Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Rebel County gets into the party groove - National News, Frontpage -

Cork Midsummer Festival of the Senses started yesterday, and runs until June 27. A celebration of contemporary arts and culture combining local, national and international events, it's designed to deliver different experiences that appeal to everyone. In its 14th year, the festival attracts over 90,000 people with theatre, contemporary and popular music, free events, a family programme, dance, debate, and visual and conceptual art.

Groundbreaking 'monologist' Mike Daisey, whom the New York Times described as a "master storyteller" brings with him his blend of autobiography and gonzo journalism in Monopoly!, The Last Cargo Cult and a new show, From Away. Cult dancer Jerome Bel will be presenting The Show Must Go On. Composer Philip Glass will be presenting An Evening of Chamber Music and Heineken Midsummer Nights will provide entertainment into the small hours, with Crane Lane hosting comedy and cabaret.