Happy in Baltimore

Posted on: 6th March, 2014

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

After the worst storms on recent record, Baltimore village recently became a stage, mobilising to create a dance video for the Pharrell Williams song HAPPY.

The infectiously upbeat song originated as a score for the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me 2, becoming an Internet phenomenon, as local versions are made across the world (Dublin, Paris, Warsaw).

The Baltimore production was an entirely voluntary effort combining the talents of Sharon Rose McKeever, Colin Hickey and  Sheelagh Broderick with the support of local businesses and community groups. Dancers young and old gathered at local landmarks astonishing and entertaining Sunday strollers. Mid-term visitors and families of Optimist dinghy sailors swelled the local population to create a carnival atmosphere in the square culminating in a mass freestyle dance underneath the castle at 6pm.

Commenting afterwards Broderick said,  “The event was a great challenge, a great joy and a great success, raising funds for the RNLI  in the process. Despite the relentless bad weather we believed we could make it happen and it did”.

The edited four-minute video is available to watch online through the HAPPYinBaltimore Facebook page and on YOUTUBE.

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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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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.

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