Final Events of This Must be the Place | the Great Island 2017

Wednesday 22 March – Sunday 26 March 2017
Final Events of This Must be the Place | the Great Island 2017 | Wednesday 22 March – Sunday 26 March 2017 | SIRIUS

We are now in our final week of This Must be the Place | the Great Island 2017.  The series of daily events, such as talks, demonstrations, films, workshops and concerts continues until Sun 26 March.

We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to the two closing events – Soundstories Live with Michelin Star chef Kevin Thornton and sounds by Luke Clancy, Kevin Brew and Conor Lonergan, taking place Friday 24 March at 7pm and the Boat Girls performance, with Aine Phillips, which is a public performance through the streets of Cobh on Saturday 25 March at 2pm, followed by tea and sandwiches from 3pm.

Wed 22 March (1PM):
Artist’s Talk – Petros Chrisostomou. Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theatre. Followed by Artists’ Get Together. FREE.

Thurs 23 March (1PM):
The Story of Lace – talk by Veronica Stuart. Veronica has been responsible for the revival of lace making  – even setting up a lace trail around West Cork for tourists to follow – and is chairperson of the Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland. She has won international and national competitions, has judged many competitions and teaches lace classes. FREE.

Thursday 23 March (7.30pm):
Maritime Talks. Ship Building in Cork Harbour – see the website for details. €5 PAY AT THE DOOR

Fri 24 March (7PM):
Soundstories Live with food by chef Kevin Thornton. The team that brought to your ears the groundbreaking RTE radio series Soundstories, as well as the award-winning documentaries Skelligs Calling and Lighthouse Stories, return to Cobh, equipped with their laptops and their magic box of audio delights and sonic mysteries. Culinary collaborator and, for one night only, Lighthouse Chef, Kevin Thornton, will be preparing and sharing lighthouse tastes to accompany the plunge into a salty soundworld. €8 ENTRY – ADVANCED BOOKING ADVISED.

Sat 25 March 2pm
Boat Girls Performance with Áine Phillips: Performance artist Áine Phillips will collaborate with a group of girls from Cobh to create a street performance celebrating the theme of boats and women. After a series of workshops, the group will create a series of boat costumes in preparation for a finale public performance on the 25th March at 2pm parading through the streets of Cobh along the waterfront. Followed by tea and sambos from 3pm. FREE

Carol Anne Connolly – Research Artist in Residence – This Must Be The Place | The Great Island
Carol Anne Connolly is a visual artist living and working in Co. Cork. Her work reimagines or represents ideas pertaining to contemporary landscapes and environments. Connolly’s residency will explore the cultural history, function and relevance of cultivated and wild landscapes on the Great Island. Her research involves working with members of the community and will culminate in an event held at Sirius Art Centre. See the website for dates and details.

The Sirius Café will be open in the Centre Gallery daily from 10.30am-4pm. Drop in any time.
For more info please contact Sirius Arts Centre at:

Wednesday 22 March – Sunday 26 March 2017
The Old Yacht Club
Cobh, Co. Cork
Telephone: +353 21 481 3790
Opening hours / start times:
Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 16:00
Admission / price: Free

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