Experience an art exhibition in a humanitarian aid tent this Culture Night

16th September 2016

DUBLIN September 16th, 2016 UNICEF Ireland has pitched its Emergency Tent on Trinity’s idyllic playing fields for Culture Night, bringing attention to the plight of children caught up in disaster.

As part of our #EmergencyLessons campaign, an EU-wide programme highlighting the need for education during crisis, we are partnering with exciting young videographer and photographer Matthieu Chardon (@Matthieufilms) to host an exhibition of his work, shot on location in Nepal one year on from earthquake.

Matthieu’s work tells of the resilience of Nepal’s young people, and their determination to continue on with their education, in spite of enormous obstacles. Many of the children pictured have been living in tents for over a year, enduring hardship and missing out on school while facing the dangers of child trafficking, forced labour and early marriage.

This innovative exhibition will be opened on the night be #EmergencyLessons Ambassador Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (John Carney’s Sing St) (7.30pm arrival).

Visitors will see the premiere of a short film about Nepal, as well a stunning collection of images. Talk to our staff about the work we do, or take the time to write a note to one of the children we met in Nepal on our recent field trip with TV presenter Laura Whitmore and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo.

Afterwards, take a trip to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, using our virtual reality headsets. Zaatari is home to 130,000 Syrians fleeing violence and war. You’ll be shown around the camp by Sidra (12).

Join our #EmergencyLessons crew in front of The Pav, Trinity, Dublin September 16th, 5-11pm.

Millions of children around the world are out of school because of conflict, natural disaster or disease. For more on our #EmergencyLessons campaign, visit www.emergencylessons.ie

#EmergencyLessons is funded by the EU’s emergency fund ECHO. To find out more about ECHO, go to http://ec.europa.eu/echo/index_en

NOTE FOR DIGITAL NEWSDESKS AND PICTURE DESK

 

Photos and video of the project are available for your download here

 

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For more information contact: Aedín Donnelly, Communications Manager / Mob: +353 85 1395272 

 

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