This Thursday, 4th August, 2022,
in the Phoenix Women’s SHED,
we will be contributing to Amber Women’s Refuge Project - One Million Stars Ireland, in solidarity against domestic abuse and violence.
Bring scissors and paper to make stars.
Amber’s One Million Stars Ireland project is an inclusive community arts project connecting communities across Ireland in solidarity against domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Each eight-point star woven represents light, hope and solidarity against domestic, sexual and gender based violence, promoting the project’s eight points of healthy love within relationships.
Connecting communities through the art of star weaving and group star weaving workshops, Amber’s One Million Stars Ireland project has worked with diverse groups including transition year students, care home residents, Syrian women’s groups, Respond, Rehab Ireland, Mental Health Ireland, Family Resource Centres, Healthy Ireland, Irish Girl Guides, Irish County Women’s Association, Irish Wheelchair Association and many other groups, businesses, and individual star weavers across the country. They launched the project in Kilkenny in 2019; there are now star weaving communities in 18 counties across Ireland. Together they have woven over 100,000 stars to end violence in Ireland.
Amber’s One Million Stars Ireland project is part of the global One Billion Stars project, founded in Australia in 2012 by artist Maryann Talia Pau after the rape and murder of an Irish woman living in Melbourne. The project was brought to Ireland by Art Therapist Siobhan McQuillan and Amber Women’s Refuge.
10.30a.m. Pipers Band Hall, Matt Talbot Rd, (behind SuperValu), Tralee
Phoenix Women’s Centre and Shed, Market Place, Maine Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Tel 066 9130430