Artistic Programme for Tomorrow. Together curated by Cork Midsummer Festival
This year, our friends and colleagues at Theatre Forum are bringing their annual gathering for artists and arts workers to the Marina Market in Cork on 18 & 19 October for two days of networking, discussions, sessions, chats, amazing food - and we are delighted to announce the artistic programme curated by Cork Midsummer Festival which will accompany the meeting. The lineup some of Cork's most exciting new and established artists who you'll know from previous editions of Cork Midsummer Festival. We can't wait for you to meet and experience the work of these fantastic artists!
Lullaby for the City (in a Time of Pandemic) by John O’Brien
For the 2021 Cork Midsummer Festival, composer John O’Brien wrote a lullaby for Cork city which travelled to two city centre communities where the lullaby was performed live and outdoors by an orchestra for audiences of all ages. For Tomorrow. Together, a 20-piece orchestra made up of some of Cork’s finest musicians will perform the lullaby in another unexpected location – a warehouse space (which you may know from CMF 2022!).
EPG – a work in progress sharing by by Raphael Olympio
Cork rapper and spoken word artist Raphael Olympio and his team have recently begun experimenting with methods to enhance his performances by bringing them to life using theatrical approaches, moving away from the usual approach of a solo MC with a microphone and DJ. Aiming to develop this approach, Raphael will recount his tale of what has been taken from him and his ancestors due to exploitation, power, and greed in his piece EPG. Directed by Andrea Williams and Aaron Cowming, and performed by Raphael, Aaron, Erin McCarthy, Blessing Mhlanga and Mark Mavambu.
The Kabin Studio: Misneach, Jamie ‘The King’ & MC Tiny
Young rappers, singers and songwriters from The Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeny will perform their original music which we previously had the honour of hosting as part of previous editions of Cork Midsummer Festival. Misneach are a collective of young women at The Kabin Studio whose music is focused on female empowerment, with the goal of encouraging young women to be themselves, and educating the community on the many challenges faced. The iconic MC Tiny performs his first solo music video Good Life, released September 2022. Lyrics and music have been developed through rap and songwriting projects with GMCBeats at The Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeny, supported by Music Generation Cork City.
Find out more about Theatre Forum's Tomorrow. Together, and how you can attend, here.