Calling all musicians, artists, performers, dance and drama groups, choirs, schools, community groups and youth organisations, sports groups, authors and poets, film makers, tour guides, craft makers and designers, international dance and performance groups, urban illustrators and all of you out there with fantastic talents that you want to share as Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council once again hosts Culture Night 2015.
On Friday 18th September 2015, locals and visitors across the island of Ireland will enjoy the unique experience of Culture Night, a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure taking place in over 30 towns, cities, counties and islands in Ireland.
Museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists’ studios, restaurants, cafes, bars and retail outlets as well as cultural centres will open their doors late into the evening welcoming people of all ages to taste and sample their cultural delights for free on the evening.
The Culture Night initiative was launched in 2006 in Dublin. By 2014 over 40 different towns, cities & counties across the island participated including: Dublin, Belfast, Cavan, Cork City, Derry-Londonderry, Letterkenny, Strabane, Omagh and many more.
Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council has taken part in Culture Night for the past three years, with growing interest and participation.
This year, we are looking for participant organisations, venues and individuals to take part in the biggest and best Culture Night so far!
An already growing interest in this year’s event by groups and individuals who want to showcase their talents is inspiring, the Culture Night Team hopes that you will want to showcase your skills, talents and venues too!
What can you do?
The canvas is yours to paint! Be imaginative. This is your opportunity to perform to a large audience and showcase your skills, raise the profile or your group or organization and increase visitors to your venue. Examples from other culture nights include:
Tours of museums, walking and historical tours, street performances, live music and choir performances. Art and Craft demonstrations, floral demos, theatre, dance and comedy. Dance performances and taster workshops, Urban Illustration, jamming sessions, films, quizzes, art exhibitions, sporting displays and performances, talks, storytelling, wine tasting, cookery demos and much more……
Where does Culture Night take place?
Culture Night doesn’t insist that all events take place in dedicated arts centres – indeed the more interesting and different the venue the better! In other Culture Nights, the following have been used:
Arts venues/visitor centres, churches and church halls, bus stations, restaurants and bars. Libraries, museums, historic or listed buildings, schools, community halls, leisure centres and sports halls, shopping centres, bandstands and outdoor spaces the list is endless.
For further information about the Culture Night Event and to receive a short registration form please contact Christine Donnelly Creative Development Officer at the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre Armagh firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 028 3752 1804