Mad, Bad & Dangerous: A Celebration of ‘Difficult’ Women

A documentary series of interviews between influential Irish women over 70. These women have been blazing trails for 50 years. They were moving mountains long before hashtags. The relationship that intersects age, gender and public space has never been so fraught. The need to see, hear and prioritise older people has been rendered explicitly visible.

They are the ‘difficult’ women, the brass necks, the sharp, the fearless: the mad, the bad and the dangerous. Featuring Lelia Doolan, Bernadette McAliskey, Margaretta D’Arcy, Nell McCafferty, Pauline Cummins and Jo Murphy Lawless.

Broadcast on YouTube in four parts throughout September and October as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Pilot Light Edition and Bealtaine At Home. Produced by UP UP UP, with Copper Alley, in association with Dublin Fringe Festival and Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, with support from Galway County Council, Irish Women Lawyers Association, Community Knowledge Initiative at NUIG, Institute for Lifecourse and Society and Feminist Storytelling Network.

Photo by Joe O’Shaughnessy

Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Online

City/Town: Online / Online

County: Galway

Event dates: 15 Oct 2020 – 31 Oct 2020

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Event time: PREMIERE of new episodes on 20th & 22nd Oct, 7pm. Catch up on first 2 episodes from Oct 15th. (Available until Oct 31st)

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