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12th December 2013 Fundraisier

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Enjoy a night of music with our very own Choral Con Fusion, Cathal O’Raida, Camilla Griehsel, Jack O Rourke,Michael Joyce and Sarah Walsh, Laoise O Hanlon and Gemma Surgue and last but no mean least Voice workers youth Choir. all proceeds for the night go to the Cork Gay Project and The Other Place. Tickets are available in The Other Place.



Mary Kay

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Meet our consultants!!! Let the fun begin!!!


Mary Kay is one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and colour cosmetics in the world. Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 markets worldwide, and the company’s global independent sales force exceeds 2 million.

Mary Kay creates targeted skin care products with ingredients that are carefully chosen and rigorously tested by scientists in the Mary Kay Skin Care Laboratories to ensure that our products are safe and effective in delivering results


Our consultants will provide you with:

  • Free skin care consultation
  • Advise on your individual skin care program
  • Application of colour cosmetics
  • Group classes, or,

Individual (one on one) consultations available.


For more information contact:

Your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants:

Helen: 087–355–6216,        Karolina: 086–736–9383

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Choral Con Fusion is an informal, inclusive choir that has come from very humble beginnings from an idea over a cup of coffee. In under two years, it has grown into a four-part, mixed-voice group of friends, who enjoy the social gathering as much as the music. They have sung in a variety of contexts, from the Rebel Awards to memorial and carol services, and have a range of repertoire from Classical to pop music.

For more information or to join please contact the centre on 0214278470 or

tweet @choralConFusion

I Scape, by Michael Browne May-June 2012

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Michael Browne was born in Dublin & is currently living in Kilkenny. Michael has been creating beautiful paintings seriously for a year, he is a new, talented, up coming artist.
Michael’s artwork consists beautiful, surreal landscapes with a mix of abstract work & captavating scenes. The painting’s Michael produces are a great mix of colour, texture, imagination & tranquilly.looking for a place a to escape? come to iScape!


Some Sort of Beauty – Short Story Collection Launch at World Book Fest (Triskel 21 April)

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Blurb for Some Sort of Beauty

‘Go into yourself. Search for the reason that bids you to write… describe your sorrows and desires, passing thoughts and a belief in some sort of beauty.’

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet: Letter One, 17 February 1903

Jamie O’Connell’s debut collection of short stories, Some Sort of Beauty, distils the experiences, memories, regrets and hopes of a miscellany of 21st-century private worlds. The collection explores issues of faith, sexuality, travel and modern urban culture, through voices as diverse as that of a Jehovah’s Witness father coping with the death of his rebel daughter, the monologue of a woman who abandoned her young family, drug-fuelled reminiscences and stark reflections on love and the quiet tragedy of everyday moments. Underlining these narratives is a powerful humanity guided by hope, forgiveness and the redemptive power of art.


Jamie O’Connell was the 2011 Writer in Residence for Tigh Filí Cultural Centre. Reared as a Jehovah’s Witness, living in both Ireland and England, working in his early twenties as a male model (Assets Models Dublin), these experiences have influenced his first collection.

The Sunday Independent  described the collection as ‘a fresh, engaging and powerful set of stories’.

Acclaimed writer Éilís Ní Dhuibhne had this to say ‘A stunning debut by a writer of great talent and courage’.

In 2011, as part of his Residency, Jamie toured the United States with the Cork Literary Review Volume XIV with Review Editor Eugene O’Connell, presenting work in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York. He was selected to read at The Lonely Voice series of readings in the Irish Writer’s Centre (February 2011). He was Editor of One, a play by Michael Scott, which won the Best New Writing Award and Best Intercultural Dialogue Award at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. His short stories have been published in a number of journals including The Poddle Dublin Review (2011), A Curious Impulse (2009) and The Bell (2009); he has been shortlisted for the Wicklow Writer’s Short Story Award (2008) and won the Thomas Harding Literary Award (2008). He has written for the Evening Echo, The Cork Independent and The Herald.  He has an MA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin and a BA in English Literature from University College Cork. Jamie currently lives in Cork City.

New Book Club.

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The Other Place Book Club is a book club that should appeal to all LGBT readers. The book selection will range from a wide selection of genres both contemporary and classic. Every second month will have a LGBT themed book, followed by a standard book.

The following is the usual procedure that will occur at a club meeting:
Each person will have a 5 minute floor to talk about his/her feeling on the book. Quotations of favourite pieces can be made.

After everyone has said their piece, the discussion is open to the floor on general commentary on the book.

The chair of the club will endeavour to let everyone have an equal part in this discussion.
The meeting finishes by choosing the next month’s book and confirming the date.

The first meeting will be on Tuesday 27th March , and every month thereafter

The three books for the next 3 months are

March 27th – The Swimming-Pool Library is a 1988 novel by Alan Hollinghurst
April  24th – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
May 29th – City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal

for more info contact.

New Menu

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We are delighted to announce our new Sandwich menu available from the 7th of feb 2012

drop in and see what you think!

*Remember all money from cafe goes directly to the LGBT community in cork*