A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition. The standard was very high, so high in fact that we had to increase the number of entries that we sent through to the final round of judging to thirteen, instead of ten.
Alongside the pictures below are the names of the monologues or playlets about life in the UK, inspired by work from selected contemporary Irish artists that the judges thought reflected the immigrant experience and put through to the final. The four overall winners are:
- All Ears by Paul Ryan
- Paddy by Jules Garvey Welch
- Roundstone Cowboys by J P Murtagh
- Wavering Martin by J P Murtagh
These and some of the other entries will be performed at the: Camden Irish Centre, London NW1 5BX at 7.30pm. Click here to buy tickets.
The Galtymore by Bernard Canavan
Wavering Martin(i) by J P Murtagh- Mam, now in her 70s and in a care home recalls an eventful night at the Galtymore Dance Hall when the police had to be called. Winner
Roundstone Cowboys by Cloe Cloherty
Roundstone Cowboys by JP Murtagh –Kitty and Bridie are out for a walk when they see this beautiful picture hanging in a gallery in Hampstead High Street, which brings back memories. Winner
- 2. Paddy by Jules Garvey Welch anticipates the arrival of a girl that he met on the internet. Winner
Leaving it All Behind by Jimmy Lawlor
1.Magda reflects on her decision not to get married in Church.
2. Jonathan explains the reasons why he left Belfast
We will be notifying the winners by February 9th 2018. We appreciate that this was later than had been announced but is because we extended the closing date to 18th January 2018.
For more information about the competition click here and you will be taken to the information page