Cork Midsummer Festival

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Things to do in County Cork, Ireland - Cork Midsummer Festival - YourDaysOut
Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke Walk, Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 PM - Jun 24, 2018 10:00:00 PM
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Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual city-wide summer celebration of contemporary arts and culture, combining local, national and international events to deliver unique experiences that appeal to everyone. Experience unusual things in unusual places with theatre, off-site performances, contemporary and popular music, participatory projects, free events, a family programme, dance, debate, ideas, and visual art. This year, Cork's largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival runs from 15-24 June and features 56 events. Over 55,000 people are anticipated to attend the 10 days of theatre, literature, dance, music, visual art and family-friendly festivities. Highlights at this year’s Festival include Camille O’Sullivan with the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra (22 June), and the world premiere stage adaption of Asking For It by author Louise O’Neill at The Everyman (15-23 June). Picnic in the Park – featuring special performances to celebrate 250 years of circus – is back at Fitzgerald’s Park (17 June) and includes the Midsummer maypole dance. In keeping with the Festival’s ongoing theme of unique events at unexpected places, hip hop/circus fusion Union Black comes to Neptune Stadium (15-17 June), while dance theatre company, Junk Ensemble performs Man At The Door (Number 54) in Sunbeam Bingo Hall, Blackpool (15-17 & 22-24 June). Major participatory project I Could Colour Between the Lines But I Choose Not To sees artists Mark Storor and Stephen King work with Knocknaheeny residents on an installation at a house in their community (22-24 June). Other participatory events include the renowned Cork’s Long Table, an outside banquet on South Mall showcasing 10 of Cork’s best restaurants (24 June); 10 Minute Dance Parties inside a shipping container club on Emmet Place; while in Church Nightclub (16 June), Scottish performance artist FK Alexander performs the intimate (I Could Go On Singing) Over The Rainbow. In...

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