Quarter Block Party is back this summer.
After a three-year hiatus, the organisers of the eclectic DIY festival are ready to try something different: “something really communal and explorative”.
As part of this year’s line-up from July 14th to 16th, Quarter, as it is called this year, is building a stage where each person can showcase their ideas.
Brus; A Performance Marathon will happen at the Circus Factory on Centre Park Road on Saturday, July 15th from 1pm to 4pm.
The name is inspired by the sugary dust at the end of a bag of sweets. In Cork, there’s a name for that sugary dust. The Brus.
According to the organisers it’ll be a place “where you can try something fresh from your head, bring back something you never finished but have been thinking about intermittently when you’re in the shower. Something that starts a conversation or completely stops the show.
“A kind of open mic for all art forms.”
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Now Quarter would love to hear from anyone excited to share their work and help build a Quarter community of many perspectives and ideas.
They have a large space, a PA, a backline for a band, microphones for singers and poets, and a dancefloor. They have room for circus performers, spoken word artists, storytellers, writers, dancers, drag queens, introverts, extroverts, and the avant-garde.
Time has been allocated for 30 performers, back to back, with approximately three minutes each. There will also be an hour break for lunch, where everyone is invited to eat together and start those conversations.
Send the Festival a message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, to sign up.