Culture Night 2015

Culture Night 2015

Pic: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Check out some of the great events lined up in and around Dublin 4 this Friday for Culture Night 2015!

The National Print Museum in Beggar’s Bush will be showing a century of political protest posters from 6 to 9pm with the touring Victoria and Albert exhibition A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution. You will even have the chance to print your own letterpress protest poster on the night!

From 6 to 10pm Windmill Lane on Ringsend Road will be inviting the public to Step into the Studio and have a look at the space which has played host to world-renowned artists such as The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Ed Sheeran, Hozier and of course U2. There will also be three intimate, 20 minute live performances from 7, 8 and 9pm.

Another musical evening is being held in the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, with Trasna na dTonnta from 6.30 to 10pm. There will be music, poetry and storytelling, as well as seafood bites and an exhibition about the boats bought for Connemara fishermen by Gael Linn, which sailed from the Grand Canal to the Shannon, before going on to Carna.

The Jeanie Johnston will be inviting the public aboard from 6 to 11pm to see what life was like for the millions of people who sought a better life in the New World, and there will be a 2km Currach race and Naomhóg race from the pontoon by the Jeanie Johnston up to the Ha’penny Bridge and back from 5.30 to 9.30pm.

From 6.30 to 9.30pm the Sean O’Casey Centre in East Wall present Lockout to the Trenches, an evening of songs, music, rare photographs and the works of Sean O’Casey will teach members of the public about a decade of war and revolution.

Pearse Street Library will play host to Irish vocal ensemble Ardú from 6 to 9pm, who will perform an eclectic show, including songs from their celebration of American composers and culture, America : Nova.

Closer to town, SECRET at the Science Gallery will be exploring the world of surveillance, espionage and privacy in the new technological age, and the basements of Merrion Square will once again be opened to the public, with a varied range of events from Ireland’s smallest cinema, to a mini rave, to a magical garden for DownstairsDublin!

All of the events mentioned above are free to attend, with no booking necessary. There are many more events happening across Dublin and the rest of the country. For more information, check out the Culture Night website or download the full programme!

By Aimée Mac Leod