We Are Closed!

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We regret to inform you that The Other Place Cafe and Resource Centre will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, we are still available via phone or email
on 021 – 4278470 or info@theotherplacecork.com.

Kind Regards,

Clive Davis
Centre Manager

Date: 17/7/2014

Cork Pride Festival 2014

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Cork Pride

Assembling on Grand Parade at 2pm with kick-off at 3pm, this year’s parade will be lead by Newtalk’s Global Village presenter Dil Wickremasinghe and special guest to be announced.

Our festival’s theme is “Celebrating Our Heroes” so show us who your Heroes are.

There will be prizes for Best Dressed individual as well as Best Dressed Float.

Wear what you dare and express yourself to be in with a chance to win.

Cork Pride 2014

Check out the Festival Brochure 2014
for all this years event info!


Out in the Dark

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*Out in the Dark: UK Trailer*

Cork Cine Club presents OUT IN THE DARK

St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City

Out in the DarkCork Cine Club presents Out in the Dark (Alata, Israel, 2012), an Israeli film that is equal parts crime thriller, political and societal commentary, and gay love story, on Thursday 6 March at 8pm in St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City.

This taut first feature by Los Angeles-based, Israeli born director, Michael Mayer, follows a cross-border relationship between a privileged Israeli lawyer and an increasingly desperate Palestinian student.

Nimer, the ambitious Palestinian in the West Bank, dreams of a better life abroad. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality.

When he is caught up in a murder, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy. Out in the Dark is by turns tender and tense, sensual and suspenseful. The film pulses with urgency, longing and raw feeling, eventually morphing into a lean thriller.

Trailers and reviews can be found on www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Tickets are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.

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.



Story Into Song with John Spillane

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John SpillaneJohn Spillane hosts a Story Into Song workshop as part of the Cork International Short Story Festival this September!

At my Songwriting Workshop we actually write songs. In the past I have attended a few workshops where the participants play their songs only to be criticised by experts who talk down to them. I was inspired to invent a novel approach, where we all sit down and write a finished song in one session. This teaches many lessons, including finishing things, which is often a big problem for writers. I create a space where all negativity, all criticism and judgement are locked outside.

We get down and dirty and write songs. First we write words. Then we assemble them in a certain order, using the tricks of the trade, verse, chorus, repetition, rhyme etc. Then we sing them and we have a song. I try to come behind people and help them lose whatever inhibitions and fears they may have about writing songs. Positivity is the key, and this can be applied to other parts of life also. Anyone who signs up for my song writing workshop should be prepared to sing, it doesn’t matter at all how good or bad a singer you think you are!

For the Story into Song Workshop we will all write a short simple song on day one, just to get everyone believing. On day two we will focus on the theme of the festival, Story, and will examine and enjoy the Irish ballad tradition and see how a story may be told in a song, how the music can heighten the action. We will look at the magical chemical reaction that happens when words and music meet.

Each participant will pick a theme and write one serious ballad which can be perfected over days three and four. The aim is to have a lot of fun, write a lot of words and music, move quickly and not get bogged down.

Come along and write songs!

Thank you,

John Spillane

Further Information
Workshop Cost €150
Bookings enquires at: info@munsterlit.ie or telephone: 021-4312955

About John Spillane
John SpillaneJohn Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer. He has released nine albums and many singles and EPs. Two-time Meteor award winner, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karen Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane and George Murphy, to name a few. He performs to audiences, both large and small, everywhere. John has been conducting songwriting workshops for many years. Among the places John has presented workshops are Listowel Writers’ Week 2005 and 2006; Composer in the Classroom Scheme with the Cork International Choral Festival; The West Cork Literary Festival; Mountains to the Sea Book Festival and at the Cork Prison Education Unit. Visit his official website at: www.johnspillane.ie.

Meet N Greet: Movie Night

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MovieNightHi everyone! This Tuesday don’t forget our monthly “Meet N Greet” social group, meeting in the centre’s café at 7pm!

This is the perfect group to meet LGBT people outside of the pub scene for a bit of banter in a nice relaxed environment over a coffee.

If you are shy, then come along early and introduce yourself to our Café Volunteers who will be only too happy to chat and introduce you to a great bunch of people.

New members are always welcome and we expect new faces every month!


