Registered to vote?

Voting booth
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I saw in poster today in college which reminded me of this! Applications for the Draft Register of Electors for 2011 must be in for 25th of this month. This is the easiest way to guarantee that you are on the register if there is any elections next year.

If you are in Dublin South, Waterford and Donegal South-West it is best to be on the register!

Also with talks of the Children’s Rights Referendum happening next year, if you want to be assured of a vote, make sure your on it!

See if your on the register at

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A Busy Summer – Freaks N’Gleeks

Poster of Freaks N'Gleeks

I know this blog has been very quiet over the last few months. There are various reasons for this. Mainly I have been involved in a few things which have kept me busy and of course work is there also.

One of the things that has kept me really busy in Freaks N’Gleeks (formerly Cork Glee Club). We are a bunch of friends who have come together and put on a show revolving around dancing and singing. Its great fun. With Freaks N’Gleeks I have danced in Cork and Waterford and last Wednesday we qualified for the Semi-finals of Chambers Got Xtra Talent. Heres a video of our performance! We danced to “Take it Off” by Kei$ha and “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. We are currently working on something for the Semi’s! Should be fun!

We also took part in Waterford Pride this month, which was great fun. The weekend before Pride we performed for the Prideathon to raise money for Pride. We also performed after the Pride Parade. We did “Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus, “Africa” by Toto and “Waka, Waka” by Shakria. That was an interesting performance as the video will show!

Im looking forward to performing again!

In the mean time check out Freaks N’Gleeks page on Facebook!

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From Slack Spaces to Creative Cities

I found this Via John

From Slack Spaces to Creative Cities
Presented by The National Sculpture Factory for ArtTrail 09

St John’s College,
Sawmill Street,
Main Lecture Hall.
Friday 20th November
2:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.
Admission Free, no Booking required

Artists and creative practitioners have a rich history of co-opting  ’slack spaces’, vacant, unused commercial units, to realise art projects, create ‘pop-up’ galleries and to establish studio spaces. Now City Councils, landlords, estate agents and universities are also embracing these opportunities in the post-Celtic Tiger recession era to develop new working strategies for the use, reuse and new use of these inner-city spaces.
National Sculpture Factory as part of Art Trail 09 will host a public debate on possible new strategies for the creative development of these empty commercial spaces, from existing working models like Creative Limerick, part of a Limerick City Council strategy, and those used by the Waterford City Council Arts Office among others.

It sounds like an interesting idea and there is a Public Forum afterwords. The use of unused commercial properties is becoming an issue in Cork and allowing artists to use them in the short-term could be a nice way to actually highlight their potential. I may go along to this!

More details on John’s blog

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