Explore Improv with actor Alison Glennie

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Cope Foundation Gallery & Shop, Harte's Courtyard
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking required

Actor Alison Glennie explores improv through theatre games, in this intergenerational, inclusive, community workshop.

Part of Cope Foundation’s 60th Anniversary – Together we can do great things. Cope Foundation’s vision: “A society where people of every ability can live life to the full.”

Cope Foundation’s mission: “To enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism; working in partnership with them, their families and local communities, to provide a range of person centred services and supports. These will enable each person to live life to the full, influence the decisions that affect them, and actively participate in their community.”

Global Stories

THEATRE & DANCE
Literature
Venue: Carrigaline Library,
Town: Carrigaline
Time: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Stories are central to our lives and to every culture in the world. Whether surrounded by polar wastes or tropical rainforests, people everywhere have always dramatised their hopes, joys, fears and sorrows in the form of stories, told, written and sung… A team of students from Cork School of Music’s drama degree course will perform stories from the Cherokee, the South African, the Irish and the Eastern European traditions.

Recycled Rythyms

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, Astna Square,
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Clonakilty Community Arts Centre will host a week of creative, fun and informative workshops all building up to the finale event on Culture Night.

  • Tuesday 19th – Vocal workshop – Exploring using the voice and singing together.
  • Wednesday 20th – Patterns of Rhythm – A workshop using printing, painting and fabric to decorate and personalise instruments to be created in the Recycled Rhythms workshop.
  • Thursday 21st – Recycled Rhythms – A workshop combining sustainability and music making. Rubbish and unwanted household items will be used to create instruments including djembes, hand held frame drums and shakers.
  • Friday 22nd – Culture Night! – All workshop participants are invited to meet for the final workshop at 5.30pm with community music practitioner John Bowker. John is the creator of Tribal Spirit Drumming and is also a very talented facilitator working with many different groups of people across Ireland, encouraging people to make magical music through drumming and singing.
    At 7pm, we will have a fun procession through the town and join Culture le Cheile event at the Culture Dome in the Community Garden for an evening of song, drumming, tattooing, eating and fun.

All the workshops are accessible to everyone, from complete beginners to professional musicians, from children to adults. Come along and make beautiful music with us. Please call Lorraine on 086 312 1374 for final details and times of workshops.

Cork ETB and Community Organisation

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Cork Adult Education Centre, New Street
Town: Macroom
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Art Exhibition. Storytelling with Pat Speight. Blas nu Gaeilge: Amhránaíocht na Mumhan le Caitllín Ni Bheaglaíoch. A performance from Macroom Community Choir. To round off the evening a Session with musician and songwriter Ger Wolfe.

Helica – An evening of visual art and dance

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
Venue: Uilinn West Cork Arts Centre,
Town: Skibbereen
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking required for HELICA – call or email

Come along to Uillinn on Friday 22 September for Culture Night, a national event to support people to experience culture in their own locality. The evening will feature a guided tour of Susan MacWilliam’s exhibition, open studio and conversation with Cavan based visual artist Kim Doherty and a dance performance from soloist Sara Hernandez performing a part of a new work HELICA with insights shared by choreographer Helga Deasy with Q&A to follow.

Join us at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre for an evening of visual arts and dance. All are welcome to our galleries at 6pm for a wine reception and guided tour of the current exhibition Modern Experiments by Susan MacWilliams.

This will be followed by a conversation with Cavan-based artist Kim Doherty, around the intersection of arts facilitation and arts practice, as she concludes her studio residency at Uillinn.

Finally visitors are invited to a sharing of an excerpt (the completed work will be premiered on 21 October) of Helica, a colourful and vibrant dance performance, performed by Sara Hernandez and created by Helga Deasy as part of Uillinn’s Dance Artist in Residence Programme. A Q&A will follow, providing an opportunity for the audience ask questions about the work and dance as an art form.

 

West Cork Arts Centre works with local, national and international artists, arts organisations and other agencies to present a high quality visual art and dance programmes that offers the people of West Cork a broad and in-depth experience of contemporary arts. Education is at the heart of its activities with a wide range of events, residencies, workshops, community-based projects, partnership programmes, screenings, seminars, talks and tours on offer throughout the year. The unique and enriching opportunity to experience and work with real artworks and live artists is explored through many of its integrated and inclusive programmes.

In partnership with Cork County Council, West Cork Arts Centre, supports a growing and ambitious contemporary dance programme which presents opportunities for dance research, classes, professional development, performance and project work with communities both onsite and off, to increase public participation in this dance form and to make accessible, high quality cultural experiences for this rural community.

