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Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork
5 — 21 June. Open Monday To Sunday, 11am-6pm

An Explosion of Arts Events on the Banks of the Lee

17th - 19th, 21st, 24th - 26th June 2016

Dublin Oldschool by Emmet Kirwan

Following a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre, winner of the Stewart Parker award for playwriting and joint winners of the award for Best Performers...

19 June - 21 June

Dublin Oldschool by Emmet Kirwan

Friars Walk

For walkers and talkers, for generation emigration, for medievalists and anyone who can make a paper boat… “Travelling is a brutality, it forces...

19 June - 21 June

Friars Walk

Have a Blast - Music making with WhistleBlast’s Mary Curran

Come along for some musical fun with WhistleBlast’s Mary Curran! This interactive and educational music making session introduces children to the world of...

20 June

Have a Blast - Music making with WhistleBlast’s Mary Curran

In Plain Sight

This body of work began following a chance encounter with a man wearing devil horns and a priest’s collar outside a...

12 June - 21 June

In Plain Sight

Interlude

“Say, is there beauty yet to find? And certainty? And quiet kind?” Interlude is a unique and intriguing performance for one person at...

19 June - 21 June

Interlude

Young-Choon Park Piano Recital

The South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park, who gave her first recital at the age of seven, makes a welcome return performing well known works...

20 June

Young-Choon Park Piano Recital

Mural Rejuvenation At Old Blackrock Railway Station

Frank Quigley, professional mural artist from Belfast, will be working with members of Mahon CDP’s Young Unemployed Mens...

19 June - 20 June

Mural Rejuvenation At Old Blackrock Railway Station

Silver

This annual exhibition by Backwater Artists Group demonstrates a wide range of disciplines, from print and painting through to sculpture and multimedia/photography. This year...

12 June - 20 June

Silver

Hidden Currents - Tom Lane

We all know that Cork was built on a marsh but what is often forgotten is that its street layout overlays an ancient pattern of...

12 June - 20 June

Hidden Currents - Tom Lane

Bold As Brass

BOLD as BRASS is an exciting, outdoors, large-scale performance for 100 brass, saxophone and percussion players. Presented by Music Generation Cork City in partnership with the...

21 June

Bold As Brass

The Dark Side Cabaret

9.00pm ‘til late Join us for our closing night party at the beautiful Crane Lane Theatre with our hand-picked selection of cabaret artists compered...

21 June

The Dark Side Cabaret

A Dance Brew

Folders, a teenage community dance project, unveils a mystical world of paper figures, which emerge, breathe and crumple in front of your eyes. Wunderbar, performed...

20 June

A Dance Brew

Utopia Ltd.

Utopia Ltd is a pop-up space and creative laboratory that invites your input. This is the beginning of the development of a new theatre project...

12 June - 21 June

Utopia Ltd.

Infusion Caravan Project

Infusion Caravan invites you to get creative. Work with Cork artists from GASP artist studio programme to transform a chalkboard caravan and van to burst...

12 June - 13 June

Infusion Caravan Project

The Tractor Factor

This giant cartoon style tractor is based on the 1917 Fordson tractors produced in the Cork plant has two speeds… GO… As a mobile...

12 June

The Tractor Factor

UCC Perforum Conference

2015 PERFORUM: A CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN THE CREATIVE ARTS. This is a free, two-day event built of one to two...

19 June - 20 June

UCC Perforum Conference

The Ballad of Charlie and Cate

Written by Ed Malone, The Ballad of Charlie and Cate is a multi-character epic play that charts the rise and fall of two working class...

12 June - 14 June

The Ballad of Charlie and Cate

Come Dine With Charles Mee

Conflicted Theatre invite you to join us at the table in the intimate setting of Barden Private Dining Club and get to know the guests...

12 June - 21 June

Come Dine With Charles Mee

Family Interactive Music Concert - WhistleBlast Quartet

Join the wonderful WhistleBlast Quartet as they present an interactive fun-filled family concert for all ages. Ireland’s leading Quartet for young audiences, Whistleblast...

21 June

Family Interactive Music Concert - WhistleBlast Quartet

Not I By Samuel Beckett

“The experience of witnessing Not I is so vivid a live performance it is akin to having the breath sucked from one’s...

12 June - 13 June

Not I By Samuel Beckett

The Island Project (Work In Progress Showing)

Best known for exciting work in unusual locations, Hammergrin are developing a new work for Cape Clear Island planned to premiere at Cork Midsummer Festival 2016. ...

12 June

The Island Project (Work In Progress Showing)

Peter and the Wolf Interactive Show - WhistleBlast Quartet

Slip on your paws, wear animal masks and enter the story of Peter and the Wolf! An Interactive Family show including Prokofiev’s wonderful...

