Culture Night 2014

Anna Mac Manus (7), with Mike Predergast (left) and Frank O'Gorman (right) at the launch of Culture Night in St. Patrick's Park. Pic: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Anna Mac Manus (7), with Mike Predergast (left) and Frank O’Gorman (right) at the launch of Culture Night in St. Patrick’s Park.
Pic: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

See hundreds of events happening at venues across the country this September as part of Culture Night 2014.

This year Culture Night, which is happening on the 19th of September, has added 43 new venues and events in Dublin, pushing the total number participating to over 200. Amongst the newcomers are Downstairs Dublin, which will see the outside of Merrion Square’s basements open to the public and holding pop-up events, talks, installations and projections; urban farm Airfield Dundrum, which will open its doors to the public for tours and talks; and The Complex in Smithfield will be screening The Mission and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane as drive-in movies.

Phoenix Park is also joining in with Culture Night for the first time this year, with guided tours around Áras an Uachtarán and Farmleigh House.

Dublin City Council’s Arts Officer, Ray Yeats said of this year’s programme: “Dublin City Council are delighted to be supporting Culture Night 2014. Since its inception Culture Night has grown year on year and is now Dublin and Ireland’s largest participatory cultural event. It is a wonderful night where we get the opportunity to showcase the best of Ireland’s culture across numerous genres. Culture Night offers something for everyone and it is great to see so many people come out across the city and county to take part in the best of culture Dublin has to offer.”

Dublin Bus will be running a free bus service every 20 minutes from Bachelor’s Walk, Aston Quay and Trinity College, to take you to Dublin’s cultural quarter of your choice. In addition to this, the D Bus will be making a detour so as to bring passengers to the Phoenix Park events.

With so much happening on the night, be sure to avoid disappointment by checking the full programme, as booking will be necessary for some events. More information can also be found on Culture Night’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

By Aimée Mac Leod