Monday, January 21, 2013

Debt, Solvency and Vision - Talk by Ray Yeates (DCC Arts Officer)

Tuesday 22nd Jan, at 1pm - at The Irish Stock Exchange, 28 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Ray Yeates is the CEO of Temple Bar Cultural Trust and Dublin City Council Arts Officer

In present day Ireland the threat of debt and solvency is a constant in our lives manifest in fears like liquidation, foreclosure and personal liability.

This talk will address issues of what we owe to ourselves in order to be able to meet what we owe to others. A clear vision of the path we must walk with ourselves in order to rid ourselves of this overwhelming burden will be addressed by Ray Yeates from the very floor of the Irish Stock Exchange which on the one hand can generate enormous wealth but also that same wealth can generate overwhelming hardship on a society through the levying of the great debt that Ireland finds itself in at the moment.  

It is not often, with all the media coverage on the doom and gloom and the state of Ireland, that you get a light gleaming for an instant.  Debt, Solvency and Vision is that glimmer of gleaming light. 

"What do you do when you fall far from help?  We wait till we can get up. Then we go on. On! " Samuel Beckett


This talk will address how to care for the self while working to resolve the overwhelming issues of personal liabilities in the bankrupt Ireland of today. You are not what you owe and you are not the property of others.  The most important asset in all of this is YOU.




Ray Yeates comes with a vast experience of personal and professional entrepreneurship which involved, as Artistic Director, putting the Ballymun Axis Arts Centre on the cultural map and advancing the relationship between culture and communities the personal trials and tribulations of the artistic creative journey are brought to bear in this exciting creative approach to unstanding better our relationship with debt, with particular emphasis on personal debt and solvency. He has been involved with the cultural industries for the best part of 30 years producing, writing, directing and leading many different cultural enterprises both at home and abroad. He is at present spearheading Dublin City Councils Arts plan and cultural vision for the future.


"Use your head, can't you, use your head. You're on earth, there's no cure for that!" S. Beckett






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