Sunday 18 November
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre
Nine authors, seemingly ordinary people, wrote Stories from Ordinary Lives (Silver Thread). In the third act of their life, they look back and gather the stories of their childhood, younger years, or their experience of ageing.
We follow them back in time to a childhood in County Wexford during the Second World War, and we are led by a little girl all the way up Nelson’s Pillar. We travel to New York, Paris, Jerusalem and Knock; we walk the streets of Dublin and the lanes of the West of Ireland, Galway and Roscommon. We meet Mona Floodgate, Mrs. Jones and Mr. Muldoon, who seemed extraordinary characters to the children who met them. We read about love, illness, grief, laughter, and for a moment, we borrow the memories of these authors, and delight in the wonder of ordinary lives.