For full list of events check out our calander below

 Join our LIVE DJ session with Irelands Favourite DJ Mona Lxsa for our Black History Month Celebrations.  Grab your drink and celebrate with us

DJ MONA LXSA 14th Oct 2021 9pm ( Irish TIme ) Join here

Mona Lisa is a DJ, Creative and one of Ireland’s community leaders, having established Gxrl Code in May 2018. A worldwide creative collective that supports and empowers young female creatives.

Working with high profile brands such as Heineken, Pretty little thing, Brown Thomas and playing Irelands biggest festivals such as Electric Picnic, Longitude and Independence.

Mona-Lisa was recently featured on British Vogue and recently received recognition from RTE News, Daily Edge newspaper and FM104 for the outstanding work, empowering and supporting women worldwide.

Check out her SoundCloud

SAturday 16th OCt 2021 6pm – 8pm London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square NW19XB

‘Amplify’ is an outdoor celebration of spoken word and art in recognition of Black History Month. A mix of spoken word performances will take place, followed by Lorraine Maher’s highly distinguished #IamIrish exhibition projected onto the facade of our iconic and historic Camden Square residence on Saturday, October 16th. 
The #IamIrish exhibition aims to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in the Irish community and diaspora. Expect a celebration of culture with speakers and spoken word performances from London and Ireland. Afterwards, go inside and warm up in the friendly Hub bar. 

This is a free event.

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The Art is Being Seen 23rd Oct 2021

IamIrish heads to Chicago

#IAmIrish Portrait Exhibition

Following successful showings in Dublin, New York, London and a variety of locations throughout Ireland and the UK, #IAmIrish comes to Chicago as part of the Irish Books, Art and Music Festival (iBAM!).

#IAmIrish is a collection of simple yet powerful portraits of Irish people. Each of the faces featured in the exhibition is a poignant and direct affirmation of the diversity and beauty of Irishness, both on the Island of Ireland and throughout the global Irish diaspora.

# IAmIrish will be on display during the Irish Books Art and Music (iBAM!) Festival taking palace on Saturday 23rd October between 12 P.M and 8 P.M at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox. Ave, Chicago, IL 60630). IBAM is a free event.

#IAmIrish comes to Chicago though a partnership between Ireland Network Chicago, Irish Community Services and the IBAM! Festival.

The Art of Being Seen Panel Discussion

The Art of Being Seen—Visibility in Irish Arts and Media brings together diverse Irish creatives working across a range of artistic disciplines to explore racial representations of Irishness in the arts and media. Drawing on their collective lived and artistic experiences, our panel will address the challenges, opportunities, and urgency of creating broader and more inclusive representations of being Irish.

Opening remarks will be provided by Consul General of Ireland to Chicago, Kevin Byrne. 

Join us in person or online!

Register here for the Live Stream

This panel discussion takes place at 3 P.M. on Saturday 23rd October as part the Irish Books, Art and Music (iBAM!) Festival happening at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630). IBAM! and The Art of Being Seen panel discussion are free events. 

The Art of Being Seen— Visibility in Irish Arts and Media is a collaboration between #IAmIrish, Ireland Network Chicago, Irish Community Services and the IBAM! Festival.

Meet the Panelists

Arveene – Dublin /London – Dj / Producer / Booker / Presenter

Lorraine Maher IamIrish Founder , Consultant, _Maker, Producer, Trainer

Ola Majekodunmi Broadcaster & Journalist, Presenter, Gaeilgeoir

Storie Storie – BHM Special with Alim Kamara Saturday 23rd Oct 2021 10am ( Irish Time )

Bring all the family to Join us for Black History Month Stories with the acclaimed Story teller extraordinaire Alim Kamara on our youtube and Facebook channels

 HAIR workshops on Sunday 24th October.

Nadine Celeste is a self trained Hair stylist specialising in curly and textured hair. Coming from a Performing arts background, through networking and client referral she had the opportunity to work with many industry professionals. She has over ten years experience in styling, wig making, braids, extensions, and natural looks. You can find her on @celesteyourhair

All workshops will take place on zoom

To book your free place pls email letting us know your preference of workshop .

PLEASE NOTE places are limited. We will let you know if you have been given a place on at least 2 days before the workshop. ( Please do check Junk mail or put us on your safe list )

Workshop 1

12noon – 1pm

Introduction to curly and afro hair- textures types

Hair care, protective styles and Maintenance 

Demo on a simple twist 

Demo on a simple braid 

Natural hair tutorial 

Question and Answer

Workshop 2

1.15pm – 2.15pm

Introduction to curly and afro hair- textures types

Hair care, protective styles and maintenance 

Demo Cainrow/Cornrow/Dutch braid/French Plait

Question and Answer 
Workshop 3

2.30pm -3.30pm

Introduction to curly and afro hair- textures types

Hair care, protective styles and maintenance 

Demo- How to add extensions 

Question and Answer