Fellows Festival: Cork - Belonging, place & reconnecting - RSA

Fellows Festival: Cork - Belonging, place & reconnecting

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Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland

  • People & place
  • Communities
  • Community engagement
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

Join us for our showcase event of 2022 taking place at Triskel Arts Centre on Saturday 25 June, where we are bringing Fellows and others across Ireland together to connect and learn.

The focus of the day will be on intersecting key areas of interest to Fellows and the RSA under the banners of 'Belonging' and 'Place'.

This all-day conference is part of the RSA’s Fellows Festival and will share some similar themes and ideas, bringing to Ireland the latest RSA thinking and strategy and sharing the best of Ireland with the global network of the RSA.

We know how important it is to reconnect with each other and develop new and exciting relationships. So we have ensured there is plenty of opportunity to network and connect across the day during the event and over a delicious lunch. Cork is a beautiful place too and we will encourage you to take time to look around and engage with the warm and welcoming community.

Programme for the day

11.00am: Welcome | Overview of the day | Housekeeping

11.15am: Opening address by Andy Haldane, Chief Executive RSA and Q&A

11.45am: Talk: How the RSA saved James Barry by Tom McCarthy FRSA, poet, followed by Q&A

12.15pm: Break/Concert set-up

12.30pm: Doors open

12:45 -1:30pm: Lunchtime live concert: Naomi Berrill, solo cello

1.45-2:15pm: Talk: artist Shane Cullen on his acclaimed visual artwork, “The Agreement”

2.15pm: Panel session 1: Place & Belonging

  • Dr Naomi Masheti, Coordinator, Cork Migrant Centre
  • Bridget Carmody, Coordinator, Cork Traveller Women’s Network
  • Leon Diop, Co-Founder, Black and Irish
  • Cllr Kieran McCarthy PhD, Independent Councillor, Cork City Councillor & Writer

3pm: Break

3.15pm: Panel session 2: Building Bridges: What can Ireland and the UK do to ensure the deep connections across culture, business, the arts, science and learning are protected post Brexit?

  • Paula Cogan, Outgoing President of Cork Chamber of Commerce & CEO, Cognate Health
  • Philip King Artist, Broadcaster, Producer
  • Catherine Hemelryk, RSA Fellow and Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry

4.30pm: Panel session 3: Reconnecting: How can the RSA Fellowship increase its impact by reconnecting with itself and local organisations within and across different places?

  • Andy Haldane, Chief Executive, RSA
  • Tony Sheehan, Fellowship Councillor, Ireland
  • Renata Dima, Fellow & UX/UI Designer, BoatyardX
  • Catherine Hemelryk, RSA Fellow and Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry

5.30pm: Conference ends

Travel and accessibility information can be found here.

Taking part in RSA in-person events

We've been looking forward to finally being able to meet together in person. But of course recognise it is important for us to stay cautious and make the environment safe for everyone.

We aim to have assurances from all venues that they will have basic COVID-safety processes in place.

We’re asking all attendees of events to be respectful of personal space, to be mindful of others preferences in regards to social distancing and to respect those that are wearing face coverings.

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket so we can make sure we have an up-to-date list of those who plan on attending. This is for capacity purposes.

We request that all attendees evaluate their own health and that of those they’re in close contact with. We encourage all attendees that are sick or showing symptoms of illness to stay home and to cancel your Eventbrite ticket if you are no longer able to join the event.

Given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, please always check your latest national Government guidance in addition to following our baseline guidance enclosed here. If guidelines do change, the event may be cancelled at short notice.

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you require, please email: [email protected].

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