Rosie O’Regan Is Clowning Around

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Cork CIL Personal Assistant Rosie O’Regan is also a member of Clowns Without Borders (CWB) Ireland. Those of you who have met her might not be surprised and will probably agree that she really is some clown.

This November, CWB Ireland are sending a small team of performers to tour refugee camps in Greece. The aim is to bring some laughter to the people living in these difficult places. Rosie is delighted and honoured to be joining the crew of jugglers, acrobats, and performers. They will visit the island of Lesbos, which has over 10,000 refugees originally from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. They will also spend a week in Athens visiting refugee camps there.

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Stella Young: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much

Earlier tonight, I attended a meeting of the Cork Centre for Independent Living Peer Forum in the Maldron Hotel on John Redmond Street.

Event organiser and DEASP Community Employment Supervisor Nicola Meacle was MC for the evening. She screened four short films on the theme of “A Visual Exploration of Disability and Independent Living” and gave a brief introduction to each one. Nicola prefaced I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much (a talk given by Stella Young at TEDxSydney in April, 2014) by breaking the sad news that Stella had recently passed away.

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