Culture Night to make a return to Limerick in September

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Jack Siddle checks out the Fab Lab on Rutland Street during Culture Night last year, during which seventy specific events in total took place. It returns on September 18 next. Picture: Alan Place.
CULTURE Night returns for a seventh consecutive year this September, with a wealth of activities for culture lovers.

CULTURE Night returns for a seventh consecutive year this September, with a wealth of activities for culture lovers.

The event, which has consistently enticed people out in their droves to take advantage of free admission and late opening hours in the city’s arts, culture and heritage venues, takes place on September 18 next from 5pm-10pm.

Seventy specific events in total across Limerick took place last year, a record for the annual event, which is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust programme, in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the local authority and Limerick 2020 Bid.

Cultural organisations are being asked to support the initiative by submitting details of their free Culture Night event before Friday, which is the deadline for brochure listings.

“Culture Night provides an ideal opportunity for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to access and enjoy the rich cultural offering of Limerick’s arts, heritage and cultural venues,” said Sheila Deegan, arts and culture officer for the 2020 bid.

“City of Culture demonstrated that cultural events have a potent power to change and act as a catalyst to bring friends, family and visitors together. As Limerick bids to become EU Capital of Culture 2020, we are very encouraged by the desire and need through culture of citizens to demonstrate their pride of place and appreciation of the unique cultural heritage of Limerick, as well as highlight the abundance of cultural activities taking place here.”

See www.limerick.ie/council/culture-night-call-out for more details.