Showcase of Irish artists in the London Irish Centre as part of the Culture Ireland GB18 Programme
Culture Ireland and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. attend event with Dermot O'Leary, Ed Sheeran, Loah, Eimear McGeown, Stephen James Smith, Lisa Hannigan, Luke Concannon and Andy Irvine.
Culture Ireland supported a Showcase of Irish artists in the London Irish Centre as part of the Culture Ireland GB18 Programme on 19 June attended by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. The event was hosted by Dermot O'Leary and also featured a special appearance by Ed Sheeran. Performing at the Showcase were exciting new voices from Ireland: Loah, Eimear McGeown and Stephen James Smith.
Also performing at the event were Ed and Dermot's special guests, Lisa Hannigan, Luke Concannon and Andy Irvine.
The special event, marking the plans for the redevelopment of the London Irish Centre, was also attended by Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Established in 1955, the London Irish Centre presents an annual programme of Irish artists supported by Culture Ireland. The centre has played a central role in the lives of the Irish community in London for over six decades. Tuesday's event marked the start of a plan to regenerate the Centre which will enable it to project a dynamic image of Ireland and present high quality Irish contemporary arts as well as provide an important resource for the Irish community in London.