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.
For September at Triskel, we’re expanding our opening hours to include Thursdays! So you’ll have even more opportunities to watch great films.
Juliette Binoche is a bit of a feature this month as she stars in two of the films we’re showing: Who You Think I Am (3-5 Sept) and The Truth (10-12 Sept, co-starring Catherine Deneuve). We’ve screened a lot of Juliette’s films over the years in Triskel Cinema and she is always luminous, troubled, carefree, tortured – all in all, a wonderful actress.
We’re also showing British film Make Up, which is directed by Claire Oakley who originally wrote it as a short film based on a dream she had. We finish the month with lavish science fiction fantasy adventure Flash Gordon (and we dare you not to start singing that iconic theme song by Queen – “Flash! Ah-ah! Savior of the universe”).
Who You Think I Am is on sale now. Tickets for the other three films will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 1 September.
We love partnering with the National String Quartet Foundation because we get to listen to amazingly talented musicians play beautiful music. Earlier this year, we celebrated the birth of composer Beethoven with three wonderful concerts and we will continue this celebration with even more concerts this autumn.
Each quartet will join us for two performances – at 12.30pm and 3pm so there are more opportunities to join them, even with our current limited capacity.
Aoife Burke and Sabine Ducrot will join us this Saturday 29 August at 1pm for a lunchtime concert of all French Romantics favourites. And tickets sold out in a matter of hours! Clearly, everyone is as eager as we are to hear these two talented musicians play beautiful music.
(We have three other classical music concerts coming up and tickets will be on sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am so put a reminder in your diary now!)
We’re almost ready to re-open and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back. Since our physical doors closed in March, we’ve worked hard to continue to bring you beautiful classical music and inventive movie recommendations.
We know that listening to online concerts and streaming movies from home is not the same as the live experience and we thank everyone who has supported us on this journey by tuning into recitals, renting films and donating to Triskel.
We also want to especially thank the musicians, filmmakers, artists and arts workers who helped us to innovate during these strange times.
Our thoughts are with the wedding couples whose civil ceremonies have been rescheduled and changed. Your wedding days may not be as you envisaged but will be wonderfully happy occasions nonetheless and we look forward to celebrating with you.
Triskel has always been a safe haven for those who love wonderful music, thought-provoking films, inspiring literature and stimulating visual arts. We will continue to be that Sanctuary.
Things will look a bit different when we re-open. And they’ll probably continue to look different every week as we move back to normality.
What won’t change is our commitment to artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers and, of course, you, our loyal and supportive audience.
We’re working hard to clean and disinfect our beautiful building thoroughly to ensure that you feel safe and secure (and relaxed!) so you can enjoy the great films, music, literature and art you have come to know and love in Triskel.
Physical distancing will be a reality for many months to come and we appreciate your patience as we strive to keep everyone safe as we move through our building.
SAVE THE DATES
Our programmers are busy organising new shows for you to enjoy and we will keep you up-to-date on all that’s coming up. For now, save these dates: we will open for cinema on Friday 24 July; our first music concert will be on Friday 14 August; and we will have a visual arts exhibition in Triskel Gallery Space from September.
Triskel are delighted to announce the appointment of Deirdre Waldron to the board of the Arts Centre. Founder of Fuzion Communications, Deirdre is one of Ireland’s leading communications consultants with more than 25 years’ industry experience in the UK and Ireland.
Frankie Whelehan, Chair of the Triskel Board, said, “Triskel Arts Centre is a dynamic multi – disciplinary Arts Centre servicing both the Arts Community and the broader general public for many years. To guide Triskel Arts Centre, a Board of Directors that share an ambitious development programme is essential. To this end, we are delighted to announce that Deirdre Waldron of Fuzion Communications has joined as a Director. We look forward to embracing Deirdre’s energy and experiences to further our artistic goals.”
Deirdre, who specialises in Strategic Communications and Reputation Management, said, “Cultural activities play such a vital role in the overall Cork proposition and it is so important that these institutions are supported. Triskel is such a major part of Cork’s DNA and I was honoured to be invited onto the Board. It’s such a vibrant and vital cultural hub for the city and I look forward to working with the Board and the management team on many exciting projects going into the future.”
In 2016 Deirdre was appointed President of Network Ireland, an organisation driving the personal and professional development of women. She is also on the board of Cork Chamber and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.
Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978 and has served as Cork’s Contemporary Arts Centre since then. Triskel has, over the years, developed its reputation as an eclectic cultural venue, and has featured the work of, or in some cases launched the careers of, several generations of artists, musicians, writers and composers.
Triskel in association with Improvised Music Company presents
Piece by Piece
Triskel and IMC are coming together to host a weekly sequence of online solo performances featuring leading Irish improvisers beginning on Friday 10 April at 8pm.
