On Sunday 20th December at 8.30pm, the eve of the winter solstice, RTÉ TV and radio present SHINE YOUR LIGHT – SOLSTICE.
This programme will see performances from many well-known artists including Christy Moore, Erica Cody, Damien Dempsey, Sharon Shannon and Clannad.
The creative community has provided huge inspiration to many people over the past year, offering comfort, beauty and different ways of seeing things during our time in lockdown. This is a third instalment of a series of national moments of togetherness organised by RTÉ.
Additionally, Cork resident Leanne McDonagh’s tender images of Kinship will be projected onto R&H Hall here in Cork, from from Thursday to Sunday that week.
It is the hope that many people nationally will get involved and join the moment this Sunday by shining their own light in a window at home during the airing of the programme.
Join in, by shining a light in a window, on a doorstep or elsewhere using a candle, lantern, torch or Christmas lights from 8.30pm to approx 9.05pm this Sunday, 20th December
Share the image/video on social media with the hashtag #ShineYourLight to be part of this national showing of solidarity, to remember those we have lost this year, and to look in hope to the future on the eve of the solstice, and our turning towards the sun once more.