- Remembering 1920, Kieran’s Our City, Our Town column in the Cork Independent
The column for 2020 highlights everyday events and local history nuggets from this period of centenary commemorations, and are weekly posted on this blog website.
– 12th Cllr Kieran McCarthy’s Community Talent Competition produced by Red Sandstone Varied Productions.
DEFFERRED UNTIL Autumn 2020
AUDITIONS, SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2020, 10am-4pm Old Cork Waterworks, Lee Road.
FREE ENTRY event for Primary and Secondary school children. No advance booking required, simply turn up on the day to audition.
The year 2020 coincides with the twelfth year of Cllr Kieran McCarthy’s Community Talent Competition (MCTC) in Cork city. The auditions for the FREE ENTRY arts participation event take place on Sunday 28 April, 10am-4pm at the site of the Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Lee Road, with call-backs the same day. It is a Cork performance arts project for young people with no entry fees, where all talents are valid for consideration. The final takes place at Firkin Crane, Saturday 2 May, 7.30pm..
This not-for-profit community project supports our community’s young people and creates a great night’s entertainment for all the family. There are two categories primary school and secondary school, so two winners will be awarded a perpetual trophy and prize money of €150. The project is founded and funded by Cllr Kieran McCarthy in association with RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions).
- McCarthy’s Make a Model Boat Project, 22 May 2020
DEFFERRED UNTIL AUTUMN 2020
Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy invites all Cork young people to participate in the tenth year of McCarthy’s Make a Model Boat Project. All interested must make a model boat at home from recycled materials and bring it along for judging to The Lough on Friday 22 May 2020, 6.30pm. The event is being run in association with Meitheal Mara’s Cork Harbour Festival. There are three categories, two for primary (4-8 and 9-12) and one for secondary students. The theme is ‘A City Rising, which is open to interpretation. There are prizes for best models and the event is free to enter. For further information and to take part, please sign up at www.corkharbourfestival.com. The application process will open in early April 2020.
- Suburban historical walking tours, summer 2020 (Corona Virus Pending).