Quare – a celebration of queer theatre, music and visual arts @ Cork Midsummer Festival

A celebration of queer theatre, music and visual arts in Cork hosted by Abbey Blake and produced by Arann Blake of punk band Pretty Happy in collaboration with LGBTQ+ artists from Cork City – a vibrant and fun celebration of alternative culture.

Events in the park include a fascinating visual art storytelling trail featuring radio-style stories by queer people. An intriguing fortune teller invites you to listen to your queer tarot reading with specially designed queer tarot cards by artist Emer Kiely. Cork artist Padraic Barrett and theater maker Rosa Mäkelä present playful carnival-style installations and games, while Plugd Records will spin tunes for the afternoon. Local creative collaborations and guest artist appearances ensure a fun experience for all ages. Delicious treats will be served by local vendors (My Goodness, Volcano Pizza) and the day will end with a musical performance by some of Cork’s top artists including Elaine Malone, I Dreamed I Dream and Kevin Terry.

Creative Parks is an annual partnership between Cork City Council’s Culture and Creativity team and the Cork Midsummer Festival, which works with artists and communities to develop a creative family day at a local park.

Supported by Cork City Council

FOUR is supported by the Creative Ireland programme, a five-year government-wide initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which puts creativity at the center of public policy. More information at creativeireland.gov.ie