CULTURE NIGHT LIMERICK 2013: The Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the sixth annual Culture Night Limerick initiative, a series of late night cultural events that will take place at various locations throughout the city and county on Friday, September 20. Culture Night is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Limerick Arts Office and local authorities throughout the island of Ireland. Last year, more than 300,000 people engaged with Culture Night and even more are expected to join in the cultural celebration this year. The Culture Night Limerick 2013 programme celebrates Limerick’s rich arts and cultural life with 50 separate events for all the family being held over a 5 hour period from 5pm to 10pm. Scheduled events include the launch of Music Generation Limerick City (6pm-8pm) during which various city venues will showcase the work of Music Generation with musicians, choirs and ensembles. Initiated by Music Network and funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds, Music Generation aims to help children and young people to access music education in their own locality. New events this year include the Red Viking Culture Night Bus Tour, the New Guild of Domestic Cooks Workshop hosted by Occupy Space, the refurbished Heritage Centre at Lough Gur, and the film launch of ’20 Weeks of Change’ from Limerick Smarter Travel. Events for children and families include Children’s Art Workshops at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Kids’ Arts and Crafts at The Hunt Museum, Jewellery Making Workshop for Children at Contact Studios and Clay Bell Decorations Workshop at St Mary’s Cathedral. “Towers, castles museums, galleries, theatres, heritage centres, artist studios and other venues throughout the city and county will host a wide and varied array of cultural events for members of the public to engage with and enjoy,” explained Sheila Deegan, Limerick Arts Office.
Culture Night will feature a number of events celebrating Limerick’s thriving arts, heritage and crafts sector. ‘Bellwether’ Exhibition Limerick School of Art and Design Gallery will present works by artists from Wickham Street Studios, curated by Aoibheann McCarthy. The Hunt Museum, in conjunction with the Arts Council, will present a major exhibition of English artist and sculptor Henry Moore (Tours at 5.30pm, 7pm & 8.30pm). ‘A Candle In the Window’ exhibition will be launched at the Red Door Gallery, Newcastle West, at 8pm followed by ‘A Candlelit Interlude’ with Hank & Edel, The Shamrock Bar, South Quay, Newcastle West (9.30pm onward). On Friday evening, members of the public are also invited to speak to artists in their studios at Faber Studios, ARC and Contact Studios. Theatre will also feature prominently this Friday evening. Limerick Youth Theatre presents RAW, featuring work directed and performed by: Limerick Youth Theatre, Fresh Film Festival and Limerick Rockers Cru. The event takes place Limerick Youth Theatre Studio, The Basement, 73 O’Connell Street from 6pm-9pm. Orchard Theatre will present ‘Swan Song’ by Anton Chekhov, performed by David Collins and Stefan Barry (6:30pm & 7:15pm, Limerick City Library, The Granary). Music, song and dance features prominently in the programme of events for Culture Night Limerick 2013. The Lola Montez Cabaret – the musical and dramatic telling of the story of Limerick’s most notorious daughter - returns for a one night only gala performance to celebrate the launch of Music Generation Limerick City at the Lime Tree Theatre. Music Generation is Ireland’s new National Music Education Programme. Meanwhile, there will be live opera performances throughout the evening at The Hunt Museum in association with the University Concert Hall (6pm-6.45pm, 7.30pm-8.15pm, and 9pm-9.45pm). Conradh na Gaeilge will once again hold their popular Oíche Chultúir sa Chistin, an informal night of Irish tradition, with music, song, dance and of course a cupán tae! Patterns Dance Performance, The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick 5.30pm. Enjoy contemporary dance pieces performed by talented artists with intellectual disabilities. The theme of multiculturalism and world music also will be celebrated during Culture Night. As part of the 7th Annual Polish Art Festival in Limerick, members of the Luterick Theatre from Bristol will be taking part in a live street performance show (The Hunt Museum). Jazz and funk band ‘Tongue bundle’ will perform at Limerick City Gallery of Art.
