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RSVP; theatre, film, events, workshops.

We create art, nurture artists, and envelop & develop community.

RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions)

RSVP is a theatrical events company based in Cork, Ireland- 

Film, Theatre, Events & Workshops.

‘We are all connected,’ is the motto of our company, and we are delighted to connect with you now. We invite the wider community to support our constantly evolving holistic and inclusive approach to creativity; in this way we invigorate our practices and processes. We embrace the challenges of life in our work. Art is in our souls. It is with this inspiration that our company strives to connect to the greater public; encouraging creative thinking. The work of RSVP is adventurous, innovative and fearless, with the support of the incredible artists we are blessed to connect with. We make work in all kinds of spaces, and we constantly invite new people, places and sponsors.  In  film, theatre, inter-disciplinary events, workshops, we aim for the highest standards of excellence in art. Personal development, social cohesion and community empowerment are our goals.

Thank you for visiting our website, Yvonne Coughlan, director.                                                                                                            Pic. Dragan Tomas.→

Learn more about Yvonne at Stage 32 just click the little avatar



 Email: rsvpireland@gmail.com   


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Current events-

CMAP Awards 2017/18

Tickets are now available for the Cork Martial Arts Promotions Awards 2017/18 ceremony.


Saturday 3rd January 2018. Gresham Metropole Hotel!

Welcome to the ninth year of this great opportunity to honour the hard work and discipline of our martial artists in Cork. The awards ceremony has grown from humble beginnings with the coveted 'Coach of the Year award' being issued alone, to the current 15 award gala event.

Community spirit award winner 2016/17 Stephen Cole, with guest presenter County Mayor Séamus McGrath.



Special guest presenter Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan, champion boxer with Seán Tobin Senior male competitor of the 2015/16.



To enquire about tickets, please E-mail Leonard@CMAP.ie 

For further details go to www.cmap.ie or find us on facebook @corkmartialartspromotions   




The winners and special guests of 2012! 

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”

Connections-make a film in 4 days.
Oh, what fun we had in Greece!  
The Connections project means we make a short film from concept to screening in ONLY 4 days! The greatest film workshop fun ever!


See our Previous Work page for more information on this workshop.
Contact Yvonne at rsvpireland@gmail.com 0868764685

This project is available for schools, festivals, clubs etc. Call us now! Just back from Thessaloniki and the project at Fix In Art.
Brazil is next!

Irish heArts on Irish Radio International

Check out our weekly podcast/online arts show IRISH heArts on Irish Radio International 


IRISH heArts takes a weekly look at the arts in Cork, all over Ireland, and of Irish interest, worldwide. With a mix of fledgling artists, and established arts veterans, we look at film, theatre, performance art, visual art, literature, poetry, comedy, circus and a range of other creative and inspirational endeavours. Everything from blogging to dance and anything you could consider in between is up for discussion and exploration in the Irish Radio International arts show. Presenter/Producer Yvonne Coughlan chats to guests about their work, and often invites a musical artist or band to play live in studio and tell us a little about themselves and their music.

Go and 'Like' our facebook page 'Irish heArts on IRI' 

or find us on Mixcloud where every previous show is available as a podcast if you miss the original online broadcast time. If you love the arts then this is the show for you, every Thursday at 7pm, IRISH heArts on Irish Radio International.


Irish heArts is born of the 2013 project, The Gathering-RSVP. The Gathering-RSVP is an experimental collaboration of artists in a variety of mediums, located worldwide, answering the question of what it means to be Irish today. This work has provided a live promenade performance in physical theatre, integrating film, music, dance, film and visual arts with community arts participation, in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, August Bank Holiday, 2013. 23 radio magazine programmes were also broadcast on IRI, entitled The Gathering-RSVP, to update and document the project every Thursday 8pm-9pm GMT, 2013. For more on this project join the GROUP, or check out number 34 on the PREVIOUS WORK PAGE.

Irish Radio International broadcasts content of interest to ex-patriate Irish men and women (the Irish diaspora) and their families at home, as well as to "New Irish" who have made Ireland their home, and their friends and family in their home countries. IRI hits 62 countries, and, with a potential for interest to millions,  that number is rising, as this online station is climbing the ranks of the top 100 online stations, worldwide. "Given that an estimated 80 million people worldwide claim some level of Irish descent, this independent radio station could potentially have a bigger audience than all of the BBC networks combined." Pete Naughton, The Telegraph, Nov. 2015.

WORKSHOP in beautiful Kinsale




Weekend workshops, 3 days in beautiful West Cork town of Kinsale,

lunch and dinner in local gourmet restaurants,

2 nights Bed & Breakfast,

*Professional video and Photographic documentation,

ALL for ONLY €250pp


*20% deposit required two weeks in advance, when booking a weekend workshop

*10+ participants in a private weekend workshop, one month advance booking reward of 10% discount. So basically if you make the booking for your 9 friends, then you go free! Oh yeah baby, we reward ingenuity.


Summer 2018.

E: rsvpireland@gmail.com (request Weekend Workshop application form)


 Click here for link to further details. 



National Campaign for the Arts

The National Campaign for the Arts is a volunteer-led, grass roots movement began in 2009 that makes the case for the arts in Ireland. It seeks to ensure that the arts are on local and national government agendas and are recognised as a vital part of contemporary Irish life.

