A hundred free events as Culture Night makes a return

 Volunteers sought for Friday week to help annual festival go off with a bang

A hundred free events as Culture Night makes a return

At the launch were Lizanne Jackman, Suzanne Ryan, Sheila Deegan, Aoife Potter-Cogan, Marta Slawinska, Karen Fitzgerald and Cllr Michael Hourigan, Mayor of the Metropolitan District

CULTURE Night is on its way to Limerick again, with the council promising “a feast for all the senses”.

Over 100 free events will be taking place between 5pm and 11pm across Limerick city and county next Friday, September 16.

One of the most popular nights of celebration in Limerick, there will be six themes: heritage, children and family, art and design, theatre and film, poetry and writing plus music and dance.

From ‘Pinch Pot Constructions’ and ceramic throwing to a guided tour of the book of Kells, or a walk around the city’s medieval walls, there is likely to be something for people of all ages.

For the peckish, there will be a chance to try various pieces of international cuisine, while there will be designated picnic areas for families to dine.

Sheila Deegan, arts and culture officer with the council ,said: “I love the energy of Culture Night with friends and families seeking out events and happenings in usual and unusual spaces.”

She praised those organising the 100 events, and called on everyone using Twitter and other forms of social media to use the hashtag #WeareCulture.

Volunteers are being sought and you can contact Karen Fitzgibbon on 086 408 5498 if interested.

Ms Fitzgibbon said: “Culture Night plays an integral part in our city and county each year when arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. “

For more information on Culture Night 2016, or to find out on becoming a volunteer, you can telephone 061-407100, or log onto www.limerick.ie, or www.culturenight.ie.