This exciting new festival has been developed by The Cork Opera House in conjunction with curator Bryce Dessner of The National. Sounds from a Safe Harbour is a contemporary festival designed to celebrate music, art and conversation. The inaugural festival, established in Cork to celebrate the city’s impressive port and harbour, is set to attract a multitude of music and arts lovers this coming September. The varied festivities shall certainly enhance Cork’s vibrant and electric atmosphere, providing entertainment through the art forms of dance, music,visual arts and film. A particular highlight will be Wave Movements as composed by the aforementioned Bryce Dessner in collaboration with Richard Perry of Arcade Fire. This new composition shall setto the stage at Cork Opera House, performed by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. In accompaniment shall be a film by the talented Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.
With the festivals’ primary objective being to inspire and influence, this year the festival encourages all those interested not just to attend but to partake themselves in its many celebrations.
Sounds from a Safe Harbour is truly a city wide endeavour with activities taking place in numerous Cork locations, including Cork Opera House,UCC, Port of Cork, Triskel Christchurch, The Everyman Palace, Firkin Crane,Crawford Art Gallery, Wandesford Quay Gallery and Sternview Gallery. Kicking off on September 17th and continuing until September 20th,there’s plenty to tempt all artistic tastes. Please click here to find more information about the acts set to perform and for information about this year’s timetable. After soaking up the festival atmosphere, retreat to the luxurious haven that is Cork’s Hayfield Manor Hotel for your 5star overnight stay.
Location: Various locations throughout Cork
Time: 12th-20th of September 2015
Location : Cork City
Time : Saturday, 12 Sep 2015 - Sunday, 20 Sep 2015