Meet the stars of Sing Street at Schull Film Fest

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Posted on: 10th May, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

‘Sing Street’, written and directed by John Carney will screen at the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, on Saturday, May 28, followed by interviews with John, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Mark McKenna.

Combining warmth and humour with a punk rock edge, and featuring hits from The Cure, Duran Duran, The Police, and Genesis, ‘Sing Street’ will resonate with music fans everywhere.

The original music is also spectacular. Inspired by John’s life and love for music and tells the story of 14-year-old Cosmo, growing up in 80s Dublin, who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher.

Fastnet Film Festival 2016 with the tagline ‘Our Village is our Screen’ runs from Wednesday, May 25 to Sunday, May 29, 2016.

There is fun for all, with free family entertainment, from puppet shows, drama workshops and face painting, to batik, t-shirt painting, storytelling and kids cinema.

‘Distributed Cinema’ is Schull’s very own dedicated server to short films. Anyone with a smartphone, laptop or iPad can access past years submitted films, archived workshops and Q&As, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year in the village of Schull. During the festival, the server is used alongside HD media players, to screen shorts and features, in a number of smaller venues throughout the locality.

For further festival information please check out www.fastnetfilmfestival.com or email hilary@fastnetfilmfestival.com.

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Submarines, American Sailors, and the Underwater War in Irish Waters, 1917-1918
by Dr John Borgonovo in The Parish Centre, Clonakilty
on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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Apple Juicing Day in Clonakilty next Sunday Sept 30th. All welcome to bring their apples from 2-6pm to the Clonakilty Community Garden (on entrance road to Clonakilty Lodge).

Building on the success of its inaugural 2016 event, local voluntary environmental organisation Sustainable Clonakilty invites people to bring along their apples and press them to extract their own juice to take home, using the group's Apple Press.

Volunteers will be at hand to assist in the procedure. Bring along your apples washed; clean containers to freeze your juice (milk/juice bottles or cartons, plastic bottles with caps); clean, sterilised glass bottles to pasteurise with swing caps or suitable for 26 mm diameter metal cap.

A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

This is a free community event and donations will be welcome to cover costs.

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