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Culture Night 2019




It’s that time of year again when we put the call-out for Culture Night which is happening on Friday September 21st 2018

Untitled-53This year we are also looking for volunteers to help us with programming and to help us on the night. We are also looking for advice from you so as how to make this bigger, more inclusive and better. We are working closely with the Department of Arts and the Waterford Libraries so as to ensure as wide a spread of events as possible across the County.

So far we have a very broad outline of the kind of general programmes we want to populate the evening of the 21st. We are hoping that you will be able to plan within, or around these timeframes and come back with projects that will educate, entertain, and inculcate a sense of awe that will encourage future audiences, investors, producers and artists.

We are creating three programme strands to the night in question.

1)            A wide broad-based programme with a sense of fun, wonderment, education and exploration early in the evening (5.30pm to 7.30pm) that follows directly from a pre Culture Night Kids programme in the Libraries. This is aimed primarily at young families.

2)            An accessible programme with talks, performances, happenings, and scratch events aimed at Youth and and young adults upwards with participatory programmes as well as young adult performers (7.30pm – 9pm)

3)            A more adult oriented programme with performance art, dance, scratch exhibitions, literature, music and theatrical events (9pm till late).

All events must be free to the public. All Culture Night events take place between 5pm and midnight. Please note, with the exception of specific Library programmes, Events outside of this time frame cannot be included in the Culture Night brochure.

Due to deadline restraints we request that all those wishing to take part in Culture Night 2018 notify us by Friday July 20th with details of your programme including a photo representing your event/group/logo, etc.  

All upcoming culture night events will be highlighted on the official national Culture Night website over the period leading up to the night itself.

We look forward to liaising with you over the coming weeks.  We welcome all queries about any aspect of Culture Night Waterford. In the meantime, please become friends on the Waterford Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media pages, please volunteer your ideas, services etc

Check out the National Culture Night page here:    https://culturenight.ie/

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 21st September 2018 between 5pm and 11pm. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are sculture-nightpecifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.


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