Alan Gilsenan: Public Presentation

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Alan Gilsenan holding a camera

Alan Gilsenan has been exploring the notion of truth in documentary and fiction filmmaking in his UCC Creative Residency. Alan is a writer, film-maker and theatre director who works across documentary, experimental work, and feature films. In this public presentation, he will show short excerpts of his practice, discuss questions around truth in contemporary film making, and invite workshop participants … Read More

Danielle McLaughlin: Public Presentation


Artist in Residence Danielle McLaughlin, winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction and of the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, has been working on the themes of happiness and hope in short stories in her UCC Creative workshop. In this public presentation, Danielle will read some of her work, discuss the writing craft, and invite a small number of participants to share their writing. … Read More

John McCarthy & Danny O’Mahony: Public Presentation

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Join us on Thursday 29th October for an online evening event exploring the works of playwright, actor and director John McCarthy, and traditional musician Danny O’Mahony. Both artists will share their practices and the themes they have been exploring while in residency at UCC, with some participants sharing short spoken / sound pieces developed during the artists’ workshops. This is a fantastic moment to learn more … Read More

Exploring Space and Place – Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín


Siobhan performing in an open field

I am continuously drawn to connecting with people and place. I am looking for where the body meets other forms and how this can lead to a shift in perception; of something’s purpose; of someone’s role; of the structures we surround ourselves with. This workshop will gently explore the textures and gestures of situated space and is open to beginners as … Read More

Imagining the Truth – Alan Gilsenan


Alan Gilsenan holding a camera

This series of workshops will be based upon the theme of Imagining the Truth – reflecting, in both a practical and philosophical way, on how the truth is mediated in both documentary and fiction films.  Reflecting equally on both screen-writing and directing, the workshops are aimed at all who are interested in either making or watching films. Or both. Is … Read More

Writing Hope and Happiness in Short Fiction – Danielle McLaughlin


In these workshops we will challenge short fiction’s gravitational pull towards the negative. Through a process of close reading and discussion, we will explore some great short stories by writers who know how to make happiness and hope compelling. We will also use these stories as a jumping off point for discussing aspects of writing craft. Workshop participants will be … Read More

Traditional Irish Music – Danny O’Mahony


These workshops will focus on some of the musical sources of North County Kerry.  From historic recordings to the local repertoire, participants will share and learn from what informs O’Mahonys musical journey. Workshops Dates: Thursday 8th Oct 6 – 8pm Thursday 15th Oct 6 – 8pm Thursday Oct 6 – 8pm Final Online Presentation: With John McCarthy & Danny O’Mahony Thursday … Read More

Unstable Element, a Playwriting Workshop – John McCarthy


This workshop will explore processes of beginning –  and then continuing – writing for the stage. Participants may be experienced writers or trying this for the first time, either way you’ll find fresh and thought-provoking ideas to bring to your practice. Workshops Dates: Tuesday 5th Oct 6 – 8pm Tuesday 12th Oct 6 – 8pm Tuesday 19thOct 6 – 8pm Final … Read More