CULTURE NIGHT DAY OF THE STRAWS – SIRIUS ARTS CENTRE

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CULTURE NIGHT
DAY OF THE STRAWS
 
Friday, 18 September, 5–7pm
Free, Drop-by
 
A magical protection and herbal cure mixed with evocative music and soaring vocals as well as apparitions and strawing traditions; this is the digital artwork Day of the Straws, created by the artist Marie Brett in collaboration with the writer Katie Holly, the producer Kate O’Shea and the designer Lucia Pola, and developed in dialogue with Irish and international historians, people of faith, spiritualists, Elders and other interested members of the community. Day of the Straws is a cyber treasure of cultural lore, a response to the collective healing of hope required in the challenging, unprecedented times of COVID-19.
 
Join us for a specially made film screening about Day of the Straws during Culture Night. The film features interviews and contributions from the creative team and interested members of the community drawn from across Cork County and beyond. This event takes place at SIRIUS on Friday, 18 September, from 5pm to 7pm. The film is released on SIRIUS’ YouTube channel on Saturday, 19 September.
 
Day of the Straws is available online at dayofthestraws.ie.
 
Marie Brett, Day of the Straws, 2020
Day of the Straws was commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival in partnership with SIRIUS, with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the Arts Council as part of Be Part! Art BEyond PARTicipation

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