Marking Time – Art Trail

VISUAL ART
Venue: Clonakilty Library, Kent Street, Maulnaskehy,
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm

All ages event | Partially wheelchair accessible

The Marking Time Art Trail is a collection of photographs and textile pieces exhibited in three locations across Clonakilty Town: the Library, The Community Arts Centre and the new dome at the Community Gardens. The works included were originally exhibited in the Glucksman Gallery in University College Cork during the summer of 2017. Clonakilty Friends of Asylum seekers are delighted to present them in their home town for Culture Night (and in the library until October 4th). The images and works were created by and with the residents of Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision Centre. Further associated Culture Night activities will be taking place in the Community Gardens in A Night at the Culture Dome presented by Culture Le Chéile.

Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers has been reaching out to and finding ways to offer friendship and support to residents of the Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision Centre for many years. Sharing music, arts and crafts, yoga, homework club, community garden and social activities are just some of the supports they facilitate. They celebrate with those who have been granted leave to remain and try to relieve the stress of the many of those who wait for a decision about their future.
Please make contact if you need support or if you would like to join us in extending the hand of friendship to those who do.

TOMBOLO – a site responsive art project

VISUAL ART
Venue: Brow Head,
Town: Mizen Peninsula
Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Tombolo is a site responsive art project that takes place each September on Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork. This year eight artists will partake in a two-week residency on the Tombolo headland, during this time the artists will develop and produced a series of site responsive sculptural installations. The participating artists this year are Emily Robyn Archer, Kari Cahill, Sophie Gough, Hazel Mc Cague, Rosie O’Reilly, Felix Power, Theo Shields and Anna Wylie.

Geography, locality, topography, heritage, community and history will play a role in this artistic engagement; drawing from the local and national history of the peninsula, studying the relationship between the land masses and ocean, and integrating knowledge from the surrounding communities.

The residency will culminate in a ten-day exhibition in which the public are invited to journey to the tip of the peninsula to experience the site and the works that respond to it. In addition to the exhibition site, there will also be scheduled cultural activities happening throughout the opening and closing weekends at Brow Head. These will include a walking tour of the exhibition trail hosted by a local historian and one of the Tombolo artists and live music performances in nearby O’Sullivan’s pub, Crookhaven. Other happenings include Lay of the Land pop up food stall and Bosca Beatha, the mobile sauna. To support and find out more about this project visit their fundit page and www.layoftheland.ie.

Lay of the Land are a visual arts organisation creating and curating site responsive projects in Ireland. Our projects create greater accessibility to the arts in rural communities while allowing the visual arts to stand alone as a valuable and necessary cultural activity and experience. We believe that the interconnection of art, nature and people can be transformative. We support emerging artists whose practices focus on the landscape, and where themes of environment, community, heritage and collaboration are intrinsic to, and reflected in their work. Our projects include exhibitions, residencies, dialogue, short term projects and workshops in an ever growing number of locations throughout Ireland.

Cork Craft & Design Market

TALKS & TOURS
VISUAL ART
Venue: Main Foyer, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road
Town: Cork
Time: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Cork Craft & Design are hosting a Craft Market in the County Hall Foyer. Come along and see fantastic work some of Cork’s most accomplished crafts people and designers. On show will be some wonderful work in jewellery, ceramics, textiles, woodwork and much more. On the night you can meet the talented artisans who produce this fabulous work and also a chance to see live demonstrations of traditional skills. Work will be on sale during the evening.

Cork Craft & Design (CCD) is a voluntary organization promoting professional craft makers in Cork City and County.

 

County Hall is delighted to host a jam-packed evening of Culture Night events. Find locally made treasures at the Cork Craft & Design Market; explore diary writing in workshops with memoirist Alice Carey; delight kids and kids at heart with Dowtcha Puppets’ Listen Janey Mac, Arran Towers’ The Tallest Smallest Circus Show, and balloon art from Aaron the Balloon Man; chill out to jazz trio Filology with poet Bernadette Gallagher; and enjoy readings from award-winning bilingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa while artist Hazel Hurley illustrates your view from the 17th floor.

Bandon Culture Trail

TALKS & TOURS
Literature
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: St Michael's Centre, South Main Street
Town: Bandon
Time: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

All ages event

The evening will start at 5p.m. with a reception and launch at the St. Michael’s Centre on South Main Street. This will be followed by a talk on local history by Clare McCutcheon.

