St. Brigid’s Day Festival / Lá Fhéile Bríde is an annual celebration of Irish Women, which takes place across the world at various Irish embassies, consulates and other Irish venues. Irish Film London are a partner in the London festival, alongside the Irish Embassy, the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith and the Camden London Irish Centre.
For our part in the festival we will centre our focus on Irish women in the Film and Television industry.
We will start off with a city-wide collaboration, drawing various cinemas together to mark the week leading up to St. Brigid’s Day, by scheduling Irish films during their Mother and Baby screenings. These sessions are designed for women with young children, who are made to feel comfortable to breastfeed or to soothe their babies as necessary, without judgement.
Then, on Sunday 3rd February, bringing together the monumental forces of the UK & Ireland’s major networks for women in Film & Television, we will celebrate some of Ireland’s most successful female professionals both behind and in front of the camera. Join us at our cinematic home, and the birthplace of British cinema, Regent Street Cinema, for a Sunday afternoon fireside chat with a fascinating and fabulous panel of women from both networks.
Then sit back and enjoy one of the latest films showcasing Ireland’s female filmmaking talents.
A Super Sunday like no other, this February marking this very important day for Irish women.