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September 17, 2014
DHR’s Top Picks for Culture Night 2014

Here in DHR Communications, we work with fantastic organisations, some of which are involved in this year’s Culture Night 2014. The annual, nationwide event takes place this Friday 19th September, and comprises hundreds of events across Ireland. Arts and cultural organisations will open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for all to enjoy.

Here are some highlights that you might like to check out this Friday, including some right here on our doorstep in Dublin 8:

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral at 5:30pm for their daily sung Service, Evensong, followed by a short concert with the choir boys (pictured above) at 6:15pm (both seated events).

A light programme (both sacred and secular) for Culture Night will include popular favourites ‘Bring me sunshine’ and ‘Hey Jude’ sung by the Cathedral Choristers. Guided tours of the Cathedral will start at 7pm, and run every 15 minutes starting at the West End beside the entrance.

For more information, visit www.stpatrickscathedral.ie

The Sol Cinema at the BAI

A solar-powered mobile cinema – the Sol Cinema – will offer visitors to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s offices a special cinematic experience, showing film and TV projects funded by the BAI through its Sound & Vision II Scheme.

The BAI building at 2-5 Warrington Place, Dublin 2 will be open to visitors of the event between 5pm – 11pm. Besides the Sol Cinema, there will also be a ‘listening lounge’ in which visitors will be able to sit back and listen to a selection of BAI funded radio programmes.

For more information, visit www.bai.ie.

National Library of Ireland’s Culture Night events

The NLI has planned a fun-filled evening, packed with activities for all ages including public talks, exhibition tours, music and supper. Highlights of the National Library of Ireland’s Culture Night events include:

  • Face painting and ink tattoos for children.
  • ‘Music and Supper’ in Café Joly, with poetry readings running throughout the night.
  • Free advice on researching family history, as part of the NLI’s Genealogy Advisory service.
  • Explore the two current exhibitions at the NLI, Kildare Street; ‘Yeats: The Life and Works of W.B.Yeats’ and ‘Dublin Lockout 1913-1916’.
  • Visit the beautifully designed ‘Reading Room’, a renowned part of the NLI.
  • At 6pm and 6.30pm, paper conservators Gabrielle Vergnoux and Louise O’Connor will speak about the conservation of the Pearse Papers, funded by the Heritage Council.
  • Another special addition to the evening will be a series of 30 minute “Walk and Talks” by award-winning social documentary photographer, Gerry Andrews, of his exhibition ‘Shaped by History – Photographs of Limerick in the 1970’s’. This will take place at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar at 6, 7, 8 and 9pm.

The NLI buildings on Kildare Street and the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar will be open to the public from 5pm to 11pm. For more information, visit www.nli.ie

National College of Art and Design

For Culture Night 2014, the NCAD Gallery opening hours are extended to 10pm. Come along to view the two person exhibition ‘not life / necessarily’, featuring new work by artists Chloe Brenan and Chanelle Walshe and selected screenings in the Harry Clarke House Lecture Theatre. The artists have selected a series of short films by and on Samuel Beckett, including:

  • ‘Film’ (1956) by Samuel Beckett, 20mins.
  • ‘Beckett on Film’ (2002) – a selection of films will be shown featuring nineteen of Beckett’s plays.

For more information visit www.ncad.ie.

The Liberties and Francis Street Culture Night events

  • Lift your Heart, Feed your Soul, Move your Feet! Dublin’s Gardiner Street Gospel Choir will perform live on Francis Street from 6.00pm, free of charge.
  • The Thomas Street Ambassadors will return to man a ‘Welcome Tent’ at Cornmarket, offering a warm welcome and helpful advice to visitors to the area, with full details of what’s on throughout the evening.
  • Mark Jenkins will be giving his account of the history of Thomas Street – “Rebellion, Retail & Rivulet” – twice on Culture Night with free tours departing the Welcome Tent at 6pm and 8pm.
  • Ray McGovern will be taking visitors on a free tour of some of the nearby “Churches of The Liberties”. Tours will be departing from the Welcome Tent at 5pm and 7pm. Both tours will take about 40-45 mins.
  • There are galleries and art houses aplenty including La Catedral, Pallas Studios/Project, Gallery Zozimus and Cross Gallery on Francis Street, NCAD Gallery and much more.
  • Learn local history with the Robert Emmet CDP at Oliver Bond House, explore the famous “Dead” House on Ushers Quay and return to medieval Dublin at St Audoen’s and Dublinia.

There is so much to see and do in D8 this #CultureNight #LovetheLiberties

‘Dublin Ate, Culture Quenched!

This event is organised by the Dublin Whiskey Company, and supported by Dublin City Council, from 6pm until 10pm. It is located in the beautiful Dublin Whiskey Company’s headquarters, Mill Street, in the heart of Dublin 8.

There will be stands with local craft food & drink producers who will be offering visitors tasters and samples of their products including: Dublin Whiskey Company; Teelings Whiskey Company; Alltech; The 5 Lamps Brewery; Guinness (Craft beers); Irish Whiskey Society; Glen Melia – Distilled Ireland; Bean & Goose; Green Door Market; Caryna’s Cakes; Le Petit Camion.

There will also be live music performances by buskers, the MaSamba Samba School, storytelling by Extreme Ireland and much more.

Tickets are free but DWC are encouraging people to register their attendance here: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dublin-ate-culture-quenched-tickets-12838278637. A shuttle service is being offered at 6pm by Viking Splash Tours from St. Stephens Green North directly to the venue in Mill Street (i.e. straight there so no water section!).

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