Culture Night coming to Dublin 4


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Culture Night will be celebrated across the city next Friday September 16th, and residents of D4 will have plenty to enjoy.

The Royal Hospital Donnybrook boasts an impressive art collection, featuring 140 pieces of work from the likes of Patrick Scott and Tony O’Malley. Guided tours of the collection will take place at 6pm and 7pm. More information can be gained by calling 014066600 and by visiting this webpage.

The Green Design Build promotes art, architecture and sustainability in construction and design, and on Culture Night it hosts the Exhibition of Culture by Noel Hoare. It will showcase art, architecture and artists from Ireland, South America and Central America, and will have refreshments and a collection on behalf of the Irish Hospice Foundation. It is taking place at 142 Upper Leeson Street, Ballsbridge from 5pm – 10pm, and more information can be found by calling 012325917 or visiting its website.

A special live broadcast of The Purple Vespertine will take place from 10pm – 11pm at the RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, which will be hosted by Ellen Cranitch and Carl Corcoran. It is a ticketed event with limited access, so booking is essential and can be done here. More information can be found by calling 014750224.

The National Print Museum will present an evening filled with interactive activities for all ages, which will include letter printing demonstrations, mini craft workshops and self-guided arts and crafts at the Education Area. Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the current exhibition Seditious Types: Legacy of the Printers of 1916, and there will be treats available from the cafe. It will run from 5pm – 10pm. More information can be found at the museum’s website or by calling 016603770.

Mason Hayes and Curran is one of the most important private corporate collections of Irish and international contemporary art in Dublin, and Culture Night will present a unique opportunity to experience it. The public will be able to view works from the likes of John Boyd, Brian Bourke and Abigail O’Brien with several artists onsite who will talk about their work and processes. It will run from 6pm – 9pm at South Bank House on Barrow Street with more information available at their website or by calling 016145000.

Windmill Lane Recording Studios has been a constant and important fixture in the music industry in Ireland, and has played host to artists such as U2, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, the Spice Girls, Lady GaGa, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Hozier and Kodaline. Culture Night will see it opening its doors to the public for one night only for a special evening of events. It will run from 6pm – 10pm at 20 Ringsend Road, and more information can be found at its website or by calling 014784045.

By Kevin Carney