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.
Location: Breathing Place Yoga, 5 College Way, Clane
For more information, call 089 9769997 or click here.
World Music Evening at Butler Gallery
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.
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.
Location: Kavanagh’s Upstairs, Main Street, Portlaoise
For more information, call 057 8621744.
The Pen and Ink – Longford Link
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Ferrybank South