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Dublin will be buzzing on Culture Night, Friday 22nd 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 exhibition tours, workshops, live music, film screenings and more. The Irish Writers Centre offers art tours, writers’ showcases and free workshops of the exquisite FX Buckley art collection.
Poetry Ireland’s new home on Parnell Square will be packed with events showcasing the building’s intriguing history from its Georgian origins to the present day, with poetry tours, children’s activities, readings and debate.

The Gate Theatre will open its doors on Culture Night and welcome the public in for a special event to celebrate a new chapter under the direction of Selina Cartmell.

Take a walk around the area to visit the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Art Box, Darcspace or the Chocolate Factory Arts Centre.

Take in live performance at Dublin Writers’ Museum featuring comic scenes and songs from the works of Irish authors such as James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan and Mary Lavin, or at the Old Music Shop restaurant, once the home of Waltons School of Music, which will host a number of poetry readings and storytelling by local residents.

The James Joyce Centre presents ‘Introducing James Joyce’, offering an overview of the life and work of one of Ireland’s most celebrated authors with a tour to some key locations in the area. Book online here.

Have a look behind the scenes at the Abbey Theatre or immerse yourself in dance at Dance House. Enjoy musical performances from leading uilleann pipers at Na Piobairí Uilleann.

Check out the full Culture Night 2017 programme online or pick up a copy in your local library to discover what Parnell Square and the north city has to offer, with free exhibitions, walking tours, musical performances, family activities and much, much more.


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