#5 slow:series at Show & Tell

11.30am : saturday 19th november 2016

show & tell creative conference, smock alley theatre, dublin

Show & Tell is a creative conference and Christmas Design Fair taking place in Smock Alley Theatre on Saturday 19th of November by Dublin City Council and the Local Enterprise Office. Tickets are €40 and are available here. As part of a series of talks taking place on the day, slow:series has assembled four stellar speakers to talk about themes along the slow spectrum. Kathy Scott of The Trailblazery and Census of the Heart will speak about the power of slow. Social campaigner Ruairí McKiernan will talk about how to take a slow, compassionate approach to internal and external criticism. Sunday Times journalist and author Eithne Shortall will talk about shifting gears between writing for work and writing for literature. Dave Smith of Mabos will talk about how to navigate creative change.


Kathy Scott

For the last 15 years, Kathy Scott has worked exclusively as a curator, creative producer, communications director and project leader and strategist in the Arts, Cultural and Social arena. She founded The Trailblazery (Census of The Heart, Resolution, We Need To Talk About Ireland, Rites of Passage), is the creative director of the ireland: iceland project, and curates and produces The Wonderlust Stage and Body & Soul Festival. Kathy will be speaking about harnessing the power of slow in your work and life. www.thetrailblazery.com

Ruairí McKiernan

Ruairí McKiernan is an award winning social innovator, campaigner, writer and speaker. He is a Fulbright scholar and a Presidential appointee to Ireland’s Council of State. Ruairí is the founder of the pioneering SpunOut.ie youth organisation, a co-founder of the Uplift campaigning organisation, and part of the founding team of the A Lust For Life wellbeing movement. Ruairí is also a regular contributor to national media on social justice, youth and community issues, civic leadership and wellbeing. Ruairí will be speaking about how to deal with criticism, both internal and external, in a compassionate way. @ruairimckiernan | www.ruairimckiernan.com 

Eithne Shortall

Eithne Shortall is a writer. She is chief arts writer for the Sunday Times Ireland where she carries out weekly interviews, has a fortnightly culture column and covers the arts generally. She also writes a weekly column on the arduous task of trying to buy a house. Her first novel, Love in Row 27, will be published in the UK and Ireland in August 2017. She is a currently trying to write (or even start) the second. Eithne will be speaking about the difference between writing for work and writing for literature, and how to change gears between the two. @eithneshortall

Dave Smith

Dave Smith has had a long-standing affinity with creative culture. It began with the inception of his advertising company, micromedia.ie, designed to promote indy culture & arts. This led to founding & curating Kings of Concrete festival for 7 years which in turn led directly to the creation of Mabos, a multi-purpose arts warehouse space in Grand canal dock. The closure of Mabos, despite garnering huge support, presented a unique situation of forced change. Dave will tell his ideas on how to navigate change. Where does the energy flow when the channel goes? How can we move forward with purpose?