Kilkenny is again set to have one of the largest offerings of activities for this year’s Culture Night, which will take place on September 23 in 30 cities, towns and counties across Ireland.
The newly opened Blackstack Studios will present printing demonstrations and workshops, and the Butler Gallery will host a “smoke and mirrors” evening viewing of Ian Burns’ exhibition ‘Supreme Fiction’, while the Hole in the Wall will host “An Evening with Katie Kim and Band” and then Play3some, a play “about love, romance and confusion” with tones of Beckett and hip-hop.
The National Craft Gallery will present ‘The Crafted Cabaret’, including tours of its exhibition ‘Modified Expression’, a paper-making workshop and hat making; and “up-cycling” demonstrations with artist Deirdre Hart will take place in MacDonagh Junction.
A book reading of Old Friends: The Lost Tales of Fionn Mac Cumhaill by Tom O’Neill will take place in St Lachtain’s Church in Freshford, and an event in the city library at John’s Quay will celebrate Polish culture with music, dance, art, storytelling for children, food and talks.
The Kilkenny Writers Group will present “Let Down Your Hair” in Langton’s Set Theatre, and Kilkenny Borough Council will open its chambers for ‘Treasures of Kilkenny’, where the public is invited to see items from the city archives on display.
The Blackbird Gallery on William Street will host a late opening, and music recitals will take place in the Heritage Council headquarters beside St Canice’s Cathedral.
The Watergate Theatre will host a performance of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible presented by US troupe Keegan Theatre.