Special Event – Thursday 31st May
Cork Film Festival and Triskel Arts Centre Present
The Irish premiere of The Ballad of Shirley Collins
Triskel Arts Centre
Thursday 31st May, 7:30pm
€9 (+ 50c membership) full price / €7 with annual membership
Shirley Collins is widely regarded as the 20th century’s most important singer of English traditional song, Alongside her sister Dolly, she stood at the epicentre of the folk music revival during the 1960s and ‘70s. However, in 1980 Shirley developed a disorder of the vocal chords known as dysphonia, which robbed her of her unique singing voice and forced her into early retirement. Deliberately eschewing a straightforward biopic approach, Rob Curry and Tim Plester’s follow-up to their award-winning documentary Way of the Morris is a lyrical response to the life-and-times of this totemic musical figure. Granted intimate access to recording sessions for Shirley’s first album of new recordings in almost four decades, and featuring contributions from (amongst others) the comedian Stewart Lee and David Tibet of Current 93, what emerges is a meditative and carefully textured piece of portraiture.
This special screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rob Curry hosted by Cork Film Festival’s Senior Programmer Don O’Mahony.
For more information and to book tickets click here.
The Festival Circuit – Cannes Film Festival Review
The Cork Film Festival team were in attendance, seeking out both celebrated titles and new discoveries from the South of France, with an eye on the South of Ireland in November – watch this space!
AVA 2018 Upgrade – New Titles and Greater Access
The complete programme will be available soon with the additional bonus that Cork City Library card holders will be able to view the entire catalogue online on their own internet enabled devices. Please check our website next month for full details of the expanded programme.
Competition: Win 2 tickets to In Clouds at Cork Midsummer Festival
Peter Power, one of the artists behind Cork Film Festival 2016 hit, audio-visual spectacle fLUX at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, will present a new work at this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival, in collaboration with composer Michael Gallen. Led by Power and Gallen, In Clouds sees an award-winning group of artists come together to create a unique site-specific piece in Triskel Christchurch this June. This new immersive musical experience invites you, alongside the artists, to examine the human struggle to encompass and understand scientific theory, natural phenomena and human behaviour.
To be in with a chance to win two tickets to this innovative multimedia performance, just answer the following question:
In what year, did Peter Power perform fLUX at The Cork Film Festival?
Answers in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for entries is May 31st at 11:59pm. Winner will be notified on June 1st.
For more information please visit Cork Midsummer Festival website: www.corkmidsummer.com
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