This month we’ve collectively decided on a movie night in the Centre with free popcorn!

The title of the movie is “9 Dead Gay Guys” and offers something for everyone, “totally tasteless gay comedy that makes fun of stereotypes” so guaranteed humour!

Watch the Trailer here:


Donate Today!

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The Cork Gay Project needs your support!

By making a purchase at The Other Place – Cafe, you help keep this vital resource centre open for the various community groups and services which make use of the centre. Without The Other Place, these groups could not hope to exist.

Larger donations have a variety of impacts across the Gay Project Cork –

  • More resources for the Youth Group and the School programme, which helps a larger audience of gay men through a wider array of methods.
  • Greater marketing leverage for the Health Services, which educates and cautions the LGBT community against STI’s and other sexual health issues, as well as those mental health areas to which gay men are particularly susceptible–depression, anxiety, substance abuse, etc.
  • A better developed presence in the community for LGBT-related events, businesses, and services. The LGBT community, while not ‘mainstream’ in and of itself, is being included more and more in today’s society. By doing this in the right ways, we pave the way towards universal acceptance and total equality in the future.

You can donate money online by clicking on the Donate Button below, otherwise you may post cheques (made out to the Cork Gay Community Development Project) to Cork Gay Community Development Project, 8 North Mall, Cork.


Thank you for your kind contributions during these challenging times!

I ♥ Alice ♥ I

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I ♥ Alice ♥ I ♥ Alice ♥ I is a love story about Alice Kinsella and Alice Slattery. They were spotted in Crumlin shopping centre stealing a kiss and are here in the theater telling you all about their lives…. Reluctantly.

Alice and Alice live quiet lives and are women you pass on the street everyday. What makes them special is their sense of mischief, their strength and their devotion to each other. They charm each and every audience everywhere they go and have translated to young and old and to nationalities from all over the world.

Fresh from its international tour of Australia and New Zealand, HotForTheatre as part of Cork Midsummer Festival present a fresh, human and hilarious piece that explores the monumental journey of a most unlikely couple.

Presented with the support of an Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Award. Amy Conroy is a member of Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute resource sharing initiative.


21 June – 23 June at the Firkin Crane Theatre in Shandon, Cork city


Regular Price at €20
Concession of €17

Show Times

  • Starts Friday June 21st at 6pm
  • Saturday, June 22nd at 1pm,6pm
  • Sunday, June 23rd at 1pm, 6pm

Festival Talks

23rd June, after the 1pm show

How to Book

Online at: www.corkmidsummer.com

By Phone: Festival Box Office on: +353 21 4215159

In Person

Triskel Arts Office Centre, Tobin Street, Cork city

Mon–Sun – 11am to 6pm.

No Booking Fee required!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dog walks to Spain for Charity

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Kathy with PepeTired of arriving to foreign lands by plane, leaving my K-9 companion behind and the fear of midlife belly approaching, I have decided to embark on an exciting fundraising challenge that has started to consume most of my spare time.  I now find myself cycling 1111km from Cork City to Santander on the 10th August with my dog Pepe aka the Beast.

Our aim is to cover 50km a day and we hope to finish in 22 days. I am absorbing all financial costs of my own expenses. Pet Transport.ie have most kindly sponsored most costs involving my dog “the Beast” aka Pepe. Whilst I pedal furiously through lavender fields the Beast will follow either in his trailer or running alongside my bike, the aim is to get him to walk/run as approx 15-20km per day. The charities I have chosen to fundraise for are local charities: The LGBT Resource Centre in Cork (The Other Place) and Irish Search Dogs.

Donations can be made directly through both pages.

I would greatly appreciate any kind of publicity you can give me.

I have organised a night of Mouse Racing as a fundraiser on the 28th June Friday in the Stables Bar in Carrigaline which promises to be a smashing night. Entry into the mouse race is €10 and you get to name your own mouse. Various local business’s have supported the event generously from Kearys Garage Kinsale Rd to BBs Muffins…So put your money where your mouse is and come support us…

Departing Ringaskiddy 10th August- Roscoff- Santander

Facebook Page is: “Adventures of a Beast”Visit the blog/website at www.adventuresofebeast.com or Email: kathy.ohare7@gmail.com

Contact Kathy on: 086-6602980