Friday 22nd September
OPEN DOOR @ SOLAS GALLERY 7.45PM - 10.15PM
The doors are open to celebrate Culture Night with a mix of entertaining acts and activities, with music by Sarah Garden, Sean Rooney and Up & Away, Artist’s talk by Brendan Dean and a mentalist performance by Seamus Maguire.
SOLAS GALLERY, MAIN STREET, BALLINAMORE
ENQUIRIES: 071 96 44210 WWW.SOLASART.IE
Carrick on Shannon
MOVIES & MUSIC 5PM - 10.30PM
Carrick Cineplex presents movies and music for Culture Night 2017.
At 5pm there will be a free screening of The Secret Life of Kells, by Cartoon Saloon – a family friendly film suitable for all ages. At 7pm there will be a screening of Sanctuary, a film that balances humour and seriousness about a group of adults with intellectual disabilities. Followed by live music in the Cafe from 9pm. All events are free of charge and entry is on a first come first served basis.
CARRICK CINEPLEX, SLIGO ROAD, CARRICK ON SHANNON
ENQUIRIES: 071 96 72000 WWW.CARRICKCINEPLEX.IE
CULTURE NIGHT AT THE DOCK 5.30PM - 10PM
The Dock have a full programme of free events throughout the evening starting at 5.30pm with a Make’m Move Children’s Workshop - with artist Vanya Ward. A Gallery Tour and Read-in will take place at 6pm -Thinking, Living, Dwelling - A talk with some of the Green Door Homeowners about the books they have nominated for inclusion in the exhibition. There will be a projection of photography by Gerry Faughnan at 6pm and the Film Premiere of the Animation Youth Project at 6.30pm - Project funded by Leitrim County Council, the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government.
A Knowledge Swap will take place with artist Natalia Beylis from 7.30pm onwards. There will be music from 8pm with professional opera singer, Ilse Lubber who will be joined by the Serendipity Singers - a mixed choir of 25 members of various nationalities who have been together for 5 years. Young Leitrim baritone Gavin Sweeney will be performing a special concert at 8.30pm with Alla Crosbie. From Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Sweeney started his performance career as a member of the Leitrim Youth Theatre at The Dock and later studied Performing Arts in The American College Dublin. He will be performing a broad repertoire of songs from Nella Fantasia, and Pietà, Signore! to Caledonia and Mr. Cellophane and will be accompanied by pianist Alla Crosbie, the choral conductor of Carrick on Shannon based Millennium choir.
THE DOCK, ST GEORGES TERRACE, CARRICK ON SHANNON
BOOKING/ENQUIRIES: 071 96 50828 WWW.THEDOCK.IE
LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE
PLASTER CASTING WORKSHOP 5PM - 7PM
Ceramicist Kate Murtagh Sheridan is holding a unique alternative plaster casting workshop. No experience is required – you just have to be aged between 5 and 110 years! Drop by, meet the maker and take your very own creation away with you.
LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE, ST GEORGES TERRACE, CARRICK ON SHANNON
ENQUIRIES: 071 96 50550 WWW.LEITRIMDESIGNHOUSE.IE
ST GEORGE’S HERITAGE & VISITOR CENTRE
A NIGHT OF DRAMA 6.30PM - 8.30PM
Carrick on Shannon Heritage with the assistance of the Breffni Players are planning a night of drama starting with Alanna O’Kelly’s film No Colouring can Deepen the Darkness of Truth at St George’s Heritage and Visitors Centre. Then follow the stylised footprints of the Mother and Child from the Visitor Centre to the Famine Attic arriving at approx 7pm, where you will be able to experience what it was like during the Famine and listen to readings by members of the Breffni Players from the play The Black Stranger which was centred around that tragic period in Irish history. Written by Gerard Healy, the play was first performed by the Breffni Players in 1952-1953. One of the Adjudicators on summing up of the performance stated “he was not likely to forget this performance easily”.
ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CHURCH LANE, CARRICK ON SHANNON
ENQUIRIES: 071 96 21757 WWW.CARRICKHERITAGE.COM
THE READING ROOM
MEMOIR THROUGH OBJECTS 6.30PM - 7.30PM
Ted Sheehy tells how objects can elicit stories from us that we don’t know we have to tell. Living in North Roscommon, Ted has written and broadcast pieces of memoir for RTE Radio One’s ‘Sunday Miscellany’ programme and will bring several objects along that, by their own mysterious power, have led, or are leading him down story-telling pathways. Bring along an object, something small that resonates with you or triggers a memory, and we’ll share some (short!) stories together
THE READING ROOM, BRIDGE STREET, CARRICK ON SHANNON
ENQUIRIES: 071 96 71580 WWW.THEREADINGROOM.IE
THE BASE YOUTH CAFE
TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION 7.30PM - 9PM
Drumshanbo Comhaltas are hosting a Traditional Music Session in ‘The Base Youth Cafe’. There will be a slow session for Beginners/improvers 7.30pm to 8.15pm followed by intermediate/ advanced session until 9pm. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome
THE BASE YOUTH CAFE, HILLY ROAD, DRUMSHANBO, COUNTY LEITRIM
ENQUIRIES: 089 403 7596 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DRUMSHANBO-COMHALTAS
GLENCAR WATERFALL / THE GLENS CENTRE
STOLEN CHILD - THE MAGIC OF GLENCAR 7PM - 8.30PM
FAERY WORKSHOPS 11AM - 1PM & 1.45PM - 4PM
“Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild, With a faery, hand in hand….” Leitrim’s most celebrated waterfall is the place to be this Culture Night, as the faeries flit down from the hills above Glen-Car to try to lure you away to their haunts beyond the wandering waters, the rushes and the ferns evoked by W B Yeats in his wonderful poem, “The Stolen Child.” The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company - fresh from an award winning show at the Galway Fringe – in collaboration with the Glens Centre will present you with a new and thrilling production based on “The Stolen Child”. Expect the unexpected. Anticipate poetry, haunting music, mysterious voices, dazzling lighting effects, and a troupe of real Leitrim faeries who really want to steal you away. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening at Glencar Waterfall, voted one of Ireland’s most beautiful attractions, time after time. There will be a bus from the Glens Centre at 6.45pm or meet us at Glencar Tea Shed at 7pm for refreshments and magic cakes before the adventure. We are delighted that the Tea Shed is collaborating with us for Culture Night. The evening will last around 90 minutes and the bus will return to Manorhamilton.
