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On Friday September 20th, Waterford celebrates Culture Night with loads of free events. Culture Night is aimed at people who wouldn’t normally get a chance to savour some of the city’s most artistic offerings. Culture night is for busy parents, hard pressed students and those whose days are filled with other activities. For example all of the city’s Art Galleries are open – Greyfriars’ Gallery, Hive Emerging Gallery, Garter Lane Gallery, Southpaw Gallery and Soma Gallery. There are also free artist’s studio tours in Garter Lane, 18 Lombard Street and 6 Lombard Street. The Regional hospital has musicians in the Foyer and you can pop in FREE to the award winning Medieval Museum in the Viking Triangle for a free tour!

Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the regional arts offices and local authorities throughout the island of Ireland.


The Arch Barrack Street, Waterford (Waterford Youth Arts HQ)
17.00 – 21.30 Waterford Young Arts Critics (WYACs) curates ‘Talented Teens’ – a wide variety of performances including theatre, poetry and music, all created and performed by local teenagers in a ‘coffee-house’ type atmosphere. For more information go to: www.waterfordyoungartscritics.com or https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordYoungArtsCritics

Bank Studios, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
18.00 – 22.00 Group show by this outstanding new collective of artists, studio tours and music by local musicians

Central Hall, The Quays, Waterford – Lovers Dust special.
10.15 – till late. Red Kettle Theatre Co. hosts a post-show chat with the creative team of Lovers Dust (currently in the Theatre Royal). Followed by El Higado No Existe live!

Christ Church Cathedral, Viking Triangle, Waterford
20.00 – 21.00 Drum Circle and tours: Come along and have some fun in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church. All welcome – drums are provided. If drumming is not your thing why not take a free tour of Architect John Roberts’ masterpiece.

Ferrybank Library, Ferrybank, Waterford
18.00 – 19.30 ‘Polish Culture Evening’ with Food, Handcrafts, Traditional Music, Costumes and much more!

Garter Lane Theatre & Gallery, O’Connell Street, Waterford
18.00 – 20.00 Garter Lane Arts Centre, Animated State Dance Theatre Company, Conrado de Velasco and SAW Fest 2013 present ‘InterPhase 3’, an array of experimental compositions that fuse electronic soundscapes, generative art and live dance performance on Friday 20th September between 6-8pm as part of Culture Night 2013 in Garter Lane Gallery.
20.00 – 22.00 SAW Fest 2013 – a new and unique festival of experimental electronic arts commencing with special performances of new material from MiXile and Lunacybot with visuals and projections by Bangenuf Visuals.

Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Greyfriars St., Waterford
18.00 – 19.00 Taste – a selection of Municipal Art to whet the artistic appetite.
19.00 – 19.30 “From Blaas to Beverly Hills” 1980s/90s music legend and Waterford native, David Clementine, introduces (via satellite link-up from Beverly Hills) an incredible new documentary about his stunning rags-to-riches-to-rehab story. Followed by the exclusive world premiere of his miraculous comeback music video – “I Never Thought It Was Over Till You Blocked Me On Facebook”.

Greyfriars Street, Viking Triangle, Waterford
20.00 – 22.00 ‘Waterford in Mind’ Photographic and artistic representations of Waterford taken from the public domain. Contributing partners: ‘Old Places in Waterford’(Facebook), Waterford City Library, Waterford Municipal Collection.

Hive Emerging, 25 Michael Street, Waterford.
20.00 – 22.00 ‘PEEP’ Group show that glimpses into the future of Irelands contemporary art scene. It will feature artworks of emerging artists from across the wide spectrum of artistic disciplines with works selected through an open submission process.

House of Waterford Crystal Plaza, The Mall, Waterford
19.00 – 19.45 The Thomas Francis Meagher Fife and Drum Band will play a series of airs from their vast repertoire.

POSTPONEDKenneally Films, 19 Lombard Street, Waterford
A behind the scenes look inside the animation process of upcoming animated film “Waking Tiger” (a follow up to last year’s cult hit “The Cineplex“) featuring storyboards and character models.

