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Cork Midsummer Festival 2018
Cork Midsummer Festival at the Crawford Gallery
15 – 24 June 2018


City Of Ideas: Tara Flynn & Louise O’Neill
21 June 6 - 7pm

Lecture Theatre
Free but ticketed
BOOK
We have invited some of the thinkers and doers that we really admire to come and tell you about the incredible work they have been doing and to fire your imagination for things you never dreamed possible. 

Tara Flynn & Louise O’Neill
Tara is an actress and writer best known for comedy. She came to international attention for her satirical videos, most notably Racist B&B which earned her the title Satirist of the Year 2013 at the Swift Satire Festival. She has written two satirical books and Rage-In her collection of essays originally written for Headstuff, is published in May 2018. Louise’s award-winning novel Asking For It is having its world premiere during the festival. Louise is a columnist for the Irish Examiner and has presented a documentary for RTÉ about rape culture. Louise published two new novels this year Almost Love, her first aimed at an older audience, and The Surface Breaks, her third for YA audiences.

City Of Ideas: Lorraine Lordan (Cartoon Saloon)
22 June 1-2pm
Lecture theatre
Free
Regular Price €25
BOOK
We have invited some of the thinkers and doers that we really admire to come and tell you about the incredible work they have been doing and to fire your imagination for things you never dreamed possible. 

Lorraine Lordan
Lorraine is originally from Cork and works with the award-winning Cartoon Saloon in Kilkenny. She has worked as a Special FX Animator on The Secret of Kells and as Animation Director on Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated TV Series Puffin Rock and the Oscar-nominated feature The Breadwinner. She is currently Assistant Director on a TV Series called Pete the Cat which will air on Amazon in January 2019. 



Cork Printmakers and the Italian National Association of Contemporary Engravers
Stampa Ora / Print Now
From 22 June, 10am – 5pm
(Sunday 11am – 4pm)

Watercolour & Print Room
Free

Cork Printmakers is delighted to collaborate with the Italian National Association of Contemporary Engravers (IACE) on this touring exhibition project. Featuring twelve Italian artists, selected by Giorgio Marini, Vice Director of Drawing & Prints Department at Galleria Degli Uffizi in Florence and twelve Irish artists & members of Cork Printmakers, selected by Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints, at The National Gallery of Ireland. It features forty eight prints - two prints by each artist and a wide range of printmaking techniques were used, such as; screenprinting, etching, photo etching, relief printmaking and more.



City of Ideas: Tim Crouch & Regina Crowley
23 June 3.30-4:30pm
Lecture Theatre
Free
BOOK
We have invited some of the thinkers and doers that we really admire to come and tell you about the incredible work they have been doing and to fire your imagination for things you never dreamed possible. 

Tim Crouch & Regina Crowley
Tim is an experimental theatre maker: an actor, writer and director whose work rejects theatrical conventions, 
especially realism, and invites the audience to help create the work. In conversation with Regina Crowley, founder member of Gaitkrash Theatre Company who will present Tim’s work, England: A Play Written For A Gallery in this year’s programme.



Crosstown Drift: A Night at the Gallery

23 June. Doors 7.30pm
Regular Price €25
BOOK
A trail of tales and tunes across the streets of Cork city. 
This year we drift across and around the city hearing some of Ireland’s finest writers, poets, raconteurs and musicians in interesting and unusual locations. 

Drift around promenade style the many rooms and spaces of Crawford Art Gallery with readings, music, poetry and a little more. Join Pat McCabe, Roger Doyle, Landless,
Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Alan McMonagle, June Caldwell,
Lisa McInerney, Tom Morris, Cormac Lally, Danny Denton, David Jackson, Gerry Murphy and in conversation with Eoghan O’Sullivan. 



Gaitkrash Theatre Company
England: A Play Written for a Gallery
1-2pm (14 – 17 June)
6-7pm (15 & 22* June)
3.30-4:30pm (16 June)

*Following a talk with Tim Crouch at 3.30pm in the Crawford

Lecture theatre

TICKETS
Regular Price €16
Concession €12
Previews €14/10
BOOK
Art, Love, Death and Money all meet in Tim Crouch’s ENGLAND, A Play Written for a Gallery. Presented by GAITKRASH featuring sound artist Mick O’Shea and actors Regina Crowley and Frank Prendergast.

Take a guided tour through a gallery space as questions begin to arise. Are the two guides speaking about the same life? Are they two separate people or two voices of one person?

A witty and satirical play about compassion and ruthlessness, about actions and their unimagined consequences. Like the human heart, beating with desires, fears, uncertainties, crises, self-deception, and - of course - its value on the international market.  

Supported by an Arts Council Theatre Project Award and Crawford Art Gallery



Festival Trail: Footloose and Free!
Conflicting Visions: throughout the festival @ Crawford Art Gallery

In June 2016 the Crawford Art Gallery presents an exhibition entitled Conflicting Visions in a Turbulent Age, 1900-1916. Curated by Dr Éimear O’Connor HRHA in collaboration with the gallery, the exhibition will examine various overarching themes that influenced the era, including conflicting visions of World War One, and at the same time, it will focus on political and cultural issues pertinent to Ireland in general, such as the Easter Rising 1916, and Cork in particular, such as Hugh Lane and Terence MacSwiney, and local stories from the People’s Exhibition.