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Cork’s RedFM has launched a new project to highlight the amazing work being done by creative groups of all sorts across the city and county. We have teamed up with the charity Creative Lives to focus a spotlight on the many vibrant creative groups across Cork.
Together we are working to support regular people get involved in creativity of any kind for fun e.g. singing, dancing, gardening, woodwork, pottery – you name it! Letting our creativity loose has countless benefits for physical, mental and community health. It’s a great way to make friends, connect with our community, reduce isolation, open our minds, use our imagination and even grow confidence. Cork has many different creative groups, which are open to anyone who wants to get involved.
RedFM’s Creative Lives on Air producer will be traveling across Cork to listen to the stories of these wonderful groups, letting the public know what’s on offer, what different groups are up to and how to get involved.
Creative Lives is a charity based in Ireland and the UK. Similar projects have been up and running across Britain since 2008. At the moment, Creative Lives is working with six BBC local stations. RedFM is their first radio partnership in Ireland.
Does your Cork-based creative group have an event coming up? Are you looking for new members? Or maybe you’re just a really great bunch of people who want to let others know what you are up to. Whatever the reason, you can get in contact with RedFM’s Creative Lives on Air Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayfield Men’s Shed
Website : mensheds.ie
Facebook : Mens Shed Cork
Mayfield Men’s Shed is a group which offers a warm and welcoming place for men to socialise while getting involved in an array of creative activities. Based in the suburb of Mayfield on the north side of Cork City, the group is run by volunteer members and is open to men of all ages and backgrounds.
All Men’s Sheds are different and the Mayfield group is particularly involved in music, choral singing, day trips, woodworking and history. They are planning to move into their own full-time premises in the near future, and hope that this will allow them to expand the range of activities they can offer e.g. larger woodwork projects, pool, darts, hoops. etc.
Newcomers are always welcome. Everyone who joins is given a form where that can suggest new activities which they would like to try. The group is always open to new ideas.
Mayfield Men’s Shed is proud off their track-record giving men opportunities to learn new skills, share knowledge and experiences, and build up-lifting friendships.
Amdie Mexican Dance Group
Website : www.amdie.org
Facebook : mexicandanceireland
Twitter : @amdie
Instagram : @mexicandanceireland
Email : email@example.com
AMDIE (short for Anahuac Mexican Dance Ireland) is an dance group that was formed to enjoy and share traditional Hispanic dance and music in Ireland. Formed in 2014, and based in Cork, its goal is to achieve greater integration and inclusion into Irish society through a social dance community.
AMDIE regularly performs and showcases traditional Mexican dance at events, festivals and other cultural activities. The group features at St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Cork, at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival, at Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Cali Cultural Centre, and more.
Though the organisation represents the Latin American community in Ireland, it is open to anyone with an interest in Latin folk dances. It is also open to members from outside the greater Cork area. You don’t need any formal dance experience to get involved; the group would like to hear from anyone who would like to join. They are also interested in collaborating with other arts and community groups and to hearing from members of the media.
Voices of Cork • Community Choir
Website : voicesofcork.com
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Voices of Cork is a four-part harmony choir which was founded in 2005 when Cork was the European Capital of Culture.
Their mission is to provide an opportunity for members of the community to participate and become members of the choir regardless of prior experience or knowledge of choral music. They believe everyone can learn how to sing, and are very proud to bring good choral music to the community. Their repertoire includes popular songs, ballads and jazz, among others.
They are a non-competitive social choir, who focus on community involvement. This can be seen in their interactive workshops with members of the community – from the very young to the very old. The choir performs in a wide range of venues including Cork City Hall, Nursing Homes, Hospitals etc.
The choir consists of men and women of all ages from diverse backgrounds, from all over Cork. It is run by a committee made up of members of the choir.