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Memorial night and Fundraiser in honour of Stephen Hogan-12th June 7.30pm
Sadly our beautiful friend Stephen Hogan, passed away before seeing his work in this film, 'Changemakers'. We dedicate it henceforth in his memory. In honour and loving memory of our friend a night of live musical performance by Cork City Musical Society, and film screenings by RSVP, will take place in The Roundy on Monday 12th June from 7.30pm. Stephen was one of the best for coming up with and supporting fundraiser events for his beloved CCMS, and this one is dedicated to him.; RIP Stephen, in loving memory. Join his friends and family in watching his work on screen and stage, and enjoying musical performances by his many friends. All donations go to CCMS.
The programme will open with 'Changemakers' (RT 10mins) previously screened at Kinsale Arts Festival, and will also include the award winning 'An Étude in Art!' (RT 6min 22 sec) which Stephen also starred in, as well as some stage documentation of his musical appearances on The Everyman stage during 'A Night on the Town.'
Award winning short film An Étude in Art!
"Our film goes out in the continued support of 'Cork Samaritans', with our hopes that someone who needs to, will see it at the right time, and make that call. Art is an exploration of life, just as this creator's life is an exploration of art.’ Yvonne Coughlan
Check out more of our Film/ Music Videos or Connections; Make a film in 4 days workshops.
Award winning unproduced script REGRET!
We are seeking a Vocal Facilitator for the Loop Love participatory art project in Cork. The ideal candidate should have a theatre and/or music background. See Auditions Page for more details.
Embrace the World by Kevin Walsh - Award winning Music Video
Kevin's single reached
Now the music video is winning awards.
Rome Music Video Awards.
Best Female Director
(inset Yvonne with actor Roy O'Connor & Vocalist/ Social Media Mngr. Lisa Curran at live streamed launch event.)
Special thanks: DOP Maurice Supple. Editor David Leen. Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance. All the Cast and Crew! Especially the Vocalists, Emma Langford, Ger O’Hanlon, Lisa Curran, Molly Lynch, Rebecca Houlihan, Stephen Gormley, Caroline Kay and Mark Daly.
Selected for Best Director at the Music Video Awards in LA, made it to Semi-Finalist for Best Music Video at Vancouver Movie Awards, became a finalist for Best Director of a music video at Prague International Sound Music Video Awards, and won Best Drama Music Video & Best Female Director Music Video at Rome Music Video Awards
Click the link for our dedicated EMBRACE THE WORLD page.
Although the song is produced in a multi-vocal construct, Kevin's solo performance on the Six O’Clock Show (Virgin Media) and at the Aviva Stadium for key Irish autism advocates including Adam Harris, Stefanie Preissner and Dervla Burke, began its journey to the public.
Described by MusicNGear as “soaring and symphonic”, the supergroup arrangement features vocal styles such as folk, hard rock and musical theatre, which in Kevin’s words “is designed to aurally reflect the spectrum of Autism as a diagnosis.”
Kinsale Halloween Parade 2023
The committee is back in action for 2023.
Write to us directly if you wish to offer support, join the committee, have an idea, or want to help steward the events.
New in 2022!!!
6.30pm Sunday 30th October.
Kinsale Lantern Parade.
We gathered at The Spaniard, and walked by lantern light to St. Catherine's Cultural center for a beautiful night of stories and song. Here is an aerial shot by Jacub Walutek. We're that solid line snaking along by the water. Magic! Over 500 participants!!!
See the dedicated Season Productions Page for more about 2022,
including the Halloween 'Trick or Treat' parade Monday 31st.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on next year’s Halloween happenings @kinsalehalloweenparade
Yvonne Coughlan's full length play,
Hold on Tight
is ready for production!
The where and when remains to be seen, but if you want to know more, or are interested in becoming part of the production journey, do contact us!!!
Comedy, drama, and elements of dance theatre, depict this story of a life, told holistically, from birth to its very last breath.
Our main protagonist, Jack, a visual artist turned writer is in danger of losing his wife Jo to his primary quest for immortality through art. When a new friend Miguel, a dancer, introduces his own wife Maria, an academic writer, to Jack, he recognises a soulmate and a symbol of 'good' to aspire to.
Jack and Maria are uniquely bonded by their artistic vision of immortality, a shared humour about death, and a need to interrogate life to its esoteric parameters, with a savage, yet beautiful, honesty.
Take link to Weekend Theatre workshops
Visit the beautiful West Cork town of Kinsale, or the fabulous cities of Thessaloniki, Greece, or Warsaw, Poland. Enjoy lunch and dinner in local restaurants Bed & Breakfast in local accommodation
*Professional video and Photographic documentation included with every package
Film Workshops and Song Workshops also available, as well as Team Building Corporate Workshops, and School Special Workshops, each workshop is designed to specific group requirements. Click here for link to further details.
Yvonne was excited by the work at the
English Theatre Project Helene Lange Schule
providing drama workshops, and improvised performance in Germany.
Dance Cork Firkin Crane
Exciting news for Dance Cork Firkin Crane, and for Ireland! Yvonne Coughlan the Chair of the DCFC Board of directors is not only delighted to be working with the new Executive Artistic Director Laurie Uprichard, but she is thrilled that her passion project Integrated Dance Cork has now begun with artistic Director Rhona Coughlan, under its new name Inclusive Dance Cork. Thanks to The Community Foundation for Ireland this new project has funding from an anonymous donor to create a training beacon for the arts and in particular the dance world that is shining brightly from Cork and out into Europe. The 1-year pilot of the course drew 21 students. The feedback has been immensely positive and will change the Irish landscape for all bodies in dance. We await the news of our recent fundraising results....
- Inclusive Dance Cork at Dance Cork Firkin Crane
- Charity Registration Number 20013738.
Much gratitude to The Community Foundation for Ireland for facilitating an anonymous donor in supporting this groundbreaking new education programme in dance. Many congratulations to Artistic Director Rhona Coughlan, Coordinator Dr. Kaylie Streit and all the IDC faculty. IDC was created by Dance Cork Firkin Crane in partnership with Suisha Inclusive Arts- Cope Foundation, and supported by the Department of Theatre, UCC , and Cork Education and Training Board. Thanks to Tara Brandel, Yvon Bonenfant, Laurie Uprichard, Eoin Nash and the staff and board of DCFC for all of their support. Exciting times in this 30th year of the home of dance! Click the link for more on dedicated DCFC page.
Check out the new website and rebranding of
National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) Cork South West.
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In a period of time when the arts seemed to be withering I was so delighted to be offered such a different and inventive chance... More companies should be thinking of productions in this manner. Thank you everyone for such a unique experience.I loved it! !
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