While it might be difficult to avoid the Jazz Festival this weekend, there is still lots of variety to choose from...
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th October
'Fred & Alice'
One of the biggest theatre hits of the year is back in Cork! Come see this joyous celebration of individuality. Fred & Alice has been described as “clever and absorbing stuff”…. “Imaginative and escapist theatricality” by The Irish Times.
Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay, Cork
Tickets: €14, €12 concessions
Friday 24th October
'Cork CD and Record Fair'
Run in conjunction with the Cork Jazz Festival. Open for 4 days, Fri 24th: 10-7; Sat 25th: 10-7; Sun 26th: 12-7 and Mon 27th: 12-5. As usual, there will be dealers from the UK as well as Irish dealers selling 1000's of records and cds, new and used, rare and deleted, covering nearly every musical genre. Prices range from a couple of euro up to 100's! If you have any unwanted records or cds, bring them in, you may be able to sell or exchange them.
Unitarian Church, Princes Street, Cork
Doors 10:00 am - Admission: 2 euro all day.
Saturday 25th October
'The Nightingale and The Rose'
A brilliant contemporary setting of Oscar Wilde's story for Jazz Big Band, Choir and solo jazz trumpet by composer Siobhan Lamb. Featuring jazz soloist Gerard Presencer and the musicians of the Cork School of Music it is conducted by the composer. Quality jazz in a concert setting as an antidote to the 'jazz' madness!
Cork School Of Music
Doors 8:00 pm - Admission: €10, €7 concessions
Every day until 7th November
TerrainSkin, (2014, Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland) a three-screen video installation, considers our relationship with our surroundings environment, both natural and man-made. It reflects on the deep symbiotic relationship between the body-mind and environment through an immersive experience of kinaesthetic and energetic interaction. TerrainSkin seeks to make us more aware of the movement in our natural environment the fragility of time, forgotten enigmatic spaces, empty containers of energetic traces, the presence of the disappeared…
Choreographer, Video artist, Editor: Mairéad Vaughan
Sound design, Video Artist, Editor: Dara O’Brien
Doors: All day from 11am - Admission: Free
'Guiness Cork Jazz Festival'
And, if you still want to know what the Jazz Festival has to offer then you can get all the details of gigs, venues, times, etc. on the main Guinness Cork Jazz Festival site here.
For a list of other options including 'Family Days Out' visit our 'What to See' page here.