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23rd of Nov 2021
Éadaoin O’Donoghue on her new play ” Hail to the great wave”
Corcadorca Theatre Company have just celebrated their 30th Anniversary and are now full steam ahead with Éadaoin O’Donoghue’s new play, Hail to the Great Wave! which is open at CTDC (Corcadorca Theatre Development Centre) in Triskel nightly (except Sunday) at 8pm until Saturday, December 4th. Hail to the Great Wave! is a dark, sweet, comedy about a couple surviving during the apocalypse. Ironically, it was first scheduled for production in Spring 2020 and was put on hold as a result of the covid pandemic. This is a play that looks at the heroism of ordinary people, the insanity of the times we live in, and the necessity of hope…and teabags. Playwright and actor, Éadaoin says, “it is a strange time to make theatre. Antigen tests, masks, rehearsing in a room with other people again, but still being very careful. There’s a sense of precarity and fragility. It’s also the exact time we need theatre.” Starring Éadaoin and Moe Dunford, directed by Pat Kiernan, with set design by Owen Boss, lighting design by Aedín Cosgrove and costumes by Valentina Gambardella, Hail to the Great Wave! For more info visit: https://triskelartscentre.ie/events/hail-to-the-great-wav

22nd of Nov 2021
Bill talks about the ultimate outdoor winter experience in Cork this year – The Alpine Skate Trail at Fota
Brought to you by the creators & operators of Cork On Ice (since 2007) and iceskating.ie. Skaye through the woodlands of Fota on a brand new skating experience, the first of its kind in Ireland.

1st of Nov 2021
Fiona Clark on the 66th Cork International Film Festival in cinemas & online from Friday 5th
In cinemas and online from Friday 5th to Sun 21st, the 66th Cork international film festival runs for a full 17 days and is safe & fully Covid compliant. With documentary’s, features and short films from Cork Ireland & around the world. Including: Disco Pigs, Road runner, Clueless, Boiling Point and Big. There’s also a trail of discovery around the City available.   You can now download  the app for free and purchase your tickets at: https://corkfilmfest.org/the-66th-cork-international-film-festival-2021/download-the-myciff-app/

26th of Oct 2021
Aaron on visiting the world’s most haunted school here in Cork
Fear Park is a scare event held every October. We are a live immersive walk through horror maze. Coláiste Éamann Rís – formally known as Deer Park CBC – hold a scare house every Halloween, as a family friendly community based night of spooky scary fun. This is the biggest fundraising event in the schools calendar. All proceeds of the night go straight back into the school so between students, parents, staff and volunteers it’s a spooky night to remember. The event happens this Friday the 29th of October. To book your tickets on Eventbrite visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/fearpark-2021-tickets-185009547537?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

22nd of Oct 2021
Damien Dempsey & Director Ross Killeen on music documentary ‘Love Yourself Today’
Part documentary, part concert film, Love Yourself Today is an emotive celebration of modern spirituality and the power of music to heal, it centres around the music of Irish singer songwriter Damien Dempsey but also turns the lens onto his fans. Every Christmas in Dublin, the crowds gather for Damo’s Christmas gig at Vicar Street. For many, these shows have become a cathartic ritual, a safe space where emotions can be laid bare. Through the prism of the concert, we meet Dempsey and three members of the audience. We hear their stories, unravel their grief and find the light in the darkness through communal art. With themes of addiction, loss but also hope and positivity, Dempsey’s music often reflects his fans’ pain, alleviates their anguish and ultimately provides peace as they ‘sing all their cares away’.   The film is in cinemas from Friday 5th of November. https://motherland.ie/film/love-yourself-today-official-trailer

21st of Oct 2021
Rachel chats about how her piano playing videos that went viral during lockdown
Rachel started posting videos during the first lockdown of her playing songs on the piano such as; Tiësto’s Adagio for Strings with the man himself re-sharing the video. Along with Mark McCabe’s Maniac 2000 which Mark also reposted. Other fans include Brian O’Driscoll, Jenny Green and Jerry Cinnamon.   Rachel has an opening spot at Block Rockin” Beats in Cork Opera House this Sunday. For tickets visit: Block Rockin’ Beats Live with Today Fms Dec Pierce and guests – Over 18s – Live : Cork Opera House

15th of Oct 2021
Gavin James on the release of his single – Greatest hit
Gavin chats about the video for the song which has a comedic element to it. Which suits the fun sound of the single. The third album is something that he wanted to be unique to the first two while still maintaining the songwriter vibe. To hear more of Gavin’s music visit: https://shop.gavinjamesmusic.com/

