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culture night 2018 Dublin

In Cork or heading to Cork this Culture Night?

If you’re looking for some great language events in Cork have a look at this list!

The Centre for Russian Culture is running a children ceramic art exhibition at Shandon plaza this year. The theme of the exhibition is ‘My Beautiful Cork’. The launch of the exhibition is at 6 pm. We will also provide a free pottery workshop for children and adults between 4 pm and 5.30pm on the day.

19 Dominick St., Shandon
087 148 6403
4pm – 5.30pm

An opportunity to take part in activities through Spanish. Arts and Crafts through Spanish for children Age 4 – 8yrs. Taster class in speaking Spanish. ‘A taste of Spain’: Tapas and Refreshments for those interested in learning more about Spanish cuisine.

19 Patrick’s Hill
086 311 11933
4pm – 8pm


5pm – 6.30pm: Traidisiún Mhúscraí i Halla Uí Riada: Ceardlann trí mheán na Gaelainne agus Taispeántas Amhránaíochta le Conchubhar Ó Luasa ó Screathan, Cúil Aodha. A workshop as Gaeilge with 2017 winner of Corn Uí Riada, sean-nós singer, Conchubhar Ó Luasa, from Cúil Aodha – all welcome!
8pm – 10pm: Spleodar! Ceolta Mhúscraí i Halla Uí Riada. Ceolchoirm spleodrach le Foireann agus Mic Léinn Roinn an Cheoil, UCC i gcomhpháirt le, Conchubhar Ó Luasa Corn Uí Riada i Halla Uí Riada! Bígí linn! Spleodar! A concert as Gaeilge by staff and students of UCC’s Music Department with special guest sean-nós singer, Conchubhar Ó Luasa. Corn Uí
Riada comes to Halla Uí Riada in UCC!

UCC Music Department, Sunday’s Well
021 490 4530

Scoraíocht le ceol agus scéalta ó Loretta Uí Aogáin, múinteoir atá théis an domhan a thaisteal! Amhráin, ceol ón maindilín agus sólaistí! An evening of storytelling and music with the amazing Loretta Uí Aogáin, a teacher who has travelled the world! Songs, music and refreshments, all welcome

6pm – 7.30pm
Lapp’s Quay

CIT BLACKROCK CASTLE OBSERVATORY CIT – Faoi na Réalta – gearrscannáin faoin saol sa spás, faoin gcruinne agus fíricí na réalteolaíochta! Déan luchóga roicéid agus roicéid tuí! Bain triail as teileascóip!
Cosmos at the Castle will be showing short fun videos of life in space, the universe and cosmic astronomy facts. Make rocket mice and straw rockets.

7pm – 10pm: Researchers from BCO Labs and the Cork Astronomy Club will run Globe at Night workshops at MakeSpace. Plus short talks from Cork Sky Friendly Campaign.
8pm – 10pm: Guided stargazing with BCO Labs researchers and Cork Astronomy Club C

Blackrock Castle, Blackrock
021 432 6120

Cork in 1918 – Exhibition

5pm: Alternative Techniques for Music Literacy. Music
Generation Cork City and Cork Academy of Music.
Booking: Eventbrite
6.30pm: Frankenstein – Ocean of Notions Theatre
celebrates 200 years of Mary Shelley’s book. ISL interpreted
7pm: Reading – Patrick Galvin by Mary Fitz-Gerald
7.15pm: Music session with Ger O’Sullivan
7.45pm: Cearta scríbhneoireachta do mhná: Saothair bhanscríbhneoirí ón gcéad seo caite gur deineadh cinsireacht orthu. Sliochta á léamh le Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh agus Peann agus Pár.
8pm: Garth Cartwright, journalist, discusses vinyl with Sheena Crowley – special focus on Rory Gallagher.
9pm: Poetry Collections Launch – with James Harpur and John F. Deane (founder, Poetry Ireland)

5pm – 10pm
Grand Parade
021 492 4902

Casfaidh Cór an Ospidéil, ‘SCRUBS’ agus cóir Gaelscoil Uí Riada amhráin Gaeilge; beidh ceol ó Haley Griffen agus Alison Long; damhsa agus filíocht.
The Hospital Choir ‘Scrubs’ and pupils from Gaelscoil Uí Riada will sing Irish songs; with music from Haley Griffen and Alison Long; dancing and poetry.

