Photo taken by Dr. Seán Kennedy.
- The Cyril Byrne Memorial Lecture - presents Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Independence Day, and notable works including Canada, The Sportswriter, and The Lay of the Land. He will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, McNally Theatre Auditorium.
- Irish Film Series - 12 Days in July (1997) and Sisters of the Lodge (2011) is being shown at the Screening Room at NSCAD on 1649 Brunswick Street. Free to all. Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
12 Days in July is an insightful documentary about the 1997 crisis at Dumcree, Portadown. Director Margo Harkin and her team gained the trust of the otherwise media-shy participants, allowing for highly detailed and deeply personal reflection on the issues Northern Ireland faced and the challenges that still lay ahead.
Sisters of the Lodge explores the ceremonies and traditions of the women behind the Orange Order. Allowed unprecedented access to this secretive order, filmmaker Alison Millar has made an intimate documentary allows these women an opportunity to voice their concerns, fears, and aspirations for their organization.
- Beyond the Reel: The Irish Famine, Filmmakers and a Historian - Dr. Mark McGowan will be talking about his book Death or Canada: The Great Famine Migration and Toronto, 1847 being made into an Irish-Canada docudrama, which was nominated for a Gemini and IFTA award. Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. Dr. McGowan will be giving his talk at the Akins Room, Public Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax.