Brought to you by A City Rising.
Got some energetic kiddos to entertain this weekend?
There’s a family-friendly walking tour of Cork City leaving Cork City Library at 11am on Saturday, June 11th and it’ll be going ahead no matter what the weather is up to, so bring a raincoat.
Organised as part of Sample-Studios’ ‘A City Rising’ Youth Architecture Programme as part of Cruinniu na nÓg, children aged six and up are invited to join the group (accompanied by an adult) for a walking game of Buildings Bingo.
It works like this: Follow Nano Nagle Place Programme Manager and Architectural Historian, Dr. Danielle O’Donovan to find all the buildings and fascinating architectural features on your bingo card, created by local illustrator, Olivia Golden.
Starting in Cork City Library, this fun tour will take in some of the city’s architectural highlights including Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Nano Nagle Place and more.
Bingo cards and pencils will be provided.
How can I book a free place for my child? Places are free but limited so booking in advance is essential. Places must be booked for children and accompanying parents/ guardians via Eventbrite here.
A City Rising
While you’re in town, drop into Cork City Library from June 11th-19th to see ‘A City Rising’, a new exhibition by young people aged between 16 and 25.
This team of youngsters has been working with Sample-Studios since March to gain a better understanding of architecture and the built environment through creative mediums such as photography, printmaking, architectural drawing, painting and more.
As well as supporting the development of young people’s awareness of architecture and stimulating their engagement with the urban space, the programme also enabled young people to engage directly with Cork-based role models within this field and better understand the career paths available to them in architecture and related industries.
The programme consisted of a series of workshops and walking tours with experienced tutors, culminating in the exhibition in Cork City Library, created by the young people as part of Cruinniu na nÓg 2022.
This event is proudly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland Engaging with Architecture Scheme and Creative Ireland.