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Triskel Christmas Market Celebrates Local Artists and Crafts

Scrypt Café Bar and Triskel are hosting a 2-day Christmas Craft Market on the weekend of 29 November to complement the opening of Glow in Bishop Lucey Park next door. The market will be on 6–9pm on Friday 29 November and 2–5pm on Saturday 30 November.

Triskel Christmas Market will showcase local artists and crafts people, including artists, jewellery makers, candle makers and a soap maker. There will also be plenty of handmade Christmas gift ideas, such as cushion covers, Christmas decorations, skincare products and trinkets galore, as well as local artisan food and hot drinks available.

“This is a great way to promote Green Friday, which is all about supporting local artists and craft makers on Black Friday, and pick up some different and interesting gifts for your loved ones,” said Rose McKenna of Scrypt Café Bar. “What better way to spend a few hours on a weekend in the run up to Christmas than in a beautiful setting with a great Christmassy ambience with a hot port/whiskey/chocolate in hand and maybe even a few mince pies.”

This is a family-friendly event but grown-ups might like to know that Scrypt Café will also be running a Cocktail Night in the adjoining bar where you can sip fancy cocktails till late.

Here are the vendors who’ll be part of our Christmas Craft Market:

Live Our Values
Eco alternatives like vegan deodorant, bamboo tooth brush, punny bags and much more.

Arla Crafts
Handmade macramé plant hangers, dried flowers in frames & wood slice hand painted Christmas ornaments

Lucia Moreno Montero Illustration

Unseen Forces (Artist)
Small Prints and Christmas Cards

The Little Fox Den
Screen printed t shirts and jumpers, illustrations and repurposed vintage plates

Riona Skincare
Natural Skincare products

Remedy Roots
Natural Herbal Teas and Alternative latte drinks

Arboretum Studio
Pressed flowers and glass jewellery and decoupage

Luna Maille

Annie Forrester Art
Artwork Pieces 

Suds Johnson
Handmade Soaps

Bad Ass Cushions
Cushion Covers

Savana B Design
Seaglass Jewellery

Tom Herdmen

John Seagram Candles
Natural Candles

Accidental Alterations
Handmade Characters

The Quiet Creative
Photography, Handmade cards

Kate McGuane Ceramics

Aluna Crafts
Handmade Jewellery

Anastasia Stepnova
37 Blackbirds Jewellery

Mauro Italian Food
Vegan Italian Inspired Dishes

Jennifer’s Keepsakes
Kids Comforters, Fairy Gates Crochet Blankets, Kids hair bows

Orla’s Oasis Flowers
Flower Creations for occasions!

More information from Scrypt’s Instagram

Triskel Gets To Know … Chiara Opalio

Pianist Chiara Opalio will perform here on Saturday 23 November as part of our Spotlight Chamber Music Series with Aoife Burke (cello) and Eoin Ducrot (Violin). Their programme will include Haydn, Brahms and a piece by series featured composer Solfa Carlile – Saul and the Witch for Piano Trio. We got to know Chiara a little better ahead of her concert.

What is your favourite cinema treat?
Absolutely popcorn!

What is your go-to motivation music?
Vasco Rossi!

What is the most memorable place you have performed?
Tonhalle Theatre in Zürich.

What is your most listened to radio station?
Energy Radio (Switzerland).

Is there a band/artist you enjoy that you would describe as a ‘guilty pleasure’?

Do you have a favourite movie soundtrack?
I love all of the Morricone soundtracks.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I actually wanted to be a chef! Or a nurse. 

Is there a musician whose work particularly inspires you?
I admire a lot of musicians, but I get my inspiration from my teachers in Basel and amazing musicians like András Schiff and Martha Argerich. 

Who are the three people at your dream dinner party? Why?
To my dream dinner party, I would invite my boyfriend Eoin (he’s always a great motivator!) together with Sabine and Cian – with them you have a perfect party for sure! Emotional, intense and also super funny.

How do you get ready for a concert?
The day of a concert, normally I try to not get up too early but early enough to have time to practice calmly and take care of myself to feel the best when I’m on stage. I don’t do anything completely different from normal days, just I try to stay more focused.

Get your tickets now!

Pioneer in the field of Jazz Harp to perform at Triskel

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet Featuring Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley & Joel Prime

When you see a harp, you think ‘classical music’. But Alina Bzhezhinska turns that thought on its ear!

