Sunset - Tues, 23 rd December 2014
Gas Works Rd & Albert Rd
9th Lamp on : 4:17pm
Sunset : 4:27pm
9th Lamp off : 4:57pm
Evening Echo is a public artwork by New Zealand-based artist Maddie Leach. It is sited on old gasometer land gifted by Bord Gáis to Cork City Council in the late 1980s. This site was subsequently dedicated as Shalom Park in 1989. The park sits in the centre of the old Cork neighbourhood known locally as ‘Jewtown’. This neighbourhood is also home to the National Sculpture Factory.
Evening Echo is an art project generated as an artist’s response to the particularities of place and locality. Now in its third year, the project continues to gather support from the Cork Hebrew Congregation, Cork City Council, Bord Gáis and its local community.
Manifested in a sequence of custom-built lamps, a remote timing system, a highly controlled sense of duration, a list of future dates, an annual announcement in Cork’s Evening Echo newspaper and a promissory agreement. Evening Echo is fleetingly activated on an annual cycle, maintaining a delicate but persistent visibility in the park and re-activating its connection to Cork’s Jewish history. Intended to exist in perpetuity, the project maintains a delicate position between optimism for its future existence and the possibility of its own discontinuance.
This year, the last night of Hanukkah is Tuesday December 23rd and offers the only opportunity to see ‘the ninth lamp’ alight until next year. The ninth Lamp will begin the cycle 10 minutes before sunset which occurs this year at 4.27pm. As is customary in the lighting of Hanukkah candles, the lamp 'burns' for 30 minutes after sunset.
Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration
Last year, more than 150,000 people flocked into Cork City to experience Glow A Cork Christmas Celebration, which ran from 28th November to December 21st in Cork City Centre. The highly successful Christmas festival captured the hearts of young and old alike. Highlights included the night before Christmas, a mystical fairy village for families in Bishop Lucey Park, artisan food markets, a 30 metre Ferris wheel with panoramic views of the city and a vintage carousel.
Cork Culture Night 2014
Cork Culture Night 2014 was on Friday 19th September. Over 100 venues took part this year, throwing open their doors on one night and organising events, from art exhibitions to poetry, orchestras to food markets, an open air cinema and countless other events.
“Regardless of your age or interests, Cork City Culture Night 2014 has something to appreciate. This year’s programme is easy to digest, with events being conveniently outlined and broken down according to category. This year’s night has created such interest that we have had to include an all-day section in our programme, as many of our family orientated events are running throughout the day.”
This was the 4th year of this national event and Cork has seen phenomenal uptake with visitors increasing every year since its inception. “From the English Market to the Butter Museum and from Blackrock Castle to the Glucksman Gallery, Cork venues have embraced the night again this year by so generously putting on an exciting array of events for free to engage everyone, both visitors and locals alike,” said City Manager Tim Lucey.
investigate the impact of architecture on public utilities and through this on people.
This exhibition, which ran during the summer of 2014, saw their final designs from this collaborative process displayed in the Atrium of Cork City Hall. The exhibition included images, drawings and small scale models of each group’s final designs.
Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration 2013
More than 150,000 people flocked into Cork City to experience Glow A Cork Christmas Celebration, which ran from 29 November to December 23rd in Cork City Centre. The highly successful Christmas festival captured the hearts of young and old alike. Highlights included Tír Na Nollag, a mystical fairy village for families in Bishop Lucey Park, artisan food markets, a 30 metre Ferris wheel with panoramic views of the city, a vintage carousel, and a 3D Christmas projection on the façade of Brown Thomas after dark.
The record numbers were in spite of the stormy weather in the run up to the Christmas break. Commenting on the event’s success, Tim Lucey, City Manager, Cork City Council. said, “ We were delighted with the success of Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration. We will continue to build on this next year to attract more visitors from near and far. I would like to thank all of the city businesses who worked closely with us to ensure the festivals continued growth and development”.
Also commenting, Donal Healy from Cork Business Association said, “It was fantastic to see so many people come into the heart of Cork city for Glow, and feedback from retailers suggests that it provided a real boost to their sales figures in the run up to Christmas. We hope that Cork City Council will continue to support such events that draw much needed footfall into the city. We also commend them on the free parking in the city centre for the month of November and we hope that this is extended in 2014.”
Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration was presented by Cork City Council and proudly supported by Cork’s 96FM and Cork Business Association.
For more see www.glowcork.ie
Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture
In 2005, over one million people, seven times the city's population, attended official Cork 2005 events as local and international audiences turned out to experience the Cork 2005 programme.
Information about what happened can be found on http://www.cork2005.ie/