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Cork City Centre October Newsletter

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Feelgood Friday
Feelgood Friday returns this Friday, September 30th. Feelgood Friday promises to be a hive of activity linking up with the Cork Folk Festival and the Decades Festival.  Keep an eye and an ear out too for the Barbershop singers who will be performing on the streets of Cork.
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Urban October
This October, Cork City Centre will host a variety of exciting free events and activities including rain activated art and a family fun day. From art exhibitions, food fairs and street music to guided walks, educational seminars and dance lessons, there will be something to suit every taste during Urban October. More information

Folk & Decades Festival
The Cork Folk Festival takes place September 29th - October 2nd. Performances will take place in concert halls, music venues, in 30 bars and on the streets around the city centre.

The Decades Festival will take place September 30th and October 1st. This year a record of over 40 participating venues will celebrate the music and style of the popular 80's and 90’s.

Better Building Awards
Cork Business Association and Cork City Council have launched this years Cork Better Building Awards. The awards honour the best designed and best kept buildings in Cork City. The closing date for applications is October 11th.
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Taste Cork
Taste Cork Week is a countywide celebration of the fantastic food & beverages that Cork has to offer from October 10th - 16th. All restaurants, pubs and cafes are invited to join in and create their very own 'Taste Cork' experience. If your business is interested in getting involved, please email More information

Irish Barbershop Convention
The Annual IABS Convention will take place October 7th - 9th with over 600 singers in Cork City Hall. The event will include a gala concert and a competition to find Ireland’s best barbershop singers.
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Open House
Open House is a design festival which runs in many cities around the world, celebrating the best architecture each city has to offer. There will be a series of tours, talks, workshops, exhibitions and readings held all over the city from September 30th – October 2nd to showcase the rich and varying architecture our city has to offer.

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Indie Cork
Indie Cork, a festival of independent film and music returns to Cork this year from October 9th to 16th. The festival is based in the Gate Cinema with other venues such as Crane Lane Theatre also featuring.
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Children's Book Festival
Themed story times, workshops and author visits are some of the children’s activities on offer during the month of October in Central Library, Grand Parade. More information

The Nightmare Realm
The hugely popular Nightmare Realm, Ireland’s most terrifying scare house is back! Be prepared to be scared at Albert Quay from September 30th to November 5th 2016.  More information

Oktoberfest Beag
Oktoberfest Beag returns to The Docklands, Centre Park Road from October 6th to 15th. The event includes beer tasting, live music and traditional Bavarian food.
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Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Over 40,000 people are expected to descend on Cork City for the Guinness Jazz Festival at the end of October. This year the festival programme includes a wide and varied schedule of activity with over 1,000 musicians from 20 countries, an extensive fringe programme and live music trails. There will be hundreds of free music sessions in over 60 pubs, theatres, clubs, hotels and venues across the city right throughout the weekend.
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