To celebrate LGBT History Month, we've created a presentation of our recent audio-visual project with the Mind Yourself LGBT Group: Click here.
We'll regularly update the page with more content over the course of the month.
After attending Mind Yourself’s Create Your Own Myth workshop in 2013…
I first felt the urge to move to London when I returned from a 5 year hiatus after leaving school, much of which was used to find the freedom I had so desperately craved. Travelling far and wide and as far away from home as I could.
Like many who had gone before me, I took just the one suitcase of belongings over to London. It was in part a statement of independence and in part a way to avoid Ryanair’s baggage fees.
Moving from Ireland to London is a bit like discovering that you’ve got a tiny magic door inside your house, one that leads to alternate version of your house that’s almost identical, except it’s much bigger and Boris Johnson lives there.
Thanks to volunteers Rob and Fiona this new Door to Door website is up and running. Rob having designed it from scratch, worked with Fiona creating content, editing and stylizing this site.
Arrived in London on 11/09/13. Stayed in Enfield with a family friend who had a gun in the bathroom for "pest control" purposes.
I remember lying in bed the night before the 22nd October 2009, crying and hoping I had made the right decision to move.
My mother and I say goodbye on the doorstep. She does not come with me to the mail boat; only my Daddy. It is June 1967 and I have just completed my Leaving Cert.
Over a month a small group came together and explored the Art of sound and shared-listening. Participants came together with local sound artist Lisa Hall and Door to Door volunteers Clare, Ciara and Eabhall to learn about 'cut-up' editing techniques.
With a culture famed for stories, myths and legends, Clare McKenna- a theatre director and actor hosted a 5 week creative writing workshop. With volunteers Bairbre and Fiona, members of the community came together to learn about the art of story telling.
Mind Yourself hosted an evening of readings and story sharing to mark World Book Night. Volunteers handed out books to all the guests with a special Door to Door postcard inside. This allowed people to write their stories down.
Mind Yourself hosted an evening of readings and story sharing to mark World Book Night on April 23rd 2013. Door to Door volunteers handed out books to all guests with a special Door to Door postcard inside. This postcard offered the chance for people to write their stories down.
On St Patrick’s Day 2013 Claire organised a flashmob on Southbank to launch the door to door project. In the middle of the artsy, bustling south side of the river, a group began to dance the ‘Walls of Limerick’.