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21st of Sep 2021
Tomasz Madajczak – Cork County Council recipient of the PLATFORM 31 bursary award
Tomasz is a recipient of the inaugural PLATFORM 31 bursary award. He screened 4 art films as part of the No Space project at Uillinn Arts Centre in west Cork as part of culture night last Friday night, in which he collaborated with other artists in Ireland, Australia, Pakistan and Sweden.   For more info about Tomasz visit: Installations/Projects (tomaszmadajczak.com)

17th of Sep 2021
Karen Underwood (Soul singer extraordinaire), Aoibhie McCarthy (Sample Studios), Gillian Hennessy (Triskel Arts Centre) all talk Culture Night
Karen Underwood took the time to chat with Dave ahead of her performance at Cork Opera House. She performed her ‘Black American Song Book’ – a fusion of soul and gospel and everything associated with black culture. Aoibhe McCarthy of Sample Studios in Churchfield laid out what they do – offer an affordable space for artists as well as graphic designers, theatre performers, dancers and film makers – and their involvement in culture night. Finally Gillian Hennessy also discussed Triskel Arts Centre involvement in Culture night 2021 too.   For more information: Sample-Studios – Sample-Studios Triskel Arts Centre  

16th of Sep 2021
Elaine Coakley explains what Backwater Artists do for visual artists in Cork
Backwater is an artist studio in Wandesford Quay, near Clarke’s Bridge. The idea behind the studios is to provide artists with a work area plus an exhibition space and a dark room. There’s a total of 68 members at present.   For more info about Backwater visit: https://backwaterartists.ie/

15th of Sep 2021
Teenager Cara Cullen tells of the impact Knocknaheenys Kabin Studio has had on her & on The Kabin’s role in Culture Night 2021
The Kabin Studio (Harbour View Road, Hollyhill, Cork), supported by Music Generation Cork City, is a non-profit community space that has grown out of a love for hip hop, original music, and more recently, horticulture. They believe in a holistic approach that includes the facilitation of music workshops, the recording and production of original songs, and the nurturing of a community vegetable garden in a neglected urban setting surrounded by social housing. Check out the Kabin at: The Kabin Studio Cork – Home | Facebook

14th of Sep 2021
Niall Owens on debut feature film ‘Gateway’
Niall’s first feature film will screen at Gate Cinema North Main Street this Sunday as the opening film of IndieCork. He describes it as like a love child of Love/Hate and The Shining, a criminal story with a physiological horror element. The film will open the 9th IndieCork. For more info visit: https://indiecork.com/about/

13th of Sep 2021
Miss Cork Zoe Hendrick chats about the recent Miss Ireland 2021 contest
Zoe chats about how important it is to be comfortable in your own skin which is something that she is passionate about telling others, as well as ignoring how things can be viewed on social media platforms. She encourages people to take a break from it every now and then, although that is easier said than done for Zoe who is a digital marketing analyst.

10th of Sep 2021
Rushes on debut album release ‘Glowchild’
Video for the lead album track, ‘Lost in Therapy,’ shot all around West Cork including Lough Hyne hits the world Wednesday 15/09/21 Rushes describes his style of music as covering numerous genres including: hip hop, pop and R&B.   To hear more of Rushes music visit: Rushes (facebook.com)  

9th of Sep 2021
Joe Kelly on ‘It Takes A Village’ festival in Trabolgan next weekend.
There’s a number of acts at the event including: Those nervous animals, John Francis Flynn, Fish go Deep ,Daithi and Paul Noonan of Belx1. As well as comedy from Sinead Quinlan and Cork’s RedFM’s Laura O’ Mahony and Stevie G. On top of that there’s podcasts to be enjoyed from the likes of Blindboy. All on a 121 acre site. FOR OVER 21s. If you are interested in booking a house to attend the event visit: It Takes a Village

7th of Sep 2021
Valerie Mulcahy takes her place on RTE’s Ultimate Hell Week: The Professionals (Wednesdays RTE 1)
Ultimate Hell Week- The Professionals   RTÉ One from 8th of September for 6 weeks. 18 celebrity recruits take part in a grueling special forces selection course designed by former members of Ireland’s elite Special Forces unit, the Army Ranger Wing (ARW). The Professionals: Jake Carter, Peter Stringer, Laura Nolan, Stephaine Roche, Ryan Andrews, Marc O’Neill, Eamonn McGee, Niamh Cullen, Valerie Mulcahy, Deric Hartigan, Rory O’Connor, Andrew Trimble, Barry Murphy, Melanie Nocher, John Sharpson, Paul Olima, Anna Caplice and Darren O’Sullivan. Commences Weds 8th of September.