5pm – 6.30pm
Cardiac Renal Centre Atrium, Cork University Hospital, Wilton Road

6pm – 7.30pm: Amhránaíocht ar an Sean-Nós 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Damhsa ar an Sean-Nós 8.30pm – 9pm: Club Grinn agus míc oscailte, bígí linn! 6pm – 7.30pm: Sean-Nós singing 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Sean-Nós dancing 8.30pm – 9pm: Comedy Club and open mike as Gaeilge, join us!

6pm – 9pm
22 Cé Uí Shúilleabháin
021 431 0841

‘Idir Dhá Shruth’ – Scannán faisnéise faoin scríbhneoir Frank O’Connor.
Cork Film Festival presents a special Culture Night screening of the documentary film Frank O’Connor- Idir Dhá Shruth (Between Two Streams).
Places Limited: Booking advised – www.corkfilmfest.org

6.30pm – 7.30pm
North Main Street www.corkfilmfest.org

Join us in the Quay Co-op Bookshop, for an hour of readings, music and spoken word, celebrating the joy of reading and wordsmithery. Suitable for all ages, including young children and anyone who enjoys the playfulness of the spoken word.

6pm – 7pm
24 Sullivans Quay
021 431 7026

Revival – Poetry of the Counter-Culture 1964- 2017 UCC Library presents posters promoting reading events by iconic poets Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes and others. With recordings, and film by original host Tom Pickard who reads on the night. Plus activities for young visitors and amateur wordsmiths.

5pm – 10pm
North Main St.
021 427 8187

Poem-Roam on Culture Night:
5pm – Douglas Street
6pm – Barrack Street
7pm – Grand Parade

7pm – Reading from Patrick Galvin
7.45pm – Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh agus Peann agus Pár
9pm – Book Launches; The White Silhouette by James Harpur and Dear Pilgrims by John. F. Deane, founder of Poetry Ireland and The President of the European Academy of Poetry. Music from violinist Willow Liao.

8.30pm – Poetry-films begin
9.30pm – The Five Word Challenge
10.30pm – Guest performance – Nuala Leonard
11.30pm – Open Mic

culture night 2018 Dublin

In Galway or heading to Galway this Culture Night?

 If you’re looking for some great language events in  Galway have a look at this list!

Ballybane Library: Mystery Train – Travel through Europe via Three Literary Capitals
Book Club Panel Discussion presents three must–read titles from three different countries.
Ballybane Public Library, Castlepark Road, Ballybane

091 380 590

Russian Cultural Club Alliance at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
Russian Cultural Club Alliance was established in Galway 14 years ago to support Russian traditions and is actively involved in cultural events in the city. In this event audiences will become acquainted with an outstanding Russian poet’s life and his work which was not only an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought, but also full of poetic intensity. The presentation will be supported by music, visual art and documentaries

15 Middle St
086 284 6463

Charlie Byrne’s: Readings and Radio
The iconic Galway city centre bookshop hosts the now traditional Culture Night literary gathering which invites readings by every Galway author who has had a book published in the last year. Encompassing, fiction, non–fiction, poetry and in any language, authors will read a short selection from their books. Concurrent with the event Galway Bay FM’s Arts Show will broadcast live from the bookshop, with ace presenter Vinnie Browne presenting an evening of live interviews and news, recitals, performances and sessions, drawn from the city’s entire Culture Night programme.

The Cornstore, Middle Street
091 568 766

The Crane: Mick Crehan presents the International Ceilí Band
The Crane Bar is one of Galway’s best known traditional music pubs. It has been a haunt for those who love to play and those who love to listen to them. Join Mick Crehan and a host of Irish traditional musicians from around the world including; Denmark, Japan, Italy, Spain, Brittany, New Zealand and America.

