A little stage of curiosities nestled in the walled garden at Body & Soul; Wonderlust is dedicated to the exchange of wonder and ideas. Expect a bizarre bazaar of talks, music, discussion, performance & good times.
“The Wonderlust spirit is about curiosity & connection. We get excited about peering at the world through a whimsical lens, hosting brilliant conversations and creating delectable and sometimes debauched experiences just for you. We like to bring people from different walks of life on Wonderlust adventures. We come alive at special times of year in magical settings from enchanted woodlands, to old country piles. This year’s Wonderlust at Body & Soul is a pandora’s box of delights. Come and play with us.”
Music Line UP | Wonderlust at Night
Colm Mac Con Iomaire & Friends| Come on Live Long| Sacred Animals| Deaf Joe| Ryan Vail| Spook of the Thirteenth Lock| Hidden Highways| Selk| Valerie Francis| SORNE| Conor Walsh| Old Hannah| DJ Sally Cinnamon| Idiot Songs| Bairbre Anne| BQ Trio| Mike Smalle (DJ Set)| Kuv′ən: Laura Sheeran, Kate Ellis & Linda Buckley|
Conversation & Performance Line UP | Wonderlust by Day
The Unbearable Lightness of Being and other stories:
Author Michael Harding
in conversation with filmmaker Ruth Meehan on life, loss, love and Leitrim. Michael will also read from his bestselling memoir Staring at Lakes.
Digital Age Activism – win or lose?
‘Merely sitting, connecting or sharing something may provide a momentary burst of satisfaction but it may not be enough to actually change something on the ground.’ Laeeq Khan. Irish online activism won’t win the 2015 marriage equality referendum unless we take discussion and peaceful protest from Facebook & Twitter to the home and the hearth. Andrew Hyland Equality & Social Justice Campaigner hosts this conversation offline with Ailbhe Smyth (Feminist and Activist), Una Mullally (Journalist & Activist) and Max Krzyzanowski (Activist and former Mister Gay World).
with Victor Romanos and Stevie G. The Love God and friend of the stars is back at Wonderlust due to popular demand and a gap in his world domination tour. Expect bad gags, big hair and tight pants.
present The Holy Show – LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
This is a live chat show hosted by performance dynamo, modern day spiritual guru and recovering sex addict Neil Watkins (Year of Magical Wanking) with Rachel Keogh (Dying to Survive), Veronica Dyas, plus a live set from Buffalo Woman.
State of the Music Nation
: a conversation exploring the business of music making in Ireland right now & the global models of an emerging future. Hosted by Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact) & featuring Jim Carroll (On the Record) Nialler9, Brendan Canty (Feel Good Lost) & Aoife Flynn( asquared).
Food – The ties that bind.
A conversation exploring relationships and food by talking to two brothers, a husband and wife and close friends who work in three of Ireland’s most innovative food businesses. Hosted by Aoife Mac (Forkful), John and Sandy Wyer (Forrest Avenue) and Aisling Rogerson and Luca D’Alfonso (Fumbally).