Friday’s Child Cara Park

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This week’s Friday’s Child is Cara Park ( Artist/Performer) who will be hosting the Easter Egg Hunt at The Speigel Tent. Cara is looking for community groups to represent the city for the ‘Parade of Nations’ on Friday 25th April.Contact cara@culturlann-doire.ie or call 02871 264132.

How would you describe yourself?

A polite anarchist.

Happiest childhood memory?

Drinking brown lemonade in my granny’s caravan in Magilligan.

What was your first job?

I was always working from 14 but the first I think was as dispatcher for a taxi company every Sunday.

Favourite book?

Bram Stoker, Dracula.

Favourite film?

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory, my sisters and I can recite EVERY word!

Favourite television programme?

It’s a 50/50 split between Columbo and Murder She Wrote.

Favourite expression?

‘Shy weins get no sweets’.

Favourite method of relaxation?

That’s private.

Favourite holiday destination?

Brittany or Cornwall.

Who would you most like to meet?

Specifically?An Irish Speaking, pipe playing, sean nós dancing Frenchman at the Pan Celtic Festival.

What makes you angry?

Lack of state recognition for the Irish language on both sides of the border.

What makes you happy?

Watching the flowers and herbs that I planted grow @ Spéirghairdín (the roof garden at Cultúrlann)

What human quality do you most admire?

Kindness.

What human quality do you least admire?

Intolerance.

What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?

In spite of being extremely clumsy, I don’t suffer from embarrassment.

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

I would rather not say. Nobody likes a cryer.

What is your greatest fear?

The imminent collapse of the bee population. No bees equals no chocolate.

What has been the high point of your life to date?

When I climbed Mount Errigal.

How would you like to be remembered?

As an amazing auntie/sister/friend.

What is your most treasured possession?

I am selling all my stuff to fund the Doire Saor/Free Derry Project so my possessions are a touchy subject. I do have some beautiful clothes and objects though if anyone wants to buy them, watch this space!

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

I find the increasing materialism and obsession with wealth in our society very vulgar indeed. We need to work to acquire enough money to live but hoarding money and aspiring to be a billionaire just reminds me of a selfish child unwilling to share his/her toys and this is what our children are aspiring to be? It’s unhealthy and frankly absurd.

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

Invisibility. Every creep’s dream.

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

Epitaph? Sure I canny be kilt!