These are our top picks for CULTURE NIGHT this year, enjoy these country-wide FASHION EVENTS on Friday September 22 …
Powerscourt Centre, Dublin
This Powerscourt Townhouse will open the doors to its historical past as guests are guided through the rooms from the kitchen to the ballroom, you will be able to imagine what life was like for Lord & Lady Powerscourt living in this stunning townhouse. Visitors will be given information on fashion, make-up and food of the day. Tours take place from the steps of the house on South William Street at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
IFI Local Films for Local People: Limerick Through a Lens, Limerick
Make sure you don’t miss out on Sybil Connolly’s delightful fashions in Adare. Find out more about one of Ireland’s most famous fashion designers from the 20th century. Through her innovative use of traditional fabrics, she became the first female Irish designer to make her mark on the American market and change the way women dressed.
Festival of Fashion & Light at the National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Get creative with the drop-in workshops at the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny this Culture Night. Bring your knitting to join a knitathon or learn a new skill with Japanese Lantern Making workshops. Don’t miss the Junk Kouture Fashion Shows.
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design, Dublin
Visit the renowned Dublin fashion school of design and pattern making where live fashion shows will take place at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Take part in fashion demonstrations at 6.30pm, learn all about illustration and felting at 7.30pm and applique, embroidery and beading from 8.30pm.
Craft Workshops; Floral Corsage, Mono Printing, Embroidery & Felt Art, Kildare
Enjoy an evening with some of Kildare’s finest craftspeople. Create a beautiful, floral corsage in Avril’s Florist Studio or design your own mono prints under the expert tuition of print artist Corina Fitzgibbon. Fashion a colourful felt piece with knitwear designer Liadain Butler or learn the basic embroidery stitches from Joy and marvel at her stunning creations, as well as all of this you will create your own art piece to take home with you at the end of the evening.
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