Culture Night is really back properly to its normal self for its seventeenth year with 2022 marking a night of over 400 cultural activities taking place in over 300 venues in Dublin City alone, not to mention the vast number of events in other towns and cities across Ireland.
For me, Culture Night has always been for an opportunity to engage with the creative practices that aren’t my usual music beat, whether it’s Dunsink Observatory, Trinity College, art galleries, live acrobatics, theatre or a dance performance. It’s an opportunity to see what the people of the city are up to culturally and creatively, and to see what the people of the city are doing in those fields.
Whatever it is, it’s probably happening on Culture Night.
Culture Night is also family-friendly, with all-ages events core to the appeal.
And this year there’s a number of events running late into the night, to support night-time culture and the night economy.
All events are free, there’s no financial barriers to entry and this year, this is a greater emphasis on the events that go later into the night.
This year, as Culture Night Ambassador, I’m putting on Night Moves in the Fruit and Veg Market in Dublin which has already at full capacity in terms of tickets due to demand for it but there’s plenty on in the city and beyond.
Here’s some recommends.
As with every year, Museums, galleries, cathedrals, studios, libraries, parks, government buildings, theatres and more, will open their doors to the public as the city comes alive with specially curated tours, workshops, exhibitions and performances.
There are also the spaces that are open most of the year round like Christchurch Cathedral, National Museum of Ireland, Farmleigh, Chester Beatty and shops like Dublin Ink, Damn Fine Print, Casa Mexico and Dublin City Comics who are involved this year.
Best to spend some time browsing culturenightdublin.ie
See https://culturenight.ie for nationwide listings