A Virtual Festival coming from Cork

8-16 June 2021

Tailored by Joya Kuin, Festival & Event Manager, for Antipodean involvement!

ONLINE EVENT – HERITAGE
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: ‘Convict Hulks and Transportation from Cork Harbour in the Nineteenth Century’
In association with UCC School of History & Dr. John Borgonovo

8 JUNE 2021, 1.10pm-2pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED 
Speaker: Dr Anna Lois McKay, UCC. Cork Harbour was a centre of forced migration, especially Irish convicts transported to British penal colonies in Australia. This lecture will examine aspects of the use of floating prisons in the harbour, and what lay in store for those transported overseas.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/lunchtime-lecture-convict-hulks/

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ONLINE EVENT – HERITAGE
BRIDGES OF CORK 
In association with Cllr Kieran McCarthy

8 JUNE 2021, 7.30pm-8.30pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

Cork City’s growth on a swamp is an incredible story. The city possesses a unique character derived from a combination of its plan, topography, built fabric and its location on the lowest crossing point of the river Lee as it meets the tidal estuary and the second largest natural harbour in the world. This zoom presentation explores the development of the city’s bridges and why they were historically so important and remain so today.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/bridges-of-cork-talk/?

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ONLINE EVENT – HERITAGE | TALK
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: ‘Big Ships: the heyday of the Royal Navy in Irish waters’
In association with UCC School of History & Dr. John Borgonovo

9 JUNE 2021, 1.10pm-2pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Speaker: John Ware, UCC. Bantry Bay acted as a key mustering point for the Royal Navy, in the late 19th and early 20th century. This talk will explain the use of Irish waters by British Dreadnoughts and other large warships at a time when Britannia still ruled the waves.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/lunchtime-lecture-big-ships-the-heyday-of-the-royal-navy-in-irish-waters/?

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ONLINE EVENT – HERITAGE | TALK
SPIKE ISLAND: CORK HARBOUR HISTORY TOUR 
In association with Spike Island

9 JUNE 2021, 3pm-3.30pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Hear the history of Cork Harbour in this fun online live tour! Our tour guide will be broadcasting live from on top of the walls of bastion 3 of the fortress, which has an amazing view over Cork Harbour. Hear about its early formation, the Vikings, pirates, trade, British arrival, Titanic, World War 1, and its changes up to modern times. The tour shows the view to where Titanic docked, and back into the impressive island fortress. Expect a light, fun and fact filled 30-minute tour.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/spike-island-cork-harbour-history-tour/?

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ONLINE EVENT – TALK | INSPIRATIONAL  
MNÁ NA MARA 
In association with Meitheal Mara 

9 JUNE 2021, 8pm-9pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us as reporter Lorna Siggins talks motivations, ambitions, and fears with two special and inspirational women, both with an appetite for pushing physical extremes and a love of the sea: swimmer Nuala Mooreand kayaker, cyclist, and oarswoman Karen Weekes. All three women have circumnavigated Ireland at different times – Nuala by swimming in a relay team, Karen in a single kayak and Lorna by sail.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/mna-na-mara/

ONLINE EVENT – HERITAGE | TALK 
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: ‘a ship is a most unpleasant thing’: Mary Delany and the Irish Sea
In association with Nano Nagle Place 
10 JUNE 2021, 1.10pm-2pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Speaker: Kristina Decker, Ph.D. Candidate in History at University College Cork.
Kristina will be joined after her talk to discuss sea travel in the 18th and early 19th century by Professor Claire Connolly (University College Cork) and Dr Gillian O’Brien (Liverpool John Moore’s University).
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/lunchtime-lectures-mary-delany/

ONLINE EVENT – PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future of Port Cities: Post-Pandemic Recovery, Resilience & Renaissance
In association with UCC Civic & Community Engagement 
10 JUNE 2021, 2pm-3.30pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Across the UNIC European Alliance of City-University partners, it is believed ports and port cities have a particularly unique role to play in helping to rethink and redesign the future of urban centres – in a citizen centred, diverse and ecological manner. Join us for an international roundtable discussion on the Future of Port Cities, chaired by Irish Times Journalist Lorna Siggins, that will bring thought leaders into conversation around this ambition. Free for all to attend, the event will open with a cultural performance from UCC student and Harpist Síofra Thornton.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/the-future-of-port-cities/

ONLINE EVENT – NATURE | TALK   
The story of COAST: Communities make waves!
In association with Cork Nature Network 
10 JUNE 2021, 7pm-8pm
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED 
Cork Nature Network are delighted to invite you to a talk Marine Protected Areas with Russell Cheshire from the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST).
COAST is a community-led organisation that has made a huge difference to the conservation and restoration of the seas around Arran and the Clyde for the past 25 years. This talk is food for thought about how we can work together to improve our coastal environments.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/the-story-of-coast/

ONLINE EVENT | SONG  
SONGS OF THE SEA 
In association with Cork Singers’ Club 
13 JUNE 2021, 8.30pm-11.30pm
FREE 
Sing out Festival Week on a high note and join Cork Singers’ Club for an evening of song exploring the high seas. There will be lots of opportunity for audience participation on the night so all are welcome, especially singers. The aim of Cork Singers’ Club is to promote unaccompanied singing – “songs don’t survive unless they are sung”. The session will be available to watch on their Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/corksingersclub/
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/songs-of-the-sea-3/

ONLINE EVENT | POETRY
16TH VIRTUAL POETRY EVENT 
In association with Ó Bhéal
14 JUNE 2021, 8.30pm-11.00pm
FREE 
Don’t miss Ó Bhéal’s 16th Virtual Poetry event will feature three parts, a Five Word Challenge (max 30 – after 15 minutes writing time); Featured Guest Poets (Theo Dorgan and Lang Leav and Open-Mic Session for original poetry (max 30).
We will live-stream the session at obheal.ie/live and via Ó Bhéal’s Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube channels. The event will be hosted on Zoom and limited to 100 participants.
MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: https://corkharbourfestival.com/2021/o-bheal/

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