We are committed to the Health & Safety of our staff and audiences. And we are operating under the agreed protocols described under "Guidance documents for the Safe Operations of Cinemas during COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021", a copy of which can be found here.
Triskel are delighted to announce that Brook Foods won the tender to run our popular and vibrant Café Bar (previously Scrypt Café Bar). The facility encompasses the café and external courtyard and is intended to provide catering services to patrons, artists and tenants as well as servicing cinema, concerts and meetings.
“Brook Foods are a Cork-based national Food Service and Catering Group.” said Frankie Whelehan, Chair of Triskel’s Board. “The Organisation founded and led by Kieran Callinan will prove an excellent Operator for our Cafe and Food Service Outlet at Triskel Arts Centre – we are delighted to work in partnership with Brook Foods in the years ahead.”
Kieran Callinan, Managing Director with Brook Foods, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract for the iconic café at Triskel Christchurch. It is very exciting to be part of this amazing centre right in the heart of Cork City. We look forward to working with the team to create a warm, friendly café, providing a great food offering that will support local and become a much loved meeting place for all our customers.”
Triskel and Brook Foods are eager to welcome customers to the café soon and are working together to plan for the reopening once it is safe to do so. Expect more exciting announcements in the near future.
During the first lockdown, when Triskel Arts Centre was unable to screen movies as a collective experience and people were staying at home in self-isolation, we decided to highlight quality films which we thought our patrons would enjoy. Each week we mixed movies to rent and movies which were free to view, international and national cinema, and links to streaming sites and content that we curated ourselves.
And we’re doing it again! We know the Christmas break isn’t a lockdown but people are still cosying up at home and we wanted to suggest a few short films for you to rent and enjoy. Some were screened at Triskel Cinema, one appeared as part of an exhibition in 2016 and one is a world premiere.
The Printer: This documentary looks at Field Printers in Youghal, Co. Cork, a unique printing house and shop dating back to 1850, now run by Bill Field, the last in the family line.
121: The world premiere of a new film by Cork-based experimental filmmakers Aisling O Connell and Maximilian Le Cain.
Everything Alive Is In Movement:This is a film about movement. It is a film about pain. It is a film about joy. It is a film about survival. Most of all, it is a film about being alive.
Q4L [quest for love]: Q4L [quest for love] sees Eve (Kerry Condon) and her young son Max move to Paris: but does Eve want motherhood or freedom?
Inner Child: A woman’s inner child knows why she hurts herself and others around her. Is she ready to listen?
These are available to rent for just €2.50 each between Monday 21 December and Sunday 3 January. The rental period is 72 hours. Click here for more information.
Triskel is closed for the Christmas holidays until 7 January, however, we have some exciting short films available on demand over on our cinema page – check them out! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
In the meantime, please enjoy this classic Christmas song, a favourite of our Marketing Manager, Gillian.
The restrictions have been lifted, Christmas trees are sparkling everywhere and Triskel Cinema is re-opening! We have just two weekends of cinema left in 2020 with limited capacity for screenings so book your tickets fast!
For our first week back, we’re showing A Girl from Mogadishu, based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed who, having made the extraordinary journey to escape war-torn Somalia, emerged as one of the world’s foremost international activists against Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. Thurs 10 – Sun 13 Dec at 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale Friday 4 December at 10am.
And, because Christmas Movies at Triskel have become an important tradition for so many people, we showing Triskel Cinema favourites, The Muppet Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life.
A real treat for the younger audience The Muppet Christmas Carol is also back due to popular demand. Offering a zanier version of Charles Dickens’ much-adapted story, the film manages to capture the sincerity and atmosphere of the tale while also keeping the irreverent, self-referencing humour that makes the Muppets so popular. With wonderfully memorable songs and a great turn by Michael Caine as Scrooge, it is a laugh-filled outing with a lot of heart. Thurs 17 – Sun 20 December at 1.30pm & 3.30pm. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday 8 December at 10am. We will have some family pews available.
