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Submissions deadline: 21st July 2024

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality would like to invite submissions to the August 2024 edition of the Smashing Times Newsletter, which goes out on Thursday, 1 August. The theme is ‘Sport and Culture’.

Sport can be defined as an activity involving physical exertion and skill, in which an individual or team competes against another, or others, for entertainment. We’ve seen a lot of it recently, with the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship (the Euros) in its final stages, and the Paris Olympic Games beginning at the end of the month, not to mention the ongoing All-Ireland Football, Hurling, and Camogie championships closer to home, which have provided plenty of entertainment so far.

Culture can be described as the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society, in addition to its arts and sciences. Sport can be considered a part of culture. But can it be seen as an artform? When a Serena Williams, a Lionel Messi, or a Katie Taylor pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in their respective sport, is this tantamount to what Nina Simone did with a microphone, Jack B Yeats with a paint brush, or Shakespeare with a pen? Whatever your response to this theme, we can’t wait to see how you approached it. The deadline is Sunday, 21 July, 2024. Click here for more information on how and what to submit.

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