Some­thing for ev­ery­one in Lis­towel on Cul­ture Night

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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

Photo by Dom­nick Walsh

Kate Ken­nelly, Arts Of­fi­cer and Cllr John Lu­cid Cathaoir­leach of Lis­towel Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict with young mu­si­cians from Lis­towel.

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