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MTV Crashes Cork

'MTV Crashes Cork'

Various Venues
Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th November

MTV Crashes Cork arrives this week and there will be a three-day build-up featuring new Irish bands performing on the MTV Music Trail in venues all over Cork.

Over 30 Irish bands will be performing on the trail, half of whom hail from Cork, from Monday 24 November to Wednesday 26 November, from 12pm onwards.

The venues on the trail are the Firkin Crane, the Opera House, The Old Oak, L’Attitude, Electric Theatre, The English Market, Plug’d, Gulp’d, Smiley Dog Tattoo and Cork Vintage Quarter. These music acts will be non-ticketed and free.

There will also be special guests performing. Gavin James and Hudson Taylor will be performing on 25 November, while The Riptide Movement and Rainy Boy Sleep will be performing on 26 November.

Tickets for these headlining acts, which will perform at Savoy Theatre at 8pm, will be €9.50 for each night. This will lead up to the main event, MTV Crashes Cork, which will take place at Cork City Hall at 7pm.

The acts for MTV Crashes Cork are Jessie Ware and Gorgon City. Tickets for MTV Crashes Cork are sold out, but the afterparty is currently available at €8.

Regarding the event, Jessie Ware said: "Crashing Cork with MTV is going to be gorgeous. I love an intimate show, it always feels really special. I've never been, but seeing as my grandfather lived there, it’s hopefully going to feel like a second home."

For more information, or to purchase tickets, click the link below...



Cork Arts Theatre
Thur 20th to Sat 29th Nov, 8pm

Following their record reading of the Bard’s complete works over 12 hours in twelve different venues on April 23rd and their successful run of Much Ado About Nothing in June, the Cork Shakespearean Company conclude their 90th Anniversary with one of Willam Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

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Triskel Arts Centre
Monday 24th to Sunday 30th November

From Monday the 24th to Sunday the 30th of November, the Theatre Development Centre at the Triskel will showcase four finished works and eight works in progress from Cork’s finest emerging theatre companies and individuals.

Now in its second year, the week-long mini-festival of new work, SHOW, is an initiative set up and run by the TDC to showcase new theatre work and turn a spotlight on Cork’s rich theatre scene.

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The Everyman
Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th November

One of the greatest Irish plays of the 20th century, John B. Keane's 'Sive' stands tall in the Irish theatre canon. This gripping new production by director Conall Morrison was enjoyed by over 30,000 people during the sell out run at the Abbey Theatre. Now 'Sive' returns for a major All Ireland tour.

Presented by the Abbey Theatre.

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Wednesday 26th November @ 10pm
Admission: Free

Ever wanted to be the lead singer of your own rock band? 'Bandaoke' is Karaoke with the backing of a live band - 'Bog The Donkey'. The competition starts off again looking for Cork's best singers. All entrants get a complimentary drink with prizes given to the best singers. Cash Prizes for Winners! In association with Bulmers.

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'Duruflé's Requiem

St. Finbarre's Cathedral
Thursday 27th November @ 8pm

Cork Orchestral Society present Duruflé’s beloved requiem marrying French colour with Gregorian plainsong.

Also on the programme are new works based on plain chant by John O'Brien, new organ pieces by Irene Buckley and David Bremner, beautiful poetry read by Karen Underwood and a Litany of the Dead*. (*You can add the name of a loved one to be included by emailing: info@corkorchestralsociety.ie with the word Requiem in the subject.)

With 'Voice Effect'. Conductor: John O'Brien; Organ: David Bremner; Soprano: Emma Nash; Cello: Ilse de Ziah.

Admission: €22/€14 (COS members) / €10 (concessions)

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A Cork Christmas Celebration
From 10am, Friday 28th November
Admission: Free

Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration, presented by Cork City Council, runs again this year from 28th November to December 21st, Fridays to Sundays.

A festive family favourite, this year’s festival on Grand Parade is set to be more magical than ever before. There’s something for everyone; be enchanted as you wander through a 3D pop-up storybook of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas; enjoy festive food and local crafts at the markets, take a seat on Ireland’s largest Ferris Wheel for a flight 30m above Cork with stunning views of the city’s skyline, enjoy live entertainment, immerse yourself in Christmas spirit at the Carols by Candlelight event, and shop ‘til you drop in Cork city’s unique boutiques and gift shops.