It’s Culture Night across Ireland this evening with an exciting programme of events around the country. Some of the events taking place in Dublin this evening include our top picks below …
Culture Night invites everyone, everywhere on one joyful night to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today. With a rich and diverse programme of thousands of events that span layers of arts and culture from architecture to comedy, circus to dance, film to literature, museums to music, heritage to sport and science to fashion, to name but a few…. Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2021 takes place today, Friday, September 17.
This national “moment” connects everyone to cultural activities locally and nationally and is organised by the Arts Council in partnership with local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland. This year, as part of the work of the Night-Time Economy Taskforce, the Arts Council is piloting a number of late night events around the country to support the development of a more vibrant and sustainable night-time economy. These events are taking place in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
The “States of Entanglement” exhibition at the Royal Institute for Architects in Ireland which begins at 5pm, a collaboration with ANNEX the curators of the Irish pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition examines Ireland’s historic and contemporary place in the pan-national evolution of data infrastructure through raising awareness about the material footprint of the global internet and cloud services, which is entwined with the Irish landscape both historically and in the present day, from the landing of the first transatlantic cable at Valentia Island in 1858 to Ireland’s current role as Europe’s data centre hub.
At Kerlin Gallery, South Anne Street, Dublin 2 until 8pm, there is an exhibition of artist Merlin James with guided tours each hour. More information here.
The First Day Gallery at the Guinness Storehouse, St James Gate, Dublin 8, from 5pm – 7pm is presenting recent works by some of Ireland’s leading visual artists including Ciana Fitzgerald, Michelle Malone, Matthew Stickland and Sean Whelan. More information here.
Newbridge House and Farm, Hearse Road, Donabate Co. Dublin from 5pm – 9pm, is hosting an exhibition called “New Considerations of Familiar Settings”. More information here.
The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), 86 St. Stephen’s Green; 5pm – 9pm has a temporary exhibition on children’s book illustrator and writer Chris Haughton. More information here.
A Burning Tide, Loughskinny Harbour, Loughskinny, Fingal; 5pm – 9pm, is a film of of new writing, including short stories, poetry and prose commemorating the anniversary of the formation of the Irish State in 1921. More information here.
The Contemporary Music Centre, 44, Prussia St, Dublin 7 from 5pm – 10pm will present a series of short live concerts in association with Kirkos as CMC’s Ensemble-in-Residence. More information here.
Smashing Times Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin 14; 4pm – 6pm will present a site-specific, live outdoor pop-up installation featuring theatre, literature, poetry, and song. More information here.
Silver Works Dublin, 24, Drury Street, Dublin, Dublin 2; 6.30pm – 8.30pm: Learn how to make a sterling silver ring from scratch. More information here.
The Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8; 5pm – 9pm, is offering a demonstration of weaving with The Liberties Weavers. More information here.
At Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7; 5pm – 9pm guests can create their own limited edition print. More information here.
Lemuel Gulliver Adventurer Extraordinaire, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar; 6pm – 6:45pm
Join Lemuel Gulliver and Jonathan Swift on a journey of musical comedy through stormy seas, strange lands and the shortest war in history. A rollicking and action-packed spoken-word adventure, written and performed by award-winning Knights of the Borrowed Dark author Dave Rudden and music maestro Jerry Fish. More information here.
Mother Tongues, Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24; 4pm – 8pm
The contemporary art space Rua Red will temporarily host the touring Interactive Museum of Languages for Young Audiences. More information here.
Flying Turtle Productions, 27 Pearse Street, Ground Floor, Ireland Institute; Dublin 2
Showdown at Hickory Gulch: The site-specific live outdoor performance will take you back to the world of the wild, wild west! More Information here.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Custom House Quay, 6pm – 11pm
An exhibition that highlights twelve stories from the vast yet largely untold history of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ diaspora. More information here.
Tonie Walsh: LGBTQIA+ History Tour
Activist Tonie Walsh has created a self-guided audio tour that will guide listeners on a “time-travel” through Dublin’s socio-cultural and political queer life”. More information here.
National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2; 5pm – 9pm
An exhibition celebrating the life and photographs of activist Christopher Robson. More information here.
“Dublin Holds My Mind” Special Artist Commissions
Three artist commissions that have been funded by Dublin City Council will be presented on the night. The commissions were selected from an open call process entitled Dublin Holds My Mind, which sought to “reignite the dialogue between the city and its communities after a period of isolation and disconnect”.
Irish Modern Dance Theatre has been commissioned to create a new performance entitled “Street Symphony”. The piece features “five solos bursting from and melting into a hypnotic group dance, using themes of bloodlines, migration, assimilation and adaptation in the grey bricked landscape of Dublin”. Choreographed by John Scott, the piece will be performed in various locations across the city. There will also be an accompanying online film available to view on culturenightdublin.ie.
Artist Niall ‘Kurb Junki’ Cullen has been commissioned to create a new video work entitled “Ephemeral Monument”. The piece is described as “an ode to public space and the individuals that pass us by from day to day”. It is a reminder that the people who occupy Dublin are the lifeblood of the city and the driving force behind Dublin’s rich history of arts and culture. The artwork will be projected outdoors on a five-storey building at Barnardo Square, Dame Street.
Artists, Kevin Bohan and Iljin have been commissioned to create two live murals at Bedford Lane in Temple Bar. The murals are inspired by the poem “Dublin” by Louis MacNeice. More information on the Culture Night Dublin commissions can be found here.
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