Culture Night takes place this Friday, the 22nd of September and there is no shortage of events or activities to see and take part in nationwide.
In this article, we will showcase just a handful of the events happening in Dublin on the day.
1. A4 Sounds – St Joseph’s Parade, Upper Dorset St, D7 – 5 p.m.
If you plan on staying around one general location for the night, A4 Sounds is the place to be. With a mixture of live performances, a practical workshop for animation, shadow puppetry, storytelling, music and studio tours, A4 Sounds is an ideal place to visit this Friday.
2. Ableton Push Playground – Sound Training College, Rory Gallagher Corner, 31 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 – 6 p.m.
Interested in learning how music production software works or how modern musicians implement cutting-edge equipment into their live performances?
Then drop into the Ableton Push Playground and let your imagination run wild. Guided by Ableton Certified trainer Martin Clancy and his team, this event is sure to ignite the minds of many aspiring Irish musicians and music producers.
(20 Minute slot must be booked in advance, arrive early to avoid disappointment.)
3. Above the Fold – The Tara Building, Tara St, Dublin 6 – 11 p.m.
Taking place in The Tara Building will be multiple talks with artists, designers, writers and event managers who have been crucial in the cultural explosion in Ireland over the past few years.
Above The Fold have been delivering top quality talks for quite some time now and this is an event you should be sure not to miss if you are interested in the development of Irish Arts & Culture.
4. The Sing-Along Social – Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 – 6:30 p.m.
Think you can’t sing? Think that you’re the next Beyonce? Well, neither of those things really matter if you just want to have fun. The Sing-Along Social is geared to those who purely like enjoying themselves despite how out of key they may be.
This is bound to be one of the most feel-good events taking place throughout Dublin and sore throats are expected the day after.
**This event is un-ticketed. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.**
5. ActionAid Ireland – 172 Ivy Exchange, Granby Pl, Parnell Sq, Dublin 1 – 5:30 p.m.
Organised to celebrate the hard work of women all over the world, ActionAid Ireland hopes to shine a light on the women making changes and innovating cultures globally. Head on down for a night filled with photography, talks, videos and storytelling. Feel free to also grab a bite of some African or Asian complimentary food if you’re there.
6. Alliance Française Dublin – 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 – 6 p.m.
Full of mini-workshops which combine arts and crafts, books and digital media, Alliance Française offers some insight into French culture along with a special concert of Créole Music accompanied by a French restaurant.
7. Stream, at The Complex – 15 Little Green St, Dublin 7 – 5 p.m.
Stream is a trio of artists who organise, curate and present exhibitions. The exhibition will showcase a handful of Dublin based early-career visual artists. If you are a fan of abstract arts then this might just be the place for you.
8. The Chocolate Factory Arts Centre – 26 Kings Inn St, Dublin 1 – 6 p.m.
A unique creative hub combining event spaces, cafe and work units for artists, designers, architects, photographers, videographers and makers of all varieties.
9. Abbey Theatre – 26 Lower Abbey St, Dublin 1 – 5 p.m.
Taking you behind the scenes to learn all about the Abbey Theatre and the role that theatre has on Irish identity. The tours offer a huge amount of knowledge to be taken in as you observe this theatrical landmark.
10. The LAB, Dublin City Arts Office – The LAB, Foley St, Dublin 1 – 6 p.m.
The perfect place to ignite your inspiration and get your creative side going. The LAB offers workshops for children, live music, art and science exhibitions featuring emerging and established Irish artists.