Meanwhile, storytelling, poetry readings and writing workshops will also feature on Friday evening. Limerick Writers Centre will be running two memoir writing workshops in association with The Frank McCourt Museum, 6pm to 7.30pm and 7.30pm to 9.00pm at the Museum. The University of Limerick will host the launch of ‘Forty Tall Tales’, a collection of faerie tales and wonder stories written by children from Limerick Schools and members of the University community. These 40 stories are illustrated by Damaris Smyth and arise from a storytelling event held with local storyteller Greg O’Shaughnessy. To celebrate Culture Night 2013, the newly refurbished Heritage Centre at Lough Gur invites the public to a one-off concert (7.30-10pm) featuring a number of local storytellers, musicians and poets who will perform many legendary pieces to entertain all. Limerick Printmakers will host printmaking workshops, with a wide range of activities for all ages. The Frank McCourt Museum will be giving guided tours of the museum, and local actors will read from Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, ‘Angela’s Ashes.’ ‘They’ve Not Gone Away You Know’ is an event focusing on classic poems taught in schools. A number of writers from The Limerick Writers’ Centre will recite their favourite classic poems outside the Quay Books stand in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. For further information on Culture Night Limerick 2013, please contact Sheila Deegan, at the Limerick Arts Office on 061 - 407421 / 407363, email@example.com or visit www.limerick.ie. Twitter : @limerickartsoff
STOP TOUR TABLE QUIZ: Bobby Byrne’s Bar will hold a Table Quiz on Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm. Teams of 4 only €20. Spot prizes on the night and complimentary finger food. All proceeds being donated to Limerick’’s 95FM Stop Tour for Limerick Kids. Please come out and support this great cause.
CDKL5 CHARITY WALK: There will be a charity walk in aid of CDKL5 on Saturday, September 21. The walk will take place from the People’’s Park at 1pm to Arthur’’s Quay Park and back to the People’’s Park. CDKL5 is a rare and devastating neurological disorder, that begins in infancy, affecting children all around the world. Children with CDKL5 require intensive speech, vision, physical and occupational therapies. Please come along and show your support for this event. For further information, please contact Samantha at 061 609 603.
BLOOD DONOR CLINICS: There will be Blood Donor Clinics at the Greenhills Hotel, Caherdavin on Monday, September 23 from 5pm to 8pm and in St. John’s Pavilion, Mulgrave Street on Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm to 8pm.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three month’s notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.
AN OLYMPIC EVENING: Sporting heroes will join with local Special Olympic athletes for “An Olympic Evening” fundraising wine and dine evening, at the Cornstore Restaurant in the city on Wednesday, September 25. There will also be a three-course gourmet meal, musical entertainment and auction. All proceeds from the night will go towards supporting Special Olympics Munster at the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games. Tickets for the event are €50 and are available from Siobhan Nolan on 085 8053 242, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(advance booking is essential).
HUNT MUSEUM LUNCHTIME LECTURE: The Hunt Museum Lunchtime Lecture “Evie Hone: An Irish Pioneer”, with an Illustrated talk by Niamh A O’Sullivan, of the University of Limerick, will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 1pm. Admission is Free.
OPEN MIC POETRY: Please come along to the White House Bar, 52 O’Connell Street, Limerick. Every Wednesday the White House Bar is transformed into a centre of culture, as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan, behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continues to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick.
The readings have provided an open, supportive venue for countless poets to perform their work, and has fostered a community of poetry. These Readings are preceded by an Open Mic Session, in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complimentary finger food is provided and there is free admission. For further information, please telephone 061 329 218, or 086 8657 494. You can also Email: email@example.com
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: This alternative form of prayer, takes place each Monday evening in Our Lady Of The Rosary Church, after Adoration at 7 pm. Many thousands of people all over the world have found their spiritual lives enriches by the practice of Christian Meditation. Christian Meditation has been practiced since the foundation of the Church and was reintroduced by the late John Main, who was a Benedictine monk. We say a prayer word, which we call a mantra and this word is repeated, all during the meditation. A difficulty for people are the constant distractions - we do not fight them; we treat them as background noise. Maybe you have attempted Meditation on some previous occasion, but do not be discouraged, as each attempt is regarded as a new beginning.
The goal of Meditation is to keep The Lord Jesus, in Reverence in our hearts and to be open to His Presence in silence and stillness. Meditation helps people to be in a state of empathy with God. The weekly meeting, helps people in the daily practice of Meditation in their lives.