The Ludgate Hub AR Programme

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Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts, Minister Josepha Madigan T.D and Adrienne Harrington, Chief Executive, The Ludgate Hub, at the announcement of the business participants in the match-funded AR Programme with Creative Ireland’s National Creativity Fund and Business to Arts, in the RHA Gallery. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography.

Based in Skibbereen, Cork, The Ludgate Hub is located on the periphery of the South West of Ireland in a former cinema. The Ludgate Hub aims to faciliate up to 75 people in a creative co-working environment; with a long-term objective to facilitate the creation of 500 direct jobs and 1,000 indirect jobs via a sustainable digital economy. As Ireland’s first rural digital hub in Ireland’s first 1GB town, The Ludgate Hub’s CSR Programme advocates for the use of digital technology to enhance lives.

Working with an artist-in-residence, The Ludgate Hub will develop a programme of activity that uses technology to connect older diaspora across the world with their equivalents in West Cork. They will use their connections in Irish Cultural Centres across the UK, the US and Australia to establish links with West Cork emigrants. The programme will culminate with a series of conversations to coincide with the Bealtaine Festival 2020. The conversations will be recorded to preserve the content. Audio clips of these conversations will be used to create an installation that will go on display in Skibbereen.

Local Artist Toma McCullim will work with The Ludgate Hub on their AR Programme, drawing on her skills and experience developed through previous projects with Skibbereen Community Hospital and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre. You can see more about Toma here.

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