Join Culture Night 2022 for one night for all on Friday September 23rd
Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2022, the one night for all, each autumn, to come out and celebrate the diversity of culture in Ireland together, will take place on Friday, 23rd September. Gather your family, grab your friends or head out on your own, and enjoy Culture Night’s rich and diverse programme of one thousand plus FREE events. With events happening late into the night from art to architecture, culture to comedy, music to museums, handcrafting to heritage, sport to science, film to fashion, dance, literature and much more, Culture Night is a truly special occasion and the perfect opportunity to visit a venue, try something new or make your return to the cultural scene in a safe, easy and enjoyable way.
Culture Night is a national moment and connects people across the country to cultural activities locally and nationally. Culture Night is brought to you by the Arts Council in partnership with local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland and puts a spotlight on the quality and breadth of Ireland’s existing cultural offerings and institutions, as well as introducing new venues and emerging talent.
New for 2022, Culture Night Late sees a series of events running later into the night than previous years, and many into the early hours. Highlights include, Night Shift, an outdoor journey through the dreamy landscapes of IMMA, Dublin which will bring participants through the grounds where sited histories and collection works will be framed by eerie interventions on the way. From Fibin sa Taibhdhearc, in Galway Aisling na Sráide Láir / A Middle Street’s Night Dream will offer audiences the chance to enjoy theatrical installations and street performances on Middle St and then parading to the Spanish Arch. SIONNA Festival in Limerick promises a night of electronic, hip hop and trad music with digital and street artists at King John’s Castle. If you’re heading to Paradise Cabaret in Kerry, expect a comically absurd, skilfully slick and ridiculously entertaining cabaret of comedy, circus, dance and music with the funnest weirdos and queerdos around; while Cork’s City Hall will be a Culture Night hub featuring local artists and collectives, live music and participatory dance performances; or enjoy a nocturnal paranormal site tour with Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, while Dublin’s Leopold Bloom Press will host a magical late night of literature and Joycean history entitled Seeing Ulysses.
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD said: “Culture Night is always a special night in the calendar and this year will be even more exciting as we celebrate Culture Night Late – it is really encouraging to see Culture Night pushing the boundaries this year and supporting and promoting the Night-Time Economy with a programme of late night flagship events and facilitating later openings of arts and cultural venues across the country. The additional funding for this initiative provided by my Department will help promote this late night culture and provide opportunities for artists and venues to try something new. Thank you also to the National Cultural Institutions who are also staying open later for Culture Night with really interesting programmes – it’s great to see these amazing facilities open later and attracting new audiences”.
Elsewhere around the island of Ireland, events for all ages and interests include As If By Chance in Dublin, a live site-specific performance on the streets of Tallaght that explores stories of love and intimacy; in Kilkenny, all are welcome to Resilience, a feminist programme celebrating the works of Sarah Browne, Breda Lynch and a special commission of work by Amber Women’s Refuge; PopUpArt Newbridge showcases the works of 20 Kildare-connected artists; The Meath Dresser Project celebrates what were once a staple of Irish homes with an online film featuring stories collected by folklorist Michael Fortune having visited people’s homes and documenting the findings in homes, sheds and yards around the county; Tipperary hosts an Irish Language Circle with writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan or in Clogheen explore the forgotten local traditions and folklore of Fairy Forts and ritual sites on The Fairy Tree Walk; in Wicklow Generations of Jazz at the Whale Theatre offers the chance to enjoy an intergenerational celebration of jazz music featuring some of Ireland’s most celebrated jazz masters, alongside a new generation of emerging young jazz musicians; and in Monaghan Busy Bee Ceramics hosts Clay’n’Ceol, throwing open its doors for the public to come in and join in the fun and creativity of working with clay, while listening to local traditional Irish music and Roscommon celebrates the music of young people with performances and DJ sets by Youthreach Lisnamult, Roscommon Youth Services, Roscommon Young Carers Project and Roscommon Youth Service members.
Celebrating the values of Openness, Discovery, Celebration & Belonging, all activities on Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2022 are FREE. A broad expanse of people, organisations and venues help make it happen each year including artists, performing groups, galleries, museums, sports clubs, libraries, arts centres, craft workers, studios and workshops, theatres, schools, community groups, local authorities, government departments, state agencies and public bodies, transport companies, universities, shops and many more.
For more information on Culture Night, check out www.culturenight.ie or join the conversation on social media channels at Culture Night Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.
