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Belfast - Lyric Theatre

Chelsea Clinton in Conversation

Talks & Discussions
Location Belfast - Lyric Theatre
Date 29 June 2022
Time 5:00PM

Join Chelsea Clinton for this special in conversation event where she will discuss the importance of amplifying women’s stories.

Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. Although we are living through a time of upheaval and tumult around the globe, we are also living in an era of gutsy women from all walks of life.

Joyce McCartan and Monica Williams along with the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition were crucial to the peace process in Northern Ireland. Women made progress possible for all us. However, women’s work is more likely to go unrecognised – sometimes for centuries. It is past time for that to change.

Along with her mother, Chelsea Clinton wrote The Book of Gutsy Women to celebrate women who inspire them every day. They hope by sharing these stories, readers will take these examples to heart by finding their own unique way to make a mark on the world.

Following her debut on the Derry Girls Finale, Chelsea will be joined in this special conversation with Derry Girls star Tara Lynne O’Neill (Mary Quinn). An incredibly versatile actor, she has appeared on stage and screen playing dozens of diverse roles. On screen, she appeared in Line of Duty, The Fall and the award winning film Omagh amongst others. Her latest play Rough Girls was filmed and aired on BBC 4 in early 2022.

Meet Chelsea Clinton

Born on February 27, 1980, in Little Rock, Arkansas, Chelsea Clinton spent part of her youth as a public figure as the daughter of President Bill Clinton and future Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She attended Stanford University and went to Columbia for an MPH before becoming an NBC News correspondent in 2011, a position she held for just shy of three years. She is an advocate for women’s rights, AIDS research and global humanitarianism.

As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton works alongside the Foundation’s leadership and partners to improve lives and inspire emerging leaders across the United States and around the world. This includes the Foundation’s early child initiative Too Small to Fail, which supports families with the resources they need to promote early brain and language development; and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a global program that empowers student leaders to turn their ideas into action. A longtime public health advocate, Chelsea also serves on the board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and uses her platform to increase awareness around issues such as vaccine hesitancy, childhood obesity, and health equity.

Getting Here

  • The Lyric Theatre is at the junction of Ridgeway Street and Stranmillis Embankment, 50m from the Kings Bridge. From Belfast City Centre it is a 30 minute walk (2.5km) at an average pace.

  • There is no car park at the theatre, however, on-street parking is available along the Stranmillis Embankment. There’s also an 100-vehicle car park at the junction of Stranmillis Road and Stranmillis Embankment (400m walk away).

The closest bus stop is at the junction of the Stranmillis Road and Ridgeway Street, 200m from the Lyric. The stop is served by the Translink Metro Bus Service 8a and 8d, which depart from Donegall Square East at the side of Belfast City Hall (outside Ulster Bank headquarters). The nearest train station is Botanic Avenue, 0.9 miles away (a 17 minute walk). Plan your journey with Translink here.