The Creative County Cork Conference 2018, which took place in Baile Mhúirne recently, proved to be a most special two days. Opening with an address, as Gaeilge, by Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan, deputising on behalf of the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy, the tone was perfectly set for the captivating talks and discussions to come.
AN exhibition featuring some of Cork and Ireland’s most imaginative and innovative upcyclers, reuse initiatives and eco businesses takes place at Cork County Hall on Wednesday October 31. Now in its second year, ‘Reuse Republic’ will showcase products made by organisations and individuals from end of life materials as well as initiatives encouraging reuse. The exhibition is FREE to attend and members of the public are encouraged to come along.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy welcomed a delegation from the Jiangsu Province of China to Cork County Hall recently. A major focus of the visit was the participation of a Craft collective known as 10 HANDS who will represent County Cork in a showcase of work during November 2018 and May 2019 at National Craft Exhibitions in China.
The West Cork Fit-up Theatre Festival kicks off tonight with Noni Stapleton’s hilarious comedy Charolais
Supported by Cork County Council Arts and the Arts Council
A tale of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer.
A surreal, black comedy, Charolais takes the age old story of female jealousy and gives it a new twist: the other woman is a cow, a literal one, a pure-bred Charolais heifer. Rarely in Irish theatre are the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex expressed so frankly.
Glounthaune tidy towns association launch intergenerational publication funded by Cork county Council
Glounthaune Tidy Towns recently launched their community publication entitled ‘Our Stories’, the end product of a creative writing and illustration project supported by the Council’s Creative Communities Scheme.
A new play, from accomplished Cork playwright Katie Holly, has been commissioned by Cork County Council’s Arts office in association with the library service as part of the Bealtaine festival. The play, titled Crossword, will commence a tour of library branches across the county during late May with free admission for all.
Supported by Cork County Council through the Creative Ireland Programme, a wonderful documentary by Gwenda Young and Dan O'Connell of U.C.C., looking at the movie theatre going culture of County Cork, has been put together.
This is called Movie Memories and has been most warmly received all around. The feature will screen in Kanturk on Friday May 17th 2019 at 8pm. All welcome and for more information visit www.moviememories.ie.
Midleton is celebrating mid-May with their Arts Festival from 17th-19th. Feel the town buzz the minute you step foot on the street. Expect the unexpected and bring your friends and family along to take part in the many activities!
Choeur Azimuts is a young adult choir based in Lille in the North of France. Founded in 2013 by Madeleine Saur, its current director, the choir comprises about 30 singers.
Azimuts’s repertoire is a mix of contemporary choral music and revisited traditional music. The choir performs 2-3 times a year in the north of France and Belgium. This is their first visit to Cork
Jerusalem – Michael McGlynn
Salve Rex Gloriae – Michael McGlynn
It’s strange about stars – Sean Doherty