Soma Contemporary Gallery, 6 Lombard Street, Waterford SAW Fest 2013 Special
18.00 – 20.30 SAW Fest 2013 (Sonic Arts Waterford Festival) Sound Posts and Visuals.
22.00 – till late SAW Fest 2013 Sets by Ikea Boy, Dez Link, Boxemissions with visuals and projections by Bangenuf (Booking essential) for 10pm performances go to – sonicartswaterford.com or facebook.com/SonicArtsWaterford and for tickets garterlane.ie

Soma Studio 6 Lombard Street and Lombard Street Studio, 18 Lombard Street Waterford
18.00 – 19.45 Waterford Artists open up their studios for one night to allow a glimpse into the creative process.

Southpaw Studio & Gallery, 18a Lombard Street , Waterford
20.00 – 22.00 Photonerds Camera Club Annual Photography Exhibition. Photo nerds is a club made up of amateur & Professional photographers. Southpaw is an new creative studio and galley space in Waterford.

Spraoi Studios, Carrickpherish, Northern Industrial Estate, Waterford
18.00 – 21.00 Visit Spraoi’s legendary HQ for a free tour. Bring a camera!

Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford: The Culture Night Arts Fair
18.00 – 19.45 Find out about everything happening Arts-wise in Waterford over the coming months. The Foyer in the Theatre Royal will be packed with arts organisations, arts groups and artists showing and demonstrating their wares.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), Waterford Regional Hospital, Ardkeen, Waterford
18.00 – 19.30 Claire Meaney will host a special Open Studio visual art workshop in the WHAT Centre for Arts & Health. Individuals are invited to come along and make art in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. (all ages over 18)
18.30 – 19.15 Healing Sounds performance in the main foyer of Waterford Regional Hospital from 6.30 – 7.15pm by local folk singer/ songwriter Neil White.

Waterford Treasures: The Medieval Museum, The Viking Triangle, Waterford
19.00 – 22.00 Exclusive – free guided Museum Tours in one of  Ireland’s most spectacular new museums.
Garden Room, Medieval Museum
18.00 – 21.00 Annie Brophy exhibition of photographs – “Welcome to the 60s”
20.00 – 20.30 Waterford City Archivist, will give a guided tour of the exhibition along with a short illustrated talk on Annie Brophy’s work.

William Vincent Wallace Plaza, Waterford
20.00 – 20.45 The prestigious De La Salle Scout Pipe Band will play a selection of music from their vast repertoire that originated 80 years ago!

There are also a number of other events in the pipeline – check waterfordarts.com for details.

Pre Culture Night: Daytime, Central Library
Culture for kids. Bring an adult!
The Waterford Europe Direct Centre is working with the City’s Arts office to present a day long programme for Waterford’s tots to tweens with information and taster sessions on what Waterford has to offer its mini culture vultures. All events are free and take place in Central Library, Lady Lane Booking is essential.
10.30 Baby Boogie Age 0-2
Enjoy dance and music with your baby in a workshop specially designed for parents of babies and toddlers. Parents and babies will be guided by local dance artist Libby Seward.
11.30 Hullabaloo present interactive story telling and workshop Age 2-4
Hullabaloo’s Noeleen Dooley and Caroline Hennessy will bring Eric Carle’s ‘Little Cloud’ story to life for preschoolers and their parents and carers. Be a little cloud for the morning – Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. Storytelling will be followed with a hands-on arts and craft workshop.
15.30 Drama Workshop with Little Red Kettle Age 5-8
For one afternoon only Little Red Kettle will bring a special taster workshop to the library. This workshop will be a gentle fun introduction for kids who are new to or a little reluctant towards drama.
15.30 Drawing Graphic novels Age 8-12
Spiderman, Batman or Naruto. Learn how to create your own character from your favourite graphic novel with artist Declan Pierce.
16.30 Waterford Youth Arts Craft and Music Workshop Age 8-12
A very special workshop featuring music and art brought to you by Waterford Youth Arts one of Ireland’s longest established youth arts organisations. Craft and engage with music under the guidance of artist Kelly Power.
16.30 Waterford Youth Arts Drama Workshop 10+
Introduction to drama and improv, on the spot, lots of fun. No experience required.  Try it and see if it is for you.
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