‘Culture Night’ has just been launched and takes place this Friday, September 16 in various locations around Armagh City & District.
On this, its fifth year, Culture Night promises to bring the area alive with a buzz unrivalled during the rest of the year.
A jam-packed and vibrant programme of over 80 events featuring theatre and drama, dance, visual arts, talks and tours, exhibitions, music, workshops, storytelling, folk displays, craft and much more will take place in The Market Place Theatre, Armagh, throughout Armagh City Centre, and across the district including as ever a wide programme of events in Poyntzpass. All events are free and open to all age groups.
Events will commence on Friday 16th Sept from as early as 3.15pm with Irish language children’s storytelling and nursery rhymes in Armagh City Library. Armagh Harps Club will open its doors from 5pm with traditional Irish music and a photographic display.
Over 80 events then run between 6.00pm and 11.00pm in 20 venues across the City & District. A full programme is now available and some of the highlights include:
Take a tour of The Church Of Ireland Cathedral and Crypt
Prepare for fun, chaos and lots of energy with DU Dance as they perform in Armagh Shopping Centre
Armagh County Museum bring their ‘Museum In A Box’ to The Market Place for plenty of hands-on learning
Watch local talent at work as woodwork, silver jewellery, paper artistry and visual artists bring their creations to life
Artist exhibitions by the WAVE Trauma Centre, Patrick Hughes, Jack Doherty, and Armagh Art Club
Listen to the elaborate, skilled and fantastic Armagh Rhymers as they roam the streets of Armagh with their unique musical style.
Join the Armagh Cultural Walk and be enlightened, surprised and even shocked with revelations about historic Armagh.
Get hands-on with Graffiti artist training at the Culture Night Graffiti Cube on The Market Place Veranda.
Meet with a Celtic character and take a cookery lesson with a difference at the Visitor Information Centre.
Poyntzpass – A host of events in various locations in Poyntzpass celebrating the Northern Ireland Year Of Food And Drink
The full programme is now available in outlets across Armagh and from The Market Place Theatre Box Office or can be downloaded at www.marketplacearmagh.com. More details on the performers and performances can be found online and at www.facebook.com/marketplacearmagh