Washington DC, USA
Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture The centrepiece of the commemorative events in the USA will be a three-week Irish arts festival from 16 May to 5 June 2016 at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. ‘Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture’ will showcase the best of traditional and contemporary Ireland across the full range of the arts, including theatre, literature, music and dance. The festival programme was launched by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, during his St Patrick’s Day visit to Washington D.C in March 2015. Solas Nua Irish Arts Fringe Festival Solas Nua is a contemporary Irish Arts Group based in Washington DC and Boston. It will lead a variety of events in the Spring of 2016, promoting up-and-coming contemporary Irish artists to complement the Kennedy Center festival.The Washington DC 2016 Lecture Series The Embassy is working with a variety of partner organisations to stage a series of lectures and debates that will address different aspects of the Rising, the 100 year journey from 1916 to today and the next 100 years.