cULTURE NIGHTCulture Night 2017 is taking place all over Waterford City and County this Friday the 22nd of Sept.

All events are FREE!

For more event details check out the official Culture Night website or the Culture Night Waterford Facebook page.


5.30pm to 7.30pm – KNO30 Studio Launch

Artist Catherine Barron will open her new studio at KNO30 for Culture Night.




Joan clancy5pm to 9:00pm – Gailearaí Joan Clancy

Beidh taispeántas ghrúpa sa Ghailearaí ag Joan.

Joan will host a group show at the Gallery.



7pm to 8pm – Philosophy of Memory Talk in the Dungarvan Library

In this fascinating talk – “Remembering it Well: Understanding History and the Importance of False Memory”- Dr. Sean Enda Power, Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy, University College Cork, will discuss the philosophy of memory and its use in history.

7pm to 9pm – Deise Brass Band perform at The Old Market House Arts Centre

Deise Brass Band will perform at The Old Market House Arts Centre at 8pm.



8.30pm to 10pm – The Drama Circle presents ‘Mother Figure’ at Merry’s Bar

We will be presenting an evening of drama and stories performed by local Dungarvan talent and Drama Circle members, upstairs in Merry’s.




9pm to 11am – Brideview Drama at Clancy’s Bar

Brideview Drama brings you ‘Culture at Clancy’s’ a night of songs, poetry reading, sketches, monologues, storytelling and an all-round celebration of the world performing arts.



7:30 to 9:30pm – Lismore Choir Workshop at Lismore Heritage Centr

Ben Jacob of Lismore Choir will be holding a workshop at the Lismore Heritage Centre from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.





Tramore Library Comhaltas5:30pm to 6:30pm – Comhaltas Ceoltoiri sa Leabharlann

Enjoy an Irish traditional music performance from students of the Comhaltas in Tramore Library.


campervan of sound_large5:30pm to 6:45pm – Campervan of Sound @ Moe’s Café

An open music session in the Campervan of Sound hosted by the Knotted Chords duo.



lafcadio gardens6pm to 7pm – Guided Tour of Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

This tour includes music and a reading of Sean Dunne’s poem ‘A Shrine to Lafcadio Hearn’


Tramore Library Comhaltas

7pm to 9pm – Comhaltas Ceoltoiri @ Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre

Enjoy an Irish traditional music performance from students of the Comhaltas.





10am to 6pm – Waterford Central Library

Free workshops! Culture for Kids at Waterford Central Library.



5pm to 7pm – Family Workshop @ Garter Lane

Come along and get creative in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Culture Night in this drop-in family friendly workshop for children from 5-12 years.


5.30pm to 7.30pm – Print Workshop in Gallery of Modern Art

Printmaker artist Anne MacDonnell invites you to drop in to this “taster” drypoint printmaking session where participants will learn how to make a drypoint print using CDs and compasses.

5.30pm to 10pm – Earth, Wood & Fire at Gallery 20ten

Visit a unique exhibition of sculpture from the Traditional Skills Workshop, Waterford.




5:30m to 11pm – Visual Art Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art

GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art is proud to announce its Second Annual Members Exhibition of fine and applied arts.



5.30pm TO 10:30pm – Lombard Street Artists

Call over to No’s 18 and 19 Lombard Street and visit the studios of artists based there throughout the year.



6pm and 7:15pm – Historical Tour of the Theatre Royal

Allow our guide take you on a charmed and informative tour of the exquisite Victorian theatre taking in the performance history of the venue.


6.30pm to 8.30pm – Traces Dance Ensemble at Garter Lane Arts Centre

Following their sold-out show in June, Traces Dance Ensemble are delighted to present an re-imagined version of their Waterford Spraoi show especially for Culture night audiences.


6:45pm to 7:30pm – Plays @ The Fat Angel 

Four short plays by Anna Jordan, Nicola Spendlove, Linda Gough and Joe Meagher



7pm to 8pm – A Guided Tour of Waterford Walls Murals

Enjoy a one hour guided citywide tour of the spectacular Waterford Walls murals created in summer 2017 by street artists from all corners of the globe.



7pm to 11pm – Meet the Makers at South East Makerspace (SEMS)

Visit our shared workspace, where creative practitioners meet and gather to work on individual or group projects, while sharing knowledge, ideas and equipment.


7pm to 8pm – Liam Merriman at Waterford Healing Arts Trust

In celebration of Culture Night 2017, Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will bring live music to the wards of University Hospital Waterford from 7pm-8pm.


7pm to 9pm – Garter Lane Open Studios

As part of Culture Night 2017, Garter Lane Arts Centre invites you behind the scenes to visit our Artist Studios.




7pm to 11pm – Body Painting Jam at The Rogue Gallery

Please come along and enjoy watching the creative process as artists Jane O’Neill and Derek Harvey and their team turn human canvases into walking pieces of art.


7.30pm to 8.30pm – The De La Salle Scout Pipe Band at the House of Waterford Crystal

The De La Salle Scout Pipe Band will perform on the House of Waterford Crystal front plaza.



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7.30pm to 10:30pm – Campervan of Sound @ Cathedral Square

Join in on an open session hosted by ‘The Knotted Chords’ duo.



7:30pm to 9:30pm – Oíche Ceolture at St Patricks Gateway Centre

An evening celebrating the best of Irish Culture, as gaeilge agus as béarla.


8pm to 9pm – City of Waterford Brass at Brick Lane

Performing a concert in the beautiful surroundings of Brick Lane (Greyfriars Gallery exterior stepped performance area).



8pm to 9pm – Barrack St Concert Band at Baileys New Street

The BSCB have been playing music in Waterford since 1870 and have remained a favourite of the denizens across these many generations.


To Hell in a Handbag

8pm to 10pm – To Hell in a Handbag @ Garter Lane

“To Hell in a Handbag” – The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism

Staring: Helen Norton & Jonathan White



8:15pm to 9:15pm – Improve at Jordans Yard

Improv stand up show with Chris Wilmers and stand up with Petra Kindler!



8:30pm to 10pm – Spokes Poetry Night Open Mic at Phil Grimes

Drop into Spokes Poetry Night, upstairs in Phil Grimes pub, Waterford City, and read one of your own poems or one of your favourite poems. New readers especially welcome!

8:30 to 10pm – See the Treasures of the Medieval Museum

This is your chance to visit, free of charge, the award-winning Medieval Museum, situated in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle, showcasing a world-class display of rare artefacts which tell the fascinating history of Ireland’s oldest city.


9pm to 10pm – Crome Yellow performing in the Gallery of Modern Art

Catch Waterford band Crome Yellow as they play an intimate gig in GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art.



9pm to 10pm – #Modpoets in The Munster Bar

#Modpoets – A group of Waterford’s finest writers performing their original take on spoken word and English Lit.



9.30pm to 10:30pm – Abstractions at Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery

Created especially for Culture Night Waterford, “Abstractions” it is written and directed by Natasha Everitt with videography by Mick Fortune, and featuring an ensemble cast.  Duration: 45mins approx. Over 18s only

All events are FREE!

For more event details check out the official Culture Night website or the Culture Night Waterford Facebook page.

A Guided Tour of Waterford Walls Murals

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