Something for everyone in Listowel on Culture Night
CULTURE Night kicks off early in Listowel with ‘Poetry in Locomotion on the Lartigue Monorail’, organised by Listowel Writers Week at 5pm. A host of poets from writing groups all over North Kerry will read their poetry while travelling on the monorail.
At St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre new sculptural artworks will form a multi-media exhibition by local artist Liam Brennan. The centre will also host A Creative Ireland Kerry Youth Choral Open Session with conductor Anna Connelly. Young people ages 8 to 18 years are encouraged to attend and try out singing, joining in a singa-long with participants.
Fergal Keane (see above) launches his new book Wounds in the Listowel Arms from 7pm in what’s sure to be a massive event.
The Olive Stack Gallery will have an open night with their artists in residence Marian Shapiro and Margo Anton. They will offer mosaic demonstrations and open studio visits throughout the evening. At the Seanchaí Centre an open-mic celebration of poetry, song, and storytelling will be going on in their beautiful 19th century Georgian building.
Up the town from 9pm onwards Billy Keane will be hosting an evening of poetry, song, theatre and music which is sure to please late into the night. Local musicians and performers will be playing at Christy’s The Well during the evening.
“It promises to be a lovely evening with something for all; it is also a great opportunity to visit one of our cultural venues in Listowel if you haven’t been in a while,” Kerry County Council Arts Officer Kate Kennelly said.
All events are free to enjoy. For more details go to www.culturenight.ie/kerry or www.culturekerry.com or phone 066 7183541
Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer and Cllr John Lucid Cathaoirleach of Listowel Municipal District with young musicians from Listowel.