London, UK Ireland 2016 Cultural Event, Wigmore Hall A concert featuring Irish classical musicians and singers will take place at the renowned London venue, the Wigmore Hall, in April 2016. Led by the Wigmore Hall’s Irish Director, John Gilhooly, this major concert will showcase the Irish contribution to classical music as part of the 2016 commemorations. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann concert at the Barbican The Embassy is working to support Comhaltas na Breataine’s 1916 Commemoration Committee as they present a major concert of Irish traditional music at the Barbican Centre in London on 4 March 2016. Screening of Notre Dame 1916 film in London In March 2016, the Embassy will work with the London Irish Film Festival to screen the Notre Dame documentary, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, at a venue in London. University of Cambridge Conference A three-day conference on the 1916 Easter Rising at the University of Cambridge, organised by Professor Eugenio F. Biagini, will see a range of academics and high profile speakers examine the Rising in its global context. Conference on Irish Revolutions The theme of the 20th Conference of Irish Historians in Britain will be ‘Irish Revolutions’. This event, which will take place at the University of Liverpool in 2016, will feature a range of speakers from the United States, Ireland and Britain. It will include a public outreach event, which will be addressed by Ambassador Dan Mulhall and Professor Joe Lee (New York University). Liverpool 1916 Commemoration Committee The Committee will organise a lecture series in Liverpool, on themes such as the Home Rule Act and the role of women in the Easter Rising. A commemorative pamphlet on Liverpool volunteer participants in the Rising will be printed and distributed. These events will take place throughout 2016. Abbey rehearsed reading of Of This Brave Time A production of Of This Brave Time, a play by Jimmy Murphy that was performed on the Peacock stage in Dublin in April 2015, will tour Irish community organisations and venues across Britain in early 2016. The play is based on 1916 witness accounts from the book Rebels: Voices from the Easter Rising by Fearghal McGarry. Bodleian 1916 Study and Symposium The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford will record the anniversary of the Easter Rising in 2016 through online exhibitions and displays. Irish Cultural Centre & St Mary’s University The Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith will present a series of plays on aspects of the Irish Revolution in 2016 and will also work in partnership with St Mary’s University to present a series of lectures on 1916 in its historical context. Embassy Lecture Series The Embassy is organising a lecture series with high-profile speakers looking at the significance of 1916, the last 100 years, Irish culture and the Irish economy.