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On the Wireless will be a five-part audio documentary series produced by Tadhg Ó Meachair and Joanna Hyde highlighting various components of Cork County Council’s Creativity in Older Age programme. Episodes shall each be 20-30 minutes, focusing on projects including the Arts for Health Bringing Art Home and Museum of Song Postal Project; Michelle Collins’ journey through the ritual of lament and caoineadh project at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice; Jimmy Crowley and Eve Telford’s care home concert tour with a special focus on the Skibbereen Residential Care Centre & Retirement Village; the Cork County Council Mobile Library unit; and the Cork Dresser Project with Michael Fortune.

Episodes shall each be 20-30 minutes, focusing on projects including the Arts for Health Bringing Art Home and Museum of Song Postal Project; Michelle Collins’ journey through the ritual of lament and caoineadh project at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice; Jimmy Crowley and Eve Telford’s care home concert tour with a special focus on the Skibbereen Residential Care Centre & Retirement Village; the Cork County Council Mobile Library unit; and the Cork Dresser Project with Michael Fortune.

On the Wireless will draw on extensive interviews and informal chats with participants, artists, programme coordinators and staff, and other relevant individuals encountered throughout the fieldwork.
The series will feature these recorded reminiscences, experiences, discussions, stories, and folklore, thematically interlaced with excerpts from the aforementioned projects, as well as related poetry, spoken word, soundscapes, and traditional music along with newly composed music by Tadhg and Joanna.
Further details about where you can hear the show will be available on Cork County Arts Social Media Platforms very soon.

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Culture and Creativity Team

Niall Healy

Director of Service

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Emer O'Brien

County Librarian/Creative Ireland Coordinator

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Rose Carroll

SEO Tourism

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Ian McDonagh

Arts Officer

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Aileen Loughrey

Irish Officer

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Conor Nelligan

Heritage Officer

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Our Strategy

Launched locally in 2018 at the annual Creative Ireland County Cork Conference was the County Cork Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022, which contains six key aims and over 60 different actions putting culture and creativity at the heart of everything we do in the County. ...

There is a considerable focus on investing in our cultural infrastructure, encouraging creativity and community engagement in all things culture as well as learning about ourselves as an Irish people through creativity, showcasing what Cork has to offer by way of culture and strong a focus on the Irish language. It is an informed strategy, informing people all over County Cork of the benefits that culture and creativity can have.

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