Dublin will be buzzing on Culture Night, Friday 16th September. There will be plenty for you to explore and enjoy, discover and rediscover around the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter area. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on Parnell Square and the LAB on Foley Street both host full programmes of activities for the evening with workshops, live music, talks and more. The Irish Writer’s Centre offers art tours, writers’ showcases and free workshops of the exquisite FX Buckley art collection. Take a walk around the nearby galleries Hillsboro Gallery of Fine Art, the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Art Box or Darcspace.
Enjoy live performance at Dublin Writers’ Museum with a one-man show The Writers Entertain featuring extracts of works by writers such as Swift, Wilde, Shaw, Yeats and Joyce, or at the Abbey School of Music and Drama with Flying Turtle Productions’ immersive performance involving actors in costume as Film Noir characters! Learn about the work that goes into the making of a performance, with workshops at the Abbey Theatre or take a peek at rehearsals in Dance House. Experience live music at Na Piobairí Uilleann or aerial acrobatics at the Chocolate Factory.
If you’re interested in film why not visit A4 Sounds for animations or Biblary, the Polish Community Centre, for a night of Polish comedy films.
Check out the full Culture Night 2016 programme online or for more information about what’s on around Parnell Square visit the Culture Dublin One information point in the foyer of the Abbey Theatre from 5pm – 11pm on Culture Night where you can pick up a map of the area and discover some highlights of what the area has to offer, with free gallery exhibitions, walking tours, musical performances, family activities and much more.