Today’s theme is Stuff and Nonsense: join writer Sarah Webb to create some funny and whacky stories, word games and poems!
Ireland’s Generation X? — Belinda McKeon
Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer Belinda McKeon in this edition of Ireland’s Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland’s in-between generation.
“Generation X” describes the group of people born between 1965 and 1985, a generation caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials characterised by anti-establishment slacker culture, cynicism, irony, and— after the global economic crash — negative equity. An American term describing American lives, the moniker perhaps fails to accurately represent the experience of those who came of age during the 1980s and 1990s in Ireland. This series invites artists and writers who grew up in an Ireland shaped by the Troubles, social justice movements, EU membership, the Peace Process, and the Celtic Tiger, to share their work and reflect on the social and cultural influences at home and abroad
In today’s edition, children’s author Sarah Webb explores the wonderful world of colour and encourages you to use your imagination and add details in your work to truly bring your characters and stories alive! So, what’s your favourite colour?
On this week’s Bright Sparks Creative Burst, Sarah Webb is inspired by the work of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang who creates amazing art work using fireworks.