What's on in Cork

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The Fair Alternative

'The Fair Alternative - Christmas Market'

Every day to Wednesday 24th December
The Unitarian Church, Princes Street

If you are looking for the best in hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones this Christmas then you should definitely pay a visit to 'The Fair Alternative'.

They have lots of beautiful items to choose from with Art, Crafts, Fashion, Body Care, Vintage Boutiques, Jewellery and more.

Hosted in one of Cork's Heritage buildings, in a friendly atmosphere, it's a Fair Alternative!

The Fair Alternative

'Craft Workshops for Children'

Saturday and Sunday December 20th and 21st.
The Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park

The 'Crafty Ol Bats' are holding fun craft workshops for Children 4 – 12 years at the Lord Mayor's Pavilion in Fitzgerald Park.

Make your own reindeer puppet Saturday 20th, 2-3pm.

Christmas decoration making Sunday 21st, 2-3pm.

All workshops €10.

Booking is essential.

Broadway to Bethlehem

'Broadway to Bethlehem'

Cork Arts Theatre
Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th December @ 8pm

Cork Arts Studio Stageworks present "Broadway to Bethlehem" - a celebration of the best of musical theatre Christmas songs with some old Christmas favourites. They have some 40 performers involved from the age of 7-18.

With music from The Polar Express, Elf, Frozen, The Snowman, White Christmas as well as from some of the movies everyone associates with Christmas including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Willy Wonka and many others there is something for all ages in the show.

They will share with you their hopes, dreams and wishes for Christmas and memories of Christmas past. As well as large choral numbers the show will showcase individuals from the choir with solo, duet and trios and there are also some great comedy songs that capture moments we have all experienced including the Christmas Shopping Blues that we all get with the last minute rush!

Opening with a medley of Broadway themed songs and closing with 23 christmas classics sung in 3 minutes with every style and genre in between from Elvis to Mariah Carey and from 'Broadway to Bethlehem' you are guaranteed go home singing!

Tickets: €10; Family (5 persons): €40

Booking: 021 4505624.

A Ceremony of Carols

'A Ceremony of Carols'

St. Peter and Paul's Church
Wednesday 17th December @ 8pm

Cór Cois Abhann presents Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols", with the Christmas works of Peter Warlock and a selection of Seasonal Favourites.

Featuring Brian Davis on Harp, Soprano Zofia Scheiling, and Organist Colin Nicholls, under the direction of Ian Sexton.

Tickets €10/€8 concessions available from Promusica, Opus II, and The Parish Office.

Mary Coughlan

'Mary Coughlan'

Thursday 18th December @ 9pm
Coughlan's, Douglas Street

'The Whole Affair' - celebrating 25 years, the very best of Mary Coughlan. Mary is our greatest female singer because over twenty-five years and ten albums she’s made the most grown-up, uncompromising, wholly personal and utterly universal music on either side of the Atlantic about what goes on between men and women.

She has taken the classic standards of jazz balladry and the recent gems of rock and Irish song-writing, shaken them and offered them up anew, like jewels dripping from the deep, strewn on black velvet.

She sings in the voice of the wrong and wronged woman and she makes us think what it is men make of women and what women have to do to make do. She has just one other forebear in the pretty pallid parade of British female pop artists, just one other woman whose bruised, haunted voice could find and enjoy the inconsolable longing and loss in a three minute pop song: Dusty Springfield.

Tickets: €15

Foil, Arms and hog

'Foil, Arms and Hog' and Special Guests

Friday 19th December
City Limits Comedy Club
Doors: 9pm. Admission: €20

'Foil, Arms and Hog' bring you a show hailed by The Irish Times as "The Funniest Sh*t Ever... wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes and high energy performances."

These former children and regular eaters, have appeared on The Savage Eye, The Republic of Telly and at live festivals including Kilkenny Cats laughs, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and The Vodafone Comedy Festival. The trio are delighted to be back in City Limits, the home of comedy in Cork with a brand new show that just sold out both the Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe Festivals.

“The brightest up and coming act” – The Irish Times

“Fantastic and increasingly bizarre” – The Scotsman.

Nella Dwyer

'Carol Singing with Nella Dwyer'

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December
5pm until 6pm (both evenings)
Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre

Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre are delighted to host Nella Dwyer; former contestant on ‘The Voice of Ireland’, to get the festive season off on the right note!

She will be singing an ensemble of carols and seasonal songs, while two angels tempt your taste buds with fresh mince pies.

Make sure you get in early to secure your spot upstairs, next to the Down Syndrome Shop.

Emmet Place Christmas Fair

'Emmet Place Christmas Market'

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December

Emmet Place will be getting festive again this weekend. The market always brings a wonderful atmosphere to this historic quarter of the city.

There will be a wide selection of stalls selling items such as handmade jewellery, wood carvings, soaps, leather goods, angel gifts and other artisan crafts as well as confectionery, cakes and the best of Cork produce and hot street food.

There will also be a number of singers and choirs fundraising for charities as well as providing entertainment.