Day 2




Cork City Library, Grand Parade

Monday 4th - Saturday 9th, 10.00 - 17.30

Admission Free

Register Online, (Walk-ins welcome)




Through the work of visual artists Danielle Sheehy and Isabella Dogliani, this event explores ways in which dyslexia impacts the lives of roughly 10% of the population. Alphabet Soup is a celebratory arts exhibition that highlights the achievements of neurodiverse and dyslexic people. Bringing together artists and experts in the field, Alphabet Soup explores dyslexia through art, audio and an educational panel.

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Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th, 10.00-16:30

St. Peter’s Cork, North Main Street

Free Admission


In-conversation with Open Call Artists

Saturday 9th, 13.00

Register Online, Admission Free

(Walk-ins welcome)



host/ghost presents an exhibition of works by four emerging Cork-based artists, Melanie McGrath, Emma Price, Ben Walsh and Lily O’Shea, engaging with the increasing culture of neglect and dereliction in our urban spaces. Their work will examine the effects of this social issue on their own artistic practice and local communities. Taking place at St. Peter’s, a former church now used as an arts venue, host/ghost will highlight the potential meanwhile-use of such spaces as short-term hosts for artistic purposes. host/ghost will also present an in-conversation segment with the exhibiting artists, who will be invited to discuss the themes explored in their work, as well as local activists Frank O’Connor and Jude Sherry, Directors of the design agency anois and organisers of the Walking Tour to End Dereliction in Cork and Dublin.


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Granary Theatre

Saturday 9th, 10.00 - 18.00

Admission Free

Please bring your headphones and mobile phone for this event.

Elements of this event may trigger a strong emotional reaction.



In our lifetime, everyone experiences loss and grief. 5 Steps Forward aims to allow individuals to consider loss and grief in a new light. Through the mediums of visual art and sound, two individual local artists, Jonathan Carey and Matthew Corrigan, create independent exhibits for an installation representing the five stages of grief. 5 Steps Forward is an immersive experience for participants and highlights how everyone deals with grief differently.




Theatre Lab, Connolly Complex, Western Road, UCC

Flower Arranging Workshop

Saturday 9th, 10.00-13.00

Tickets €15




Theatre Lab, Connolly Complex, Western Road, UCC

Oil Painting Workshop

Saturday 9th, 15:00 - 18:00

Tickets €15



Inner-Journeying is workshop-based and incorporates a series of live art demonstrations aimed towards raising awareness of mental health issues within the community, especially anxiety and depression following on from the experience of isolation brought about through Covid-19. Local artists will exhibit products (paintings and crafts) and demonstrate making with a live audience, providing an opportunity for participants to create their own artworks with participating artists as their guides. The central idea of this event aims to use the creative process to forge connections between one’s mind and body, offering insights into the many forms of art therapeutic experience including freedom of artistic expression and interpretation as a means of reducing stress and increasing mental wellbeing. It is hoped that the interactions between artists and participants may help to heal and reconnect us to one another through art.

Each live art session will invite participants to enter a gallery-style space where they can view and reflect on completed artworks of the artist they will then be working with. Following this short exhibit, participants will join the artist in a second space to observe a live demonstration by the artist. After the demonstration, participants will have the opportunity to create their own works based on the techniques shown by the artist. Each session will last approximately 2 hours and participants will be guided through their creations by the artist. On completion of the session, participants are welcome to return to the gallery space to spend time with the exhibit.



StoryBoard: Conversations with Contemporary Playwrights

Granary Studio

Saturday 9th, 14.30-16.30

Register Online, Admission Free

(Duration 90 mins.)



StoryBoard: Conversations with Contemporary Playwrights which aims to unpack the concept of ‘story’ and its place in contemporary Irish playwriting and screenwriting. The panel will be hosted by theatre director and Artistic Director of Cork's Fit-Up Theatre Festival, Geoff Gould, and will discuss the social, cultural and personal contexts that shape the creative process and the impact that the actor-playwright has on contemporary texts. Contributors to the panel include actors and writers such as Irene Kelleher and Éadaoin O’Donoghue.




plugd records, Cornmarket Street

Saturday 9th, 18.30 - 20.00

Tickets €10



Resolution is an informative and interactive workshop that provides audiences with an opportunity to learn about ways in which contemporary music can be produced. Following the release of his debut album Naruda on April 1st, experienced music producer Cian Sweeney (1000 Beasts) will act as the artist, disassembling a recording track by track. Audience members will get to see each of the layers involved in music production and then participate in a live recording themselves. Cian will use samples from the attendees to create an original track during the event. Participants will leave with a better understanding of and appreciation for music production.





plugd records, Cornmarket Street
Saturday 9th, 21.00 - 22.45

Tickets €5



Hosted by former UCC Creative Writer in Residence, Eimear Ryan, Pen to Paper to People is an open mic event providing a platform for emerging writers to share their creative writing in-person, while expanding the connection of the audience with new writing and emerging writers with an audience.





Granary Theatre

Saturday 9th, 21:00

Tickets €10

(Duration 90 mins.)



The Echoes Project is a once off art event that engages music and photography with the concept of memory and identity. Through live music and a live photography exhibition, The Echoes Project aims to bring its audience the best that the two artforms have to offer as they coexist in the same space and explore how they affect the human condition. Two commissioned artists Niall McCabe and Mika Moret will respond to each other's work and these will be displayed in the form of a live and intimate musical performance surrounded by immersive photography. The aim of the event is to create future memories for our participants.


Department of Theatre

Roinn na hAmharclannaíochta

Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97