‘Centenary’ was a live broadcast at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the evening of Easter Monday, 28th March 2016. ‘Centenary’ follows the course of Ireland’s story, out of the rich past of legend and myth, through a cultural and political awakening, and into a renewed sense of who we could be. The heroism of the Easter Rising, the difficulty of building the republic, and the struggles our parents endured so that we could have our freedom, are all acknowledged and remembered.

Today’s generation of artists tell the Centenary story in song, dance and poetry, gathering in figures of the past and present. The show hopes to honour the past, celebrate the present, and remind ourselves why we should be hopeful for the future.

Peter Canning was the Lighting Designer for ‘Centenary’.