The trail will move on to Bandon Library at 6pm where there will be an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Dan Holland around the themes of local people and landmarks. Well-known local tenor Michael Lawlor will then treat people to a number of the wonderful songs of Percy French.

The trail will next move to the CETB Adult Education Centre at 6.45pm for a performance by the High Hopes Choir which is made up of people affected by homelessness. This amazing choir has previously performed for President Higgins and at the European Parliament.

At 7.15pm, transport will be available to take people on the short journey from the Adult Education Centre to the next venue on the trail, The West Cork Heritage Centre. Rae McKinlay will conjure images and emotions with her storytelling in this most atmospheric of venues.

The final leg of the Bandon Culture Trail 2017 will see people moving up North Main Street to the Town Hall at 8.30pm for the centrepiece of the evening: two hours of music, performance and delicious ethnic food to the backdrop of an exhibition of art work from the Bandon Day Care Centre.

Recycled Rythyms

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, Astna Square,
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Clonakilty Community Arts Centre will host a week of creative, fun and informative workshops all building up to the finale event on Culture Night.

  • Tuesday 19th – Vocal workshop – Exploring using the voice and singing together.
  • Wednesday 20th – Patterns of Rhythm – A workshop using printing, painting and fabric to decorate and personalise instruments to be created in the Recycled Rhythms workshop.
  • Thursday 21st – Recycled Rhythms – A workshop combining sustainability and music making. Rubbish and unwanted household items will be used to create instruments including djembes, hand held frame drums and shakers.
  • Friday 22nd – Culture Night! – All workshop participants are invited to meet for the final workshop at 5.30pm with community music practitioner John Bowker. John is the creator of Tribal Spirit Drumming and is also a very talented facilitator working with many different groups of people across Ireland, encouraging people to make magical music through drumming and singing.
    At 7pm, we will have a fun procession through the town and join Culture le Cheile event at the Culture Dome in the Community Garden for an evening of song, drumming, tattooing, eating and fun.

All the workshops are accessible to everyone, from complete beginners to professional musicians, from children to adults. Come along and make beautiful music with us. Please call Lorraine on 086 312 1374 for final details and times of workshops.

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.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Filology Jazz Trio with Bernadette Gallagher, and 'Illustrated Perspectives'

Literature
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Vertigo, Floor 17, Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane Road
Town: Cork
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Illustrated Perspectives | 5 – 10pm | www.facebook.com/hazelhurleydesign
Hazel Hurley, an artist from Clonakilty, will be creating a live illustration on the windows of the top floor of County Hall, celebrating the landmarks which can be seen and the culture of Cork county, as well as inviting Culture night goers to share stories and experiences of the landscape below to add to the illustration.

Bernadette Gallagher, Poetry and Filology Jazz Trio | 8 – 9pm | www.johnphilipmurray.com | www.facebook.com/JohnPhilipMurrayMusic

Bernadette Gallagher will read some of her recent poems, interspersed with tunes by jazz trio, Filology: David O’Connor, Guitar; John Philip Murray, Drums; and Pat Barrett, Bass.

There is a well-established tradition of words and music being performed as a complement to one another. Jazz music is defined by improvisation; the sense that something unexpected may arise from a melodic theme which suggests variations to the soloists who then improvise on that theme, finally closing out the tune with a return to the original idea. Short poems, in this instance, punctuate the melodies, adding further scope for chance to suggest new directions.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa | 9pm | Irish Language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge | www.doireannnighriofa.com| Twitter: @DoireannNiG
Ná caill léitheoireacht ó Doireann Ní Ghríofa, scríbhneoir dátheangach a dhéanann iniúchadh ar na téamaí de breithe, bás, dúil, agus teaghlachas ina leabhair . Scríobhann sí “le cineáltas agus fiosracht daingean” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago) agus i measc a cuid dámhachtainí tá Duais Rooney do Litríocht Éireannach agus an Gradam Michael Hartnett.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art.  She writes “with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago)​.

Paula Meehan (Ireland Professor of Poetry) awarded Doireann the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary 2014-2015. She has also been awarded The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, The Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize, and The Wigtown Award for Gaelic Poetry in translation (national poetry prize of Scotland). Three of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (USA).

