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Cork Events

Introduction

Throughout the months of October and November, Manuel Arana and Tina Pisco presented Adolescence 2 at a number of well known Cork venues: Cork Vision Centre @St. Peter’s, Cork City Central Library and at the Ó bhéal Poetry Event. Below are pictures of each evening.

Presentation at Cork Vision Centre @St. Peter’s (27th October)

As part of the Bradshaw Books evening in Cork Vision Centre, Adolescence 2: hormonised poems was presented and sold on the night, along with the Cork Literary Review Volume XIV, offering the Cork public a sneak preview of Arana’s work before the official Cork launch in Cork City Libraries on the 5 December.

Adolescence 2 Display

Selling Adolescence 2 at Cork Vision Centre

Guests Arrive

Reception for Guests

Tina Pisco with Cork City Council Representative

Full House in Cork Vision Centre

Guests are seated

Jamie O'Connell hosts the evening's readings

Guests listen to the readings

Translator Tina Pisco reads from Adolescence 2

Audience at Cork Vision Centre (27th October)

Deja Vu, National Female Barbershop Champions 2011, close the night with a few of their classic songs

Official Launch in Cork City Central Library (5 December)

On the 5 December Dr Martin Veiga, Professor of Galician Studies in University College Cork launched Adolescence 2 in the Central Library (Grand Parade), with readings by Manuel and Tina. Starting at 6.30pm with a wine reception and music, the event was a lively showcase of one of Spain’s most exciting contemporary performance poets. Having already toured Northern Spain, the Cork launch and literary salon of Adolescence 2 marked the beginning in a series of Irish events.

Selling the Cork Literary Review at Cork City Library

Guests arrive at the Library

Guests arrive at the Library

Dr Veiga of UCC launches Adolescence 2

Filming the launch for the promotional video (see Bradshaw Books youtube channel)

Arana and Pisco read poems in Spanish and English

As part of their poetry performance, Arana (accompanied by musician John Noonan) plays music while Tina translates

Jamie O'Connell concludes the night, outlining the support of the EACEA

L-R Eamonn Kirwan (Cork City Libraries), Manuel Arana, Fidelma Maye (Tigh Filí), Eugene O'Connell (Editor of the Cork Literary Review), Tina Pisco, Dr Martin Veiga, Jamie O'Connell (Project Manager)

Reading at Ó Bhéal Poetry Event (5 December)

As part of Arana’s trip to Ireland, he performed with Tina Pisco at the Ó bhéal Poetry Event. With a mix of Spanish and English readings, the reading brought the work of the poet to a wider Cork community, perfectly accompanying the Cork City Library launch and literary salon that had taken place earlier in the day. The venue of the Long Valley perfectly accompanied Arana’s style of performance poetry, which mixes verse with music and banter.

Arana and Pisco alternate Spanish and English readings

Arana reads from Adolescence 2

Pisco reads a sample of translated verses

All of the events above would not have been possible without the support of the EACEA Culture Program, The Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork City Libraries. Though the Cork dates are now finished, throughout January events will be taking place throughout Ireland, notably in Dublin, Galway, Roscommon and Belfast. Check out our tour brochure for more information.