16 Sep 2018
Counting Down to Culture Night
Across Cork City and County people are counting down to Culture Night on Friday 21 September. Supported by Cork City and Cork County Councils, Culture Night is one of the highlights of Cork’s arts and culture calendar.
Cork City will host over 250 free events from dancing, live music, theatre and film to art exhibitions, crafts and street performance to name just a few. With such a wealth of inspirational and historical resources on our doorstep, the Cork City programme will showcase the vast cultural spectrum that exists in our beautiful city, with a programme of events that seeps into every nook and cranny of the city.
Culture vultures can climb aboard one of Naomhóga Chorcaí and Meitheal Mara’s Currachs or longboat to experience Eamon de Valera, Micheal Collins and Brian Boru bridges from another angle. The Port of Cork are also offering cultural boat tours down the River Lee aboard the Cailin Oir, while Muster Literature Centre are opting for dry land with their poets embarking on a poetry trail, reciting poems on Douglas Street, Barrack Street and Grand Parade.
Free events will take place across Cork County from 4pm until midnight. There will be plenty to see and do including art trails, tours and talks; music, poetry and storytelling; theatre, street performance and workshops. County Hall will host a variety of events including a Fashion Show showcasing bespoke creations of established Cork designers. Hear talks on the outstanding musical careers of Sean Ó Riada and Aloys Fleischmann and enjoy the best of Cork Craft and Design.