Outcome Grant Britain 2018 2018


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 36,000
UK & European festival showcases of CONCERT, a solo dance show created by Colin Dunne, Mel Mercier and Sinead Rushe. Performed by Colin Dunne and produced by Maura O'Keeffe/Once Off Productions.
August 23-5; Noorderzon Festival, Groningen Netherlands
October 11-13: Dance Umbrella Glasgow (Tramway)
October 18-20 Dance Umbrella London (Barbican)
Netherlands, United KingdomGroningen, Glasgow, London30,000
Lear is being presented on May 20th at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, as part of the Age Against the Machine festival.United KingdomLondon6,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,900
Autumn/Winter Irish Film events showcasing Ireland's best new films & animations, with directors Q&As, a university collaboration, a children's illustration workshop & industry panel discussions. Includes films from established & emerging filmmakers: at the Irish Embassy, Picturehouse Cinemas, Regent St Cinema and the Marylebone Hotel, Sept-Nov 2018.United KingdomLondon5,000
The BFI London Film Festival aims to bring the best new films from around the world to London audiences. The Festival’s programme is truly diverse and international, representing almost 70 countries last year alone, including 2 feature length Irish titles (DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL & ROSIE).

United KingdomLondon800
Open City Documentary Festival is an international film festival that will take place in cinemas across central London from 4th - 9th September 2018. As part of the festival, we will present the London premiere screening of Donal Foreman’s The Image You Missed as well as a masterclass presented by filmmaker Tadhg O'Sullivan. United KingdomLondon800
A screening of Irish artist filmmakers new film "Far from the reach of the sun" at FACT, Liverpool, with a Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening. United KingdomLiverpool300


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 4,200
UK Tour of Irish poet Stephen James Smith,10th - 28th October 2018 United KingdomLondon, Glasgow, Manchester, Stamford, Settle, Barton upon Humber, Stroud, Shrewsbury, Hemel Hempstead, Exeter, West Sussex, Birmingham, Leek, Llandudno, Liverpool, Bath3,800
Launch of the anthology, Impermanent Facts, publishing winners from the 2017 annual short story and flash fiction prizes, out in September 2018, from Retreat West Books. Amanda Saint, Retreat West Books, is running the event, which will take place in Great Expectations, Reading, where Charles Dickens used to hold Literary Salons.United KingdomReading400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 59,300
a series of showcases and music trails involving industry fromEngland Scotland and Wales in 2018 to raise the visibility of export ready current Irish talent towards increasing work and markets for this talent. See attached.United KingdomLondon, Liverpool, Glasgow20,000
The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2018 is an award-winning Irish traditional music festival held in venues in and around the city’s Irish Quarter. It will take place over the long weekend of 22-25 Nov 2018. Now in its fifth year, it is delivered primarily by a committee of six, all of whom are based in the city and have Irish links. The festival principally showcases artists based in Ireland.United KingdomBirmingham6,000
Martin Hayes Quartet Tour, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, 26 - 31 January 2018
United KingdomBristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow5,500
The Outside Track will tour in Great Britain from Jun 8 – 24 2018, performing concerts at established festivals and venues around Scotland and England. United Kingdomberwick, Wimborne , Southwell, Maidenhead, Settle, Cockermouth, Montrose, Findhorn5,000
The Tyneside Irish Festival is an annual week long event taking place at the end of October at the Irish Centre in Newcastle and is presented by the Tyneside Irish Cultural Society. It is a multidisciplinary event including music, drama, comedy, dance, lectures, an outreach programme for Irish elders and an educational element which takes place in local schools.United KingdomNewcastle Upon Tyne3,000
A show built around a collection of original works from the album of the same name. To be performed around the UK this April by Declan, and 4 other musician's (Mike McGoldrick, Jack Maher, Floriane Blancke, and Chris Herzberger) involved in the development of the music, the recording of, and the performance of the works. United KingdomLondon. Sheffield. Bury. Edinburgh. Stirling.2,500
A 7 date UK concert tour by Dublin's female four piece rock band Pillow Queens, in support of their new EP release.
The concerts will be held in London,Bristol,Brighton,Guildford,Leeds,Manchester and Glasgow in the second week of April, organised by local promoters in each town.
United KingdomBristol, London, Guildford, Brighton, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow2,000
Where: at The new Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith London.
Dates September Saturday June 22 Niall Hanna, John McSherry and Donal O Connor;

