These are the FREE events happening in the South East for Culture Night

These are the FREE events happening in the South East for Culture Night

Culture Night takes place across the country tonight, with a host of free art, theatre and music events happening across the South East. Here are our top picks for Culture Night in the five counties


Gozadera Tropical and Locker 43 Bloc Party


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There will be live Djs, Skateboarding and breakdancing at Luca Records, Michael Street from 7pm


Nearby at the Apple Market from 8pm, Gozadera Tropical brings sounds of Colombia and the Carribean to the city.

No booking required for these events

Music Generation Concert


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The Ekphrasis Project

The Waxed Lemon presents the Ekphrasis Project in association with the Waterford Gallery of Art. Poetry and prose readings by Mark Roper, Joanne McCarthy and Mary O’Donoghue, as well as music by Derek Flynn. Event begins at 7pm, no booking required.


Design & Paint a Tile


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Design & Paint a Tile to create a Mural Wall to celebrate the diverse culture of all the different nationalities that now reside in County Kilkenny with local artist Mary Doyle Burke.All participants will first create their own design unique to their culture and nationality. The participants will then paint their design.The group along with artist, will then collectively lay out the tiles, which will be set in place to create a Mural.

Event takes place at Butler House and Gardens, Patrick St at 6pm. To book email [email protected]

Butler Gallery Bloc Party


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Live DJs in the Butler Gallery gardens, with late night entry to the exhibition by Kevin Atherton. Family-friendly and wheelchair accessible. open on a first come, first served basis from 6pm

Free Kilkenny Famine Experience

The Kilkenny Union Workhouse is now restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Hear the human stories of the inmates that lived and died within the wall. Learn about the unexpected discovery of over 970 human remains described as the most significant discovery in the world relating to the Irish Famine.The tour lasts approx. 50 minutes and includes complementary Starbucks coffee.Open from 4pm-8pm


Courtyard Sessions

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views, and will be performing a fully immersive show at the Annexe, Wexford Arts Centre Courtyard sessions. There will also be local spoken word artists and opportunity for open mic performances. From 8pm, booking required.

Polish Culture Treasure Hunt-Gorey

Bring your family and learn all about Polish history, geography and art through a Gorey town treasure hunt. The clues will be hidden in various locations in Gorey town, and you will need to find a minimum of 10 out of 15 stations to complete the game sheet.Bring your filled in game card to the Market House on Friday the 23rdSeptember, 5-8pm.The winners will be announced later that evening at the exhibition of Paul Strzelecki at Gorey Market House. Learn more and download the game sheet here


Carlow Storytellers

The Carlow Storytellers return for another Culture Night performance with their unique mix of recitations, storytelling, drama and poetry .Featuring special guests. At Carlow Library, Tullow street. From 7.30pm, no booking required.

Free Filmmaking Workshop

This workshop aims to introduce the students to the art, craft and technique of filmmaking, with insight into basic principles of commercial filmmaking and how the filmmaker can apply these tools in their own practices.Suitable for 14 years and above, starting at 6pm at Carlow College, St. Patrick's, College Street. booking required, email [email protected]


Big Bang Drumming Workshop

Big Bang Drumming provides drumming and percussion workshops nationwide to primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, corporate and business clients for team building and fun and local and national festivals. This workshop will include drumming rhythms and patterns, Body percussion, the rumble and more. Suitable for all ages. Event begins at 6pm at Tipperary Museum of Hidden History, Mick Delahunty Square, Burgagery-Lands East, Clonmel. Pre-booking is required Email [email protected] or phone 052 6165252.

Clonmel Musical Trail

Walk through Clonmel town and hear the amazing, harrowing and unbelievable stories of our local historical characters through song. From the infamous Flogger Fitzgerald under the arches at Main Guard to star-crossed lovers at Blue Anchor lane whose tragic and unexplained deaths in 1826 was one of the great mysteries of its time. Eamon O’Malley brings four stories to life in a newly-composed musical score, performed in the locations where these people lived and worked. 4 performances between 7pm and 9pm; duration 30 minutes.You will meet your guide at the Main Guard, the trail leads to four outdoor locations in the centre of Clonmel.Booking required , click here

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