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Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

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Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

From 11 to 26th June.

16 days of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, fun, midsummer and more

Have a look at the website http://www.corkmidsummer.com

Book a few tickets, come to cork and BE amazed.

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1. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

The programme has been published and it looks GREAT

http://www.corkmidsummer.com/programme

Edited: 24 May 2011, 20:08
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2. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

Ah, Bryno,

it sounds wonderful! Wish we could be there

Ellen

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3. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

Ellen. I'll go to something for you and report back on what it was like. Pick something. (but not between 12th and 21st June as I will be in Italy)

Go on - you know u want to. I'll go to whatever you choose.

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4. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

What a range of activities and festivities. And, here's something else to add to it - the gold-medal-winning Irish Garden in the Sky, fresh from The Chelsea Garden Show:

independent.ie/national-news/garden-in-the-s…

rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/…Shows-gardens

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5. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

Great - can't wait to smell Diarmuids roses at the Cork Midsummer festival !!

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6. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

Bryno,

I love you , man :) I will go look over the list carefully and get back to you

Ellen

Edited: 26 May 2011, 01:09
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7. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

Bryno, I can't chose :) there's so much, and a lot of it happens while you will be in Italy. so, go to something with music or with writers, and then post a trip report for me. Thank you so much for your kind offer

Ellen

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8. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

From today's Irish Times:

irishtimes.com/newspaper/…1224299300115.html

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9. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

Floridaellen, I'm back - and have booked 'Request Programme'

"Request Programme is a non-verbal production that allows the audience into the private world of its lone character played by IFTA winning actress, Eileen Walsh. An audience of 20 wait in Apt. No. 109 at the Elysian Tower. There they get to witness at close quarters her everyday existence, her rituals and routine"

This is either going to be very impressive OR extremely boring, I'll let you know.

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10. Re: Make a date with the Cork Midsummer Festival of the senses

Hi Ellen, I attended 'Request Programme' by Franz Xaver Kroetz last night in the Elysian Tower.

Myself, my darling and my darlings friend (the third person on a date is known as a 'Gooseberry' in Ireland - just thought i'd slip in a little Irish culture there for you!!) assembled with 17 others in appartment 109 for the "play"

Ellen, Ellen, Ellen, why, why, oh why did I buy those tickets. This one was deep and black from beginning to end. I needed a very stiff drink in the nearby Clarion afterwards.

The "play" was set in the appartment and we followed the character around from her kitchen to her bedroom and even to the bathroom when she needed to ..........welll need I spell it out? My understanding now is that the character was lonely but also had OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

There were few laughs in 109 last night I can tell you.

So in summary - the views from appartment 109 over Cork city were stunning but the play was horrendous. Eileen Walsh however is an excellent actress, and Corca dorca the theatre company is always pushing the boundaries out and for that, I salute them. www.corcadorca.com

Lets do this again next year Ellen.