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Seanchoíche x NOW Gallery: Creativity and Community

On 16 January, 6-9pm, Seanchoíche (pronounced Shanna-Key-Ha) will host a storytelling evening in NOW Gallery for our first NOW Later event in 2024, alining with Robyn Lynch’s exhibtion ‘Greetings From Ireland’. Seanchoíche is a storytelling night where people with little or lots of experience get up and tell a story. Hosted by Niamh O’Donoghue, all stories on the evening will revolve around the theme of Creativity and Community.

Telling a stories on the evening will be Fashion Designer Robyn Lynch, as well as Bella Okuya of The Photography Foundation and Ashley Joiner of Queercircle.


Robyn Lynch
Running until 25 Feb 2024, ‘Greetings From Ireland‘ is NOW Gallery’s 2023 Fashion Commission by Dublin-born designer Robyn Lynch. Her collections look to the past to invigorate the future, paying homage to retro culture whilst being rooted firmly in contemporary silhouettes and processes. By incorporating Irish iconography such as shamrocks and the colour green, she subverts tacky stereotypes into tasteful motifs.

Niamh O’Donoghue
Niamh O’Donoghue is a is a journalist and social media content strategist from Ireland, working in London. She is currently Global Head of Social at Stella McCartney, and has previously held roles at Victoria Beckham, British Vogue and Drest. Over the last ten years, Niamh has been helping brands to tell their stories through strategic partnerships and innovative content. She is also the co-host of fashion and culture podcast, Back Row.

Bella Okuya
Bella is a visual artist working across moving image, photography, and installation. Her work primarily revolves around navigating the political and the poetic within the collective consciousness of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities. It is underpinned by the three pillars of sound, silence, and spirituality, drawing inspiration from spirituality from the Global South, minimalism, and the durational slow filmmaking movement. Bella is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship MFA Photography with Parsons, The New School, New York. She has created two publications, a participatory photo zine about sight loss in the London, and a recent photo book about women of colour in photography called Negative Space. Bella is also Associate Director of The Photography Foundation, located in Greenwich Peninsula’s Design District.

NOW Gallery and Seanchoíche would love to invite you to tell your story. A chill environment and a safe space to share, this could be a personal anecdote that you’d tell a mate in the pub or a more serious piece, a piece of fiction, a poetry piece, or anything that you consider a story. If you are interested in telling a story revolving around Creativity and Community apply here.

And more to be announced!

Seanchoíche is a storytelling platform founded in Dublin that currently runs in several countries across Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Belfast, Limerick and further afield.

We host nights for people from all corners to come and listen and engage with spoken stories, ranging from personal anecdotes, monologues, fictional narratives, to poetry pieces and anything in between.

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