She brings a new perspective to this supposedly dainty instrument, taking the groundbreaking work of Alice Coltrane in the 1960s as a stepping-off point for her own flighty improvisations and sonic adventures. Capable of high-octane lapel-grabbing statements, she can also create extraordinary lyricism and soul within her own compositions, and this versatility and curiosity has marked her out as a pioneer in the field of Jazz Harp.

Alina will be here with her Quartet on Thursday 6 February. Tickets are €20/€18 and are on sale now. Book now to make sure you experience this special musical event.

Presented by Music Network.

Christmas Movies at Triskel

There are 6 Sundays left before Christmas but more importantly than that, there are just 5 Sundays left before our Christmas Movies start!

Christmas Movies at Triskel are a tradition for a lot of people (if you don’t believe us, check out this year’s Holly Bough!) so we’re delighted to be bringing back our favourites: The Muppet Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life and the eternally-divisive Die Hard (is it a Christmas movie or is it a movie set at Christmas?!).

We’ll be learning about the true meaning of Christmas with the Muppets and George Bailey from Sunday 15 December, while we’ll watch John McClane throw Hans Gruber from the Nakatomi Building from Friday 19th. (There are just three chances to catch Die Hard on the big screen so pre-book to avoid disappointment.)

We look forward to seeing you all here.

(And we have another Christmas-themed movie in December – we’re showing Gremlins for one night only on Thursday 12th).


Announced: John Blek Album Launch Presented by Coughlans Live

Triskel will host the launch of the brand new album by Cork’s own John Blek on Saturday 7 March. John Creedon on RTÉ said, “His talent is shining brighter with every album.” while The Thin Air called him “a master of subtlety in realms of folk-informed pop”.

Tickets are €17 and on sale now – book now and don’t miss out!

Stars & Gazers Christmas Special at Triskel

Patrick Talbot Productions presents Stars & Gazers at Triskel on Saturday 14 December.

Two of our best known Cork acts – traditional masters 4 Star Trio and guitar harmony group Stargazers – unite as one big band for a not-to-be-missed one-off Christmas special at Triskel Christchurch.

Tickets are €28 and are on sale now! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Christmas shawls and top hats mandatory …

Anyone who was at the Stevie Nicks Experience concert in Triskel in April will remember great music, dancing in the aisles and the most authentic tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks you will ever see. And they’re coming back for a Christmas special!
They’re here on Friday 13 December and tickets are €27.
Book your tickets now & experience the magic of Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac that can only be brought to you by StandBack The Stevie Nicks Experience.

The SHOW Must Go On at TDC

Corcadorca is proud to announce the lineup for this year’s SHOW, which runs from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December in TDC at Triskel.

Established in 2013, SHOW is an annual weekend festival of work-in-progress showings by theatre artists from Cork and throughout Ireland.  All events are open to the public and admission is free. Each presentation will last approximately one hour and include a discussion with the artists after the presentation.

There are ten companies/artists taking part in this year’s SHOW. The lineup is as follows:

Fri 1pm – Wandering Star Theatre Company
Fri 6pm – Michelle Read
Fri 8pm – Jessica Courtney Leen

Sat 11am – ALSA Productions
Sat 1pm – Roseanna Purcell
Sat 3pm – John Doran
Sat 5pm – Candlelit Theatre
Sat 7pm – No Kissin’ Ensemble

Sun 3pm – Corcadorca/Peter Power
Sun 5pm – Octopus Soup

SHOW is an opportunity for theatre artists to present their work in development to audiences and potential stakeholders, to engage and get feedback. It also allows the public to see what is brewing in Irish theatre at the moment.

Full details on the participants and works that will be presented are on the SHOW 2019 website.

Hope to see you there!

Image: Mags Keohane talking about her presentation in 2018.

Luminous Void Film Festival at Triskel

Triskel are delighted to host the 2019 Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival (LVEFF) on Friday 6 December. This is Ireland’s only festival wholly dedicated to experimental cinema and the screenings at Triskel will feature not one, not two but FOUR world premieres by filmmakers associated with Experimental Film Society.

Autumnal Sleeps (Michael Higgins) + short film I Wake Up Screaming (Chris O’Neill)

Kino Clinic (Jann Clavadetscher) + short film Blood in the Butter (Shelly Kamiel)

Each screening is accompanied by a filmmaker Q&A.

