Banter is an ongoing series of public interviews, conversations and discussions. We tell stories about this, that and the other.
Since starting out in July 2009, we have covered such topics as books, food, campaigning, photography, mindfulness, farming, Higgs boson, housing, nudge theory, innovation, football, politics, TV, climate change, cycling, new businesses, masculinity, craft beers, running, music festivals, David Bowie, technology, radio, Madonna and much, much more
Banter came into being in the upstairs room of the late, legendary Twisted Pepper in Dublin, but we have also hosted discussions at many Irish and international events and festivals including Web Summit, SXSW, Bloom, Other Voices, Ballymaloe Literary Festival, The Beatyard, The Big Grill, Make A Move, Cúirt International Festival of Literarture, Savour Kilkenny, Musictown, First Fortnight, Burren Winterage Festival, Shore Shots Film Festival, Electric Picnic, Galway Arts Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, CultureTECH, Kinsale Arts Festival, Earagail Arts Festival, GAZE International LBGT Film Festival, Mindfield, Darklight Festival, Hard Working Class Heroes and Quarter Block Party.
We’ve done Banters in tents, cafes, clubs, halls and pop-up venues. We’ve done them in an artist’s kitchen in Donegal (there was a Picasso on the wall), a pub and hardware shop in Dingle (you could buy a hammer and a pound of nails out front), a thatched cottage in Derry and a former bomb shelter in London. We’ve also Bantered on the city walls in Derry (an event soundtracked by a musketeer letting off a few shots), on the back of a lorry in the town square in Kinsale (and in the town’s beautiful Charles Fort) and in a barn in the heart of the Burren.
If you’re interested in having a Banter discussion at your event or festival, please get in touch. We also now produce Banter events for businesses and companies and would be happy to talk to you about this if you need more information.
Banter is produced by Jim Carroll