Illuminate Herstory / 5-8th JANUARY 2018

Illuminate Herstory LIGHT FESTIVAL

5-8th January 2018

Illuminate Herstory is a new annual global light festival celebrating women and girls. Every year the Christmas lights go out over the weekend of Nollaig na mBan (Women's Little Christmas). Join us on the 5 - 8th January 2018 and together we will illuminate the world with women.

IRELAND CALLS ON HER SISTERS WORLDWIDE TO EMERGE FROM THE SHADOWS INTO THE LIGHT.

"The fact is women's achievements and struggles have been lost in the shadows for too long, resulting in global inequality and a regression of women's rights. That's why Herstory is using light, to highlight women's stories and turn the spotlight on inequality." 

 

A FESTIVAL FOR THE PEOPLE 

The beauty of light festivals is everyone can get involved - you can light up a national landmark or your living room. It's so simple. All you need is a light projector and some images from family photo albums or local archives. And there's no shortage of light projectors - you will find one in every classroom, boardroom, and bar. Illuminate Herstory is a grassroots festival and we hope people at home in Ireland will get involved and spread the word to friends and family in the Diaspora abroad.

JOIN US

For the official festival programme, there are 4 universal themes running over 4 nights, from 5-8th January 2018. From Monday 8th January 2018, the first day of the new school term, the #IlluminateHerstory theme is ‘Voices of the Future’. Students across the island of Ireland are invited to complete special workshops, illuminating classrooms with their heroines and visions for a ‘world of equals’ throughout the month of January. Click here to download the workshops.For the official festival programme, there are 4 universal themes running over 4 nights, from 5-8th January 2018. Click here to submit your event for inclusion in the programme. 

Herstory is calling on businesses to support this new light festival with an authentic thank you. Discover more.