Saturday October 27th The Burner, The Bun and O Hanlon – Dermot Byrne, Brendan Quinn and Peter O Hanlon
United KingdomLondon2,000
The Irish Cultural Centre will present three major of different genres, concerts featuring some of Irelands leading music artists in the new venue (i) on NOVEMBER 17th, DON MESCALL BAND - (country and folk -rock band:) (ii) on DEC 1st THE HENRY GIRLS (from Donegal, 5 young women of folk;)to close the winter season, on DECEMBER 15th, Liam O Maonlai -lead singer of Hot House Flowers:United KingdomLondon2,000
Where: Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith
Dates Nov 23, Nov 25, Nov 25 2018

Three concerts
the magical Irish trio Dermot Byrne, Brid Harper and Steve Cooney;

A Concert by the Irish Supergroup 4 Men & A Dog

A Concert by Celtic Fiddle Festival

United KingdomLondon2,000
The Orkney International Science Festival (Sept 6-12th) will celebrate historical and scientific connections between Ireland and Orkney at this year’s festival, with a program of music by Sean-Nós artist Lorcán Mac Mathúna based on the life of the noted Dublin Mathematician, Sir William Rowan Hamilton, and the historical event, The Battle of ClontarfUnited KingdomKirkwall1,600
Community Participation & Learning Programme. (CP & LP).

In Sept and Oct 2018 as part of our ongoing CP & LP we will be hosting two concerts and two collaborative events featuring Irish based established and emerging artists at four venues across the city of Leeds
United KingdomLeeds1,500
Wales International Harp Festival VI is organised by Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias, and held at Galeri, Caernarfon, Wales April 1 - 7, 2018.

