Local teenagers through to coveted All-Ireland fashion final

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

After yet another awe-inspiring display of regional glitz, glamour and re-purposed ‘rubbish’, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture provincial winners will gather together for one last time at the competition’s Grand Final in 3 Arena, on April 19, 2018.

Taking to one of Ireland’s most prestigious stages, local designers from Sacred Heart Secondary School will join grand finalists from across the country in a bid to be crowned the eighth annual Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture winner. Andrea Tobin, Kelsey O’Mahony, and Eimear Walsh designed ‘Fire and Ice’ from old milk cartons and plastic bottles with the help of their teacher Judy O’Connell. The dress represents global warming! The girls cut up hundreds of milk cartons, made thousands of wispy feathers out of those and then colored and moulded them creating the vibrant flames of yellow, orange red. The upper bodice is made of blue plastic bottles moulded into ice crystals. The masterpiece is crowned with an amazing ice crystal hat!

Set to be one of the biggest events in the 2018 Irish fashion calendar; 3Arena will play host to the crème de la crème of the country’s most creative young minds.

Sara Ryan, Chief Operations Officer, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture: “This is our fourth final to be held in the 3Arena, and if last year is anything to go by, the audience are in for a night to remember! The crowd travels from every corner of Ireland to support their models and designers and nothing prepares you for the roar of the Grand Final audience. So, contestants will definitely need to bring their A game, as well as their ear plugs!”

Overall, 86 talented teams will ‘strut it out’ and showcase their striking works of wearable, recycled art, to be crowned the king or queens of the catwalk by a celebrity judging panel including firm Irish favourites, Louis Walsh and Pippa O’Connor.

Apart from a celebrity judging panel, the public can also take part in competition voting online from midnight on April 2, to midnight on April 6 by visiting app.junkkouture.com. People can vote for as many designs as they like, but only one per day. The public vote accounts for 10 per cent of the finalist’s score, and can make a huge difference to the overall winner.

In addition to the coveted first place prize, teams will also be competing for €2,500 for their school, iPad Minis and €500 cash for their team. Two ‘Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize Winners’ will also be given the opportunity to attend the famous Royal Film Premiere in London.

Adding to the event’s glamour even further, all five 2018 regional winners will be invited to attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May. For contestants planning for a fashion future, there is also the chance to win creative scholarships for sole applicants to the Limerick School of Art and Design, and Griffith College Dublin.

To join the night of fashion and fun, grab your tickets to the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Grand Final now on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide!

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing schulldramagroup@gmail.com

For more information please contact hilary.mccarthy6@gmail.com
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