CULTURE Night 2022 this Friday September 23 celebrates a full return to live events for the first time in two years.
Culture Night is a night to celebrate the cultural, artistic and creative communities of Limerick city and county by inviting existing and new audiences into galleries, museums, workshops and studios.
Culture Night – Highlights
At the centre of the programme at King John’s Castle there will be a live music concert featuring the best of local and national Hip Hop and electronic music scene featuring R Kitt, Paddy Mulcahy, Fedah and Rumi. This event is being produced in association with King John’s Castle, the SIONNA Festival, TOT Events and Culture Night.
Fidget Feet will perform on both Friday and Saturday in the Potato Market. Their production Handful of Dreams, recently returned from touring in Northern Ireland and the UK. This free outdoor aerial performance for families is sure to be popular!
Belltable will host the Limerick Jazz Festival in their foyer until late in the evening.
The Hunt Museum plays host to an evening of sound and vision with an exhibition of robotics, a live broadcast of Lorcan Murray’s Classic Drive. They will also feature new music from Limerick New Music Ensemble and a short film screening from Yonit Kosovske.
The Milk Market will host the Limerick Food Group’s Pigtown Culture & Food Series with a display of their Giant Pig after it parades through the city streets, with their recently commissioned family pig floats. They will also host live music and a petting farm for kids and families.
Dance Limerick will play host to a variety of youth arts with Tobi Omoteso, Limerick Youth Dance, Rachel Sheils and Fresh Film taking part in an evening of hip hop, street dance, and youth film.
As part of Culture Night at The Record Room, Commercial Bar, Prima Volta will host 1000 Beasts for his debut Limerick performance. 1000 Beasts AKA Cian Sweeney is an Irish producer/artist who collaborates with different artists on every track (they are the “beasts” that inspired his stage name) to make soulful, indietronic and hip hop inspired tracks. His debut album Naruda came out April 2022.
Support on the night from top Prima Volta selectors Peter Curtin and Bill Baramus.
Narrative 4’s programme space on 58 O’Connell Street will host an evening featuring visual art, music, and words from local artists Maurice Quillinan and Laura Duff for Culture Night this Friday 23.
Maurice Quillinan’s work evolves from a search for the memory of the landscape. He also draws figures from old master studies. He sees the figures as landscapes in themselves or sculptures in an environment. He studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design, the Royal College of Art, London, the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris and UL.
Laura is an award winning artist. She was selected as the Paul Clancy Songwriter of the Year at 2015’s Irish Youth Music Awards, and as Circuit Festival’s Music Project Awardee and Arts Council Agility Awardee in 2021. Following her debut EP, “For Your Company”, she released her sophomore EP, “Heavy Summer” in December 2021, another taste of her own brand of charismatic alternative pop.
She is currently working on her debut album.
Both appear at Narrative 4, 58 O’Connell Street from 6-8pm, Friday September 23.
In the county, in Newcastle West, the local Foroige Group will take part in an evening of different craft and activities.
In Bruff, GROWRemote will host music workshops for kids, while Mungret College will open their doors for a tour and talk on the history of the site.
In Garryspillane, there will be an evening of traditional music and dance at the Glenbrohane community hall with Ceol, Caint agus Craic and in Ballyneety the Men’s Shed is opening their doors for an evening of music and art.
TÚS campus on Clare St will host an exhibition of street photography by Darren Ryan, an exhibition of recent graduate work and a screening of a short film about the night-time economy.
Speaking about the Culture Night programme for Limerick, Dr. Pippa Little, Arts Officer said: “Never has it been more important for an event like Culture Night to take place as it presents the opportunity for our creative community to work in partnership to nurture the cultural life of our region and support our audiences within their communities. Culture Night 2022 will represent the best of those collaborations between our artists and cultural institutions in the city and county.”