Limerick city of culture information evening

Daniel Tighe

Reporter:

Daniel Tighe

Karl Wallace, artistic director of Limerick City of Culture pictured with Pat Cox, chairman of the steering committee
Members of the public will have an opportunity to find out more about Limerick’s preparations to become the first National Irish City of Culture in 2014.

Members of the public will have an opportunity to find out more about Limerick’s preparations to become the first National Irish City of Culture in 2014.

An information evening will take place on Thursday, July 11 form 5pm to 9pm in No 2 Pery Square.

Artistic Director of Limerick City of Culture 2014, Karl Wallace said: “Over the past few months, there has been a real buzz around Limerick about the plans for City of Culture next year and the aim of the event is to show everyone what’s under our feet essentially in 2013, looking into 2014.”

“We have received over 350 ideas and as well as a chance to ask questions and find out more about Limerick City of Culture 2014, the night will also feature dance and theatrical performances from local Limerick artists including entertainment from Limerick choir Ancór at 7pm and an artisan craft fair will run throughout the evening,” said Mr Wallace.

“Those planning festivals next year and who wish to promote their event are particularly welcome. We are ambitious to deliver a memorable and successful inaugural City of Culture and generate genuine enthusiasm among the people in Limerick. Now we’re inviting everyone who would like to get a glimpse of our programme to come along on July 11 and enjoy a taster of just what 2014 will mean for Limerick,” he added.

Limerick will take up its designation as the first Irish National City of Culture on January 1, 2014.

The initiative, announced by Minister for Arts and the Gaeltacht, Deputy Jimmy Deenihan, will see a city in Ireland selected and designated as a national city of culture every two years with the designation itself lasting for one calendar year.

The first draft of the programme for Limerick City of Culture 2014 will be officially launched in September 2013.