The City Library events on Culture Night, including the launch of library’s new outdoor space The Carnegie Courtyard.
The City Library
Flying to the Moon – Bilingual Storytelling of a Chinese legend in Cantonese & English
Cantonese in Ireland is presenting to you our legend of Mid-Autumn Festival in both Cantonese and English.
Why is the beautiful Queen Soeng Ngo ( 嫦娥) flying to the moon?
Mid-Autumn Festival is like the Halloween in the West. Halloween was originally a harvest festival. Mid-Autumn Festival is also a harvest festival in the East. Every year in Ireland, the Cantonese immigrants in Ireland and their next generations celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival by listening to the legends, eating the mooncakes and decorating their houses with beautiful lanterns.
We would like to share with our Irish society our Cantonese culture and tradition to celebrate the festival together.
After the storytelling, participants will be invited to make simple lanterns together.
The Slow Camera Exchange
The Slow Camera Exchange Pop-up Studio with Artem Trofimenko and Marcin Lewandowski
Ireland’s first analogue camera exchange is inviting members of the public to view, explore and engage with a range of interesting photographic processes and curious cameras from the collection used by artist Hermann Marbe during his lifetime. Funded by Creative Ireland.
The City Library, Carnegie Courtyard, off Tuckey Street
Magic Books and Juggling Balls
It’s time to write your own adventure… with juggling balls!
In partnership with the Circus Factory Cork, we invite kids to join us for Culture Night at the opening of The Carnegie Courtyard at The City Library for a fun, creative juggling workshop. Make your own juggling balls to bring or borrow some at the library. It’s about time we have a juggling story book hero, right?
Cork Academy of Music
Live music performance.
Cork Barrack Street Band
Live music performance from the one and only Cork Barrack Street Band. What better way to launch this new creative space?
The Carnegie Courtyard Official Opening
Official Opening by The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Forde of the City Library’s new outdoor performance space
In a tiny car park of the City Library…Which is really only a builders’ yard left behind in 1978… Thomas McCarthy
Thomas McCarthy wrote Bells in the space which is launching on Culture Night as the City Library’s new outdoor space The Carnegie Courtyard. To celebrate, Rosie O’Regan will read McCarthy’s poem in the space where it was inspired. She will be accompanied by harpist Ruth McDonnell.
Rosie O’Regan is a member of BrokenCrow theatre company, a freelance Actor, an Early Years Artist with Graffiti theatre company and a member of Outlaw Studios where she holds an art studio.
Ruth McDonnell has performed on international stages and has commissioned poetry and harp pieces. She will play her own compositions, O’Carolan airs and other Irish music.