30 episodes

UK artists Mel Jordan and Andy Hewitt, founders of the Partisan Social Club, have been on the trail of 19th century Cork philosopher and radical social reformer William Thompson, who not only inspired Marx, founded the idea of social science and wrote the first ever feminist text by a man in the English language, but who attempted to form a communal living experiment in West Cork in the 1820s.

Talk to the Land Ellie O'Byrne

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UK artists Mel Jordan and Andy Hewitt, founders of the Partisan Social Club, have been on the trail of 19th century Cork philosopher and radical social reformer William Thompson, who not only inspired Marx, founded the idea of social science and wrote the first ever feminist text by a man in the English language, but who attempted to form a communal living experiment in West Cork in the 1820s.

    Care, curse, comfort

    Care, curse, comfort

    Thais Muniz’s first solo show, Rites of Care, Curse & Comfort, is on at Sirius Arts Centre until October 19, 2024.  The exhibition explores ideas of race, displacement and memory in a postcolonial context and incorporates video, performance, sculptural installations of found objects, and textiles.
     

    • 40 min
    Buttercup

    Buttercup

    In this episode of SIRIUS Podcasts, we join artist Sarah Browne, whose practice involves film, publishing and performance, to discuss her film installation Buttercup, which utilises the accessibility tools of audio description and captioning to explore the poetics of language interacting with image.
    Buttercup focuses on a particular childhood photograph, depicting a child wearing a Communion dress on her family farm, next to her father and her pet cow, the eponymous Buttercup.
    Buttercup is commissioned by SIRIUS and produced with funding from the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland. The presentation of Buttercup is produced by SIRIUS.

    • 39 min
    From the bend in the river to the harbour’s mouth

    From the bend in the river to the harbour’s mouth

    “A harbour, because of its particular geography and how industry  has developed, and commerce and trade, lends itself to these bigger industrial and economic forces coming into play, and that´s what´s happening as you´re getting further down the river.” Aoife Desmond on two of her films showing at SIRIUS, both exploring the relationship between humans and nature: one feature poetically tracing the River Lee from source to sea, and a short companion piece commissioned by and filmed at SIRIUS that engages with the site and its surroundings.

    • 48 min
    The Revolution

    The Revolution

    After centuries of British rule and in just a few short years, Ireland gained independence. Join the final instalment of In and Out of Empire to find out what that meant for the people of Cobh, in the company of historians Kieran McCarthy and John Crotty. 

    • 28 min
    The Sea

    The Sea

    The Royal Cork Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in the world dating to before 1720, and its members were bound by a seafaring code of honour. But its members were also a wealthy elite class of Anglo-Irish aristocracy. Join RCYC archivist Paul McCarthy to learn more about the tradition of sailing in Cobh and later, following the RCYC's move from its Cobh clubhouse, in Crosshaven. 

    • 49 min
    The Women

    The Women

    The lives of the women of Cobh, including members of Cumann na mBan, servants who worked for the Royal Cork Yacht Club and the affluent wives and daughters of members of the club are explored in this history podcast, which examines the building that Cobh's Sirius Arts Centre is now housed in.

    • 36 min

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