Cork Community Art Link invites you to a behind the scenes tour like no other. Learn the dark secrets of Cork's infamous parade The Dragon of Shandon. Encounter strange characters, demented costumers, crazed artists and discover what really happens when the Dragon awakes for one night each year.
CCAL Drama presents 4 immersive site specific performances at 107 Shandon St. in this unique production which will scare, surprise, and amuse.
These FREE Performances take place Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th at 7:00pm and 8:00pm
For further information contact 021 4212914. Maximum capacity 20 persons per performance.
Dragon Rehearsals (Picture Credit: Mark Whenman)
It was rehearsal time this weekend and this years team of Dragoneers were working hard on Sunday to articulate the limbs of the 36 foot sellotape puppet. Rejoining the team this year is Roger who will carry the head of the Dragon. Roger is the longest member of the dragoneer team and has been responsible for carrying the head of the Dragon since 2006.
Timmy Mathews with members from Cope Foundation (Picture credit Mark Whenman)
Cope Foundation have been working hard devising their performance, props and costumes for this years parade. Working with Timmy Mathews, the group have become a key part of the parade each year. Timmy is no stranger to the Dragon of Shandon having been involved with the project since 2008 becoming a key member of the Cork Community Art Link team for over 4 years.