This festival is an Experimental Film Society project under the artistic direction of Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain.

Tickets: €10/€7.50 for annual membership holders.
Double Bill Ticket (available to purchase at Box Office only): €15/€13.

Tickets are on sale now.

YOU’RE INVITED to the Opening of Under Your Skin by Evgeniya Martirosyan

Evgeniya Martirosyan is an Irish-based artist whose  background is rooted in philosophy and design. She graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2016, receiving a number of awards including residencies at Sample-Studios and The National Sculpture Factory, and exhibition awards at Cork Film Centre and TACTIC Gallery. Since graduating, Evgeniya received the 2018 VAI Residency Award at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and individual bursary awards from Cork City Arts Council and The Arts Council of Ireland.

Working primarily in the mediums of sculpture and installation, Evgeniya is interested in exploring the concepts of time, matter, chaos and transformation. Her most recent shows include a solo exhibition at TACTIC Gallery, Cork, titled ‘Between Something and Nothing’ and ‘Monumental Temporal’ group exhibition with PRAKSIS at Fellesverkstedet, Oslo, Norway. Evgeniya is currently engaged in the Artist-in-Studio Scheme which is associated with The National Sculpture Factory and is designed to support emerging artists.

Her new show, Under Your Skin, will open in Triskel Gallery Space on Thursday 7 November at 6pm and we invite you to come along to meet the artist and view her work. The exhibition runs until 20 December 2019.

Cork Film Festival at Triskel 2019

Cork Film Festival is coming back 7-17 November 2019! We’re delighted to partner once again with Ireland’s first and largest film festival. There is a great line-up of films so make sure to check out the list.

Triskel Cinema returns on Sunday 24 November.

Friday 8 November

2.00pm Oray 

4.30pm In Our Paradise 

7.00pm Cold Case Hamarskjöld  + Online Q&A

10:30pm First Love 


Saturday 9 November

1.00pm Oray  REPEAT

3.45pm Midnight Family 

6.00pm The Whalebone Box + Short (In A Land Far Away) + Q&A 

8.30pm Other Music

10.30pm Come to Daddy


Sunday 10 November

1.00pm Let There Be Light 

3.15pm The Cordillera of Dreams 

5.30pm My Friend Fela

8.00pm To The Stars 


Monday 11 November 

1.15pm First Love REPEAT

3.45pm Midnight Family REPEAT

6.00pm Ernie & Joe + Panel Discussion  

9.00pm Cat in the Wall 


Tuesday 12 November

1.30pm Family Romance 

3.45pm Cat in the Wall  REPEAT

6.00pm What Time is Death? + Q&A

8.45pm Tiny Souls + Q&A


Wednesday 13 November

1.30pm The Whalebone Box + In A Far Away Land  REPEAT

4.00pm In Our Paradise REPEAT

6.00pm System Crasher + Panel Discussion

9.30pm Der Golem + Live Accompaniment


Thursday 14 November

12.30pm Der Golem REPEAT

3.00pm System Crasher REPEAT

6.15pm Floating Structures + Memory Room + Discussion

9.00pm Cool Daddio


Friday 15 November

1.30pm The Street

3.45pm Hellhole

6.00pm Brainiac: Transmissions after Zero

8.15pm Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project + Q&A

11.00pm Tetsuo: The Iron Man


Saturday 16 November

12.00pm The Sweet Hereafter + Carmel Winters Introduction

3.15pm Cork on Camera

5.00pm Tito

7.00pm Delphine & Carole

9.00pm The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps + Q&A


Sunday 17 November

4.00pm Awards

Artist Talk with Kevin Mooney

Kevin Mooney is the artist behind the exhibition currently on display in Triskel Gallery Space. He will be in conversation with Austin McQuinn, artist and writer, on Tuesday 29 October at 1pm.

This is your chance to meet the artist and learn more about the Fragments of San Borondon, about what it means, how (and why!) Kevin put it together.

The talk is free and all are welcome.

Austin McQuinn has had solo exhibitions and performances at DCP, San Francisco, Project, Dublin and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle. His work is held in public and private collections in Ireland, UK and USA. His upcoming book titled Acoustic Creatures: Sounding animality in performance will be published by Penn State University Press in Spring/Summer 2020.