The Best Banned in the Land: A Forum on Free Artistic Expression

Brendan Behan said it best: the finest Irish writers were all banned sometime. From James Joyce to Edna O’Brien, none escaped the censors’ wrath.

The ordered removal of Maser’s Repeal the 8th mural has brought censorship to the fore once again. Is freedom of artistic expression being limited in Ireland? Are issues such as funding, promotion, social media restrictions and discrimination creating conditions for self-censorship?

ICCL has teamed up with a host of artists and activists to remember and examine the role of censorship on 30 April from 11am to 4pm. Guests include Be Aware Theatre Company, Lian Bell, Donal Fallon, Declan Long, Una Mullally, and more to be announced.
A light lunch will be provided.

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Dublin 2

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