14th of Oct 2021
Colette Lewis chats about how skills the elderly have can be useful in modern society in her new podcast
The Arts and Ageing podcast was launched last week. It’s an 8 part series with a new episode released every Monday. It was an initiative originally funded by the Arts Council and initiated by Cork City Council. The podcast looks at creative ways at engaging with the elderly. Including a part called local know- how, where older members of the public talk about skills they have and how they are still relevant in modern society. Like for example Kevin Jones’s skill of knitting fishing nets.   If this has wet your appetite visit: https://open.spotify.com/show/5poyW4Xgjpc0Gf7IaIDW1C

11th of Oct 2021
Sandy chats about the Cork Public Participation Network who have seats to fill on Cork County Council
The network is voluntary and works at a community level across the County and represents over 1000 groups. With the aim of giving a voice to these community groups. The organisation dates back to 2014 when town councils were scrapped. The PPN then stepped in with 31 groups across the Country. In Cork there’s one for the City and one for the County. Any community can join for free and gain access to free training which is designed for community groups in relation to: Social Media, GDPR, Fundraising and how to access funding. The are 3 types of groups in the network: Environmental, Social inclusion and General Community groups.   If you our someone in your group would like to fill one of 37 seats available on the committee visit: Cork County PPN – Public Participation Network

8th of Oct 2021
Danny talks about playing Cork at Musgrave Park next year & how crowd behaviour has changed since gigs returned
The script are back playing gigs already and are extra excited. Danny chats about how the concert goers aren’t on their phones as much and are living in the moment and how it took for them playing their hit “The Hall of Fame” for the stadium to light up in Romania. We hear their new single “I want it all”

7th of Oct 2021
Rob Heffernan – at Turners Cross to watch his son captain Ireland U-17’s – talks up ‘World Egg Day’
Rob is talking about how important eggs are as a superfood not only for athletes but for everyone. He chats about how you can cook so many different meals with eggs which are also very tasty and healthy . He speaks from Turners Cross as he awaited watching his son Cathal captain the Republic of Ireland under 17 to victory over Andorra last night in the European Championship playoffs. For more information about world egg day visit: https://www.bordbia.ie/industry/news/press-releases/celebrate-world-egg-day-with-bord-bias-delicious-egg-recipes/

5th of Oct 2021
Peter talks about brightening up Cork’s streetscape through Ardú Part 2
Ardú Street Art project recently announced their return with some of the country’s most exciting street artists brightening up Cork city’s streets from now until October 15th. Commissioning artwork from home grown talent of the highest level is the main aim of Ardú. The 2021 edition features four large scale murals by renowned artists: Friz at St Finbarr’s Road, Shane O’Malley at Lower Glanmire Road/Horgan’s Quay, Conor Harrington at Bishop Lucey Park, and Asbestos at South Main Street. Friz’s piece is nearly completed and start dates for the remaining artists will be announced soon on Ardú’s social media. The public are invited to visit the mural sites while the artists’ work, observe their process and finished pieces, and also get involved at an exciting series of hands-on activities at Wandesford Quay Courtyard – which are supported by Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers, the Lavit Gallery and Cork City Council Arts Office through the Arts Council of Ireland’s In The Open – Faoin Spéir award. Peter is Co- organiser of Ardú part 2 along with Shane O’Driscoll who is also organising this initiative attempting to bring life back to the City in the form of street art and large scale murals that are painted by Cork and Irish based artists. Artist Friz is commissioning a special print to mark Ardú 2021 and the support at Cork Printmakers. The print will be available to purchase.   For more details, visit Ardú’s social media pages: Twitter @ArduStreetArt https://twitter.com/ArduStreetArt Instagram: @ArduStreetArt https://www.instagram.com/ardustreetart

