Welcome to Cork Community Art Link
We are a Community Arts Organisation and registered Charity in Cork, Ireland.
We encourage meaningful collaborations between artists and people that result in the creation of great art, bringing creativity to places where people live, work and play
We work with people to create a sense of community identity and collective pride enabling people to learn more about themselves and the world around them all the while having fun
Our work engages people both as participants and spectators in public spaces, developing new ways of connecting with the arts and encouraging them to come along, learn new skills and make a creative contribution to the community
THE DRAGON OF SHANDON 2023
Cork Community Art Link is delighted to announce a Dragon of Shandon Information & Film Screening Afternoon at the Lido Building!
When: Friday 26th May
Where: The Lido Building, 71 Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork, T23 DV24
Cork Community Art Link is holding a Dragon of Shandon Information Day and Film Screening in The Lido Building on Friday, May 26th.
Come along to discover the ghoulish behind the scenes process of waking the Dragon of Shandon! We will break the afternoon up into two sessions with an identical schedule, so you won't miss a beat! A short presentation will give an overview of the history of the community and participatory arts programme that runs each year in the lead-up to the Dragon parade. We’ll share information on how we coax the Dragon out of her annual slumber to march the streets of Shandon. Following the presentation, we will share expression of interest forms, so you can have your say and what you would to see on the streets of your city! This is an opportunity for groups that have or may wish to participate in the Dragon of Shandon, to meet and discuss suggestions and ideas for Dragon Of Shandon 2023. Our Cork Community Art Link crew will be available to answer any queries you have. Once we hear from you, we’ll end the session with a selection of short films produced by creatives in Cork City that tell the story of the Dragon. We are proud to present the following short films on the day:
Tea, coffee and some treats will be provided. RSVP on or before Wednesday 23rd May by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be delighted to welcome you on the day!
RAWWRR! And Thank You!
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We have created amazing community art projects that have involved thousands of participants over the past 28 years, including our monumental annual Halloween event - The Dragon of Shandon Parade - which brought over 15,000 spectators to the streets in 2018!
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