Food Highlights – Culture Night 2022 Food Event Highlights
Join Irish Celebrity Chef and Wicklow native Catherine Fulvio for a fun filled, interactive cookery demonstration in Dunlavin as part of Culture Night.
Growing up on a farm in Ireland, Catherine can really appreciate the source of our daily ingredients and actively thinks about the way our food is produced.
Catherine will demonstrate a new delicious dish especially designed for this celebratory event
World Vision Ireland is a global NGO that delivers humanitarian aid to developing countries. This event celebrates the cultural significance food has for countries worldwide, bringing together diverse people from different cultures and ethnicities to explore people’s cultural identities through diverse ways of cooking and eating. Guest speakers express their stories and share their knowledge about different foods from around the world.
Áras Inis Gluaire will showcase the various and diverse cultures that are living within our Community with an evening of Traditional Food, Music & Dance from across the world.
Whet your appetite for culture and cuisine on Culture Night with Women’s Integrated Network Athy who will be cooking up a delicious storm. Come along and take the opportunity to experience varied specialties (stories, food, drink and beverages) from across the world.
For the Team Adventure challenge pre-registration is required. This competition is divided into five categories: 1. 8-10 years old, cold food; 2. 11-13 years old, hot or cold; 3. 14-16 years old, hot or cold; 4. 17-19 years old hot and cold; 5. 20 years old and above, hot and cold (including mums & dads). A prize will be awarded in each category.
All who register for the challenge must bring all necessary ingredients for their dish. WIN will provide the space, cooking stove etc.
‘Boxty & Tunes’ is a celebration of the potato, the traditional Irish food.
- We will have a uk music live on-site. Expect a very busy and buzzy environment
Why not visit Cork City’s finest, award-winning micro-brewery and let us take you through our history, our beer making process and finally a guided beer tasting of two to three of our beers.
Our tour guides, who are self-confessed beer nerds, will briefly bring you through Ireland’s rich brewing history and explain how our family-owned and independently run brewery fits into Ireland’s current thriving beer scene.
Visit the heart of Spain from the Spanish language and cultural centre, Instituto Cervantes.
In this tour offered by Blanca Valencia, you will visit the Royal Palace kitchens, the food in El Prado Museum, and Alambique, Madrid’s oldest cooking school and shop. You’ll go to the city’s historic restaurants and taverns, as well as some of the novels in which they appear. You will also discover the most iconic food shops and the lesser known markets, as well as cover the most emblematic meals, such as cocido and callos a la madrileña. For a better understanding of Latin America’s influence, you will visit shops and marketplaces as well as the cultural centre Casa de Mexico and some top-notch Peruvian restaurants. A glass of wine and small tapas will be served during this event. Limited places.
Take a journey back through time at the Irish Whiskey Museum. Learn the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory and its dramatic fall and discover some new Irish whiskey brands. Enjoy the wonderful stories told by our entertaining guides as they bring you through the ages of Irish whiskey. At the end of the tour you will become a true master of whiskey tasting over a little tipple of Irish whiskey. A 45 minute experience inclusive of a fully guided tour + 3 perfectly crafted Irish whiskey tastings. Soft drink included for non drinking adults.
The Embassy of Colombia to Ireland is pleased to invite you to immerse yourself in an evening in celebration of Colombian culture. This will be an opportunity to sample some of its iconic products, such as coffee, and taste some of its delicious Andean gastronomy; admire the photography exhibition The Black Line: Sacred Landscapes from Santa Marta by Coque Gamboa and appreciate some traditional handmade crafts. All with a soundtrack packed with Colombian rhythms from the Caribbean and Pacific coast, the Andes, Llanos, and the Amazon.
Here at Rebel City Distillery, having recently opened for tours and tastings are excited to open our doors in our old Ford factory building to the public and share how we make our Mhaarani Gin and Rebel City Absinthe.
The Sandyford Business Improvement District Company (SBID) trading as Sandyford Business District was established to represent the 1,000 companies, 26,000 employees and 5,000 residents across all 4 Business Parks in the district (Stillorgan Business Park, South County Business Park, Central Park and Sandyford Business Park) The population of the district is multicultural and Sandyford Business District continues to put the community first by encouraging and promoting acceptance, celebrating diversity, inclusivity and equality. As part of Culture night, SBD seeks to host in collaboration with local business Workhub (51 Bracken Road Sandyford) an international cookery event to celebrate the diversity in the district by showcasing various cuisines.