate to Alan Shatter, Ukraine to Malaysian plans, the World Cup to Garth Brooks, Kanye
to Kim will probably feature.
Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1), 6.30pm
Free tickets here
(2) Wednesday: Banter In The Name Of Love
In the Name of Love (see earlier post] is a new oral history which traces the history of the movement for marriage equality in Ireland. Written by Una Mullally and published by The History Press, narrated by those who took a stand, including politicians, activists, artists, drag queens, lobbyists, feminists and those who rocked the boat.
One of the big Irish stories of 2015 is set to be the marriage equality referendum and this book tells the story of how we got from the decriminalising of homosexuality 22 years ago to today’s new brave world. Some of those who contributed to the book will join us at Banter to talk at length about the story so far, what’s to be learned from the various victories and setbacks so far in the path to marriage equality and what lies ahead in the referendum campaign in 2015.
The panel: John Lyons TD, Ailbhe Smyth, Tonie Walsh and Una Mullally
Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1), Wednesday December 10th, 6.30pm