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A still from Outside History featuring Mark Smith

Film: Outside History featuring Mark Smith

12 - 16 Mar 2021, 9:00 pm - 12:00 am (Past)


A young man walks at first light.

Outside History is a short film about the possibilities that exist at the dawn of a new day and features a performance of Eavan Boland’s evocative poem ‘Outside History’ as you have never heard it before, by award-winning performer Mark Smith.

Outside History is brought to you by Aisling Byrne,Arcade Film and award-winning performer Mark Smith (Making a Mark, Dublin Fringe Festival Award Winner 2019).

Outside History premieres on SPTV  Friday 12 March at 9pm, click here to watch.

It will also play on Oireachtas TV. (Oireachtas TV can be found on all TV provider platforms in Ireland, Saorview Channel 22, Virgin Media Channel 207, Sky Channel 517, eir Vision Channel 504)

It will stream again on Monday 15 March at 8.45pm, Tuesday 16 March at 12.55 pm and will feature on RTÉ One on St Patrick’s Day as part of the highlights show at 6.30pm.

Recent other work from Mark Smith and team includes Singing for Survival (Draiocht, 2019) “Vulnerable” (Dear Ireland 3, The Abbey Theatre 2020), Quarantine by Eavan Boland (A Culture Night commission, 2020) and Headspace (in development, Virgin Media/ Screen Ireland Discovers Shortlist, 2021).

Mark Smith is a founding member of award winning inclusive theatre company Run of the Mill and was the recipient the Axis Ballymun/ Arts & Disability Ireland Playground Bursary in 2018 which led to the development of acclaimed autobiographical theatre production Making a Mark by Shaun Dunne. Making a Mark premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival and Project Arts Centre in 2019 & will embark on a national tour of Ireland in 2022.

Mark is a proud advocate for the representation of artists and actors with Down Syndrome and contributes regularly to national media. He featured to widespread acclaim on Series 4 of The Tommy Tiernan Show (2020).

Commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival in partnership with Axis Ballymun.

Outside History is reproduced with the kind permission of Carcanet Press.


Artists with disabilities
Mark Smith
Outside History