Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to present Bernadette by Turner Prize winner, Duncan Campbell. One of a trilogy of films, it focuses on female Irish dissident and political activist Bernadette Devlin. In 1969, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the British Parliament and she personified the young radical Catholics of Northern Ireland at the onset of the modern troubles. Campbell’s film works with archive footage and writings about her in an effort to do justice to her legacy. The exhibition opens on November 11th and runs until January 13th.
To coincide with this exhibition, Roscommon County Council will present a seminar, ‘Radical Actions,’ in King House, Boyle on December 2nd. This seminar will look at the history of revolutionary activism in Ireland with speakers including Professor Luke Gibbons, artists Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy and Seamus Nolan and film-maker Treasa O’Brien.
For seminar bookings contact Roscommon Arts Centre box office on: 090 662 5824.