Medieval Experience

THEATRE & DANCE
TALKS & TOURS
VISUAL ART
Venue: Kanturk Castle,
Town: Kanturk
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Take a step back in time with our Medieval Experience for Culture Night 2017. Join us for a night of sword fighting, crafters, birds of prey, wolves, archery and more….

Join us in bringing history to life for Culture Night 2017 as we take a step back to ancient times at Kanturk Castle and relive the times our ancestors lived in. We will have craft workshops including Basket Weaving, Spinning, Pottery, Blacksmithing, Archery, Shield Making and Bow Making. We will also have our birds of prey and wolves exhibit as well as other animals on display. Take lessons from our Medieval Knights and learn to fight with sword and shield, axe, dagger and spear. We will also have historical talks about different ages from ancient Celts, Vikings, Norman Knights etc. Sit back and watch our specially trained warriors and shield maidens perform some dramatic combat displays. This is an event not to be missed. So for something a little different for Culture Night 2017 why not be a Medieval Knight!

Wild Boar Warriors are a Living History group that do theatrical / dramatic battle displays. We have a living history village with specialised trained warriors and shield maidens that fight with an array of weapons. We also have Wolves and Birds of Prey. We are available for all events, Weddings, Festivals, Clan Gatherings, Movie Extras, School Visits, Birthdays etc.

Global Stories and Dance

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Whitechurch Community Complex,
Town: Whitechurch
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Students of Johnny Hanrahan present Tales from Many Lands followed by an hour-long dance display from Whitechurch’s local Zumba instructors with music and dance encompassing Latin American, Jazz, African beats, country, hip-hop and pop. All welcome to join in the dance fitness party atmosphere.

Stories are central to our lives and to every culture in the world. Whether surrounded by polar wastes or tropical rainforests, people everywhere have always dramatised their hopes, joys, fears and sorrows in the form of stories, told, written and sung… A team of students from Cork School of Music’s drama degree course will perform stories from the Cherokee, the South African, the Irish and the Eastern European traditions.

Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop. Whitechurch’s local Zumba instructors Siobhàn & Toni will give an hour display of the weekly dances that take place as part of there Zumba classes.

Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance with Clonakilty Comhaltas

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Astna Square,
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Join Clonakilty Comhaltas branch members for what promises to be an enjoyable evening on the streets of Clonakilty.

Traditional Irish music, song and dance play an important role in maintaining and developing Ireland’s cultural identity. This event will showcase some of the well-known tunes, songs and dances associated with the locality and throughout Ireland.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann promotes Irish cultural traditions both nationally and internationally through music, song, dance and various forms of spoken word performance. The Clonakilty branch of Comhaltas was founded in 2014 and aims to provide a platform for those interested to come together and perform at various events including the nationwide Fleadh festivals and local events. Our branch holds classes from October to April in Clonakilty.

Oíche Ghaelach le Gaeilgeoirí Chois Móire

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Fermoy Youth Centre, Ashe Quay, Rath-Healy
Town: Fermoy
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Irish language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Bí linn d’oíche amhránaíochta agus scéalaíochta le Gaeilgeoirí Chois Móire! Join us for an evening of Irish language, song and stories!

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Rossmore Theatre at Michael Collins House

THEATRE & DANCE
TALKS & TOURS
Venue: Michael Collins House, 7 Emmet Square
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Michael Collins House, in association with Rossmore Theatre will bring Irish revolutionary history to life with dramatic readings of poetry, speeches and song enacted throughout the museum for the duration of the night.

In an intimate and historical setting hear the poetry and words of the 1916 signatories, the laments of 1798, re-enactments of passionate political speeches, the heartfelt love letters between Michael Collins and his fiancé Kitty and more.
Michael Collins House is a new museum in Clonakilty, Cork dedicated to Irish patriot Michael Collins and the history of Irish Independence. Through guided tours, audio visuals, interactive displays and more, history is brought to life for all the family.

