This year, Dublin city is bustling in preparation for Culture Night on 17 September. Here are our top picks of events happening throughout the night, so you can experience a bit of everything:
Dublin Ink celebrates culture night with an exploration of body art. Join the staff at this Temple Bar tattoo studio as they delve into the origins and history of the art and share their experiences as tattoo artists.
Location: 4 Saul’s Court, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar
For more information, call 01 671 8888 or visit Dublin Ink online.
Discover the history behind Bewley’s Oriental Café, in talks hosted by members of the Campbell family. These talks will touch on the social, artistic, and architectural fabric of the cultural crossroads of Dublin.
Location: 78-79 Grafton Street
For more information, call 01 816 0600 or visit Bewley’s online.
Stick around at Bewley’s Café for an evening of music, poetry and theatre in its first floor Poet’s Corner. Bookings will be taken at the entrance and performances will take place in slots of 30 minutes starting at 6pm (last slot at 9:30pm). Covid-19 vaccination certificates will be required upon entry.
Location: 78-79 Grafton Street
For more information, call 01 816 0600 or visit Bewley’s Café Theatre online.
Visit the lively and vibrant Block T Studios and meet some of its resident artists for an evening of art and workshop demos, showcasing some of the courses on offer through its Skillsets educational program.
Location: 25-27 Bow Lane West
For more information, call 087 962 5528 or visit Block T Studios online.
Visit and capture some of Dublin’s most eye-catching locations and landmarks on this group photo walk, hosted by Alternative Dublin. The walk commences at Zozimus Bar, and all you need to bring is a camera.
Location: Zozimus Bar, Anne Street South
To book, click here. Booking is essential as places are limited.
After Hours at Dublin Castle
Explore the historical Dublin Castle after dark. Dating back to 1204, Dublin Castle has served as the headquarters of the British and then the Irish government in the centuries since. Tickets for this event must be booked in advance.
Tour of Freemasons’ Hall
Visit this Victorian Hall, home to the Freemasons in Ireland since 1869. Art and history lovers will appreciate its pillared exterior, stained glass windows, historical portraits, and ornate artwork.
Location: 17 Molesworth Street
For more information, call 01 676 1337 or click here.
No booking required.
The Wild: Aerial and Pole Performances by Tribe Fitness Dance Studio
Tribe presents ‘The Wild’, an original 30-minute performance showcasing a fusion of aerial, pole, dance, circus, and musical flourishes in what promises to be an immersive theatrical show.
Location: Unit 17, Docklands Innovation Park, Eastwall Road, Dublin 3
For more information, call 086 261 0766 or visit Tribe Fitness online.
Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Street Symphony
An evening of live urban dance from Dublin’s streets, featuring five diverse Dublin-based dancers from a variety of cultural backgrounds – Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ireland and Poland. The performance contains themes of bloodlines, migration, assimilation and adaptation.
Location: Wood Quay Amphitheatre, Civic Offices
For more information, click here.
Mary’s Pub Quiz
Pay tribute to Irish culture and history with this fun-packed pub quiz at Mary’s Bar and Hardware. Enjoy a drink and some good old-fashioned traditional music throughout the night.
Location: Mary’s Bar and Hardware, 8 Wicklow Street
For more information, call 01 670 8629 or visit Mary’s Bar online.
Patrick O’Reilly Sculpture Trail
Gormley Fine Art presents a sculpture trail, with stops at each of Patrick O’Reilly’s city centre sculptures. Twelve life-size bronze artworks will be on display including a number of O’Reilly’s much loved Bear sculptures.
Location: Merrion Square Park
For more information, visit Gormley Fine Art online.
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