The Crane, 2 Sea Road
091 587 419
9.30pm – late

Le Petit Pois: Screening of Franco Iranian movie – Persepolis
Iconic French restaurant Le Petit Pois returns to Culture Night, screening Persepolis with English subtitles. Persepolis is a 2007 adult animated comedy-drama film based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution.

Victoria Place
091 330 880

Culture Night at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe: Backstage at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
An Taibhdhearc, the national language theatre, opens its doors to invite you backstage to see behind the scenes and view this famous theatre’s history of favourite productions, in the company of our charming Front of House team. Tours every 20 minutes.

15 Middle St
091 562 024

Salsa Bay Galway: Afro–Caribbean Evening
Afro–Caribbean evening featuring dance workshops and social dance. Experience the Latin Rhythms and its culture – something different for all ages to join. No partner required.


Áras na nGael
45, Dominick Street, Lr
085 138 0719
7.30pm – late

culture night 2018 Dublin

Culture Night 2018 – an overview of language events!

#CultureNight #OícheChultúir #LanguagExplorers

Friday, 21st September 2018
It’s been already 13 years since #CultureNight has been an amazing and free opportunity to explore a range of venues across Ireland and join the celebration of art, creativity and culture!  If you’re looking for some great language events in Dublin have a look at this list!

Mother Tongues at Culture Night#TheGutterBookshop
Join one of Dublin’s best independent booksellers for the most exciting evening of the year! At 5 pm, The Hellenic Community of Ireland and Mother Tongues invite you to a multilingual storytelling session for children. All welcome.

Time 5pm–5.45pm
Address Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, D8
Web gutterbookshop.com
Tel 01 679 9026



Visit Ireland’s only school specialising in teaching Portuguese. Enjoy an evening of lusophone music, film excerpts and readings from some of the best-known writers and poets in Portuguese from Angola, Brazil and Portugal. Enjoy a cafezinho whilst browsing the mini-library or learning about Portuguese-speaking countries through the school’s exhibition.

Time 5pm–11pm
Address 9 Abbey St Lower, D1
Web portugueselanguage centre.ie
Tel 087 164 1521

Cuir críoch le Culture Night by immersing yourself in ceol as Gaeilge in Club Chonradh na Gaeilge. A céilí will take place from 9 pm to 10.30pm, with live music and craic galore. Come along and finish your evening with a jig and a reel! There will also be live traditional musical performances by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

Time 7pm–11pm
Address 6 Sráid Fhearchair, D2
Web anclub.ie
Tel 01 475 7401

#ConradhNaGaeilge Heritage
Téigh go Conradh na Gaeilge to experience #Irish language & culture. Take a tour of the historic building where Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera once worked and see it come to life. Glac páirt i dturas treoraithe a spreagfaidh tú le níos mó a fháilt amach faoi athbheochan na Gaeilge. Ticéid ar fáil | Tickets available: http://bit.ly/cultur18

Time 6.30pm–9.30pm
Address 6 Sráid Fhearchair, D2
Web cnag.ie
Tel 01 475 7401

Check out some unmissable family events at the Alliance Française! Bring your team to the library for the multimedia treasure hunt from 6pm to 8pm for a chance to win goodies and prizes, before heading to the building’s French restaurant for a concert by folk-pop group Alcaz. The restaurant will be open serving treats and drinks for guests to enjoy.

Time 6pm–10pm
Address 1 Kildare St, D2
Web alliance-francaise.ie
Tel 01 676 1732

The Goethe-Institut is back at 37 Merrion Square! To celebrate the restoration of their gorgeous Georgian building to its former glory, they’re filling it with culture from far and near for Culture Night 2018. Come along and enjoy dance performances, a Sci-Fi reading, art in The Return gallery, film screenings and info on their language classes and library.