‘Listen Janey Mac’ by Dowtcha Puppets and ‘The Tallest Smallest Circus Show’ by Arran Towers

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Floor 16, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road
Town: Cork
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Listen Janey Mac | 7pm
See the history of Cork and Ireland with Janey Mac! Janey Mac and her puppy ‘Pepper’ make a wish in the magical stone circle in Aunty Megan’s back yard and find themselves transported back in time, trying to find each other and their way home. Janey meets a boy who lives in a ring fort who has trouble concentrating on his chores; helps Finbar and Dunbar pick a spot to build their church and has to rescue Pepper from the clutches of Gobnet, queen of the medieval slums; and still gets home in time for tea.

is a charming, fun exploration of the history of Cork and Ireland through puppetry and song. It’s and a mild cautionary tale reminding us all how lucky we are to live in the 21st century!

The Tallest Smallest Circus Show | 7:45pm
When a simple truck driver opens a magic box of circus props the show takes off all by itself! Will a clueless Ringmaster with no performers be able to prove the old adage “the show must go on”? He is going to require a lot of help if a show with jugglers, acrobats, daredevil clowns and performing elephants is to reach its finale.

County Hall is delighted to host a jam-packed evening of Culture Night events. Find locally made treasures at the Cork Craft & Design Market; explore diary writing in workshops with memoirist Alice Carey; delight kids and kids at heart with Dowtcha Puppets’ Listen Janey Mac, Arran Towers’ The Tallest Smallest Circus Show, and balloon art from Aaron the Balloon Man; chill out to jazz trio Filology with poet Bernadette Gallagher; and enjoy readings from award-winning bilingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa while artist Hazel Hurley illustrates your view from the 17th floor.

Taster Youth Theatre workshop

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: The Mercy Centre, Bathview
Town: Mallow
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wheelchair accessible | 11 to 18 years

This is a demonstration drama workshop – to show how a Lightbulb Youth Theatre session works. Our drama facilitator will run a typical workshop with current Youth members and anyone who would like to participate. All welcome to attend and join in!

Mammy through the Post Box

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
Venue: The Blue House Gallery, Main Street
Town: Schull
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Partially wheelchair accessible

‘Mammy through the Post Box’ – another instalment in the life of Eileen O’Brien, written and performed by Karen Minihan.

When Karen first read her Monologue ‘Eileen’ in the Blue House Gallery for Culture Night in 2013, she was so taken with the audience reaction that she decided to perform the piece herself and so took to the roads of West Cork, performing over two years in halls, buses, hotel rooms, bars and galleries and the CAT Club in Cork.

In this next instalment the divorce that had begun in the first Monologue is finalised and she has moved out of the bungalow, the former family home. Mammy has taken ‘a turn’ and Eileen, of course, bears the brunt of the caring; despite the best efforts of her sister, Noelle, hapless brother Daithí and exuberant friend, Marilyn.’

Blue House Gallery Schull show a mixture of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics by West Cork, National and International artists.

Gaeilge, Ceol agus Rince

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: An Naíonra, Halla an Chomhphobail, Sráid Mhór Thuaidh
Town: Youghal
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Irish Language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Cur i láthair faoi stair agus bunús damhsa Gaelach; filíocht agus ceol ó Chomhaltas Eochaille. Bí linn agus labhair Gaeilge linn! Faoí cúranh Conradh na Gaeilge agus an Naíonra.

A relaxed evening of Irish conversation, with a talk about the origins and history of Irish Dance, poetry readings in Irish and music from Comhaltas.

Gaeilge agus Fáilte – cúpla focail nó níos mó.
Ag léamh scéalta agus dánta- Ciorcal Comhrá
Stair na Rinncí Gaelacha ó Nora de Bhíal.
Corn Píopa – Nora de Bhíal (muinteóir rinnce).
Reel – Zara Uí Bhrían (An Naíonra)
Canadh le chéile as Gaeilge – le Suzanne ar an guitar (An Naíonra)
Ceól ar na bPíobhaí Móra ó Katie agus Emma. ( íarr daltaí An Naíonra)
Roinnt Phoirt ó Conhaltas – íarr daltaí An Naíonra.

Story and poetry readings from members of an Ciorcal Comhrá, readings consist of stories on local saint Naomh Choráin from the Annals of Youghal by Cannon Samuel Hayman and writings of local author Annraoí Ó Liatháin.
History of Irish step-dancing from Nora Veale,
Reel: Zara O’Brien (An Naíonra)
Hornpipe: Nora Veale, Dancing Teacher, Welsh school of Dancing.
Sing along as Gaeilge le Suzanne and music from Comhaltas and past pupils of An Naíonra.

An Naíonra, Irish Medium playschool, is based in Youghal Community Centre and was established in 1980 by Conradh na Gaeilge.