4th of Oct 2021
FinSwim2020 sees Anri set to become the first man to fin swim around the entire coastline of Ireland
The Finswim Expedition started out from Carrickfin Blue Flag beach on the North West Donegal Coast on 17th September 2020. Anrí Ó Domhnaill (Henry o Donnell)  was aiming to attempt a finswim and  circumnavigation of the entire coast of Ireland with support from his expedition team. He also aimed to raise €100k for two worthy charities, Irish Cancer Society (ICS) and Water Safety Ireland (WSI). They reached the half way point off the Waterford coast earlier this year raising €43K for the charities but unfortunately the event was seriously disrupted and suspended due to the covid pandemic. Anrí continued training and planning amid the uncertainty generated by the covid situation in the hope that the event could resume. Expedition Revival – after alot of hard work, serious planning by anrí and effort from the expedition team and support from the local community in Bunmahon , Dungarvan and other Waterford coastal areas , finswim is back on course along the south coast from Ardmore / Youghal area towards Ballycotton and onwards towards Valentia in the coming months. He reached south east of Kinsale this week.   For more information on Henry’s fundraising efforts visit: finswim2020.com

1st of Oct 2021
On tour in Germany John Blek chats new album & getting back in front of audiences
John is currently on tour in Germany, he is arriving home to Cork in 3 days. Where he will be doing a number of gigs around Ireland for October. With gigs in Cork that include: The Triskel Arts Centre on October 16th, Mallow Arts Festival on October 27th and Tracton on November 20th. Next year he will also be playing in Coughlans, Douglas Street on February 3rd and 4th. He has released a new album titled On Ether & Air which is out now. It’s the final part of a challenge that John set himself of recording 4 Records in a 4 year period. With a theme of: Sea, Earth, Fire and Air.   To hear more music from John visit: https://johnblek.com/    

30th of Sep 2021
Caoimhe on ‘Fly High for Heroes’ Air Ambulance Fundraising Adventure Race
You’re spoilt for choice at Ballyhass Lakes with activities such as: Axe Throwing, Zip Lining and High Ropes.There’s also a Coachford  branch with other activities. Such as an assault course and wakeboarding. Being located so near to Rathcool where the Irish Community Air Ambulance is located, Ballyhass decided to set up a fundraising effort. The price of availing of the Air Ambulance is €3500. Meaning that they need to raise 3 and a half Million every year to keep the service tipping over.   The event is for 16+ it’s cost is €50 pp.   For an Adventure Race and Bake Sale. From 12pm-6pm on Sunday 3rd of October.   For more information visit: https://www.ballyhass.ie/activity/fly-high-for-heros-adventure-race/

28th of Sep 2021
West Cork Man Darren Lynch Organises Air Ambulance Charity Cycle Two Months After Serious Accident
The first Air Ambulance Charity Cycle will take place in West Cork on Saturday, October 2nd. Caheragh native, Darren Lynch is organising the 60km event to thank the Irish Community Air Ambulance following his own experience this summer. Darren was involved in a serious cycling accident in July and was treated at the scene and then airlifted to hospital to treat his injuries by the crew of the charity Air Ambulance. The Irish Community Air Ambulance is Ireland’s first and only charity-funded HEMS Air Ambulance. It works in partnership with the National Ambulance Service and responds to serious incidents and medical emergencies from its base in Rathcoole in North Cork. The entry fee for the Air Ambulance Charity Cycle is €50. Donations can also be made online. For more information about the service or to make a donation directly to the Irish Community Air Ambulance visit https://communityairambulance.ie If you wish to take part in the event or even just donate visit: https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11414248_friends-of-the-charity-air-ambulance-cycle.html

27th of Sep 2021
Search Coordinator Chris O’Donovan on the work of voluntary group ‘Cork Missing Person’s Search and Recovery’
Thermo Fisher Scientific, based in Currabinny, has opened up applications to its €50,000 Community Partnership Grant scheme. Applications are open until the 8th of October to community groups in the lower harbour area who are making their communities healthier, cleaner and/or safer and can be made at www.thermofisher.com/csr/community-partnership-grant   This is the second year in a row they’ve done this scheme, and Cork Missing Person’s Search and Recovery was one of the groups who benefitted last year. Chris O’Donovan is the group’s search coordinator.

23rd of Sep 2021
John Calnan on the Framework Films Quay Co-Op documentary screening at Indie Cork Sunday
A documentary made about The Quay Co-op is featured in this year’s Indie Film Festival which was produced by Emma and Eddie of Frameworks Films. It was founded in 1982 and John has worked there since 1985. A large number of those who set it up would have been members of communities back then that would have been seen as outside the norm such as: Lesbian, Gay, CND and Anti- Apartheid. It was seen as somewhere that gave a voice to those communities, somewhere where you weren’t judged for being different. John also chats about how important it is that the public are now aware of topics such as climate change, something the Co-op had been campaigning for 40 years ago.   For more info about the documentary visit: https://frameworksfilms.com/

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  

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