Culture Night 2021 Invites Us To Come Together Again This September
Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is an annual, all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Friday September 17th County Wexford is delighted to be hosting a series of free events as part of the national celebration. This year’s celebration will focus on a number of live events, in association with our venues and cultural organisations, across County Wexford as well as a limited number of online events.
Highlights include Melanie O'Reilly and her Celtic Jazz ensemble hosted by St Michael’s Theatre in New Ross, Reality Ends an experimental cabaret hosted by multimedia artist Kitsch Doom in the Presentation Arts Centre in Enniscorthy, a gallery talk by artist and member of Na Cailleacha, Gerda Teljeur on the current exhibition in the Wexford Arts Centre The Age of Reason/Unreason (Part 3) and an online gathering hosted by the Rachel and John Uí Fhaoláin celebrating our place through songs, music and poetry. This is just a snapshot of what is happening and venues across the County, like the National Opera House, Gorey School of Art, New Ross and Wexford Library, Cumas New Ross and the Creative Hub Wexford will also be taking part in the events on the night. Many of the activities will require booking and details on all the events are available on the national website here.
Culture Night this year also coincides with a wonderful new initiative from Poetry Ireland; Poetry Town. Wexford Town was selected as one of 20 poetry towns across Ireland and Sasha Terfous, the poet laureate for Wexford, will debut her poem specially commissioned for Poetry Town at an evening performance at Wexford Arts Centre on Culture Night. Stephen James Smith, a poet central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today, will be joining her on stage. Earlier that evening Sasha will be reading in the Wexford Library courtyard with young Wexford poet Sinead O'Reilly, another event not to be missed. Both events will have limited capacity and booking is required.
Celebrating the values of Openness, Discovery, Celebration & Belonging Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2021 is brought to you by the Arts Council, in partnership with local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland and thanks to their continued support all activities are free.