CITY LIFE

Collette Nolan's film The Key Was Always In The Door is exhibited at Mahon Community Centre.

In partnership with the Glucksman, artist Collette Nolan and poet Gerry Murphy were commissioned by Age and Opportunity to collaborate with older people from Ballyphehane/Togher CDP and to create a new film for the Bealtaine Festival in 2019. The film developed over a series of creative workshops explores ideas of hospitality, home and the practice of hosting. 

Historian James Furey takes us back to the 1950s and to a new way of living that saw monumental improvements in the quality of the lives of Corkonians. From the revered residential development in Ballyphehane to the establishment of credit unions, James describes how the fabric of the city was built on a care for the community.

100 Years of Change is funded through Cork City Council's Lord Mayor Commemoration Fund