Walking Tours of Skibbereen

Walking Tours of Skibbereen

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This Autumn why not consider participating in workshops to develop Walking Tours of Skibbereen. What would your walking tour look like? Whether you know Skibbereen as a native or not, there is always a different way of seeing what is around you. Each workshop is stand-alone and you are welcome to attend any or all of them. The first three are from 10am-1pm on 13th and 20th October and 2nd November at Skibbereen Town Hall. More dates will be announced later. Workshops are FREE of charge, thanks to the support of partner institutions.

If you can walk and talk these workshops will be right up your alley. Together we will plan themed routes based on the interests and creativity of participants. In addition we will think about different ways we can conduct ourselves and be conducted in walking. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk for approx 60-90 minutes, bear in mind that parts of Skibbereen can be quite hilly.

If there is sufficient interest I am happy to put on a workshop specifically for people who have difficulty in walking or who may use wheelchairs/rollators (so please let me know).

Prior registration essential. U-18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Ultimately it is intended to offer the walking tours developed during these workshops to the public during Skibbereen Arts Festival 2017 led by volunteer walk directors. See also the Skibbereen Urban Explorer Facebook page

This project is supported by Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Cork Education & Training Board, Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre, Create the National Agency for the Development of Collaborative Arts and Cork County Council.

28-07-2016 What You Seek is Here Video

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Video of citizen documentation of What You Seek is Here at the Rock in Skibbereen on 23 June 2016 & shown at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre yesterday as part of the Dark Matters presentation. Edited by Neisha Azzopardi and made possible by Reddy O’Regan Nick Murphy Susy Cremers Miranda Daly Lorelie Tomko Teresa O’Sullivan Michael Stephens Caz Jeffreys Anja Bakker Justine Foster Finola Finlay Pamela Marshall Alison Glennie Acapellabella West Cork Claire O Neill Michael Holly Lauren Guillery Robert Harris

27-07-2016 Dark Matter

27-07-2016 Dark Matter

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Gregory Sholette & Katherine Waugh at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre today. It was intense, provocative and rigorous. The live audio broadcast did not work – but we have the recording and will broadcast it as soon as possible.Apologies for any inconvenience.

26-07-2016 Dark Matter

26-07-2016 Dark Matter

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Tomorrow’s talk is nearly booked out at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre. We will be doing a live audio broadcast from 2:30 – 4:30 courtesy of Clonlineradio.com. Gregory Sholette in conversation with Katherine Waugh should be more than interesting. A short video of What You Seek is Here will precede the discussion as well as a short introduction setting the context within the Urban Explorer Arts Project ongoing in Skibbereen.

Urban Explorer 07-07-2016

Urban Explorer 07-07-2016

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Penultimate meeting of our spatially distributed reading group this morning discussing chapter 7 of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. In this chapter Sholette turns to the work of Tactical Media group Critical Art Ensemble to highlight practices that retool the everyday as sites of resistance. The Unnameable, as the chapter is titled, points to a people yet to come, the Dark Matter of the art world.

Artist, academic, author and activist Gregory Sholette will be in conversation with curator, writer and filmmaker Katherine Waugh. A key event for artists and curators, this public talk is presented as part of the durational Skibbereen based Urban Explorer project led by artist Sheelagh Broderick and supported by CREATE, the National Agency for the Development of the Creative Arts through the Artist in the Community Scheme.

Sholette’s acclaimed book Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture argues that while art is big business for some, the vast majority of artists are ignored or dismissed by critics but that these marginalised artists, the ‘dark matter’ of the artworld are essential to the survival of the mainstream.

Booking essential. Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre 028 22090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com

Urban Explorer 20-06-2016

Urban Explorer 20-06-2016

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Drop in Community Arts Workshop in Skibbereen on Tues 21st June from 10am – 1pm at Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre, Heron Court (in Fields car park) We will make basic percussion and wind instruments for St Johns Eve parades to the Rock. Bring recycled cans, cardboard cylinders, bottles if you can. The workshop is free of charge, children are welcome but must be accompanied.

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