6th of Sep 2021
Trisha Lewis chats about a new Dove campaign she’s involved with
Trisha Lewis AKA Trisha Transformations is Izzy’s local legend. She chats about a new Dove campaign she’s involved in, which is helping people to be themselves online. Plus she gives us some top tips about how to reset when in comes to getting back into the gym and getting more organised with food.

3rd of Sep 2021
Jess Leen chats about the one person show she both wrote and stars in called ‘Waiting for Wi-fi’ and on most recent song ‘Paranoid’
Waiting for Wi-fi tells the story of a girl named Maggie who is travelling around South America. Well actually…she has locked herself on her room since lockdown in 2020 and it’s now 2023, she is pretending to travel the world on green screen. Jess also chats about single ‘Paranoid’ which has an electro pop vibe. It was produced by Jess along with the assistance of Brian Casey in Wavefield with melody from Tiz McNamara.   To hear more music from Jess visit: Filmmaker | Jessica Courtney Leen

2nd of Sep 2021
Laoise Leahy kicks off Soul in the City tonight in Triskel Arts Centre
Laoise is a soul musician who will be performing a combination of original material as well covers of artists such as: Aretha Franklin, Incognito and some dance soul tunes. The festival is taking place across a number of venues such as Triskel Arts Centre, Marina Market, Cornmarket Street. Finishing with a bang with a performance with Cork’s Karen Underwood. For more information about the festival visit: About — Soul in the City (soulinthecitycork.ie)

1st of Sep 2021
Colm O’ Regan chats ‘Curious Gardens’ at Doneraile estate this weekend
Introducing Curious Gardens: a series of one-day festivals of tunes, chats and laughs in the walled gardens of two historic houses, presented by Schweppe Curtis Nunn and Emperor’s Robes in partnership with the Office of Public Works. From the people who bring you MindField, Trailer Park and Salty Dog at Electric Picnic come two brand new, day-long festivals in the beautiful, intimate surroundings of the historic walled gardens at Doneraile Estate, Co. Cork (September 5th) and Emo Court, Co. Laois (September 9th) that celebrate the essence of the Irish summer festival. Curious Gardens takes you through the keyhole of these secret gardens to witness the planting of seeds, turning of soil, tending of vines, blooming of flowers and nurturing of green shoots. Birdsong will be joined by human music; the buzz of bees will accompany enlightening conversations and the hissing of summer lawns will give way to laughter as the walled gardens in Doneraile Court and Emo Court spring into life. Experience intriguing entertainment including music, talks and comedy; a hamlet of interactive installations ranging from a Calcutta-style bus, to a forgotten circus, to an Alpine snow chalet, with great food and drinks, loads of picnic benches with room to roam and much more. Doneraile Estate, Co. Cork – Sunday, September 5th   Music : JYellowL // Dublin Gospel Choir // Jafaris // Interskalactic // Cooks But We’re Chefs // Steo Wall   Words: An Irishman Abroad Podcast hosted by Jarlath Regan with special guest Hilary Rose (The Young Offenders) // Colm O’Regan: Climate Worrier // Waterford Whispers News: Live with special guest Mary Ann // Elaine Feeney // Sinéad Gleeson // Lisa McInerney // Jennifer O’Connell // Martin Collins // Mairtín Mac an Bhaird // Oein De Bhairdúin // Marty Mulligan // Willzee Casey // David McDonagh   Interactive installations: Après Ski // Lord Ganesh’s Larder   For further information about this event visit: Curious Gardens – Doneraile Estate, Cork — TakeYourSeats.ie

31st of Aug 2021
Cormac Mohally on the many events of this years Pitch’d Circus & Street Arts Festival
The opening event of this year’s Pitch’d Circus & Street Arts Festival is Pure Daycent Chats with Paddy O’Brien and Noelle Ní Ríagáin, two Master Storytellers and Listeners, who are inviting the public to join them at the Douglas Street Parklet by the Cork Flower Studio for a cuppa and a chat from September 2nd to 5th and 9th to 12th.   How do you feel about where you live, what you love or hate about it, and how do you see it in 100 years? Tell them what the funniest thing that’s happened to you on the streets of Cork, or what’s your favourite Cork expression? Pure Daycent Chats want to know!   Other events include on Culture Night Friday 17th – RedFM media partners to Culture Night – where you’ll find a Circus street disco on the Coal Quay. Elswhere and on other dates you’ll find Pop- up shows, Tumble Circus performing a brand new show, a workshop with Tom Campbell that shows you how to cover yourself completely in recycled rubbish, a community cabaret show, a circus street arts trail, and all to be finished off in Red Abbey square on Sunday 26th of September with an event called Pure decent rhymes which features GMC creating story’s from the public in Rap form.   There’s Plenty of more events available to check out at: PITCH’D – Programme of events (pitchdfestival.ie)

