Today, aerial performers and juggler wowed children and guests at the Sugar Club in Dublin, officially kicking off this year’s Culture Night – a national celebration of the arts. and Irish culture with free events spread across the island.
ulture Night 2022, officially launched by Tourism Minister Catherine Martin and Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly, begins the countdown to this Friday, 23 September.
“Our culture is innately a tourist attraction; We are known for that. When we travel abroad, we bring culture with us to showcase Ireland and attract visitors. This is the essence of hosting Culture Nights,” said Minister Martin.
“Culture Night is just another great element in the box of cultural tricks we have and can be proud of.
“It’s a night where you have easy access to a lot of events and that’s really important for all ages.”
The dark stage at Sugar Club was lit up this morning in a hazy haze of color and movement as two airborne experts, Sophia Bikova and Chloe Commins, enjoyed what this coming Friday will bring to the world. audiences at home and abroad.
“Over the years, I have participated in Culture Night to support other artists and friends and see their work. But now being able to actually be part of the culture night is an exciting thing,” Ms. Bikova said.
Starting gymnastics at the age of eight, Ms. Bikova currently performs with the Aerial Cirque performance studio in Dublin, which specializes in aerial silk shows.
“There are so many unique opportunities. Things you didn’t even know were there, are now open to the public. It was a really lovely night and I just think it’s a great opportunity to celebrate everything in Dublin,” Ms. Commins said.
Argentinian juggler Gregorio Richter also made an appearance, balancing glass balls overhead and entertaining local children from the National School of Performing Arts.
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An incredible 1,700 events will take place across Ireland on Culture Night, hosted by hundreds of cultural venues that are open to the public free of charge.
This massive expansion includes performance studios, museums, sports clubs, theaters and more.
Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the best features of contemporary Irish culture told through a multitude of mediums – including dance, comedy and film.
“It’s an annual gift from the arts community to the public to say ‘thank you for supporting us throughout the year. Look at what we have, try something new, experiment,’ Ms Kennelly said. “There is all the good, crazy, and obscure stuff out there.
“Dublin will be completely in tune with the action.”
A new addition to a 17-year-old tradition is the Late Night Culture, a series of specially programmed events around the country that take place later than in previous years.
“This is a signal of how we want to support and grow our nighttime economy, which is something to be really concerned about.Mrs. Martin said.
The Minister also referred to the progress being made by her department and Attorney General Helen McEntee in enacting legislation allowing nighttime businesses to operate longer and reap economic profits. from activities like Late Night Culture.
In Dublin, late-night enthusiasts can attend a Neo-Irish-Afroism dance and performance by Black Canvas – performed by Abi Coullibaly and Sello.
Galway audiences will enjoy a pop-up Gaeltacht with brass bands and artwork from every angle.
Cork audiences were invited to Cork Town Hall to hear some of Ireland’s most celebrated contemporary musicians including Stevie G and Minnie Marley.
These are just three of the 1,700 events scattered across the country.
“After the two years we’ve had, our artists need the public to perform. That interaction is a particularly important moment for each artist participating in events around the country,” said Ms. Martin.
“It’s the magic of an artist’s interaction to express their creation.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/its-an-annual-gift-from-the-artistic-community-to-the-public-1700-free-events-pencilled-in-for-culture-night-42001328.html ‘It’s an annual gift of the arts community to the public’ – 1,700 free events organized for Culture Night