Culture Night Cork City to stage several Irish Language Events

Organised by the Arts Office in Cork City Council, Culture Night Cork City is taking place this year on September 16 and will see a host of music, theatre, film, visual arts, exhibitions and guided tours all take place for free. Culture Night Cork City will involve over 100 venues in Cork and over 200 free events will take place on the night.

This year several Irish language events will be taking place in Cork for Culture Night, which are suitable for all ages and all levels of Irish.

Gael-Taca will present an evening of theatre as gaeilge as Graffiti Theatre perform Jackie a play suitable for young children and Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha stage a production of Is Fada Anocht from the pen of Críostóir O’Fhloinn.

At Outlaw Studios in the Marina, Dowtcha Puppets are hosting a special Puppets Conversation and Puppets Picnic as gaeilge.

>Historian Pól Mac Coitir and a variety of storytellers will tell stories in Irish and show films of old Cork City characters in the Clarion Hotel. Re Rá will host a fun evening where everybody has the opportunity to speak Irish and enjoy Irish music, songs and much more at Cork County Cricket Club.

Learn about the streets of Cork on a guided Irish language historical tour with Mícheál Ó Laoghaire. Triúr Seán – Peadar Ó’Riada, Sean O’Riada’s son will give a lecture about his father in Cork City Library while Liam Heffernan will read poetry by Sean Úi Ríordáin and Sean Uí Tuama. Explore astronomy heritage in Irish in a special planetarium pop up by Blackrock Castle Observatory in the foyer of Millennium Hall (Cork Hall) and meet and sing traditional Irish songs with the Cork Singers Club at An Spalpín Fánach.

As part of Culture Night Cork City, a series of trails will take place including On the Trail of the Poets– a poetry trail around the streets of Cork where well know Cork poets including Paul Casey, Ian Wild, Gerry Murphy, Mary Noonan, Mathew Sweeney and Patrick Cotter will read from iconic Cork locations such as Elizabeth Fort and Nano Nagle Bridge.

Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship, which is organized by Cork City Council Arts Office, Crawford Art Gallery and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, will showcase the artwork of over 60 artists across ten city venues on Culture Night. A exhibition talk and tour of Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship will take place in the Atrium of City Hall at 6pm and in the Crawford Art Gallery at 7.30pm. ISL Sign Language Services will be on offer at both talks. There will be storytelling for deaf and hearing audiences in Cork City Library (5pm-5.30pm) and The Great Escape, a children’s aerial show which tells the untold story of the world’s greatest escape will take place in Millenium Hall at 6.30pm with ISL Sign Language provided. Booking is required for The Great Escape. See www.culturenightcork.ie

Culture Night Cork City is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in partnership with Cork City Council. Cork’s 96FM and the Cork Independent are the media sponsors of Culture Night Cork City.