27th of Sep 2021
We hear ‘Hush’ from Kev Olden
Kevin moved to Toronto just before the first lock down. He decided to go recording with fellow musician and Corkonian Tiz McNamara, who he knew from having grown up with him in Douglas. Resulting in a 5 track EP. We hear one of the tracks from it hush. To hear more music from Kev visit: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6UQFOklwM8AKd8JcgRrwHF

26th of Aug 2021
Cork billboards paint a picture of hope for mental health recovery and Tian Herbert chats about what’s involved
The idea was brought about to raise awareness and letting people express hope in their mental health recovery as well as trying to break the stigma surrounding it. In association with Notes to Cork, Steps of Hope decided to create a community exhibit which consists of a number of billboards around the city as well as a walk. With artists expressing their journey and optimism and hope for mental health recovery. They will be visible across Cork through the month of September. With a selection of Photography, Artwork, Creative Writing and Poetry as well has hints and tips on relation to mental health recovery. Other contributions were made from the Simon Community, Nask Gateway Project and Smart Recovery. If you wish to find out more about this wonderful initiative visit:  https://shine.ie/events/steps-of-hope/

24th of Aug 2021
Eddie Butt from Emperor of Ice Cream on new single – Weather Vane
Cork’s Emperor of Ice Cream new single ‘Weather Vane’ is out now on FIFA Records, mixed by Graham Finn and produced by the band it captures the zeitgeist of this isolationist day and age, where social relations can be somewhat strained. Moods, motives and expectations can sometimes make us feel like we are caught up in a tornado of emotions when a relationship hits a rocky patch. This song is about the hope that remains even when things are falling apart. Offering driving rhythms and the Emperors trademark basslines, the band lays the foundations for raw and melodic guitars, topped by elegant, lush vocals and harmonies. A natural direction for the band, they bring in a fresher and raw sound, letting the parts speak for themselves rather than enveloping them with pedals and tricks. Since re-emerging on the scene in May 2020, Emperor of Ice Cream have embarked on a chapter few anticipated would be written. Their debut record’s first anniversary is marked by a second pressing on vinyl and CD. Entering the official Irish album charts at number 35 upon release, the LP topped the independent charts and was among the top 20 best-selling Irish releases of 2020. Garnering a new legion of supporters around the globe and a renewed demand for the band’s back catalogue resulted in the release of a compilation album of their three early Sony-backed EPs (‘Overflow’, ‘William’ and ‘Know Me’), having sold out in the pre-digital 90’s. The album reached number 21 in the official album charts, rising to number 3 in the independent charts. While the limited-edition physical copies were sold out on release day, it is still available as a digital download via bandcamp.   If you would like to hear more music from the Emperor of Ice cream visit: https://emperoroficecream.bandcamp.com/merch  

23rd of Aug 2021
Saanvi Kaushik Cork winner of a global tech award
Saanvi Kaushik from Frankfield in Cork city has won the Technology category at Technovation, a global competition that saw 5,900 girls from 60 countries develop 1,700 mobile apps that solve community problems. Stellar, the App developed by Saanvi, was selected as the best in the Technology category beating entries from all over the globe. Saanvi who is 13 years old developed Stellar, an easy-to-navigate app, to provide timely and affordable Paediatric Occupational Therapy services to children that need them. Saanvi’s mother is an Occupational Therapist and during lockdown she saw first-hand her parent’s struggle to deliver care. Stellar provides a safe platform to Occupational Therapists so they can deliver remote appointments, monitor progress, and develop individualised programmes for children.  

19th of Aug 2021
Rowing Ireland National Headquarters is in Farran Woods scene of the annual National Rowing Championships
Ceara talks about how rowing has grown in popularity as a sport amongst Irish people especially after the success of our recent Olympians. The national rowing centre is based in Cork and the championships will see 503 crew’s compete in 55 categories making for 130 races over 3 days.

18th of Aug 2021
Lord Mayor Cllr Colm Kelleher chats about making Cork City a more ‘playful’ place with a culture trail for smallies & adults to enjoy culture trail
The Lord Mayor talks about his reign as mayor so far, and chats about the playful culture trail. Which has 30 fun things to do across a range of museums and galleries. It’s an initiative sponsored by Cork City Council. It’s set up to make these amenities more child friendly and help kids get more culture. Available are such events as scoot down the marina, skim a stone across the Lee and ring the bells of Shandon. He also chats about the banter back and forth between the Mayor of Limerick and himself, and how they are meeting one another at the county bounds with hurleys for “hurls at high noon”. Form more info on this event visit: https://purecork.ie/plan-your-trip/blog/2021/july/play-trail  


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