Mathilde Daudet Takes Dublin By Storm With These Events Not To Be Missed

A number of events will take place in Dublin over the next few days focussing on gender identity and include panels with Mathilde Daudet and Ailbhe Smith.

Mathilde Daudet

Mathilde Daudet will be holding a number of events over the coming days to talk about trans womanhood and transfeminity in Dublin this weekend. Mathilde Daudet is a well known transgender journalist, artist and performer.


Spectacular Sexualities

Spectacular Sexualities will explore Drag, Queer Subcultures and Trans identity. It will start by exploring the booming underground queer scene of the 80s. Followed by Martin McCann, who will look back on the era before decriminalisation with talented writer Garry O’Neill.

The spectacular Mathilde Daudet will take to the stage next to be interviewed. Joining her for this session is French playwright Frank Berthier. Frank created Choisir de Vivre on stage. This play tells the story of Mathilde’s fictional biography, a story about her transition. The play was one of the most viewed plays of Autumn 2018.  The interview will explore topics such as trans-identities, trans-cultures, embodiment as well as performance.

DCU’s LGBT+ Society will be putting on a Drag Race performance, to give you the perfect end to the evening!

This event is completely free and is being held in DCU’s Glasnevin Campus, April 4, 5pm. Don’t miss out on this incredible night. Book your tickets here!


Franco-Irish Literary Festival

For the 20th edition of this festival, the chosen theme is “Women”. Writers, artists and other professionals are coming from all over the world to exchange experiences and their ideas on the theme of “Women”.

During the course of the festival, you will see panel discussions, interviews, readings, signings and exhibitions, all surrounding the theme of “Women”. So you definitely won’t run out events to go to!

This event will be opened by a panel entitled ‘Women, Emancipation and Freedom’. The speakers include Mathilde Daudet, Ailbhe Smyth, John Boyne and Marie Christine Vandoorne.

The Franco-Irish Literary Film Festival has a very exciting lineup of over 20 guests from French-speaking countries.

This event is also free and is taking place in Dublin Castle, April 5, 6 and 7. For more, see

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