Join us from 10 - 21 June

Join us from 10 - 21 June

We are proud to be working with Cork partners, 40 national and international artists and a range of participants from our community to keep the Cork Midsummer light shining through this exciting programme of Midsummer Moments in June. From travelling theatre, billboard and audio walks, to the reimagined Long Table Picnic, online music performances and new work from our artists in residence, everyone is invited to take part from home. 

There are four ways to engage with events - outdoors, at home, with artists in residence and through online discussions.

Check out the full programme of events by clicking here

All activity will be within Government guidelines and the health and safety of our artists and audiences remains paramount.

A huge thank you to our partners, funders, patrons, friends, artists and audiences for your ongoing support.

Read on below for a taste of what is in store from 10 - 21 June, or click here for full programme!


  • Contact, a travelling theatre performance from Corcadorca which comes to communities in Cork. View from the safety of your own garden.
  • 8 Cork-based visual artists have been commissioned by the Glucksman to create artworks for a series of billboard walks around Cork city in New Light.
  • Take a site-specific audio walk by Tom Lane, narrated by Mark D’Aughton / Olwen Fouéré.

At Home

  • Join Little Druids for Humanity in a magical long-distance arts project and game for children and family / friends.
  • In the virtual company of an artist, transform the solitary experience binge-watching television shows to bring you a little solace at home in BINGE.
  • Take part in the Cork’s Long Table Picnic at Home this year from your home
  • Cork DJ Stevie G will be streaming live DJ & music events from behind the closed doors of an array of city locations

Artists in Residence

  • Share your own lockdown experience via 3D imagery uploaded to create a world of hidden moments in Shelter & Place as part of a new work being developed by Leon Butler and Peter Power (Cork Midsummer Festival Artist-In-Residence).
  • Explore how social history surrounding the 1832 Cholera epidemic relates to Covid-19 events in Day of the Straws, an online film, sound and visual art work from artist Marie Brett in collaboration with writer Katie Holly.
  • Enjoy a taste of the talent of Kim Sheehan, this year’s recipient of the Jane Anne Rothwell award, in a live online performance


  • Ali Fitzgibbon will facilitate an online discussion, Turning Point, with Cork artists and freelance arts workers about the changes we want to see and be a part of.
  • Members of five Cork youth theatre will take part in an online meet-up and workshop