Hiwa K: Do you remember what you are burning?
In 1996, at age 21, the Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K fled Kurdistan on foot, embarking on a journey to Europe that lasted five months and twenty days. He lived in Germany for almost two decades and in 2020 he moved back to his birthplace of Sulaymaniyah, in Kurdistan. Do you remember what you are burning? is Hiwa K’s first solo exhibition in Ireland, bringing together works created over the past ten years.
The exhibition’s title is taken from one of the featured artworks, Do you remember what you are burning? (2011-17), for which the artist invited students to bring a book of choice to the old town square Saray Azadi (Freedom Square), Sulaymaniyah, the site of many anti-government protests. They quietly read these books with a magnifying glass, focusing the sun’s rays and erasing the books’ contents letter by letter. Read More -/>
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Want to Try Indoor Wall Climbing?
BRIJ volunteer Veronica would like to find out how many would be interested if a regular wall climbing activity could be organised...nothing definite yet.
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Get Your Teams of 6 together & register using the form below. All equipment will be provided & transport to the ground can be organised also
Cricket Ireland, Munster Cricket and Cork Sports Partnership are inviting you to submit a team to participate in the upcoming Cricket Connects: Super 6 tournament on Friday 24th September at Cork Harlequins Cricket Club. This tournament is being hosted specifically for residents of Direct Provision and we would love for you to be part of it. Details and event schedule are below.
Date: Friday 24th September 2021
Location: Cork Harlequins Cricket Club, Farmers Cross, Cork
10.00 – 10.30: Teams Arrive
11.00: Tournament Begins
14.00: Tournament Ends
14.30: Teams Disperse
Format: 6-a-side tapeball (6 players per team, 6 overs each)
Team Numbers: Minimum 6 players per team with a maximum of 8 per team. Note: Registered players ONLY may attend this tournament
Number of Teams: A maximum of 2 teams may participate from your Accommodation Centre
Players: Players must be over the age of 18 to participate in this tournament
Equipment: Bats, balls, stumps and bails will be provided per team strictly adhering to COVID regulations. Please feel free to bring your own bats, gloves, helmets, pads etc.
Transport: We will be providing an option for pick-up and drop-off for your team from your Accommodation Centre. If you wish to avail of this option, please let us know how many teams you are intending to participate in this tournament by Sunday 19th September at 12.00
Lunch: A complimentary Halal lunch will be provided to all participants
Competition Entry: Please submit the attached Entry Form (one submission per Accommodation Centre) by Sunday 19th September at 12.00 to email@example.com
COVID Regulations: This tournament will be run in line with current government COVID regulations in place. Participants intending to avail of the transport option must wear masks at all times on the bus and remain seated throughout the journey. While at the venue, players must wear masks if entering the indoor facilities to use the bathroom and if requested to do so by event staff. Participants must register in advance of the tournament in line with the above, anyone who has not registered in advance as part of a team will not be permitted entry.
You can download the entry form below:
Closing Date for Registration - 18th June 2021
email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register or find out more
Conversation Café is a welcoming space for anyone to chat and have a cuppa with others from across the community of Cork city each month (exactly what we need more of in today's society!) Conversation Cafe in Cork Central Library is a welcoming monthly social space where people from all communities can come together to chat and share experiences and ideas. Everyone is invited to come along (2:30pm on 3rd Thursday of each month) to meet and chat with others on an agreed theme, and to enjoy refreshments along with presentations and information sharing. We'll look forward to seeing you!
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The Cherry Orchard - A play about land, legacy, and the struggle between tradition and change- FREE to View Until Sunday
Druid’s production of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Tom Murphy, directed by Garry Hynes.
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A play about land, legacy, and the struggle between tradition and change, Druid's production was the first major production of Tom Murphy's work since his death in 2018. In a first for Irish theatre, this performance was originally live broadcast to the world from the Black Box Theatre, Galway on 5 March 2020.
CAST (in alphabetical order) Derbhle Crotty, Ian-Lloyd Anderson, Siobhán Cullen, Megan Cusack, Peter Daly, Rachel Feeney, Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan, Helen Norton, John Olohan, Marty Rea
COMPANY Séamus Hughes, Delia Keane, Mary McHugh, Seán T. O'Meallaigh, Michael Rooney, Peter Shine, Ambre Shoneff
Director: Garry Hynes
Set Design: Francis O'Connor
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Sound Design: Gregory Clarke Movement: David Bolger
Music: Conor Linehan
Costume Design: Francis O'Connor, Doreen McKenna
Assistant Costume Design: Clíodhna Hallissey
If you are looking for a new place to walk or run in a socially distanced way, Mary & Ned from Brian Dillon's GAA have said that Asylum seekers are welcome to use the Tank Field in Montenotte
When COVID has passed, they say it also has plenty of space for ball games.
