Culture Night 2021: Leinster

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Culture night returns on 17 September this year and there’s plenty happening across the country. Here are some of the events taking place in Leinster throughout the evening:


Meditation Through Drawing Workshop

Meditation meets art in this 90 minute workshop run by award-winning artist and educator Sarah McEvoy and personal trainer and meditation teacher Govind Singh.

Meditation through drawing

Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Location: Breathing Place Yoga, 5 College Way, Clane
For more information, call 089 9769997 or click here.


A night of music and dance from around the world, including a performance from Brazilian-style ensemble Maracatu Ilha Brilhante, featuring percussionists singers and performers from all corners of Ireland.

Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: Gardens of Butler Gallery, Evans Home, John’s Quay
For more information, call 056 7761106.



A night dedicated to art-forms and performance in celebration of the Autumnal equinox, featuring performances from a variety of Irish artists. The night will be one of many art forms, including visual art, magic, performance art, poetry, dance, music, and burlesque.


Time: 9pm-11:45pm
Location: Kavanagh’s Upstairs, Main Street, Portlaoise
For more information, call 057 8621744.


Longford Writers Group presents an evening of readings, music and food. The group will be accompanied with music from Laura Jo Callaghan in Coffee House 45.

The pen and ink

Time: 8.30pm-9:30pm
Location: Coffee House 45
For more information, call 087 944 5463.


Creative Spark – Pop Up Printing

Creative Sparks launches brand new Print bike in St Helena’s Park on Culture Night, transforming a bicycle into a portable printing press. Anyone who meets the bicycle can create their very own free screen printed Tote Bag.

Pop up printing

Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: St Helenas Park, Dundalk
For more information, call 042 938 5745.


Press Photographers Association of Ireland – Award Winners Exhibition

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) presents the work of its 2021 award winners, whose work reflects the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020. The artwork covers nine categories, including News, Daily Life, Nature and Environment, and more.

Time: TBC
Location: Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Oxmantown Mall, Townparks, Birr
For more information, call 0579122911 or visit Birr Theatre and Arts Centre online.


Poetry Town – Absolutely Live: Sasha Terfous, with Stephen James Smith

Irish spoken word poets Sasha Terfous and Stephen James Smith share the stage for this year’s culture night. This event is part of the Poetry Town initiative, which takes place 10-18 September, showcasing poetry in 20 towns across the country.

Sasha Terfous

Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Ferrybank South

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Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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