Beloved classic It’s a Wonderful Life returns to our screen for the 10th Christmas in a row, an enduring hit. Watching this film has become an annual fixture in the festive calendar. Frank Capra’s Christmas staple looks at an idea we’ve all had: what if we were never born? Fantastically performed by Jimmy Stewart and offering a powerful message on humanity, there’s a reason people mark this as a classic. Thurs 17 – Sun 20 December at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday 8 December at 10am.
Christchurch became part of Triskel Arts Centre in April 2011 and has become the main auditorium for our arthouse cinema. Prior to 2020, we hosted over 600 screenings every year but this year, our doors have been closed more than they’ve been open. We miss showing thought-provoking films and we miss our audiences (who, if it’s possible, seem to love film even more than we do!).
Our Triskel Hub partners, the Cork Traveller Women’s Network, created this animation A Short History of Irish Travellers to educate people on the history and culture of Travellers in Ireland. CTWN said, “We know that Traveller history is long and that there is a lot more of the story to be told, but we hope that this is a good starting place for discussions on Traveller history. Enjoy.”
We’re delighted to re-open Stephen Doyle’s Numb in Triskel Gallery Space this Thursday 3 December. The Gallery Space will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 2-6pm. No booking will be required and we look forward to welcoming you all to view Stephen’s show in the run up to Christmas.
To whet your appetite, read this review of the show by Sarah Long in The Paper.
Click here for more information on Stephen’s show.
It’s no surprise to say that 2020 has been a strange year. What has been wonderful is the spirit of cooperation it has encouraged among businesses. In Cork in particular, the comaraderie has been heartwarming, none more so than the Cork Christmas Gift Guide put together by Colette and the team at Hotel Isaacs. We’re delighted to be part of such a community (and are also happy that this sorts our presents shopping this year #ShopLocal).
We have gift vouchers available to buy from our website. We even put together a lovely new design so they’re even prettier to give as gifts whether it’s to a loved one or yourself 😉 The vouchers don’t have any expiry dates and can be used for virtual and in-person cinema and music events.
Give the gift of culture and entertainment this Christmas!
As some of you are already aware, 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. To continue the celebrations, Triskel and the National String Quartet Foundation are delighted to bring you four concerts, starting on Friday 20 November. These will be streamed online from Triskel.
We are very much looking forward to opening a brand new visual arts exhibition in Triskel Gallery Space! Our first exhibition of 2020, Fiona Kelly’s Overburden, closed suddenly back in March and Triskel Gallery Space has felt very empty since. But on Friday 18 September, Stephen Doyle’s exhibition Numb, will be open to the public.
Stephen Doyle is an artist exploring issues of queer identity through an examination of the relationship between figuration and the politics of representation. He makes paintings in the tradition of realism, depicting subjects within everyday settings in a naturalistic manner, although the painted scenes look staged.
Booking is required for Culture Night – there are 20-minute slots with a max of 4 people allowed per slot. Triskel Gallery Space will open at 2pm with the last booking at 9pm so there are just 22 slots available. Get booking now!
Ye Vagabonds brothers – Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn – are fast earning a ticket on the legend bus. With trademark close harmony singing, lean and tasty accompaniment and the rare ability to tell a good story in song, it’s little surprise that they became triple RTÉ Radio 1 Folk awardees last year. In September they take to the road in a new Music Network collaboration with the superb West-Kerry concertina player Cormac Begley and they’re coming to Triskel!
No stranger to musical acclaim himself, Cormac’s spectacular debut solo album received nine 5-star reviews and was shortlisted for The Irish Times Album of the Year 2018. Weaving seamlessly between traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, this spellbinding trio will remind us just how precious live music is.
Tickets on sale Tuesday 1 September at 10am. There will be two performances, the first at 7.45pm, the second at 9.30pm. Click here for more.
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