Saturday 19 October 2019
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Supporting Creativity in Young People County Cork Conference comes to Mallow

Supporting Creativity in Young People County Cork Conference comes to Mallow

The 3rd Annual Creative Ireland County Cork Conference takes place in Mallow, County Cork, on the 17th of October 2019

Creative Ireland is a five year national programme that seeks to put culture at the heart of who we are and what we do as a people. We are never too young to express ourselves and explore every avenue of creativity and the upcoming Creative Ireland County Cork Conference provides a wonderful forum for these discussions.

The annual conference, previously hosted in Baile Bhuirne in 2018 and in Youghal in 2017, this year again features a wonderful line-up of speakers including Stefani Preissner, Mary McGrath, Justine Foster and Sarah Fitzgerald.

Cork County Council’s Library Service staff members will also give an overview of some of the great cultural opportunities for young people to avail of through their local library branch. Short films produced by young people will be shown on the day as well as one or two special performances. The conference promises an enjoyable and informative day for all, from young people interested in culture and creativity to groups and organisations that are involved in cultural initiatives at the local level.

‘Creative Ireland is making a real difference in the County of Cork with communities and individuals getting involved in a range of different creative undertakings’ the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan said of the upcoming event, ‘The Creative Ireland County Cork Conference is this year focussing on supporting creativity in young people – a wonderful opportunity for people to learn about a range of different opportunities and how vital youthful creativity and cultural expression is for all of us’. 

The conference is open to all and free of charge, however advance booking is recommended as places are limited and there has been much interest in the conference to date. If you wish to attend please email creativeireland@corkcoco.ie. The conference forms part of the Creative Ireland Programme in the County of Cork and is an action of County Cork’s Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022.

For more information phone 021 4285905 or email creativeireland@corkcoco.ie.

The Conference Programme will shortly be available online at https://www.corkcoco.ie/arts-heritage/creative-ireland.