CORK GEARING UP FOR CULTURE NIGHT
HUNDREDS OF FREE EVENTS TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE COUNTY AND CITY
WITH just over a week to go to Culture Night 2017, venues across the Rebel County are gearing up to host a plethora of free events highlighting the astounding wealth of cultural heritage on our doorstep.
Now in its seventh year, Culture Night opens up a magical world of discovery and adventure, offering people the chance to immerse themselves in Cork’s past and present and visit many locations and attractions that might otherwise be off-limits to the general public.
From Mallow to Macroom and from Freemount to Fermoy communities have been busy over the past few weeks preparing an exciting and eclectic array of events for the evening of Friday, September 22.
Museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres will remain open until late in the evening, with people encouraged to wander in and out to sample their sights and sounds.
As in previous years a packed programme of events has been planned across the county, offering people of all ages and tastes a superb opportunity to immerse themselves in our culture and rekindle their love of all this Cork.
With so many events taking place across a single night, those planning to take advantage of Culture Night will have to draw up a schedule with military-like precision in order to experience as many events as possible.
In order to help with that a dedicated website at www. culturenight.ie has been set up detailing all of the events taking place across the city and county on Friday week.
These include numerous events across the north and mid- Cork regions, and with some careful planning it is quite possible to take in a number of these across the course of the evening.
Highlights will include an evening of theatre and music at the tearooms of Doneraile House, featuring a performance of Jack Healy’s ‘ The Tayman’, an evening of Irish language song and stories at the Youth Centre in Fermoy, ‘Cultural Cafes’ featuring music, song and poetry at various locations in Mallow and a performance by the Newmarket Pipe Band and friends.
The Ionad Cultúrtha in Baile Bhúirne will host a social evening featuring a variety of Múscrai’s singers, musicians performers; the Cork Adult Education Centre in Macroom will hold an art exhibition, storytelling with Pat Speight, a performance by the Macroom Community Choir and a session with musician and songwriter Ger Wolfe, while the Ballincollig Comhaltas will hold an evening of music, singing and dancing at the local shopping centre.
Other events planned for the evening included a Family & Local History open night at the library in Blarney with visitors to Kanturk Castle invited to take a step back in time at the Medieval Experience, featuring craft demonstrations, combat displays and historical talks.
To see the full Cork County programme for Cork Culture Night 2017 following the link at www.culturenight.ie.
The stately Doneraile Court will be among the venues hosting in the county events for Culture Night 2017 on Friday, September 22.