21 June

Peter and the Wolf Interactive Show - WhistleBlast Quartet

CBI Book Clinic / Comic Book Workshops

The Glucksman will be all about the joy of creating and reading books. Join us to bring your own stories to life with free workshops...

14 June

CBI Book Clinic / Comic Book Workshops

Settlement - Sand Casting River Maps Workshop

Join Ben Reilly and Éilis Ní Fhaoláin for an afternoon of family fun with an imaginative art workshop for children. We...

13 June

Settlement - Sand Casting River Maps Workshop

Gile Na Gealaí / Melody Of The Moon

A beautiful and gentle piece of theatre for the very young (0-3 years) and their parents and carers. It tells the story of the impossible...

12 June - 21 June

Gile Na Gealaí / Melody Of The Moon

‘auxons of the grand collective’ Prints By Douglas Bosley

Step into a sci-fi vision of the future with international artist Douglas Bosley. Presented at two different locations this collection of stunning prints are highly...

12 June - 20 June

‘auxons of the grand collective’ Prints By Douglas Bosley

The Lament For Art O’Leary

Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonnail’s husband was killed by a single shot in 1776, in an open field outside of Macroom, Co...

12 June - 13 June

The Lament For Art O’Leary

Sounding The City

Improvising duo crOw – Cathal Roche, saxophones and Ian Wilson, live electronics and sound objects – will perform in different locations around Cork city, seeking...

12 June - 14 June

Sounding The City

Time Machine

‘Time Machine’ is a visual arts event that asks the question: What are the demands of time?  Taking place throughout the evening...

21 June

Time Machine

Cork Opera House 160th Anniversary Event

Cork Opera House celebrates its 160th year in existence and to honour this incredible milestone they will present a very special Gala Celebration. A host...

13 June

Cork Opera House 160th Anniversary Event

Féasta: The Festival Market

At Féasta, expect plenty of local produce lining the pavements of Emmet Place. Delicious artisan foods on offer along with the usual favourite...

12 June - 13 June

Féasta: The Festival Market

Inspire Seminar On Creativity For Street & Circus Arts

ISACS is delighted to present in partnership with the Cork Midsummer Festival and the Circus Factory Cork, a Seminar entitled: Inspire; Creativity for Street &...

12 June

Inspire Seminar On Creativity For Street & Circus Arts

Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector

Imagine a supernatural being wandering the planet at night, collecting dreams from the world’s sleepers, planting those dreams in other minds the next...

21 June

Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector

Weaving Around: Textile art for all ages

Design your own banner, stitch a statement, or yarn bomb the gorgeous grounds of the Glucksman!  For some midsummer fabric...

21 June

Weaving Around: Textile art for all ages

Flash Street Party

For one brief and exciting moment a flash street party will happen in Cork City! Lords of Strut, known for their slightly mental comedy shows...

12 June

Flash Street Party

PIG

PIG features a 30’ long sleeping sow in a pen. You can see her snuffles, you can hear her snores. A farm-hand offers the public...

12 June - 14 June

PIG

Small People at the Big Table Policy and Practice

Panel presentations and discussion on BEAG’s early years arts practice, its particular aesthetic and the policies which could enable growth and quality generally...

19 June

Small People at the Big Table Policy and Practice

The Burning Quest

Please note that this event is now sold out!  Returning to Cork after three sold out shows from 2014, INFERNO brings back a blazing new...

12 June

The Burning Quest

Picnic In The Park

Summer is officially here. Join us for a whole afternoon of free arts entertainment and activities throughout Cork’s fantastic Fitzgerald Park. Some of...

14 June

Picnic In The Park

Our Table

Please note that this event is now sold out! If you missed out on tickets for Our Table but are still hungry for more there...

14 June

Our Table

Abbey Theatre Playwriting Pop-up

The Abbey Theatre literary team are passionate about getting to know new playwrights. This event is an opportunity for emerging...

13 June

Abbey Theatre Playwriting Pop-up

Longing Belonging

An evocative and mesmeric duet that explores what it takes to make a place a home. Is home a location or rather an emotional or...

14 June

Longing Belonging

Shape Shifting: Interactive Art Workshop

CIT Wandesford Quay, 2.30-4.30pm, Free Calling creative creatures! Dominic Fee invites you to be inventive and have fun with interlocking shapes...

13 June

Shape Shifting: Interactive Art Workshop

Create Debate

An afternoon salon event, hosted by Create, the national agency for collaborative arts, for sharing learning and experiences of artists...

21 June

Create Debate

Ghosts: A Prologue

Online booking is now closed for Friday 12th June. Tickets can still be purchased at the meeting point at The Poor Relation Grocery and Pub...

12 June - 13 June

Ghosts: A Prologue

Beyond

From Brisbane, Australia comes a bold new vision for circus as Circa, ‘the rock stars of the circus world’ visit Cork for the...

13 June - 14 June

Beyond