Live-Stream of First Thought Talks on the theme of home

21 July 2018

Join us online for talks with leading voices including President Michael D. Higgins

Facebook Live-Stream of First Thought Talks

On the weekends of Saturday July 21 - Sunday July 22 and from Saturday July 28 - Sunday July 29, we explore the theme of 'home' at our First Thought Talks. The talks shines a light on ‘Home’ in all its many forms and this year President Michael D. Higgins will launch the talks with a meditation on the idea of home.

The First Thought Talks programme is curated by historian and archivist Catriona Crowe. First Thought Talks 2018 features 18 talks from academics, activists, architects, reporters, poets and writers with 43 participants including Catherine Corless, Andrew O’Hagan, John Lanchester, Sarah Hickson, Liz Fekete, Roy Foster, Tomi Reichental, Mitchell Joachim, Paula Meehan, Lucy McDiarmid and Diarmuid Ferriter amongst an extensive number of leading international voices and journalists from around the world.

We will live-stream some of the talks on the Galway International Arts Festival Facebook page. Please join us online at the times noted below for the following talks.

✪ 10am | President Michael D. Higgins on the theme of home
✪ 11.30am | Mother & Baby Homes with Catherine Corless

✪ 1pm | When All is Ruin Once Again with Roy Foster
✪ 8.30pm | Europe's Fault Lines with Liz Fekete

✪ 2pm | An Unimaginable Home with Tomi Reichental
✪ 6pm | Grow Your Own Home

From our nation home to our island homes, from state homes to growing your own home, from a lack of homes to our digital home, from fictional homes to homes that inspire, this year’s First Thought Talks series promises thought-provoking discussion, conversation and debate while we consider ‘home' through a lens of literature, landscape, politics, history, art and technology.