Time 4pm–10pm
Address 37 Merrion Square, D2
Web goethe.de/dublin
Tel 01 680 1100

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania #lithuanianembassydublin
Learn about creativity and the artistic potential of Lithuanians in Ireland; folk music and dancing, poetry, and traditional crafts. Artist Jolita Jarutienè will exhibit her paintings on the experience of returning to Lithuania and back again. The embassy will be serving a range of Lithuanian snacks and delicacies throughout the evening.

Time 5pm–11pm
Address 47 Aliesbury Rd, Ballsbridge, D4
Web ie.mfa.lt/ie/en
Tel 01 203 5757

Italian Institute of Culture #italianinstituteofculturedublin
Promoting Italy’s image from the heart of Dublin city for many years, the IIC celebrates Italian culture by showcasing the nation’s many artistic and intellectual productions. This year, the Institute presents an evening of Italian opera in collaboration with Lyric Opera Productions. All are welcome to enjoy live performances of masterpieces of the opera tradition from talented singers.

Time 5.30pm–9.30pm
Address 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, D2
Web iicdublino.esteri.it/ IIC_Dublino
Tel 01 662 0509

Take a close look at the arts in Spanish through a multidisciplinary and exciting new programme. Dancing, music, poetry, and gastronomy come together in a combination of traditional and modern artistic expressions, in a vivid journey from Flamenco dance and tapas to hip-hop and spoken word performances.

Time 5pm–10.30pm
Address Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, D2
Web dublin.cervantes.es/en
Tel 01 631 0000

Singer songwriter Enda Reilly will perform a mix of songs in Irish from his album Amhráin Nua i nGaeilge/New Songs and English language songs with Yeats Poetry from his album Whorls. Historian Liz Gillis will give a talk entitled ‘The Irish Women’s Suffragette Movement’.

Time 6pm–8.30pm
Address Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham, D14
Web southdublinlibraries.ie
Tel 01 494 1900

The Bible is the world’s best-selling book. Explore the story of the Bible and how we can read and interpret it, centuries after it was written, with aids for introducing the Bible to children. Come see displays of the Bible in many different languages, and printed editions from the 17th century to the present day.

Time 5pm–10pm
Address 28 Bachelor’s Walk, D1
Web immanuelchurchdublin. org
Tel 01 873 0829

Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúir #IrishCulturalCentre
Dublin’s premier Irish Cultural Centre invites all to a free event of a guided tour around the wonderful 1840 Georgian headquarters of Muintir Chrónáin. The tour will be followed by a wonderful evening of an Irish set & Céilí dancing lessons, traditional Irish music, dance, song and a cúpla focal for all levels, from 8.30pm.

Time 8.30pm–12pm
Address Watery Lane, Orchard Rd, D22
Web araschronain.ie
Tel 01 457 4847

The Sugar Club
Farah Elle will sing a special one-off set in Arabic. Habibi Funk will DJ forgotten treasures from the 1970s / 1980s Arabic world. Yankari will perform another jaw-dropping set of Nigerian afrobeat & DJ Kixx / Papa Lou will play records from all over the world. Lastly, Lil Portie will feed everyone. They specialise in Jamaican & Caribbean food, but for this event will bring a North African / Middle Eastern influence to the table too. Couple more bits TBA as well.

Music: Habibi Funk (DJ, Jakarta Records), Yankari (LIVE, Nigeria / Éire), Farah Elle (LIVE, Libya / Éire), Moving Still (DJ, Éire / Saudi Arabia), Moiketsi aka DJ Kixx (DJ, Lesotho / Éire), DJ Dubble V (DJ, Italy / Eire), Papa Lou (DJ, Rialto / Éire)
Food: Lil Portie // www.lilportie.com
Woweembeem: occasional parties and mixtapes promoting afrobeat, reggae, latin & rare grooves. Celebratory sounds to nourish the soul. Music from Africa, the Caribbean, South America and all corners of the globe.

Time 9.00pm–03.00 am
Address 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland D02 ET9
Web m.me/thesugarclub
Tel (01) 678 7188

Find lots more in #CultureNight brochures on https://culturenight.ie/downloadable-pdf-brochures/