Episode 1. Can the past indicate our future? 1918 Spanish flu and theatres in the US

With the news that events in Germany have been cancelled until at least October 2020 and events with capacities over 5000 are banned in Ireland until the end of August, industry professionals are looking to each other and news articles to find some indication of how our industry will be …

Trafalgar Square turns into a giant shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day

On Wednesday 13th March we did something exciting. I had this crazy idea to create a giant human shamrock in central London to celebrate London Irish relationships, inclusivity, community and to do something fun ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. We invited 200 people from all over London (and the world!) to come together, wearing green, in Trafalgar Square and form a giant human shamrock.

Aerial view of Trafalgar Square human shamrock

The weather was magically dry and when we all got in position to hold hands, the sun came out. We even had Angela Brady take part and a visit from visiting Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue who joined in for a photo.

Thanks to Tourism Ireland for sponsoring this feat and to the team at Mayor of London events for helping produce this once in a lifetime challenge which was a huge success. Trafalgar Square was bursting with joy and community spirit. Bringing people together is what this is all about.

Now to start planning for London St. Patrick’s Day 2020.