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SHAPPI KHORSANDI – Mistress and Misfit
Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women’s lib wasn’t a ‘thing’ in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
MARK BOURKE- I want an irish passport !
Since brexit the irish embassy has been overwhelmed with applications for irish passports
But what does it mean to be Irish in the 21st century ?
Award winning irish comic Mary bourke presents her hilarious guide to being authentically irish