Ladyfest Cork kicks off this Wednesday with an art exhibition which will run in the ESB Building on Caroline Street – directly opposite Cyprus Avenue – for the duration of the festival.
The countdown is on for Ladyfest Cork!
Our art exhibition is opening this Wednesday at 6pm (will be open from 6pm – 9pm on Wed, and 11pm – 7pm each day til Sunday) so if you’re around do pop in for a glass of wine and have a look at our exhibition which will feature work from amateur and professional female artists, ranging from print and photography, to painting and sculpture to video and sound installations.
The rest of the events will be kicking off this Friday evening at 8pm in Cyprus Avenue, and workshops and discussions will be held on Saturday and Sunday in the Unitarian Church and The Victoria Hotel. Have a look on www.ladyfestcork.org for a full programme of events and details on the festival.
Tickets are available from Plugd Records, the Old Oak and on www.tickets.ie
Its €27 for a weekend pass, or €10 per gig (€5 for the all ages gig on Sunday) All the money we raise will be going to charity, and after a year of hard work and fundraising to put on this festival we really would appreciate your support to help raise funds for the Sexual Violence Centre, who are currently €40k in debt.
x Ladyfest Cork
Some info about the Ladyfest idea, taken from their website:
Ladyfests are non-profit events organised mainly by women; they aim to showcase the talents of female artists and performers. The events are focused mainly on encouraging the talent of women and girls, but are open to everyone. Its roots are in the underground scene. The first ever Ladyfest took place in Olympia, Washington in 2000. It was quickly followed by similar events all over the US and Europe and it looks like the trend is not over yet! Each ladyfest is organised as a unique event and they are often not specifically related. They do, however, all share a similar ethos and combine local talent with musicians / artists / performers from further afield.
You can find out more at http://www.ladyfestcork.org