Doireann’s publications include three Irish language collections Résheoid, Dúlasair, and Oighear (all published by Coiscéim), the pamphlet A Hummingbird, your Heart (Smithereens Press) and Clasp (Dedalus Press, 2015) whose “poems excel in their consideration of motherhood” (Poetry Magazine). Her poems appear regularly in literary journals internationally, and her writing is frequently broadcast on RTE Radio One. In 2016, she was selected as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets.

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Dunmanway Cultural Treasure Trail

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Dunmanway Community Garden, St Vincent's Park
Town: Dunmanway
Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

5.00 Dunmanway Community Garden, Tonafora, Bantry Road – Exhibition and workshop of traditional crafts.
6.30 Dunmanway Adult Education Centre, Park Road – Display of Art and Photographic Workshop.
8.00 Atkins Hall, Main Street – Dunmanway Community Choir and Historic Society exhibit.
9.00 St. Mary’s Church, Main Street – Ringing of Sam Maguire Community Bells

This Cultural event will give the people of Dunmanway a new cultural experience. Come and join in the community organised night. Come and try out butter making, basket making, traditional wood skills, photography, and ringing the bells. Dunmanway Community Garden will be hosting a range of exhibitions of traditional crafts. From butter making to basket weaving, traditional wood-work/green wood skills to home crafts. Come – see and try for yourself.

Dunmanway Adult Education Centre will have an art and craft display as well as a workshop on digital photography on how to capture and download and print your photos.

Dunmanway Community Choir will perform songs from all over the world with a cultural theme. Their performances as a group are powerful and fun.

In St Mary’s Church the newly installed Sam Maguire Community Bells will be rung. Listen to the story of how each bell has been given a theme depicting the story of Sam Maguire and the history of the town of Dunmanway. There are 8 bells and their themes are Sport, Wars and Revolution, Agriculture, People of Dunmanway, Migration, Religious Traditions, Educations and Arts and Industry and Commerce.

Cork ETB and Community Organisation

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Cork Adult Education Centre, New Street
Town: Macroom
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Art Exhibition. Storytelling with Pat Speight. Blas nu Gaeilge: Amhránaíocht na Mumhan le Caitllín Ni Bheaglaíoch. A performance from Macroom Community Choir. To round off the evening a Session with musician and songwriter Ger Wolfe.

Future Filmmakers

VISUAL ART
Venue: Cork Film Centre Gallery, Gunpowder Mills Centre
Town: Ballincollig
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A screening of short films made by local young filmmakers, followed by Q&A. Selection includes films made by participants of the Cork Young Filmmakers Programme, and the ‘Future Filmmakers’ group who operate out of the Film Centre Gallery in Ballincollig throughout the year. Cork Film Centre will also host a team of students from Cork School of Music’s drama degree course performing stories from the Cherokee, the South African, the Irish and the Eastern European traditions.

The Cork Young Filmmakers programme of workshops is a county wide arts programme designed to encourage young people’s involvement in the arts and provide them with hands-on opportunities, which they might not otherwise have access to, to make short films. In addition, this process builds confidence and skills and promotes the social inclusion of young people in the wider community. The involvement of young people in this film making process encourages group work skills, collaboration and leadership.

Future Filmmakers is a weekly club involving 10-15 young people, age 14-19, who are keenly interested in film making. The group was set up in answer to a need expressed by young people for opportunities to build on their experiences at 1, 2 and 5-day workshops available to them through the Cork Young Filmmakers programme. Young filmmakers continue to meet and make films. The ‘club’, very like a youth club with a focus on film, provides a safe place and equipment, mentorship and supervision from professional filmmakers. Its structure is less formal than the workshop model. Young people get more opportunities to make films, develop stories and ideas, and grow in confidence and skills in telling their own stories.

This countywide youth arts programme has year on year been supported by Cork County Council to cover training, equipment and travel costs involved in offering this training to groups of young people, age 12 to 21, in youth organisations, schools and clubs throughout the county.

Cork Young Filmmakers is managed by Cork Film Centre, a resource-based facility focused on developing and promoting the film industry in Cork, first established in 1993. Cork Film Centre’s Core Services involve providing facilities, equipment, advice and expertise, for the creation of new work, and providing workshops and seminars to maximise the potential of artists/filmmakers of all ages. The centre organises screenings & exhibitions for filmmakers and artists.

