Film-poem commission closes national tour with community event

Final screening of the collaborative artwork commissioned for Bealtaine festival takes place with civic celebration.

In partnership with the Glucksman, artist Collette Nolan and poet Gerry Murphy were commissioned by Age and Opportunity to create a new film poem for the Bealtaine Festival. Collaborating closely with members of the Ballyphehane/Togher Community Development Project they created a film that explores ideas of hospitality, home and the practice of hosting.

On 29 May, The Key Was Always In The Door completes a national tour that began with the film premiere in the Glucksman on 2 May, and toured to cultural venues such as the Dock Arts Centre, Leitrim, the Gallery of Photography, Dublin, and the Hunt Museum Limerick. The closing screening is a special community event in the Nano Nagle Theatre in Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane. 

The event will be attended by Lord Mayor of Cork city and includes a performance by Cor na Laos - Cork Community Arts + Health Choir. Transition Year students from Presentation Secondary School will showcase artworks they have created throughout the year alongside paintings created by participants of the Glucksman/Bealtaine project.