The thirteenth year of Culture Night is upon us! This afternoon, Friday 21st September, venues and public spaces across Ireland open their doors to host a fantastic programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.
Check out our top five Culture Night events in Galway below:
‘Faeries come, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.’ William Butler Yeats
Fairies, Pixies, and Goblins – join enchanting fairy folk, the wonderful young dancers of Youth Ballet West in the magical medieval setting of Claregalway Castle from 6 pm – 8 pm
Notions – An Áit Eile at the Black Gate Cultural Centre
This very special Culture Night 2018 edition of Notions will feature critically acclaimed songwriter Ultan Conlon, indie folk songsmith New Pope, the beautiful folk ballad stylings of Niamh Regan and contemporary spoken word from rising Galway poet Daniel Mulcahy.
Rouge: Late Night Jazz
The fabulous French restaurant Rouge – located at 38 Dominick St, Lower – hosts a late night jazz evening. There’s complimentary Kir (white wine with blackcurrant liquor) for all Culture Nighters! The fun starts at 10 pm and continues until late.
Quarter Life Crisis
Quarter Life crises is a combination of poetry, comedy and theatre. Award-winning Performance Poet Paul McNamara takes you through his poetry career and his attempts to win the All-Ireland Spoken Word Championship while also balancing life in his mid-twenties. Paul’s poetry deals with everything from romance and career options to celebrity crushes and video games. Join Paul as he wins and loses and tries to make sense of it all as he takes you through the stories and people behind different competitions. A young man’s attempts to navigate post-college life and make sense of the world by becoming, of all things, a poet, are both hilarious and touching.
The event will be held in Ballygar Arts and Theatre Space from 9.30 pm – 11 pm.
LOST + FOUND at Galway Arts Centre
Galway Arts Centre presents an evening of short experimental and avant-garde film followed by an open mic for music and spoken word.
They will be showing a number of short films that explore the topic of losing things and finding them, the transient and the fleeting, moments lost and gained again, the temporary and the unexpected. Films that tell the stories of things lost, people lost, memories lost in exchange for others; stories of hope gained, and lives shifted, identities that strayed and redefined themselves again. Programmed by Saffron Lily & Maria Karapish.
In addition to this they will have a ‘leave something, take something’ table where people can exchange artwork, poetry and various mementos with one another. Both events are open for anyone to participate. Head along to take part in a night of live music, spoken word and poetry from 7 pm – 10 pm.