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Cork City Council, Cork Midsummer and Douglas Community Association CLG Present Cruinniú Na NÓg

Cork Midsummer Festival programmed an afternoon from 2pm until 5pm in Douglas Community Park.

  • Storytelling and reading sessions courtesy of Douglas Libraries with a pop-up library space and interactive Lightbox installation by Cork Community Artlink
  • Printmaking workshops from Cork Printmakers
  • Headdress workshops from Cork Migrant Centre
  • Visual arts workshops from artist Nicole Flanagan
  • Locomotion Play Universe from Festijeux
  • Circus workshops from The Circus Factory
A special stage courtesy of the Caravan Club Extravaganza to platform and showcase works by different groups of young people:

  • Irish dancers from Carol O’Mahony School of Irish Dance
  • Performance of Queen tracks from Montfort College Choir
  • Traditional Irish Session from local young people led by Music Generation
  • Specially developed rap and hip hop performance by young people from The Kabin Studios
With a reference to local history and sail making mills, there were a series of painted sails displayed by schoolchildren from St Luke’s National School and Educate Together Secondary School. Artist Jane Hayes worked with St Luke’s National School resulting in 5 decorated sails which were installed across the Douglas Community Park trees.  The Educate Together Sail was part of a collaborative project with UCC, and The Glucksman with artists Claire Coughlan and Helen O’Keefe in relation to designing their future city.  

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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