On Easter Monday 28 March 2016 at 10 am the Aisling Society will commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising with a reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. The Proclamation, originally read 100 years ago outside the GPO in Dublin by rebel leader Padraic Pearse, will be read outside the GPO in Martin Place, Sydney by renowned Irish-Australian actor Maeliosa Stafford of O’Punsky’s Theatre Company. The reading will be followed by a screening of films about the Easter Rising at the Mitchell Library. The commemoration has been made possible by the sponsorship of the Irish Consulate and the 2016 Centenary Programme. Organiser of the event Tony Earls says that both the reading and the film screening are free but entry to the film screening is by ticket only through Eventbrite.