Wide range of events to celebrate Culture Night

By Esther Hayden

Published 15/09/2015 | 00:00

There will be a celebration of Culture Night at Wexford Arts Centre of Friday, September 18.

The Culture Night Cabaret will celebrate culture, creativity and the arts. There will be a diverse mix of free events with something to suit every age and interest and this year starting from 5 pm. There will be an art workshop at 5 p.m. to explore and respond to the work in the featured exhibition Give Way. Younger children will delight in transforming everyday objects into otherworldly creatures, whilst older children may choose to create a painting or collage responding to their experience of the work by artists Emma Schwartz, Joey Bryniarska, Mathilde Ganancia, Paul Gaffney and Woosung Lee. Both workshops run from 5-6pm and 6-7pm. Workshops are open to all ages. Admission free but booking is essential.

Starting at 9pm the Culture Night Cabaret will include an eclectic mix of local music, theatre, literature and comedy featuring traditional legends, Alice and Sean Rattigan, Newline Theatre with Fáilte Loch Garman does Culture Night by Alison Martin, a hilarious tour with Wexford's most enthusiastic, and luckless, tour guide Fáilte Loch Garman (Fiona McDermott), Michelle Dooley Mahon, Sharon Clancy, Megan Kate Doolan, Shelly O'Grady on harp, The Wha and The Five Nines.

The NewLine Theatre will also be doing pop up performances across the town from 5pm to celebrate Culture Night. The performances will be inspired by their location. The Wexford Male Voice Choir will perform a mixture of pieces from their repertoire of spiritual, Irish, modern classics and operatic in St Iberius Church at 7pm while the Wexford Sinfonia Wind Ensemble will perform in the church at 8pm. Stagefight, a Wexford female only a capella group, will perform at 10pm.

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