by Alan Jacques
As preparations continue for Limerick’s European Capital of Culture 2020 bid, the Treaty City’s cultural community will use the event as an opportunity to highlight its creativity and dynamism.
As part of the annual Culture Night initiative, a programme of visually stimulating events for all ages will be held throughout Limerick from 5 to 10pm to show its appetite for the designation of the European cultural title.
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Dance Limerick, The Hunt Museum, Mungret College, St John’s Cathedral, Desmond Castle, Honeyfitz Theatre and Limerick Printmakers are among the venues opening their doors for this cultural feast.
“It’s people who give cities the creativity and dynamism that makes them centres of learning, technical and cultural development, and research and innovation. This dynamism is never more evident than on Culture Night,” said Limerick Arts and Culture Officer, Sheila Deegan.
“Museums, galleries, artists’ studios, theatres, towers, heritage centres, and other venues throughout the city and county will host a wide and varied array of cultural events for all of us to engage, re engage with and most of all celebrate and enjoy,” she added.
After Limerick’s designation as the first National City of Culture, Ms Deegan believes the city has shown how culture is a key factor in creating a confidence within Limerick as a place and within ourselves by celebrating artists, designers and innovators.
“The Cultural Revolution that began in Limerick in 2014 is continuing with great confidence and belief. Culture Night provides an annual creative platform for artists and creative spaces to share their passion and belief in the power of culture by showcasing Limerick as a rich and rewarding locus of culture.”
For more details of the Culture Night programme of activities visit www.culturenight.ie.