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'Lights of Growth' as part of the First Fortnight Festival. A light sculpture of a person stands in a garden space at night. The scuplture is lit in bright yellow light, arms curved to the front and with a crown-like head. In the background is a dark tree in contrast to the bright figure.

First Fortnight: Online Poetry Workshop for Long Haulers

18 Jan - 1 Feb 2024 (Past)

Two relaxed and paced poetry online workshops designed to support people with long covid (as well as other isolating health conditions such as ME/CFS). No writing experience necessary, just a pen, paper, and your phone with a photo of something or somewhere in nature that you love.

The workshop will be paced for brain fog and aims to help with concentration, spark joy and create connections. If on the day you are having a crash or relapse, please feel free to join from bed and just listen. Sessions designed and run by poet Nell Regan, who is herself recovering from long covid.

Session two is designed as a follow on to session one, however, it is not necessary to sign up to both.

For more information and booking, visit riverbank.ie. This workshop is part of the First Fortnight Festival, an annual mental health, arts and culture festival throughout January, throughout Ireland. The festival celebrates the arts as a powerful catalyst for sparking unscripted conversations around mental ill health and serves to challenge the stigma associated with mental ill-health. For more information on First Fornight, visit firstfortnight.ie.

Banner image: ‘Lights of Growth’ at the Botanic Gardens, by Amayo photography.

The Arts

First Fortnight
Long Covid
Online Workshop
Riverbank Arts Centre