Helica – An evening of visual art and dance

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
Venue: Uilinn West Cork Arts Centre,
Town: Skibbereen
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking required for HELICA – call or email

Come along to Uillinn on Friday 22 September for Culture Night, a national event to support people to experience culture in their own locality. The evening will feature a guided tour of Susan MacWilliam’s exhibition, open studio and conversation with Cavan based visual artist Kim Doherty and a dance performance from soloist Sara Hernandez performing a part of a new work HELICA with insights shared by choreographer Helga Deasy with Q&A to follow.

Join us at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre for an evening of visual arts and dance. All are welcome to our galleries at 6pm for a wine reception and guided tour of the current exhibition Modern Experiments by Susan MacWilliams.

This will be followed by a conversation with Cavan-based artist Kim Doherty, around the intersection of arts facilitation and arts practice, as she concludes her studio residency at Uillinn.

Finally visitors are invited to a sharing of an excerpt (the completed work will be premiered on 21 October) of Helica, a colourful and vibrant dance performance, performed by Sara Hernandez and created by Helga Deasy as part of Uillinn’s Dance Artist in Residence Programme. A Q&A will follow, providing an opportunity for the audience ask questions about the work and dance as an art form.

 

West Cork Arts Centre works with local, national and international artists, arts organisations and other agencies to present a high quality visual art and dance programmes that offers the people of West Cork a broad and in-depth experience of contemporary arts. Education is at the heart of its activities with a wide range of events, residencies, workshops, community-based projects, partnership programmes, screenings, seminars, talks and tours on offer throughout the year. The unique and enriching opportunity to experience and work with real artworks and live artists is explored through many of its integrated and inclusive programmes.

In partnership with Cork County Council, West Cork Arts Centre, supports a growing and ambitious contemporary dance programme which presents opportunities for dance research, classes, professional development, performance and project work with communities both onsite and off, to increase public participation in this dance form and to make accessible, high quality cultural experiences for this rural community.

Joseph Walsh Studio Tours

VISUAL ART
Venue: Joseph Walsh Studio, Fartha
Town: Riverstick
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Booking required, tours at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, contact event@josephwalshstudio.com with your preferred time.

Joseph Walsh Studio is pleased to participate for the first time in Culture Night and share an experience of the studio with everyone who has expressed interest in and support of the work. The tour includes the workshop and studio gallery, where new work will be displayed.

The Joseph Walsh Studio participation in this year’s Culture Night takes place during Decoding Craftsmanship II; the second in a series of events at Joseph Walsh Studio, Cork designed to put the studio at the center of a valuable creative dialogue, while also framing its ongoing commitment to creativity and excellence. Events include a two-day Rhino workshop followed by a one-day seminar, which features internationally renowned design practitioners, educators and thinkers such as Humberto Campana, John Makepeace, Gareth Neal, Günther Schnell and Chris Lefteri.

Joseph Walsh’s work has received recognition through its inclusion in Museum, Corporate, Liturgical and Embassy Collections as well as numerous Private collections. Awareness of the work has grown over the years through participation in international exhibitions while his work has been critiqued by curators, academics and the media.

“My work is an expression of my values; how I see things and imagine they should be; translated into an object while addressing issues. Issues of structure, form and the senses, of space, light, technology and ecology; embracing what is around us and seeking its future potential. The resolve and execution of the making process and the understanding of material, each play an important role in the refinement of this expression.” – Joseph Walsh 2009

Medieval Experience

THEATRE & DANCE
TALKS & TOURS
VISUAL ART
Venue: Kanturk Castle,
Town: Kanturk
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Take a step back in time with our Medieval Experience for Culture Night 2017. Join us for a night of sword fighting, crafters, birds of prey, wolves, archery and more….

Join us in bringing history to life for Culture Night 2017 as we take a step back to ancient times at Kanturk Castle and relive the times our ancestors lived in. We will have craft workshops including Basket Weaving, Spinning, Pottery, Blacksmithing, Archery, Shield Making and Bow Making. We will also have our birds of prey and wolves exhibit as well as other animals on display. Take lessons from our Medieval Knights and learn to fight with sword and shield, axe, dagger and spear. We will also have historical talks about different ages from ancient Celts, Vikings, Norman Knights etc. Sit back and watch our specially trained warriors and shield maidens perform some dramatic combat displays. This is an event not to be missed. So for something a little different for Culture Night 2017 why not be a Medieval Knight!

