Quotidian Upcoming Events

Strabane- Poetry Reading by Maureen Boyle

Join us for ‘Strabane’, a unique performance by poet Maureen Boyle and composer Úna Monaghan. Award-winning poet Maureen Boyle is originally from Sion Mills. Her long-form narrative poem explores her family history, the story of Strabane and its links with Sion Mills and Donegal.Úna Monaghan is one of Ireland’s outstanding composers and harpists. In this new score she combines traditional instruments and melodies with contemporary electronic digital innovations and field recordings. She performs this specially composed piece in response to Maureen’s poem. This is a Facebook event, recorded at the Alley Theatre in Strabane.
Time: Thursday 27th May 19.30pm. Venue: Alley Theatre Online.


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Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from National Lottery Funds

SAME/Difference - The Hearth


Have you wanted to tell your story, but aren't sure how to?

Hope survives best at the hearth (Rick Riordan)

SAME/Difference -The Hearth is a series of creative writing and photography workshops for individuals resident in Northern Ireland.
This course is intended to promote gender equality, anti-racism and a peaceful and shared society based on reconciliation in Northern Ireland by offereing participants the opportunity to explore their own and others cultural expression in a friendly and supportive environment.
We are particularly keen to welcome participants from the new communities; those whose countries of origin are other than Northern Ireland , but who now call it ‘home’.
Our Workshops are open to all participants and no previous experience is necessary.  Fluency in written English is not essential; to foster creative expression participants are encouraged to write in their preferred language of fluency and we will help to  share some of their work in English.  All workshops will be delivered online via Zoom. Workshops are FREE, but places are limited, so early booking is advised!  Join us to tell your story with words and images, in our series of themed workshops! 

This series of workshops will be facilitated by artists Viviana Florentino, Nandi Jola and Bernarde Lynn. Further information on the artists and the SAME /Difference Project:


Experiment with poetry and prose to express yourself, tell your story and hear the stories of others.


Explore and expand your cultural awareness through creative writing, developing your awareness around ‘belonging’.


Capture your personal story through meaningful images using a smartphone, disposable camera or whatever you have to hand.

DATES: Creative Writing: Friday Mornings 10am -12pm starting 19th February 2021 to 12th March 2021. Photography: Tuesday 23rd February to evenings 7.30 to 8.30pm starting 23rd February to 16th March 2021. Showcase Event: A celebratory event to share the writing and images generated by the participants on the 25th March 2021.

TO REGISTER: please download and fill in the registration form and send it back to: maria@quotidian.ie

These workshops are part of an evolving series, which engages with the citizens of Northern Ireland to show the diversity of Northern Ireland by making the lives and stories of our participants visible. Through our workshops we aim to promote belonging, diversity, identity, languages, inclusion, and awareness of the lived experiences of our participants, including anti-racist, anti-sectarian practice, and gender equal.

'Sky, You Are Too Big'

Artists for International Migrants’ Day

On Thursday, 17th December 2020, at 19:00, join us to celebrate International Migrants Day!

Artists: Siobhan Brown, Wilhelmina Peace, Frederic Huska, Una Lee, Nandi Jola, Viviana Fiorentino, Dragoş Muşat. An event of music, poetry and visual art. Celebrating languages and cultural diversity. The event is FREE but booking is essential! 

Sponsored by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Community Relations Council

The SAME/Difference Project launches on the 16th of September

SAME/Difference is a creative writing and photography project, funded by Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council, Peace IV and facilitated by poets Maria McManus, Nandi Jola, Viviana Fiorentino and photographer Bernarde Lynn. It celebrates the creative talent of people from different cultural backgrounds.