Culture Night 2021. Image Credit: CI Studio
The sixteenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday 17 September 2021.
Culture Night is a national moment celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today; connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and opening up pathways to ongoing engagement.
It celebrates culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that a rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day.
Culture Night is about openness, discovery, celebration and belonging. Doors are opened late and special and unique events are programmed at participating locations. All activities are made available to the public free of charge.
Culture Night invites everyone everywhere, on one joyful night, to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today.
Draw Along with Laureate na nÓg
Bilingual Irish/English language event with subtitles
Image courtesy of Tarsila Krüse
The Arts Council and Laureate na nÓg, Áine Ní Ghlinn in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland present a very special online Draw Along event for Culture Night, Friday 17 September.
Reading from her story Boscadán, Áine will be joined by illustrator Tarsila Krüse who will draw along while children can listen to the story and design their own robot. Boscadán is an Irish language novel for children about Aoife who builds a cardboard
robot. When the robot takes on a life of its own, that's when the real fun starts!
The video can be used in the classroom on Culture Night and at home, and will be available for 72 hours from Friday morning 17 September (Culture Night). All you need is paper and a pen! Suitable for primary school children.
Full details are available on https://culturenight.ie/draw-along-with-laureate-na-nog/
Arts Council Collection showcase
Cecilia Danell, The Octopus Salt Lick, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist
For Culture Night 2021 the Arts Council will continue its proud tradition of showcasing a selection of works recently added to its extensive Visual Art Collection. The Arts Council Collection established in 1962 and comprising over 1,230 works of modern
and contemporary Irish art.
The works on show from the Collection showcase the Arts Councils ongoing commitment to purchasing excellent and ambitious works of art which reflect the amazing standard of contemporary Irish visual arts practice and which both engage with and represent
As this year it will not be possible to welcome audiences to share these works in person at the Arts Council’s buildings in Dublin as we usually would, we have instead invited a few of the Collection’s most recently acquired artists to give some insight
on their works and practice. You can view these here on Culture Night.
While the Arts Council itself is currently closed to visitors works from the Collection can be seen throughout the country as part of exhibitions and on long term display in public buildings such as hospitals, universities and schools.
Details of exhibitions including work from the Arts Council currently open to the public can be found below and please visit our website to
learn more about the Arts Council Collection and to view the works online.
The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now IMMA: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary
Irish Museum of Modern Art until July 2022.
Sculptors at Work
F. E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge until 25 September 2021
If you are planning to head out and about for Culture Night, please visit www.culturenight.ie where you can plan your trail
or sit back at home for a rich variety of online and TV broadcasts.
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