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Writingandideas

Festival of Writing & Ideas at Borris

A weekend of literature and inspiration, held annually at Borris House & village. 11th - 13th June 2021 (2020 tickets valid or refunded)

Borris House, Co. Carlow, IRL

Joined on 22 April, 2014

http://www.festivalofwritingandideas.com

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📢 Tonight is the night! @Rubywax and @campbellclaret DREAMING OF A BETTER FUTURE - don't miss it! Get your tickets to watch LIVE at 6:30pm GMT tonight or later on-demand!

#mentalhealth #depressions #comedy #livingbetter #andnowforthegoodnews #hope

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Quoted @carolecadwalla

A hugely important important statement of from the president of the European Commission. Time's up for tech platforms spreading disinformation with impunity. 'Hate speech & fake news is...a danger to democracy'. The USA is 'a sobering warning' 👏👏👏

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Quoted @carlowtourism

@Writingandideas @borrishouse holding series of online events. Tomorrow, Fri 22nd 6.30pm is RUBY WAX & ALASTAIR CAMPBELL.
Details & tickets here


#carlow #carlowtourism #staysafe #5km #irelandsancienteast @discoverirl #tourismireland @CarlowLEO #borris

Only one more day until our next Winter Series virtual event! Ruby Wax and Alastair Campbell on DREAMING OF A BETTER FUTURE! Don't miss it, get your tickets at Live Jan 22, 6:30pm GMT, or watch later on demand. #MentalHealthMatters #mentalhealthireland

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Should there be tougher regulation on digital and social media? What concrete action could be taken to preserve our democratic values?
Don’t miss it! Tickets (live or on demand)
#fakenews #misinformation #truth #lies @RTE @RTE_Culture #supportingthearts

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Feb 18th, 6:30pm GMT, as part of our Winter Series, passionate campaigners for truth David Puttnam and @carolecadwalla will talk about how the unstoppable spread of fake news and disinformation have led to a collapse of trust in political institutions.

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In this timely and important conversation, they will outline how the unchecked power of digital platforms, the lack of accountability and the inaction of Western governments have contributed to the erosion of democracy and trust.

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Misinformation, fake news and the resulting loss of faith and trust in political institutions have not only plagued America, but many other countries, including the UK.

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In his inauguration speech, @POTUS targeted an insidious foe: Lies - "Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit." @washingtonpost

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Replying to @FrazzledCafe: Our founder @Rubywax will be chatting #mentalhealth and 'dreaming of a better future' this Friday, as part of the @Writin

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Our founder @Rubywax will be chatting #mentalhealth and 'dreaming of a better future' this Friday, as part of the @Writingandideas festival.

Join the discussion here:

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Replying to @MoLI_Museum: The latest #CityofBooks is up now on RadioMoLI! 📻 In this episode Anne Enright speaks to @DevlinMartina about how Ireland…

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The latest #CityofBooks is up now on RadioMoLI! 📻 In this episode Anne Enright speaks to @DevlinMartina about how Ireland has changed in recent years and how this has contributed to her writing. @DublinCityofLit @artscouncil_ie

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GQ's 'Ten coolest things to do from home right now' says we need to tune in to Ruby Wax in conversation with Alastair Campbell this Friday.

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Replying to @Rubywax: Mindfulness tips for teens: Don’t mention it, because whatever you say they won’t do. Just walk the talk and if they like what…

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Mindfulness tips for teens: Don’t mention it, because whatever you say they won’t do. Just walk the talk and if they like what they see, they will follow. Raising a child is more about ‘connection than correction’.

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#AntonyBeevor described the book as 'The most powerful and disturbing book that I have ever read' via @spectator

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Taking events from the Spanish Civil War, the 2 World War, Bosnia, DRC and the more recent ordeal of the Yazidi women they will reflect upon how this crime is perpetrated systematically to inflict maximum humiliation and they will shed light on the plight of the victims.

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In case you missed it, check out this great article by @peterfrankopan on @christinalamb's wonderful book Our Bodies, Their Battlefield

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Jan 28th 6:30pm GMT marks the third event of our Winter Series - THE ETERNAL WAR AGAINST WOMEN
@christinalamb (of @thesundaytimes) and #AntonyBeevor will discuss rape as a weapon of war throughout history.

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Our new project launched today - starting with Colm Toibin talking to Stephen Fry; Ruby Wax with Alastair Campbell; Antony Beevor with Christina Lamb @Writingandideas online to get us through the winter. Reserve tickets now, or get one for a pal.

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