Creative Circle Kerry - The Collaboration Series
Join creatives, techies, makers and freelance folk interested in connecting, finding collaborators and discovering more about what's happening in the Kerry scene
We invite friends of Creative Circle Kerry to explore topics in conversation and share their word followed by speed networking. There'll be ample opportunity to connect with the creative community, see familiar faces and find out what's going on across Kerry and the South West!
11:00 - 11:10 : tune in, get comfortable and welcomes
11:10 - 11:30 : Creative Conversations with Bryan O’Sullivan - Winner of Elle British Design Award 2020 and proud Kerryman
11.30 - 11.50 : speed networking
11:50 - 11:55 : Dairena Ní Chinnéide spoken word
11:55 - 12:00 : Wrap
Bryan O’Sullivan is an established interior architect, who has worked with industry leaders including Annabelle Selldorf and David Collins. He established the Bryan O’Sullivan Studio in London in 2013 and his team now creates amazing interiors for private residences as well as hotels, chalets and even luxury yachts. In recent years the studio has gone from strength to strength, winning the Elle Decoration Interior Designer of the Year award for 2020.
O’Sullivan is particularly talented at orchestrating hospitality spaces, it’s in his DNA. As a young boy, his first taste of design was sketching toy houses with his grandfather; a builder, hotelier and self-taught draftsman. Closer to home his parents ran a restaurant, coffee shop and bar in Kenmare, County Kerry. ‘When they were opening a new bar I got really involved, designing everything down to the teacups. I also used to chef there during the summers,’ he says.
Dairena Ní Chinnéide is a bilingual poet and author of ten collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Fé Gheasa : Spellbound (Arlen House, 2016). Deleted is her first collection in English. Her other Irish language collections include An Trodaí & Dánta Eile / The Warrior & Other Poems (Cló Iar Chonnacht, 2006), Cloithear Aistear Anama (Coiscéim, 2013), and Labhraíonn Fungie / Fungie Speaks (Ponc Press, 2015).
Dairena has received numerous awards for her writing including Irish Language Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. She was Irish Language Writer-in-Residence for Dublin City University (DCU) for 2017-2018. She has performed her poetry at festivals and literary events throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States of America.
Her new collection, Tairseach, published by Éabhlóid, will be launched end of May/beginning of June 2021. Details to be announced soon.
Creative Circle is a vibrant community designed by creatives, for creatives.
Creative Circle is the home to creatives, techies, makers and freelance folks in Kerry. Its where you come to make new connections and find your next collaborator, share ideas and advice, get inspired and find out more about what's happening in the creative scene here.
We hosts regular events and a community platform where you can forge connections for collaboration between creative talent and with business networks, as well as showcase work.
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