A large and ambitious collaboration between dance-theatre company Junk Ensemble and Belfast musical production company Dumbworld saw 80 Cork choristers, young and old, take to the cavernous stage of the Opera House for a Dance Opera that set out to explore our deepest, darkest fears.
Some of the world’s top urban thinkers biked and walked around Cork yesterday to see how a “city on the rise” is poised to become the fastest growing region in Ireland — but decision-makers need to realise its value for the benefit of the whole country.
As Cork City Council and the Office of Public Works draw up plans to erect controversial flood defences in the city centre, the Irish Examiner brings you an alternative view. All this week, we highlight the shortlisted entries to the Save Cork City competition to unlock the potential of Morrisson’s Island in the heart of the city centre and reimagine what its future might hold. Some are brave. Some are bold. But all are designed to spark debate. The overall winner will be revealed in the Irish Examiner next Monday.
DURING his music lesson, a string broke on young Conor Russell’s violin. A minor setback, and a common experience of every student. What happened next set a life-long course for Russell who is now one of Ireland’s most established violinmakers, or luthiers, as they are known in the trade.
Day 2 of the Cork International Choral Festival features Grammy-winning The Swingles in the Gala Concert, but Thursday's events have plenty more to offer as well. Check out some of the highlights here.