The Voice of the Young Person Night of Culture

VISUAL ART
Venue: Cobh Youth Services, 16 Midleton Street
Town: Cobh
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

We are holding an open night, to display the art work that the young people of the service have completed. We are also holding a night of culture, where the young people can display food from their own countries. Throughout the year we have completed different art projects with the young people of the service. We will be displaying these art projects by having a night of culture within the youth service in Cobh. The young people will be displaying their own food and we will be inviting members of the public to attend this night.

Cobh Youth Services Ltd is a charitable organisation managed by a Board of Directors dedicated to providing a high quality service to all children and young people to empower them to reach their full potential. Within the service we have an afterschool programme which provides homework support for children aged between 7 and 12. We also provide activities when homework is completed. We have a Youth Cafe that is open 4 nights a week and a Saturday afternoon, within these hours we do Homework club, art projects, baking, and group work with the young people of the community.

Cobh Confraternity Band

MUSIC
Venue: The Bandstand, John F. Kennedy Park
Town: Cobh
Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Bandstand music recitals have been popular since the mid 19th century, Cobh Confraternity Brass & Reed band (this year celebrating its golden jubilee) keep this tradition alive. For this special recital the band will perform many audience favourites from their wide and varied programme.

Geantraí in Concert

MUSIC
Venue: Cobh Library, Casement Square
Town: Cobh
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Cobh Library is delighted to present a concert of Irish traditional tunes and airs by local musicians Geantraí and guests. Geantraí, whose name translates as happy, playful music, is a collective of young trad musicians from the Cork ETB School of Music in Cobh, under the direction of Jenny Uí Loingsigh. Expect a fantastic night of traditional tunes & airs, song and dance.

Project Cleansweep, an exhibition of work by Dara McGrath

VISUAL ART
Venue: Sirius Arts Centre, Old Yacht Club, Westbourne Place
Town: Cobh
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Project Cleansweep, an exhibition of work by Dara McGrath, takes its name from a UK Ministry of Defence report issued in 2011 that assessed the risk of residual contamination at sites in the United Kingdom used in the manufacture, storage, and disposal of chemical and biological weapons from World War I to the present day.

The work looks beyond the risk assessment to the ways that landscapes are psychologically charged by their history, examining the sites of the official investigation, including those used for both chemical and biological weapons activities during the Cold War. McGrath’s investigations followed traces that lead, predictably, to military bases and government facilities and, more surprisingly, to grocery stores and holiday parks. Over 4,000 sq km of the landmass in the UK was appropriated for military use in the 20 th century. The images take the viewer into the country lanes of Dorset and Devon, the Peak District, the woodlands of Yorkshire and out across the open rolling countryside of the Salisbury Plain, all the way from the coastlines of East Anglia, the West Counties and Wales to the remote Scottish Highlands and the Irish Sea.

Considering our inheritances of the past, the places pictured here become interstitial; they seem to exist between past and present, public and private, civilian and military. Here, too, the pastoral myths of the bucolic British landscape — of simple nature, a golden past — are disrupted by material realities embedded in the landscape itself.

Dara McGrath is a photographic artist based in Cork City, Ireland. His photo works look at transitional spaces, in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment intersect, where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created. Recent exhibitions include Belfast Exposed, Format Photo Festival, Espace Lhomond Paris Photo, New Irish Works II, PhotoHof Salzburg, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Photo Biennale Thessalonika, Centre Des Beaux Arts Brussels, Voies-Off Arles, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Landeskrone Photo, Kaunas Photo Days, Singapore Photo Festival, Photo Week DC, Copenhagen Photo Festival. McGrath is the winner of the Remote Photo Prize 2017, the RAC Photo Award 2017, the AIB Arts Prize, European Now Award, a Solas Prize and was recently nominated for the Prize Pictet 2016.