Pantisocracy Season 3 2018 Episode 7 ‘Room at the Table’
Broadcast 14th August 2018 - 22.00 - 23.00 on RTÉ Radio 1
In this episode of the ‘cabaret of conversations’ called ‘Room at the Table’ host Panti Bliss’s guests are architect Grainne Hassett, singers Susie Q and Síomha, actor/writer Stephen Jones, and visual artist Vukasin Nedeljković.
In this show Panti hosts a conversation around what makes a more open society. Vukasin Nedeljković shares his journey, from war in the Balkans to making a life here by turning his experience as an asylum seeker, in Direct Provision, into art in his Asylum Archive. Meditation coach Susie Q performs her song ‘Home’ inspired by images of children escaping conflict and architect Grainne Hassett talks of how similar stories of refugees fleeing war, prompted her to go and work in the refugee camps in Calais. Writer and actor Stephen Jones shares the story of his play From Eden and talks about making the film Dublin Oldschool with fellow Tallaght native Emmet Kirwan. Síomha, who comes from County Clare, the heartland of traditional Irish music, performs her songs ‘Spéir Rua an Iúil’, and ‘Why Did We Fall in Love?’ and explains why the Marriage Equality Referendum made her decision to move home from Canada all that bit easier.