Wild Boar Warriors are a Living History group that do theatrical / dramatic battle displays. We have a living history village with specialised trained warriors and shield maidens that fight with an array of weapons. We also have Wolves and Birds of Prey. We are available for all events, Weddings, Festivals, Clan Gatherings, Movie Extras, School Visits, Birthdays etc.

Fastnet Film Festival: Short Films Screening

VISUAL ART
Venue: Dayroom of St. Gabriels, Schull Community Hospital, Colla Road
Town: Schull
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Fastnet Film Festival, which takes place in Schull on the last weekend in May every year, presents a special programme of short films screened at the festival over the years. Thanks to FFF, St. Gabriels, Arts For Health and The West Cork Arts Centre.

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.

Mitchelstown Young Filmmakers

VISUAL ART
Venue: Forrest Hall, New Square, Brigown
Town: Mitchelstown
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A screening of the short films made by local young filmmakers through their involvement in two-day and week-long filmmaking workshops from the ‘Cork Young Filmmakers’ Programme, hosted by CDYS and supported by Cork County Council.

In 2016 in conjunction with CDYS, a newly set up service in Mitchelstown for young people, Cork Young Filmmakers presented a one-day workshop to 10 young people. They learnt the basics of filmmaking and made a short film. The workshop was very successful at a number of levels; engaging young people in an arts activity in the new local initiative at Forrest Hall. The result was an award winning short film- ‘Wi-Cri’. Following this success the 2016 Creative Community Award enabled a week long filmmaking programme in July 2017, in Mitchelstown. With full take-up of 21 places and huge interest form young people from Fermoy, Mitchelstown and surrounding areas, two more short films are made. All will be screened on Culture Night to a local audience, alongside other award winning films made by young filmmakers and screened at the annual First Cut! Youth Film Festival.

A new and dedicated youth space has been set up in Mitchelstown under Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services. It has come about through a lot of lobbying and hard work on behalf of many people that work with and for the young people of Mitchelstown, They saw a huge gap in services for the teenagers in the town and decided something needed to be done. Along with this dedicated space a new youth worker, Victoria O Brien has also been appointed. CDYS hosted a one day Cork Young Filmmakers workshop. This workshop has had a huge impact on CDYS Mitchelstown with others showing interest in the creative arts especially filmmaking and are looking to establish a new group of film makers that would meet on a regular basis, share ideas & scripts and set about making a movie.

The Cork Young Filmmakers programme of workshops, is a county wide arts programme designed to encourage young people’s involvement in the arts and provide them with hands-on opportunities, which they might not otherwise have access to, to make short films. In addition, this process builds confidence and skills and promotes the social inclusion of young people in the wider community. The involvement of young people in this film making process encourages group work skills, collaboration and leadership. Set up in 2006 it is managed by Cork Film Centre, with continued funding and support from Cork County Council.

Cork Film Centre is a resource-based facility focused on developing and promoting the film industry in Cork, first established in 1993. First Cut! Youth Film Festival showcases new films by young filmmakers over three days packed with screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals. It provides a valuable opportunity for young people to network and share their passion for making films with a wide group of like-minded people. Every type of film is screened: fiction, documentary, animation, music video and more. www.firstcutfilmfestival.com

An Evening at the Culture Dome

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Clonakilty Community Garden, Dunmore Road
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A special evening of global culture in the Community Garden’s new dome.

Culture Le Chéile invites you to join us for an immersive evening of culture and entertainment, featuring fabulous food from across the globe, Mehndi bodyart and live music in the beautiful setting of Clonakilty’s new dome. The evening will feature a special performance by drummers from the day’s earlier Recycled Rythyms workshop as well as songs from lands distant and near. The dome is also one of the venues on the Marking Time Art Trail.

Culture Le Chéile brings together Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers and The Clonakilty Community Art Centre.

Mammy through the Post Box

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
Venue: The Blue House Gallery, Main Street
Town: Schull
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Partially wheelchair accessible

‘Mammy through the Post Box’ – another instalment in the life of Eileen O’Brien, written and performed by Karen Minihan.

When Karen first read her Monologue ‘Eileen’ in the Blue House Gallery for Culture Night in 2013, she was so taken with the audience reaction that she decided to perform the piece herself and so took to the roads of West Cork, performing over two years in halls, buses, hotel rooms, bars and galleries and the CAT Club in Cork.

