Participatory Street Spectacle
Creating participatory street celebrations that engage and connect with new audiences. grounded in local contexts and with a unique artistic narrative.
Our roots are in the street - in community celebration and spectacle.
From Patrick's Day and Bona night in Middle Parish in the 1990's to the Dragon of Shandon, we work in partnership with people to co-create, celebrate and imagine together.
Each street spectacle project undertaken by CCAL is based on an extensive outreach programme in partnership with the community and voluntary sector. High standards of artistic excellence are encouraged as is the researching of new techniques and ways of making unique puppets and props.
Voluntary participation is the cornerstone of each project with ample opportunities for adults to come along, learn new skills and make a creative contribution to the community.
The Dragon of Shandon
One of Ireland’s biggest night time parades.
The Dragon of Shandon Parade is an urban street event which captures the spirit and imagination
of people living in Cork and provides the opportunity for people of all backgrounds and
abilities to take an active part in a major cultural event in their city.
For more information, check www.dragonofshandon.com.
Participatory Public Art
What if … is a Public Art programme for creative research, exploration and project development in relation to urban Public Space.
The programme was originally founded as part of the Cork 2005 Capital of Culture. What if … works in partnership with communities and groups to develop temporary, outdoor art works which explore the dynamics of urban public space.
To date the projects that have been undertaken as part of the programme are:
- What If... 2005
- What If Shandon 2006
- What If Mahon 2007
- Inside Out 2008
- The Big Wash Up 2009
- Voices from Shandon 2011-2013
-The Lido : Our space, your space 2016
For more information check www.whatif.ie