“Coming of Age”, a literary cabaret with Paul Lynch

A “Coming of Age” Literary Cabaret at Buswells Hotel with Paul Lynch, in aid of Mental Health Reform.

Bethencourt Productions monthly Literary Cabaret at Buswells Hotel presents a special fundraising event in aid of Mental Health Reform’s campaign for 24/7 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. Paul Lynch, award-winning author of three novels is our celebrity guest. Drawing from the comedy, music and theatre scene in Dublin, MC Leonor Bethencourt, brings artists together once a month to celebrate literature.  The theme on July 21st will be “Coming of Age”. The evening will comprise theatre scenes, comedy & musical acts in the historical landmark that is Buswells Hotel.

Mental Health Reform are very grateful to Bethencourt Productions for choosing MHR to benefit from this wonderful evening of entertainment. The money raised in aid of Mental Health Reform will directly benefit the campaign for 24/7 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, so services are there for all children and young people in their hour of need. This year, a significant improvement is needed in access to out-of-hours mental health services for children and adolescents. The coalition wants to achieve a commitment by the HSE to extend child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to be available to children and young people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most CAMHS services are only open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  If a child or young person experiences severe mental distress out-of-hours, often the only place they can go, or their concerned parents can take them, is to an Emergency Department, which is not an appropriate place for children and young people in severe mental distress.

This special Coming of Age show will feature works of literature which capture the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescent sexuality and teenage angst.  Celebrity guest, author Paul Lynch will be reading from his epic coming of age novel “Grace”: a sweeping, Dickensian story of a young girl on a life-changing journey across nineteenth century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine.

Further information, contact Leonor Bethencourt at:

087 971 9151 /  leo.beth@gmail.com

Time:           7.00 p.m.

Date:          Sunday July 21st

Venue:         Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Tickets:       25euro/22euro (students & OAPs) through Eventbrite and on the door


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