The 100 Festival

RESHEDULED DATE: 15th October 2022 - Mount Stewart 10am - 4pm. The event is free.

The 100 is a project in Northern Ireland focused on sharing the stories from 100 women connected to this beautiful land.

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Don’t miss this one-off event, celebrating the Planting of the '100 Book’ in a capsule on the grounds. The book contains 100 pages of unique art (poetry, stories, painting, photography, embroidery and more) created by 100 women. The book was created in the height of lockdown and centres on themes of belonging and connection to the earth. It was crafted by a local artist Wilhelmina Peace by handmade, sustainable and ethical materials and methods. Before being planted the book will tour all counties in Northern Ireland with Libraries NI. The book will be documented with PRONI.

The ‘100 Book’ will be buried in the luscious surrounds of Mount Stewart, where it will stay unopened for 100 years in a time capsule. The day will include talks, writing workshops, music, dance workshops, Baby yoga and an artisan market all performed/hosted by women from all corners of the community and will be open to everyone to join, connect, learn and experience the array of cultures present in NI.

The Essence Of The 100

No one would argue that there is much healing needed in the world. The idea of planting 100 voices is not to hide or silence but quite the opposite. It is a connection with voice and the land, nurturing the earth for reconciliation with the land, harvesting a better world and symbolizing new growth of togetherness. For us all we would like to think that in 100 years the imbalance issues we face now with gender discrimination, sectarianism, racism, and lack of care of our planet and will no longer exist. The 100 women in the book represent this hope. For the 100 participants, this is a deep journey of self-learning - sense of belonging at this moment in time and self-representation and message to those viewing each of the particpants pages in 100 years after they have have gone. The project started in 2021 the centenary year of Northern Ireland. Some may recognise this and some may not. And that is OK. The project is about 100 Women in the here & now.

The 100 Project Team

Kerry Anderson, Wilhelmina Peace, Charo Lanao, Cony Ortiz, Orla Hasson, Tessa Ann

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