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SIRIUS ARTS: CULTURE NIGHT – DAY OF THE STRAWS

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Friday, 18 September, 5–7pm
Free, Drop-by

A magical protection and herbal cure mixed with evocative music and soaring vocals as well as apparitions and strawing traditions; this is the digital artwork Day of the Straws, created by the artist Marie Brett in collaboration with the writer Katie Holly, the producer Kate O’Shea and the designer Lucia Pola, and developed in dialogue with Irish and international historians, people of faith, spiritualists, Elders and other interested members of the community. Day of the Straws is a cyber treasure of cultural lore, a response to the collective healing of hope required in the challenging, unprecedented times of COVID-19.

Join us for a specially made film screening about Day of the Straws during Culture Night. The film features interviews and contributions from the creative team and interested members of the community drawn from across Cork County and beyond. This event takes place at SIRIUS on Friday, 18 September, from 5pm to 7pm. The film is released on SIRIUS’ YouTube channel on Saturday, 19 September.

Day of the Straws is available online at dayofthestraws.ie.

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