Look back on an eventful year and look forward to what lies ahead with 2022 UnWrapped! Tune in to and get to know some of our global Irish family members as they recount their 2022 highlights, share stories, and give us something to look out for in 2023. See the full premiere schedule below.
Wednesday 14th December, 10:00 GMT – Damian Browne
Since retirement from professional rugby, Damian Browne has become one of the world’s foremost extreme adventurers; undertaking some of the most demanding physical and mental challenges on the planet.
Friday 16th December, 10:00 GMT – Ahmet Dede
Ahmet Dede is chef-owner of dede restaurant, located in the coastal town of Baltimore. His seasonal tasting menu celebrates the produce of West Cork and also draws on his Turkish heritage.
Sunday 18th December, 10:00 GMT – Osaro
Irish-Nigerian artist and activist Osaro’s work focuses on musical and spoken-word performances hoping to change the experiences of under-represented minorities, through her own brand of “cozy activism.” She is also the founder of the Fried Plantains Collective.
Tuesday 20th December, 10:00 GMT – Olesya Zdorovetska
Olesya Zdorovetska is a performer, composer and curator. She is the founder of the Ukrainian-Irish Cultural Platform and co-curator and producer of Phonica, a platform for new music and poetry in Dublin.
Thursday 22nd December, 10:00 GMT – Richard Malone
Richard Malone is an Irish artist and designer from Wexford, Ireland. Malone’s work across sculpture, fashion, textiles, performance and drawing has been celebrated internationally, winning numerous awards.
The 2022 Unwrapped series is presented and supported by To Be Irish, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs.