10 Oct Community radio and the future of the West Cork Islands
On October 11, University College Cork (UCC), in conjunction with the West Cork Islands Community Council, will host a half day think-in event about the future and sustainability of the West Cork Islands and how a community radio platform might support this at the local levels. Islanders, academics and policy makers will work together in a world café format to brainstorm novel ideas and ways forward. The event will be recorded for Bere Island Community Radio and the forthcoming radio station in Roaring Water Bay that will serve Cape Clear and Sherkin islands. It will be captured visually by an artist and shared with the wider islander communities.
On Saturday 12 October, there will be an initial community consultation on Sherkin islands about the new radio platform for these communities on how it might support community needs. On Bere island, on Sunday 13 October, there will be a workshop that will fosters reflection on the radio platform so far, and how it can support community needs moving forward.