Join Cork Community Art Link in the historic heart of Shandon, Monday October 31st at 6.30 PM.
This year’s parade features creations from hundreds of community group participants, Irelands largest articulated sellotape Dragon, scary characters, musicians and an illuminated river parade by Naomhóga Chorcaí and Meithal Mara up the River Lee.
Dress up and join us in Shandon – home to Ireland ’s last Dragon.
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I remembered how much I loved watching haka and listening to Lisa Gerrard's gorgeous soundtrack from the movie Whale Rider. Even though we were terrible, I was really happy to participate in an improvised haka at the Seattle International Film Festival's showing of the film years ago. It was led by Rawiri Paratene, the actor who played the grandfather.
I've already posted this in a few spots, but I just cannot get enough of this kid. He's so happy about learning to ride a bike that he is encouraging everyone else to pursue their dreams. How awesome is that?
Today's post is by Vera Marie Badertscher (pictures by Charnell Havens) and should probably have been titled something like "Amazing Navajo Art and Tradition" or "The Natural Beauty of the American Southwest," but I could not pass up the opportunity to be silly. You see, the very first photo is of a place known as "Spider Woman Rock." I think we can all agree that Spider Man has already had his share of the hype. It really is time to give Spider Woman her due — she rocks! (Btw, most captions are by me. You know, just to avoid any confusion. :)
Like so many place names in the west, this canyon on the Navajo reservation started out with a mispronunciation. Canyon de Chelly, with its towering red rock walls and evocative ancient ruins, is my very favorite place in Arizona. The name is the Spaniard's version of the Navajo word tsegie (canyon), and is pronounced "de Shay." This canyon, co-managed by the United States Park Service, actually belongs to the Navajos and many families live here in the summer—leading their horses and sheep up on the rim or to nearby Chinle in the winter time.