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Busking the Night Away: A Mid-September Showcase of the Arts

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: The Courthouse, Main Street
Town: Midleton
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A fun-filled evening of performances, films and great music by local artists. Come see what Midleton Arts Festival is all about, why it’s a great asset for the town, and share your ideas for next year’s festival! Be greeted at the Courthouse by buskers outside. Come in to see highlights from this year’s festival including some of the best films, the Drum Circle, and ECMP’s RAW installation. Enjoy a showcase of Midleton’s finest theatre, dance, history, and artwork – plus music to get you moving! We’ll also let you in on a secret… the theme for next year’s festival!

Midleton Arts Festival: A mid-May celebration of the arts is a vibrant and welcoming annual festival that promotes, expresses and celebrates the bountiful creativity in Midleton and East Cork.

Give us a recitation!

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Tynte's Castle, Red Store, North Main Street
Town: Youghal
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Youghal Celebrates History, Youghal Little Theatre and Youghal Men’s Shed present a night of old favourite recitations performed by people who have made them their own.

Many people had favourite recitations ( IF, the Four Farrellys), the Cremation of Sam Magee, Dangerous Dan McGrew, Micheál Mór, the Night before Christmas, the Harpy, and so on) – these will be performed on the night by people who have made them their own. All are welcome. We would appreciate it if those who had a suggestion or a recitation would contact us beforehand.

Oíche Chultúir na hEochaille

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Mall Arts Centre, Emmet Place
Town: Youghal
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Aimed at teenagers | Wheelchair accessible | Irish language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Tráth na gCeist, seisiún ceoil agus dioscó céilí, dírithe ar dhéagóirí agus á chraoladh ar Raidió Pobail Eochaille! A quiz, music and a céilí disco, directed at teenagers and broadcast on Youghal Community radio!

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Knockraha Area Community Association

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Knockraha Community Hall,
Town: Knockraha
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A concert encompassing cabaret, storytelling, Irish Dancing, traditional music and an exhibition.

Milford Comhaltas Culture Celebration

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Milford Community Hall, Milford
Town: Milford, Co. Cork
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Milford Comhaltas branch- Craobh Chill Bheoláin are again hosting Culture Night in Milford Hall at 8pm. This promises to be an evening of great entertainment with Irish dancing, set dancing, traditional music, storytelling, singing and recitation to be enjoyed. Refreshments will be served and a great evening of entertainment is guaranteed.

Craobh Chill Bheoláin – Milford Comhaltas – work to promote traditional Irish music and set dancing. We organise weekly adult set dancing classes during the winter and céilithe are held monthly from September to May. Traditional music classes for children are held weekly beginning in September with a variety of instruments being taught.

Rehearsed Reading of New Plays by Mary Angland & Aidan O’ Keeffe

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: The Daily Grind, O'Brien Street
Town: Kanturk
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Funeral Blues by Mary Angland
A chance look in the obituary column of the local paper leads two elderly neighbours into a discussion of death, local characters and that most essential of all jobs in the fabric of Irish life – that of the undertaker.

Part Two of The Ceann Toirc Trilogy: The Railway Tavern by Aidan O’ Keeffe
“Kanturk hasn’t always been kind to us, but it’s always been there for us”
Following on from the success of 2016’s The Mill Road Letters, comes Part Two of The Ceann Toirc Trilogy: The Railway Tavern.
August, 1998, and the rituals and routines in a Kanturk pub are rent asunder by an unexpected return. Sometimes, memories can’t wait…

Seating is limited and is assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Dunmanway Comhaltas

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Sam Maguire HomesteadDunmanway, Mallabracka
Town: Dunmanway
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm

All ages event

An evening of trad music, song, dance and storytelling will take place in the old farmhouse setting of Sam Maguire Homestead. Limited set dancing will take place if space allows. Refreshments and cupán tae will be served.

Comhaltas activities in Dunmanway
Dunmanway Comhaltas provide Ceili & Set dancing classes for adults and children from September to April and traditional music classes on all instruments as well as traditional singing classes. There is a monthly singing session night on the last Friday of every month and numerous Ceili during the year. For Further info call Derry on 086 275 8388

Embracing our culture, Glanworth 2017

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Glanworth Community Centre, Church Hill
Town: Glanworth
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Glanworth players are delighted to present ‘Embracing our Culture’ a celebration on this our national culture night. Featuring extracts from Irish Drama, song and dance to celebrate this wonderful occasion. A unique opportunity for Glanworth and the surrounding area to enjoy this free night showcasing the many talents we have as a community.