Wicklow County Arts Office has commissioned, collaborated and supported an exciting programme of events and activities in 10 locations across the county to celebrate Culture Night which returns on Friday, 22nd September.
This free programme of happenings showcases a diverse range of events purposefully selected to open up pathways to creativity.
Wicklow County Arts Office in collaboration with Wicklow Library Services has curated a thoughtful programme of performances at Carnew, Dunlavin, and Rathdrum Libraries including:
‘Harp and Song’ at Carnew Library promises to be a wonderful evening of music as Alyth McCormack and Triona Marshall come together to perform a timeless program of traditional and contemporary Irish and Scottish music and song for Culture Night.
Join Dunlavin Library for ‘A Magical Evening with Aisling Ennis,’ as she explores the Victorian obsession through the lens of harp music from our Irish and classical traditions. This whistle stop tour of virtuoso fairy harp music, stories and accounts of the fairies, is perfect for the whole family of enjoy.
Culture Night in Rathdrum library will see well known Blessington writer and actor Richard Lynch present ‘From the Shoulders Down – The life and times of an Irish builder’s labourer,’ one of his most popular shows. Cleverly scripted and performed by Richard, the show has previously been staged in Ireland, England and at Canada’s ‘London Fringe Festival Ontario’ and ‘North Quebec,’ winning rave reviews at many venues.
Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Aoife Flynn Kennedy, said she was delighted to see such a varied and ambitious range of live performances and events in this year’s Culture Night programme while Council Chief Executive, Emer O’Gorman, stated: “Culture Night encourages everyone everywhere, to come together on one joyful night to explore and discover all that culture and creativity has to offer and I’m delighted to see so many Wicklow artists and organisations represented in the programme this year.”
All events are free and people are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
See the full Culture Night programme at www.culturenight.ie/wicklow.