A five year national programme that seeks to put culture at the heart of who we are and what we do as a people, will see the 3rd Annual Creative Ireland County Cork Conference take place in Mallow on October 17.

We are never too young to express ourselves and explore every avenue of creativity and the upcoming Creative Ireland County Cork Conference provides a wonderful forum for these discussions.

Cork County Council’s Library Service staff members will give an overview of some of the great cultural opportunities for young people to avail of through their local library branch.

Short films produced by young people will be shown on the day as well as one or two special performances.

The annual conference features a wonderful line-up of speakers including Stefani Preissner, Mary McGrath, Justine Foster and Sarah Fitzgerald.

The conference promises an enjoyable and informative day for all, from young people interested in culture and creativity to groups and organisations that are involved in cultural initiatives at the local level.

Open to all and free of charge, advance booking is recommended as places are limited. If you wish to attend please email creativeireland@corkcoco.ie