Each artist’s input performance will influence or inspire the next performance in this musical chain. Piece by piece, artists will create new improvised work, based on the preceding work. Improvising musicians are uniquely skilled at interpretation and spontaneous creation allowing for fresh creation of the highest calibre.
These eight sequential solo performances in the new ‘Piece by Piece’ series will bebroadcast via IMC’s YouTube channel, as well as IMC’s and Triskel’s social media platforms on Fridays at 8pm, beginning on Friday 10 April with a ‘live’ solo performance from acclaimed guitarist and electronic improviser Shane Latimer.
Other artists commissioned in this series include woodwind instrumentalist, composer and producer Seán MacErlaine, world-class improvising pianist Izumi Kimura, virtuoso trombonist and composer Paul Dunlea, composer, pianist and arranger Cormac McCarthy, improvising violinist, violist and composer Cora Venus Lunny, harpist and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and a duo input from couple saxophonist/composer/producer Nick Roth and vocalist/composer Olesya Zdorovetska.
Enjoy fresh new music, influenced in real-time, from world-class Irish improvising musicians, telling the story of these strange times through new music and live performance, piece by piece.
Piece by Piece is an exciting new initiative from Triskel and IMC, which brings an entirely new meaning to the term ‘online influencer’.
IMC and Triskel are committed to continuing to employ artists and engage audiences, particularly during these challenging times.
‘Piece By Piece’ is a new online initiative from Triskel and IMC to support and sustain the Irish artist community. Additionally, Triskel are hosting online classical music recitals, At Home with Triskel, as well as supporting various promotions by film distributors such as 606 Distribution who will give 10% of every rental of System Crasher to local cinemas, and arthouse film streaming website MUBI who have given Triskel Cinema Members a free 90-day subscription to their service. IMC are currently promoting online music lessons, promoting album releases in the place of live concerts as well as a number of useful career focused articles in their website’s Resource section.
In these strange times we’re living in, one thing we’re all missing is beautiful music. So we decided to ask our favourite musicians to take part in a new musical series, At Home with Triskel. Each musician will perform from their home with the performances being broadcast on Triskel’s Facebook page and shared across our other social media platforms. Triskel will continue to employ artists and engage audiences and these programmes of wonderful music will be a welcome distraction from the uncertainty that surrounds us.
Donate – we are always grateful for every donation we receive, even more so at this time
Buy a voucher – a treat for you when things get back to normal
Rent System Crasher and/or Cunningham, select Triskel Arts Centre from the dropdown list of cinemas and the distributors will give us 10% back!
On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair. She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. Profoundly affected by childhood trauma, Benni is by turns bright, funny and charming, but can flip at any moment into terrifying violent outbursts. Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni, to little success. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?
A 3D cinematic experience about legendary American dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his iconic dances and never-before-seen archival treasures between 1942 and 1972 – an era of risk and discovery for Merce and his collaborators composer John Cage and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Due to further measures announced yesterday (Tuesday 24 March 2020) by the Government, Triskel Arts Centre will remained closed until Monday 20 April at 9am.
All shows that were scheduled during this period are cancelled and tickets will be refunded. Shows throughout May are cancelled, and Shows scheduled for June are under review as circumstances evolve and change.
We will be working to reschedule as many of these Shows as possible, and any tickets bought remain valid and can be retained. We will process any refunds requested.
We will continue to work with everyone affected by this continued closure and we appreciate your patience.
Due to measures announced earlier by the Government of Ireland, Triskel Arts Centre will close from 6pm this evening until Monday 30 March at 9am. All shows during this period are cancelled and tickets will be refunded. We will be in touch with those affected and will process refunds on our return. We appreciate your patience as we deal with this unprecedented and sudden closure and thank you for your continued support of Triskel.
Given the current and evolving situation with Covid-19, Triskel will be implementing some new measures from today.
We are introducing allocated seating for all cinema screenings and music concerts with seat separation. Every second seat will be unoccupied, and seating will be staggered. While those attending concerts are already familiar with seat allocation, those attending cinema will now be asked to pre-book their seats.
So, we encourage all our customers
to book online. We don’t and won’t charge Booking Fees to book online.
to download your ticket to your phone (you can do this even when selecting the print-at-home option). Tap the link at the top of your confirmation email, then pinch the image to expand the barcode so the usher can scan it
if you can’t pre-book, to use contactless payment if you can, or card payment, at Front of House.
to sit in your assigned seat
to work with us in following guidelines from the HSE on thorough handwashing, coughing/sneezing into a tissue, binning the tissue and then washing your hands, and self-isolating if required.
We thank you for your continued support of Triskel, which we value very much.
We’re looking forward to welcoming Australian fiction writers Cate Kennedy and Paddy O’Reilly to Triskel as part of this year’s Cork World Book Fest. Cate and Paddy will be in conversation with writer Paul McVeigh on Friday 24 April at 8pm and tickets are on sale now. Tris
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