Recently we invited you to 



  • Maritime Hotel Bantry, courtesy of West Cork Chamber Music Festival; Monday 13th June. TD Michael Collins.
  • Uileann-West Cork Arts Center, Skibbereen; Monday 20th June, 11am. TD Jim Daly. Also attended by Neasa Peters, Parliamentary Assistant to Deputy Michael Collins.
    Parliamentary Assistant to Deputy Michael Collins
    Parliamentary Assistant to Deputy Michael Collins
  • The Friary Center, Kinsale. Monday 20th June, 7pm. TD Margaret Murphy O'Mahony. 
  • Many thanks to TD Michael Collins for speaking on behalf of the arts, artists and arts workers of Cork South West in the Dáil recently.
If you don't want to miss these events then Arts workers in Cork South West should join the group and like the page

The NCFA was established in September 2009 in response to a government public expenditure review, known colloquially as the McCarthy Report. This report made a series of recommendations which would have devastated the cultural infrastructure and had profound consequences for arts provision in Ireland.

The NCFA has had considerable success in lobbying to protect funding for and safeguard the infrastructure supporting the arts. Its work in this regard continues, particularly in light of the Public Service Reform plans.

The NCFA has four strategic areas of work. They are: a better evidence base for better policy on the arts; a more meaningful public conversation about the arts; building shared intention across the arts sector; and supporting the mutuality of the arts and education.

The NCFA is a non-partisan grouping and does not receive public funding. Independent and resourceful, it relies on donations and the time, talent and goodwill of committed individuals and organisations.

Take this link to find out more in general www.ncfa.ie 


Welcome to our  Homepage. 




Book the following events with RSVP-


 FAST is an acronym for Freelance, Acting, Singing, Troupe, and descriptive of the fast performance by these peformers. They can be billed as a 15 minute interlude in musical theatre, performed walkabout style, in any field, party or event near you. The group can play to one person,  just as well as to 100, and adults and children alike will enjoy the performance. If they discover an indoor venue in need of ambience they can fill it with the 30 minute version of the show. Whatever your event, it will be enhanced by a FAST visit!  Spot us at Townlands carnival 2016! Check out the Previous Work page.


HARMONY-song creation installation (WORKSHOP)

  • HARMONY 12th July, Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Cork. 7.30-10.30pm, this song creation installation is lead by Caz Jeffreys and recorded by Lionheart Production's Rik Appleby. It is presented as a music video, documentary style, filmed and edited by Moira O'Brien. Friendly Ghost Productions. Amazing what can be done in 2 hours with a group of newly introduced participants. We are excited for you to book this installation for your community/festival/event try increasing it to a full day, or a week, now that could be spectacular!


A durational arts participation event for your Festival.
This is a facilitated performance space. The space offers a human jukebox, and an invitation to produce poetry, dance, song, art, theatre, storytelling and many other opportunities for creativity. It also facilitates meditation, and provides a safe haven.
This space can be created at any event or festival, and tailored to suit your needs.
Contact Yvonne at rsvpireland@gmail.com 0868764685

Theatrical tours-hire us to create your tour

* Irish heArts; a mini tour of Kinsale to view installations of film, theatre, art & poetry. August, 2013.

*Culture Night Tours at Lifetime Lab 2009-2011 

*Animated tours at Blackrock Castle: RSVP created a new attraction for BCO in 2011. Animated tours! Actors Paula McGlinchey, Noelle O Regan, Kate McGrew and Francesca Collard, as the Lady of the Castle, took the visitors on a tour of dungeons and towers that they would never forget.The tours began August 1st 2011 see blog for photos-BLOG



Inset: Paula McGlinchey as the Lady of the Castle 



*The Haunted History Tour: Cork City Gaol, 4 nights per week, Nov 2006-Apr 2007

If you would like to arrange a theatrical tour for your premises  please contact RSVP to work  on creating your unique site specific experience.

Contact Yvonne at rsvpireland@gmail.com 0868764685______________________



Here's some more we want to share-

McCarthy's Community Talent Competition

Next auditions April 2018.




Performance arts participation project for young people; McCarthy’s Community Talent Competition. Winners awarded a perpetual trophy and prize money of €150 sponsored by Cllr.Kieran McCarthy.

Secondary school and Primary school age categories.

 There are no entry fees and all talents are valid for consideration, like us on facebook, and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Contact Yvonne at rsvpireland@gmail.com



See more in 'Previous work' page.


The Yurt of Infinite Possibilities-Earth Spirit-Body & Soul-Electric Picnic 2016

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wonder that is Earth Spirit at the Electric Picnic 2016 

MC's David Halpin of the Circle Sessions, and Yvonne Coughlan of RSVP.


Check out the event page for details of what went on. Earth Spirit Stage; The yurt of infinite possibilities. 

If you would like to know more contact Yvonne rsvpireland@gmail.com​

10 x 10 = 100 minutes of theatre.

Annual fundraiser for Cork Arts Theatre



Raibh míle maith agaibh as cuairt a thabhairt an suíomh gréasáin seo.

 Pic. John Allen Images. 

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Irish heArts is RSVP's radio arts show, presented by Yvonne Coughlan, networking with artists in all genres from music, theatre, film, performance art, visual art, crafts and anything else creative happening in Cork and around the world. Tune in to www.irishradiointernational.com Thursday 7pm, it repeats at various times during the week, or you can check out our fanpage for podcasts Irish heArts Facebook fanpage 

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