Three of Ireland's foremost harpists have been invited to perform and give masterclasses: Paul Dooley, (mediaeval Welsh and Irish harps) Denise Kelly and Cliona Doris DIT Conservatory of Music, Dublin.
United KingdomCaernarfon1,200
Leading Irish jazz quintet Umbra, led by guitarist Chris Guilfoyle, will perform at the Manchester Jazz Festival on 26th July 2018. The band were chosen by the festival's director Steve Mead after seeing them perform at the InJazz showcase in Rotterdam.United KingdomManchester1,100
Our Uk tour will commence in London on 25th April and continue on through the UK finishing on 7th May. The tour is being promoted by Fish Records who are also selling our recently released album ‘Lovers, Legends & Lost Causes’’ through their website. The tour will be called The Remedy Club – UK tour.United KingdomLondon, Scarborough, Shrewsbury, Bewdley, Staffordshire, North Yorkshire1,000
Irish traditional music, song and dance performances and facilitation of workshops by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney in collaboration with selected musicians from the Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble at Speyfest, Fochabers, Scotland 27-29 July 2018. This event includes a performance on the main festival stage and engagement with local community groups. United KingdomFochabers1,000
ON MARCH 16th 2018 The Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith will present an Oíche Eile”, a night of alternative music on St. Patrick’s Eve, featuring 2 young Irish bands, singer songwriter, a young photographer and visual artist. The bands are THE DELORENTOS and THE PILLOW QUEENS, with Singer Songwriter VIDEO BLUE and TAYNE.United KingdomLondon1,000
A musical performance by the Irish Language music collective IMLÉ at Trasnú/Crossways - A Irish Scottish cultural literary and music festival. Being held in Glasgow Scotland between 8-14 April 2018. The festival is organised and run by Irish Pages - A Journal of Contemporary writing. United KingdomGlasgow 500
Location: Church of St John-at-Hackney, Hackney, London.
When: May 25th.
Presenters: Ergodos.
Title: Seán Mac Erlaine - Music For Empty Ears UK Album Launch
United KingdomLondon400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 108,400
Chekhov's First Play has been invited for a two week run at Battersea Arts Centre in London, and a one-week run at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Hamnet has been invited for a week run at Warwick Arts Centre.
United KingdomLondon, Liverpool, Warwick45,000
Newcastle Live for three weeks, two of which will be at their venue and one of which will be at The Peacock Bar in Sunderland.
September 10 - 29, 2018
Two Pints by Roddy Doyle produced by the Abbey Theatre
United KingdomNewcastle , Sunderland 20,000
To tour TO HELL IN A HANDBAG by Helen Norton and Jonathan White with the house touring network in South East England in November 2018.United KingdomEastleigh, Bridport, Worthing, Canterbury, Hemel Hempstead, Colchester, Dorchester, Walton on Thames, Walsall, Wallingford, Farnham14,000
Fishamble’s The Humours of Bandon has been invited to tour to the Creu Cymru touring network of theatres in Wales in late November/early December. Five venues are confirmed, with up to four more in negotiations.United KingdomSwansea6,000
Kabosh has been invited to stage Green & Blue at the Irish Culutral Centre in Hammersmith, London on the 12th & 13th October 2018. This will be the London premiere of Green & Blue following successsful international performances in Paris and Dresden. Kabosh will deliver post-show discussions following each performance with Artistic Director Paula McFetridge and Playwright Laurence McKeown.United KingdomLondon5,000
Everything Not Saved
presented at New Diorama Theatre, London and HOME, Manchester
as part of Incoming Festival
United KingdomLondon, Manchester3,500
LORDS OF STRUT: ABSOLUTE LEGENDS is a LORDS OF STRUT & THISISPOPBABY Co-production which will be presented in Warwick Arts Centre as part of their 2018 family weekend of activity United KingdomCoventry3,200
Fishamble has been invited to present its Pat Kinevane Trilogy at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow, from 20-22 September, 2018. United KingdomGlasgow3,000
Writer/Performer Joanne Ryan will present her Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe hit show Eggsistentialism at Arcola, one of London's leading off-West End theatres in 6 performances from Jan 30-Feb 3United KingdomLondon2,100
Fishamble and Soho Theatre will continue their partnership by co-producing Drip Feed by Karen Cogan, directed by Oonagh Murphy, at The Soho Theatre, London, from 24 September – 20 October 2019, following a run in Edinburgh and Dublin. United KingdomLondon2,000
Fishamble has been invited by Menagerie to present its Pat Kinevane Trilogy at The Junction Festival, Cambridge, from 7 - 9 July, 2018. United KingdomCambridge2,000
Eggsistentialism will be presented at The Bush Theatre in London as part of Fertility Fest on the 11 & 12 May 2018.United KingdomLondon1,400
We wish to present The Morning After the Life Before at the Brighton Fringe Festival. We have been invited to present the production at the Marlborough Theatre. The performance will take place May 26, 27, 28 at 7.30pm. United KingdomBrighton1,200

