Archive for August 15th, 2008

Culture Night 2008

15th August 2008

This year’s Culture Night will be celebrated on Friday 19th September, and details about the events lined up for the evening have been announced on its web site.

For the first time since its inception in 2006, cultural venues outside the Capital will participate in Culture Night by staying open until 11pm on Friday 19th September. Museums, galleries, theatres, cathedrals and other cultural venues throughout Cork, Galway, Limerick and Dublin will host hundreds of free cultural events for members of the public to enjoy late into the evening.

From touring the crypt at Christ Church Cathedral to painting classes in the National Gallery of Ireland; from giant board games and puppet shows in Limerick’s City Library to karaoke and acting in the Glucksman Gallery in Cork; there will be circus, dance and musical performances on the city’s streets and Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway will be alive with activities to suit everyone.

According to Dr. Olive Braiden, Chair of the Arts Council who was invited to unveil the programme; “Culture Night is a night that gives everyone the chance to explore to their heart’s content what is actually out there, on their doorstep. It is a night of opportunities — a night to entice people out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. Its expansion to Cork, Galway and Limerick is very significant, and the result of its wonderful success for the past two years. We in the Arts Council encourage as many cultural venues as possible, all around the country, to open late on Culture Night”.