The Cork French Film Festival is coming back this weekend for a new edition. This year, many notable people are going to be a part of the festival. Mathieu Amalric, the French actor that is famous for his bad guy role in the last James Bond movie: Quantum of Solace and also for his Oscar nomination for the Diving Bell.
But not only, Xavier Dolan the Canadian director of Mummy (Last Festival de Cannes winner) will also be a part of this annual event. The festival will take place one more time in Gate Cinemas of Cork and will be set between the 1st and the 8th March.
There are also other features in this year’s programme sure to attract interest like the Oscar-nominated Timbuktu, about Islamic jihadists occupying an African village that has already win 7 césars (French equivalent of the Oscars).
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The CIT Musical Society will present the Irish premiere of the revised and revitalized version of Carrie: The Musical. The performance will take place between February 19th and 21st in Cork.
Carrie: The Musical is an exciting and engaging story of the classic thriller by Stephen King. It tells the story of Carrie White, a teenager from a small New England town, who is constantly bullied at school for being different and abused by her mother, a religious fanatic.
Carrie was the first published novel by the American author and has been filmed three times, the last in 2013. The novel is also one of the most censored books in schools in the USA.
More information about the event and to book tickets at this link.
VoxPro has announced 43 new jobs at its multilingual call center in Cork. It Works!, an American multinational that provide skin care and nutrition products, is part of the list of Voxpro partners.
Dan Kiely, CEO of Voxpro, said: "I am delighted to welcome the It Works! team to the Voxpro family. At Voxpro, we pride ourselves on delivering world-class customer service and technical support solutions for companies experiencing rapid growth and change.
President of It Works! Marketing International, Janne Heimonen replied: "That's why we have chosen VoxPro to work with us in building our customer service center in Ireland, with customers like Airbnb, Google,. Nest and Travelzoo, and the homegrown as Pinergy, the VoxPro team with offices in Cork, Dublin and San Francisco, is uniquely equipped to connect immediately with international clients from It Works! "
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The American football team of Cork, the Admirals organized a flash mob on Grand Parade on Saturday 24th January. They arrived fully dressed as American football players and surprised the people in the street. This marketing operation has been made to promote the Superbowl party by the Cardinals that will take place at the Dolphin RFC on the night of the big game, on Sunday, 2nd February.
The shoppers and the pedestrians looked really surprised and amused by this improvised show, some of them even played with the team and tried to score touchdowns and to put some tackles.
Admirals president Stuart Donaldson said the surprise performance brought back some interest in a club that has gained more and more popularity in the past years. The club had returned in August 2013 after years of inactivity. “We had gone through a transitional period where a lot of the older players had moved on and we didn’t have enough players to compete. Last season we put a mostly rookie team together and made it to the IAFL-1 (Irish American Football League) Bowl final,” he said.
If you would like to see their performance, here’s the video!
The American biotechnology and pharmaceutical company ABEC has announced its plan to hire 100 new staff in its centre in Fermoy, County Cork. The recruitment will be phased over the next two years. The new project will produce equipment for biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes for the international market.
The 100 new jobs are expected to cover all company departments including management, engineering, manufacturing, services and business development staff.
Scott Pickering, CEO of ABEC, said: “The Fermoy facility will increase our capacity and allow us to better support our growing customer base in Ireland and Europe. We sincerely appreciate the support of the IDA as we establish our unique capabilities in Ireland."
Cork Airport has launched a new flight tracking function in their application. Thanks to this new feature, when users click on the flight number they will know directly where the aircraft is at all times.
Cork Airport has claimed to be the first in the world to offer this feature. Flight tracking lets you know the aircraft route, speed, type of aircraft, altitude and distance to destination.
“To be the first airport in the world to introduce this innovative feature is a fantastic achievement and is a further example of Cork Airport’s commitment to providing a world-class customer experience for every passenger using the airport,” said Kevin Cullinane, head of communications, Cork Airport.
Additionally this new free app provides updated schedule of bus arrivals and departures, arrivals and departures information, car park book, integrated maps and details of all shops and restaurants in the terminal 1. Besides, it provides information about the weather at the Cork airport as well as live weather reports for all destinations.
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Cork begins the year opting for the prestigious title of European Green Capital in 2017. Essen, Istanbul, Lisbon, Porto, Cascais, Nijmegen,'s-Hertogenbosch and Pécs are some of the cities that compete with Cork for this title.
The European Green Capital Award recognizes cities with the best environment and living environment of its inhabitants. The city that holds the award serves as a model for other cities and aims to promote improvements in the quality of life for millions of people.
So far seven cities have this award. Copenhagen is the current holder; Bristol will do the honours in 2015 and finally take over Ljubljana in 2016. The date chosen for selecting the winner city will be the June 2015 in Bristol, UK. Fingers crossed!
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Irish technology company, Xanadu, announced the creation of 120 new jobs in Cork. In addition, the company established its headquarters in the city.
Xanadu provides technical services to companies like Matchbook.com, a leading sports betting business. The company, founded in 2011, helps to manage massive amounts of data created in the business, using this information to identify partners and analyse consumer trends.
Its expansion into international markets has grown the company, which started with only 8 employees, in which 100 people currently work. Blackpool has been chosen to set the Xanadu headquarters.
The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, officially announced the creation of 120 jobs and also used to highlight the start of construction of an office block in Albert Quay in Cork.
Glow, the Cork Christmas Festival
If you're looking to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, Glow is for you. Glow is the name given to the Christmas Festival that is held annually in the city of Cork, which this year will take place every weekend between November 28th and December 21st.
After the Lights-Up of the Christmas last Thursday now it's time to start enjoying a full schedule of events. Willing to be more magical than ever, you can visit the food and craft market on Grand Parade, listen to or sing carols by candlelight or enjoy the bustle of Christmas shopping in the English Market.
If you like theatre, Cork offers you the chance to enjoy two Christmas musicals in December: Cinderella at the Everyman Palace Theatre and Sleeping Beauty in the Cork Opera House.
Do not want to miss a detail of this festival? Visit the official website for all events ... and start to enjoy Christmas!