In this next instalment the divorce that had begun in the first Monologue is finalised and she has moved out of the bungalow, the former family home. Mammy has taken ‘a turn’ and Eileen, of course, bears the brunt of the caring; despite the best efforts of her sister, Noelle, hapless brother Daithí and exuberant friend, Marilyn.’

Blue House Gallery Schull show a mixture of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics by West Cork, National and International artists.

Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Ionad Cultúrtha an Dr. Ó Loingsigh, Ionad Cultúrtha an Dr. Ó Loingsigh
Town: Baile Mhúirne
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Ócáid shóisialta Tráthnóna Airneáin in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne áit ina mbeidh cur i láthair spleodrach ó amhránaithe, ceoltóirí agus aithriseoirí Mhúscraí.

A social evening in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh with a variety of Múscraí’s singers, musicians and performers.

Mar mhór-ócáid Oíche Chultuir 2017 i Múscraí beidh Tráthnóna Airneáin in IonadCultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne ag díriú ar ardán a thabhairtd’ealaíona traidisiúnta an cheantair, go háirithe an amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós,traidisiún béil na n-agallamh beirte & lúibíní agus an scéalaíocht. Tabharfar ardán doghuth ceoil an cheantair chomh maith mar chuid den ócáid, ag cloí le téama naGaeltachta Guth go Dubh. I measc na n-aíonna ar an oíche beidh amhránaithe, ceoltóirí agus aithriseoirí áitiúla, mar aon le cur i láthair spleodrach ó Bhuion phíobairíBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh.

Múscraí’s main event as part of Culture Night 2017 will be a Social Evening in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne focusing on the traditional artsnative to the area, particularly sean-nós singing, the oral tradition of agallaimh beirte & lúibíní and storytelling. The area’s musical voice will also feature in the event,adhering to this year’s Gaeltacht theme Guth go Dubh. The evening’s stars will include local singers, musicians and performers, along with a special performance by the rnowned Ballingeary Pipe Band.

Wheelchair accessible | All ages event

Claytopia

TALKS & TOURS
VISUAL ART
Venue: Craftyhands Ceramic Studio, Coach Horse Lane, The Square, Main Street
Town: Midleton
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Celebrate the world of ceramics with a visit to the craftyhands ceramic studio. Gain insight and have a hands on experience with different ceramic techniques or try them all. Spend an evening in CLAYTOPIA. There will also be a pop up fine art exhibition by local artists. Wine reception.

Visitors to craftyhands ceramic studio on culture night can enjoy an evening of Claytopia! You will have an opportunity to try your hand at the many different aspects of ceramics. As you move around the studio, you can engage with traditional handbuilding techniques like coiling and pinching, slipware & burnishing, slab work and the building of more contemporary ware and sculpture, slip casting and throwing on the wheel. Demonstrations will be given by Susan and her team and more importantly you will have the chance to join in.

We will also have a fine art pop up exhibition by local artists as well as ceramic work.
Come along and enjoy the atmosphere of the studio, wine reception on arrival.

Busking the Night Away: A Mid-September Showcase of the Arts

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: The Courthouse, Main Street
Town: Midleton
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A fun-filled evening of performances, films and great music by local artists. Come see what Midleton Arts Festival is all about, why it’s a great asset for the town, and share your ideas for next year’s festival! Be greeted at the Courthouse by buskers outside. Come in to see highlights from this year’s festival including some of the best films, the Drum Circle, and ECMP’s RAW installation. Enjoy a showcase of Midleton’s finest theatre, dance, history, and artwork – plus music to get you moving! We’ll also let you in on a secret… the theme for next year’s festival!

Midleton Arts Festival: A mid-May celebration of the arts is a vibrant and welcoming annual festival that promotes, expresses and celebrates the bountiful creativity in Midleton and East Cork.

Celebrate Youghal's Culture

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal
Town: Cork
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A celebration of Youghal’s culture with opening proceedings by The Reverend Edwin Hunter; performance by Youghal Choral Society; history of St Mary’s Collegiate Church from Norman McDonald; and and a talk on famous Youghal Artists by Mary Roach.

Knockraha Area Community Association

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Knockraha Community Hall,
Town: Knockraha
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A concert encompassing cabaret, storytelling, Irish Dancing, traditional music and an exhibition.