Culture Night returns September 20th 2019
It’s time to discover, explore & create in Dublin during Culture Night 2019
On September 20th, 2019 Dublin will celebrate Culture Night across the city and county. Over 350 of Dublin’s cultural gems will open for an evening of marvel and surprise for all ages.
As ever, there’s a great programme to get through and try to work your way around the city in one night to experience something unusual.
Some of the events include:
Tiny Dancer at Meeting House Square, a fun DJ set for kids with Donal Dineen, followed by a line-up of some of the most exciting spoken word and hip hop artists from across the island of Ireland hosted by District Magazine;
Screen Ireland brings a selection of both live action and animated short films which capture stories of love and romance to Barnardo Square, which will also see football freestylers captivate passers-by with their vast array of tricks & skills as the city gets set to host UEFA EURO 2020;
The Amphitheatre, Wood Quay take part in activities with an environmentally-conscious twist, like the music equipment gear swap with MyVolts;
At Central Plaza, Dame Street the worlds of business and the arts come together for Elevate, a stunning high-end, gravity-defying show created and performed by Ireland’s leading aerialists Aerial Cirque with music by Cork based composer Peter Power and visuals by Bulgarian artist Petko Panchev, supported by Hines and Stewart Construction.
The full list of events can be seen on their programme listing on culturenight.ie
Commenting on this year’s Dublin programme for Culture Night, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul McAuliffe said:
Culture Night is one of the most important nights in our cultural calendar.
“What started out in 2006 as an evening with 40 venues in Temple Bar has grown to a night to encompass all of Dublin. I’m especially excited to see Elevate with Aerial Cirque which I’m sure will have us all looking up in wonder on the night. But I would encourage everyone to have a look at the website and plan your own Culture Night as there will be with upwards of 750 events for locals and visitors to enjoy on the Friday September 20th.”
For the family and kids:
Chester Beatty Library will host free drop-in arts and crafts workshops
Visitors to Patagonia can drop in to hear about their Crann Climate Action project which aims to plant one million trees with Ireland’s million children and also check out their Young Friends of the Earth PoeTREE and ArtisTREE;
Hodges Figgis – families are welcome to join picturebook makers Mary Murphy (A Kiss Like This) and Jarvis (Alan’s Big Scary Teeth) to celebrate all things creativity
New for 2019, join Dr. Ghastly on the DoDublin Ghostbus Kids Tour (ages 7-14 years) for an adventure like no other, discovering Dublin’s horrible histories and hearing gruesome tales about the city’s worst fiends.
Music lovers can also come along to Bow Lane Social Club which curates a line up of specialist vinyl collectors with discussions about the culture of record collecting; while Hot Press opens its Capel Street office for visitors to enjoy its display of covers since the magazine was founded in 1977 and which have proved iconic within Irish and international culture; food aficionados can pop into Portobello’s The Bretzel Bakery which has been baking bread for Dubliners since the 1870s to hear about the development of sourdough culture from earliest times to the present day; axis Ballymun opens its theatre for a very special night of music and entertainment, aimed at adults and young adults with intellectual disabilities; and Dublin Circus Project brings a special night of circus, music & story.
Cultural audiences can explore the city from top to tail with complimentary buses provided by transport partner Dublin Bus. Dublin Bus will provide FREE buses every 20 minutes on two routes starting on Pearse Street and Aston Quay bringing visitors to and from their favourite cultural quarters. Explore as many destinations as possible, and don’t be surprised if you get wrapped up in live music, spoken word poetry and other performances en route.
Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with the regional arts offices, local authorities, and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland.