Culture Night is coming to Tallaght this Friday

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Have you made plans for Culture Night yet? It’s an annual event where all over the country arts and cultural organisations open their doors to the public for free. This year’s event is held this Friday September 18th and South Dublin County has a host of places for you to visit without going too far.

This year many of the arts and cultural organisations will open their doors until late, hosting free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Some highlights in South Dublin are:

County Library Tallaght

Enter the upside down world of Wonderland where everything “sounds uncommon non-sense” (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland). Families can enjoy Readings from Alice in Wonderland.

Time: 6.30 – 8 p.m. Telephone: 01 4620073

Website:  www.southdublinlibraries.ie

Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre presents Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s unique vision of human experience hammered out of the small Welsh seaside town of Llareggub (“bugger all” spelt backwards). Beautiful surreal, darkly comic and bawdy it is replete with characters who are romantic, earthy, mad, parochial and easily recognisable to all. The show opens with an omniscient narrator inviting the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants. Production by Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, directed by Geoff Gould

Time: 5 –  6.30 pm, limited to 2 tickets per person, Telephone 01 4627477

Website: www.civic theatre.ie

RUA RED

Dance Like No One Is Watching:  Facilitated by choreographer Cathy Coughlan, you are invited to enter a film booth to dance like no one is watching. The space will be lit by a spotlight and a selection of music will be available. You will be filmed for 10 seconds, creating a continuous moving portrait.    The film will be presented online, within 24 hours of the event, and projected in a public space in the days following culture night.

Also experience the newly opened exhibition Deadeye featuring work by Martin Healy, Niamh O’ Malley, Lorraine Neeson. Curated by Paul McAree.   

Time:  5pm – 7pm, Telephone: 01 4515860

Website: www.ruared.ie

Clondalkin

Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúir invites you to a free event of Irish Set Dancing lessons from 8‐9.30p.m. followed by a wonderful evening of Traditional Irish Music, Dance, Song and a Cúpla Focal. Beidh Fáilte Romhat, You’ll Be Welcome. Bígí Linn, Come Join Us

Time 7.00–11.30 pm

Telephone 4574847

Website: www.araschronain.ie

Rathfarnham

Pearse Museum/St. Enda’s Park (OPW)

Visit the historic Georgian mansion where Patrick Pearse, the leader of the 1916 Rising, lived and ran his innovative school, Scoil Éanna. Free guided tours, children’s storybook time (5-6pm) and Rathfarnham Theatre Group will provide a lively, entertaining and enchanting evening of drama, poetry and song from 8pm. Time 5–9 pm, Telephone 01 4934208

Website: www.heritageireland.ie

All events are free but must be booked with individual venues. Programme details are available from participating venues, South Dublin Libraries or on www.culturenight.ie