By Ciara Kummert
Culture Night is upon us once again but don’t fret over how you will decide between the stellar line up, The Bridge have you sorted with our top 5 picks to get the most out of your night!
6pm – 10pm
This year, RTÉ are in partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Creative Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Office of Public Works. Together, these associations will be organising music, comedy, poetry, and theatre which will take place within the historic walls of Dublin Castle. Talks, workshops, and live radio recordings will also be taking place.
An open-air concert will be starting in the Upper Courtyard at 7pm and is to last 3 hours. Music, theatre, comedy, and poetry are included on the schedule. RTE concert orchestra will serenade the audience. No booking is required for the concert.
Other events will be taking place in the Coach House, the Chapel and the Lower Courtyard, so keep an eye out on Dublin Castle’s Culture Night page for updates, in case a booking is required for events still to be announced.
National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street and Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
6pm – 10pm
With the recent reopening of the historical wings, culture night at the NGI is set to be a good event with a wide variety of tours and talks taking place in the evening. From drawing demonstrations and workshops to live music, this ought to be one to go to if you’re an art-lover.
Culture Bus with Dublin Bus
6pm – 11pm (with the last bus leaving at 10:30pm)
Dublin Bus are organising four different routes (A, B, C, D) which depart every 20 minutes.
Each route will show different parts of Dublin. Here is an example of ‘Route B’:
Pearse Street (opposite the Garda station), Kildare Street, StephenGreeneen, Merrion Square North, Mount Street, Northumberland Road, RDS, Merrion Square East, Westland Row and back to Pearse Street.
The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8
5pm – 10pm
The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will demonstrate how yarn is weaved on a loom and how fleece is spun.
Members of the public are encouraged to join in on the creativity and knit, crochet or embroider on the night.
Don’t forget to bring your thread and wool!
Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
6pm – 7pm
The life and works of James Joyce will be celebrated in Buswells Hotel. Bethencourt Production will entertain the audience with Molly Bloom’s soliloquy, Lucia Joyce’s dance style and performances of Irish folk songs.
The audience are invited to enjoy a time warp in the historical hotel, with John McCormack and James Joyce competing for the microphone.