The first episode in this series looks at the role of the arts, language and culture as a vibrant part of civil society. We discuss their role in addressing the legacy of conflict and contemporary challenges across the island. Our guests talk about the arts as a platform for storytelling and critical thinking, and a catalyst for change in wider society.
Paula McFettridge is the artistic director at Kabosh Theatre, an independent theatre company in Northern Ireland that is known for addressing the legacy of conflict.
Linda Ervine MBE is a language rights activist from East Belfast. She is the project leader of the Turas Irish language project at East Belfast Mission, which aims to connect people from protestant communities to their own history with the Irish language.
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