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.
'Crowman' a new play by the up-and-coming North Cork playwright, Katie Holly, can be seen at the Mall Arts Centre on Saturday April 6th.
Katie’s reputation as a playwright is steadily increasing. Her recent plays “Marion” and “Sharon” have received excellent notices.In 2018 Katie received a Cork County Council Artist Bursary for a new play “Crowman”, written specially for Jon Kenny of d’Unbelieveables. This was premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Cork Midsummer Festival and is now on national tour.