Make do and mend.
That’s the theme of a unique performance that unites song, story, and sustainability at the Triskel Arts Centre this Saturday, February 10th at 2pm.
The Cork Folklore Project event will explore how past practices of reuse, recycling and thrift can inform current conversations on sustainability.
Audience members can take a seat for free for the showcase celebrating oral testimony on urban thrift in Cork City with renowned Traveller singer Thomas McCarthy, design historian Claudia Kinmonth, Paul Bolger from UCC’s Environmental Research Institute and other guests.
“We have been interviewing Traveller families, sustainability activists and Cork residents, and drawing on our interview archives, to bring together accounts of past and present ways of mending and making, acquiring and stretching resources.” said James Furey, Circular Tales Project Coordinator.
“This rich material will be shared in the celebration event and through our online Cork Thrift Map.”
Circular Tales: A celebration of sustainability in story & song
Join us for a free event of song, stories & sustainability talk in the Triskel Arts Centre , Saturday 10th February!
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Dr Clíona O’Carroll, Cork Folklore Project Research Director, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing a broad mix of people at this free event in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, on Saturday.
“Bring your friends and your granny, your singing enthusiasts, your stitchers and your recyclers.”
The Circular Tales project is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme and is organised in partnership with the Cork Traveller Women’s Network and the Environmental Research Institute, UCC.
Free tickets can be booked online here