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Festival Talks

Words & Ideas

Festival Talks

When

Various (see below)

Duration

Various (see below)

Additional Info

Limited capacity - early arrival advised to guarantee entry

Conversations and discussions to get some unique insights into the work of Festival artists.

ENDA WALSH & PAT KIERNAN
Crawford Art Gallery (lecture theatre)
18 June | 1pm

Enda Walsh, Tony and multi award-winning Irish playwright and director, is joined in conversation with long-time collaborator Pat Kiernan, artistic director of Corcadorca Theatre Company, having first collaborated on Walsh’s Disco Pigs in 1996. In recent years, Kiernan has directed many more of Walsh’s works, including How These Desperate Men Talk (2014), Gentrification (2015) and The Same (2017). In 2019, they reunite on Corcadorca’s production of The Small Things as part of this year's festival.

Access: 
Full wheelchair access via a ramp and bathroom on site. Lift to upper floors. Full access for visually Impaired, guide dogs welcome.

CIRCUS: POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Rory Gallagher Theatre, CIT
21 June | Post-show

In a rapidly changing society what does Irish look like, and who gets to dance?’ Masculinity, queerness, #MeToo, and Irishness – these are just some of the themes explored in the Irish premiere of Circus. Join dancers Tara Brandel and Nicholas Nwosu with journalist Colette Sheridan for a postshow discussion as they discuss these burning issues as well as answering your questions. In creating Circus, Tara filmed Nicholas, a new immigrant seeking asylum in Ireland, dancing and speaking about his experience in Ireland.

Access: further information here.

KAITE O’REILLY AND PHILLIP ZARRILLI, IN CONVERSATION WITH SEAMUS O’MAHONY
Crawford Art Gallery (lecture theatre)
20 June | 5.30pm

Join playwright Kaite O’Reilly and director Phillip Zarrilli of Gaitkrash Theatre’s Cosy, receiving its Irish premiere as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2019, as they discuss our attitudes to end-of-life scenarios with Seamus O’Mahony, writer of the award-winning book The Way We Die Now. Has our society lost the ability to deal with death? Join the conversation as the three guests reflect on their work and the last great taboo: dying.

Access:
Full wheelchair access via a ramp and bathroom on site. Lift to upper floors. Full access for visually Impaired, guide dogs welcome.