In June 2012, Theatre Forum teamed up with Audiences NI and the Northern Ireland Theatre Association (NITA) to produce the first ever All-Ireland Arts Conference. 

Taking place in the Lyric Belfast on June 14 & 15, and curated by Maureen Kennelly, the main objective of the conference was to enhance networking among artists and arts practitioners throughout the island of Ireland... in essence to CONNECT! 

354 delegates attended and you can access the full programme, look at photos and watch/ listen to a wide range of videos and podcasts below. 




Sound files

Welcome by Ciaran McAuley, CEO, Lyric Theatre

Introduction by Maureen Kennelly, Conference Curator


Afternoon Parallels I

Thursday 14 June








Afternoon Parallels II

Thursday 14 June




Morning Parallels

Friday 15 June










Afternoon Parallels

Friday 15 June






Closing Session