Tomorrow evening – Tuesday 24th January 2012 – our arts skills exchange and Cork Community Art Link will be hosting a meeting for everyone in Cork who is interested in creating a festival that is run by the people and for the people of Cork. We’re hoping that we, together, will make our mark on this city, our city. A city that belongs to all of us.
The idea is simple;
We are proposing to host a festival – with all you that are interested in getting involved, participating and helping – between Wednesday 16th and Sunday 20th May, 2012.
We will all work together, share resources, skills, time and energy to develop, create and produce all manner of events, talks, tea parties, gigs, workshops, films, plays, musicals, talent shows, street theatre, kids events, parties, puppet shows, art exhibitions, craft exhibitions, story telling, sport events, neighbourhood picnics, projections, historical walking tours, etc in the city and in the different communities around the city.
We hope to involve community groups, organisations and associations, development projects, artist co-operatives, studios, dance and theatre companies, businesses, venues and musicians in making this happen.
The festival will not be tied to any one place nor shall it be tied to any one genre, style, type, form or content.
This is a DIY festival. This is your festival. This is a people’s festival, by us and for us. It is about our talents and passions, about solidarity and pride, imagination and participation. It is about taking decisions by ourselves and for ourselves. It is about citizenship.
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