The Tank Field is here
The launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Cork will take place in an online (due to current restrictions) on Wednesday 11th November 2020. The event is free to register online at this link:- https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hx8kK-3nRISW3kiMOYThPg
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MoreThe Galway Film Fleadh now in our 32nd year is taking place entirely online from Tuesday July 7th – Sunday July 12th.Tuesday July 7th we will present this year’s Opening Night film, The 8th, a documentary telling how Ireland overturned one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, and in doing so enabled the emergence of a more liberal Irish society. From directors Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy and Maeve O’ Boyle, the 8th focuses on some key pro-choice campaigners as they battled for the hearts and minds of the Irish people in the run-up to the 2018 referendum. Click here to explore our full programme of films.
Despite the remote viewing and lack of mass-gatherings, we will continue to provide plenty of avenues for all those who want to ‘talk shop.’ Q+A’s will be live-streamed, with audience questions taken from social media. Panel discussions will be hosted as webinars. And live-streamed In Conversation events with celebrated filmmaking talents will all feature, with the full roster set to be revealed between now, and the festival’s Opening Night on Tuesday, July 7th.
Galway Film Fleadh Programme Director Will Fitzgerald said:
“I hope everyone is as pleasantly surprised as I was at the breadth and diversity, and opportunities for discovery, we managed to pack into this digital programme. I’m grateful to all of the filmmakers who have taken this leap with us, and who are on this journey with us now. We’re bringing the Fleadh to the masses, for a change. I’m looking forward to making each of their films part of a national conversation from July 7th to 12th.”
Films have been scheduled in the traditional fashion, with new films ‘premiering’ at designated times during each day of the festival. All selected films are available to rent from our website, and viewed across multiple devices. You can watch the Fleadh films on your television via video-casting or through an HDMI connection to a portable device. Tickets are incentively priced from as low as €5. There are only a limited number of tickets available for each film.
“This will be the most accessible the Film Fleadh has ever been before. But crucially, there are only as any tickets available as there are seats in the Town Hall Theatre. So for audience members who are reading this – book early, and book often!”
Tickets are on sale now online.galwayfilmfleadh.com
The Galway Film Fleadh is funded by The Arts Council, Galway 2020, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Creative Europe, TG4, Failte Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Galway City Council.
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New Horizon, with support from St. Stephen's Green Trust, has set up a website to provide support to Asylum seekers during the Covid-19 crisis.
It's Direct Provision Support Live https://www.dpsupportlive.com/
The objective is to provide support and accurate information, to help people through the crisis..
It also provides a zoom meeting platform to enable support groups to run some of their operations online and to continue their organisation meetings.
Up to now the following meetings have been set up:
We would love to hear from you and get your suggestions on how to use this platform.
Drop in to Mrs Doyles for a chat and a cup of virtual tea!
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Philip Gray will do a live painting demonstration on Facebook tomorrow 28th April from 12 midday and everyday for the rest of the week.
Philip is Irish & lives in Kinsale. He used to be a Gunner & a Diver in the Irish Navy but was always a very talented artist. He is a very nice person and you should get benefit from his demonstration if you are interested in painting.
He says of himself : "I was born in Cork and we lived here until I turned six, then my parents, Albert and Wendy decided to move to Dublin for a few years. Without doubt my passion for the sea can be traced back to my childhood in Cork. I inherited my creative and adventurous spirit from my mother’s side of the family, a lineage that very fittingly nurtured both sailors and artists. Among my siblings there is a graphic designer and an interior designer, so creativity is certainly in the blood"
To find out more about the Facebook demonstration click on the image below:
Hi Brij Members I hope you are well my friend. Can you join us this morning at 11am for an exercise session online? Just wear the blue top (if you have it) and have somewhere with a soft floor to do it! Feel free to share this link with others in centres and send us a pic of you exercising! Hundreds of people across Ireland doing it including lots of people in different Direct Provision centres! Link to join the session at 11am on Saturday morning:
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This live-streaming webcam was set up by the National Parks and Wildlife Service to monitor a pair of white-tailed sea eagles breeding in County Cork. White-tailed sea eagles became extinct in Ireland over 100 years ago but were brought back as part of a reintroduction programme: from 2007 to 2011 one hundred eagle chicks were brought from Norway and released in Killarney National Park. They have since dispersed around Ireland and there are now around a dozen pairs breeding in counties Cork, Kerry, Clare, Tipperary and Galway.
The birds on this live webcam are Black P (female) and Blue W (male), both of whom were brought to Ireland as part of the reintroduction programme. In 2016, a pair of eagles at this nest raised the first eagle chick to fledge in Co Cork in over a century. However, in 2018 the original female (Green D) was ousted by a younger female P. This new pairing has yet to fledge a chick so we will watch with bated breath to see if they can succeed in 2020.
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