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 11,150
Spare Face, presented by Block 336 will be my first solo exhibition in the UK. The exhibition installation dates are from 10.09.18 – 03.10.18 with the exhibition opening on the 04.10.18 until 04.11.18
United KingdomLondon2,500
My debut solo exhibition. 'Devotions, Keepsakes and Talismans', to be held in Morley Gallery, a public gallery in central London, in October 2018.United KingdomLondon2,000
Catalyst Arts, Belfast is invited by Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh to curate an exhibition for Annuale 2018; a city-wide arts festival that celebrates creative grass-roots activity across Edinburgh. The curated group show will run from 15/06 until 01/07, presenting works by up-and-coming Irish and Northern Irish artists Marianne Keating, Helena Hamilton and Kate Fahey, pending confirmation. United KingdomEdinburgh1,500
Artist Eve Parnell will be giving a Talk and Art Class and Art Exhibition in a historic building owned by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This building is open to the public and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The exhibition and Talks are happening during their busiest months.Opening on 3 May and continuing until 4 November 2018United KingdomStratford upon Avon1,200
Some Great Reward; a new gallery opening March 2018 in Central Leeds,run on a voluntary basis by artists Chris Campbell and Andrew Summers.I have been invited to show my newest exhibition/installation Awkward Position , a wry anti-pornography protest very much in the current zeitgeist of the #MeToo/Time's Up movements, programmed from November 8 -23 December2018.United KingdomLeeds1,000
A solo exhibition of drawings and small scale works at Bury Museum and Art gallery in Manchester, England. Curated by Susan Lord at the Museum running from 7th April to 16th June 2018United KingdomManchester1,000
Bothy Gallery and Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. May–September 2018
Curators: Gracie Cooper Common Ground and Dr. Helen Pheby Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
United KingdomLeeds700
Presentation of solo exhibition of paintings Thaw by Eamon Colman at Oriel Q, Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Wales, 4 August – 8 September 2018United KingdomNarberth650
An exhibition of 7 international visual artists, 2 of whom (Sarah Pierce and Irina Gheorghe) are based in Dublin. It's part of Glasgow International Festival (19 Apr-7 May), and will also tour to CCA Derry-Londonderry (Jun/Jul) and The Tetley, Leeds (winter 2018). We are seeking 1 more UK venue. This application is for Sarah and Irina to come to Glasgow for performances/installations/openings.United KingdomGlasgow / Derry-Londonderry / Leeds600


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 50,350
The 20th Return to Camden Town Festival will be held at venues in and around the London Borough of Camden from Tuesday 23–Monday 29 October 2018. Traditional Irish music, song and dance is presented by the experienced RtCT Organising Group under Festival Director, Karen Ryan who has been running the event for 20 years. It features mostly artists from Ireland, also artists from Britain.United KingdomLondon20,000
Presentation of Irish Night at Cadogan Hall, London 12th June 2018United KingdomLondon12,000
Liverpool Irish Festival runs 18-28 Oct 2018 in c30 Liverpool-based venues, from small independent spaces to largescale, cultural venues. We bring Liverpool and Ireland closer together through arts and culture by delivering and sharing a rich programme of events, exhibits, workshops talks, tours, debates and performances in partnership with c50 community, UK, Irish, Anglo-Irish and other partners.United KingdomLiverpool7,000
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2018
11-15 July 2018
5 day fiddle & dance festival, 150+ events, 60+ artists
Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Hosted by the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen
United KingdomAberdeen & Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Banchory, Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Fraserburgh, Banff, Braemar, Garlogie, by Skene5,000
Premiere performances of Conor Mitchell's BARRACK ROOM BALLADS performed by The Belfast Ensemble in partnership with Youth Music Theatre UK - at the National Army Museum, London and Salisbury Cathedral. Performances 25-28 August.United KingdomLondon, Salisbury5,000
The London St. Patrick's Festival is the largest festival of Irish culture in Britain.

It will run over 3 days (Mar 16-18) and will showcase diverse, world-class Irish arts & culture to an international audience.

The centre-pieces of the Festival are a concert in Trafalgar Sq and a large parade through Central London, with crowds of 125,000 plus.

United KingdomLondon1,350


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 1,700
Minihan At 70 will take palce at The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith London for 3 weeks from September 17 2018 until October 7th 2018. A Talk 'Minihan In Conversation' will also take place and there will be a film screening of The Man Who Shot Beckett. United KingdomLondon1,000
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival “Growing Stories” runs from 19 to 31 October 2018, in Edinburgh and Scotland. The SISF will celebrate the shared traditions Scotland-Ireland, with a focus on the Fianna's saga, and master Irish storyteller Eddie Lenihan will enrich the festival programme by presenting a treasure of traditional Irish stories to Scottish and international audiences.United KingdomEdinburgh, Borders Winter Tales Festival (TBC)700

Total for Britain 2018 2018: €278,000