Faeries aged 6 to 12 years, and their teachers, are invited to join Tori Lee and Rachel Webb at the Glens Centre from 11am to 1pm & 1.45pm to 4pm for fun workshops in movement, dance, drama, sound, costume and mask making. We will provide the materials - just bring your imagination! Come in as a boy or a girl child, leave as a faery all ready for a night of magic down at Glencar! Children will have time to go home for something to eat before gathering as faeries for the bus at 6.45. Please note: we need at least one adult to accompany and supervise up to 3 faeries during the evening events. The waterfall is not a suitable place for unsupervised little people. Places on the bus must be booked in advance at the Glens Centre.
GLENCAR WATERFALL, GLENCAR & THE GLENS CENTRE, NEW LINE, MANORHAMILTON
PERFORMANCE ENQUIRIES: 087 45 32306
WORKSHOP AND BUS BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES: 071 98 55833 WWW.THEGLENSCENTRE.COM
THE RAINBOW BALLROOM OF ROMANCE
TEA DANCE 2PM - 4PM
Never miss a chance to dance at the Rainbow Ballroom with music by Robert Brown. Light refreshments served.
RAINBOW BALLROOM OF ROMANCE, GLENFARNE
ENQUIRIES: 071 98 56831 WWW.RAINBOWBALLROOMOFROMANCE.IE
IONAD NA nGLEANNTA / THE GLENS CENTRE
AN PHALAISTÍN – CLÁR FAISNÉISE FAOIN SAOL SA WEST BANK AGUS i nGAZA. 9IN - 10.30IN
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE FOR ORDINARY PALESTINIANS LIVING ON THE WEST BANK AND IN GAZA? 9PM - 10.30PM
Ag a 9in in Ionad na nGleannta táimid ag tabhairt an deis an scannán conspóideach ‘An Phailistín’ a fheiscint in éindí leis an stiúrthóir Sonja Nic Giolla Easpaigh. Tugann an fáisnéiseáin (le fotheidil Béarla) ar déanadh a scanánú 12 bliain ó shin léargas dúinn ar shaol teaghlaigh faoi ghabhalltas in áit a scaoileann t leis na páistí atá ag caitheamh clocha leo. Beidh dreas cainnte leis an stiurthóir ina dhiadh.
At 9pm in the Glens Centre, we offer you a unique opportunity to see the controversial film “An Phailistín” in the company of its director, Sonja Nic Giolla Easpaigh. The hour long (English subtitled) documentary was filmed over 12 years ago in Palestine and documents a family’s life under occupation when tanks fired at children throwing stones. Sonja will discuss the film with the audience afterwards.
IONAD NA nGLEANNTA, AN LINE NUA, CLUAININ UI RUAIRC
THE GLENS CENTRE, NEW LINE, MANORHAMILTON
FÓN/PHONE 071 98 55833 WWW.THEGLENSCENTRE.COM
LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE
KELLY & MOLLOY (ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, LSC 2017) 5PM - 9PM
Two exhibitions featuring work made by Fiona Kelly and Nollaig Molloy for their respective residencies at Leitrim Sculpture Centre during 2017. Refreshments, local food (barbecue), workshop demonstrations and local musicians will accompany the exhibition.
LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE, NEW LINE, MANORHAMILTON
ENQUIRIES: 071 98 55098 WWW.LEITRIMSCULPTURECENTRE.IE
TALES OF A TRAVELLED PIANO - AN IRISH STORY 7PM - 8.30PM
Have you ever wondered what musical life was like in Ireland in the late 18th and in the 19th century; or you think you know what it was like? Well, a piano from one of Germany’s foremost musician couple - The Schumann’s - was brought to Ireland by a family in Donegal in 1862 and it can tell you a story or two. This it will do and more! also play music and delight you with some images. Of course this very piano, the Travelled Piano, is now too old to leave its place of rest, but it has a modern representative, which will do its best to entertain you on the night and hope you will come away with a delight in our own culture. Researched, written, narrated and all music played by Elisabeth Goell. With refreshments available during the course of the evening
MANORHAMILTON LIBRARY, LIBRARY CORNER, MANORHAMILTON
ENQUIRIES: 071 98 56180 WWW.LEITRIMCOCO.IE
AT THE STATION
DEPARTURES PARTY 6PM - 10PM
Open evening in a 19th-century railway station, with an exhibition of contemporary art by Djeribi and Jessica Kelly. This will be a special occasion to step inside an historic local landmark which was closed to the public in 1959, when the old narrow-gauge line was decommissioned. It is also the launch party for AT THE STATION, a series of happenings and events at the site. Special refreshments will be provided, with perhaps a few surprises. A departure from the ordinary!
AT THE STATION (OPPOSITE BAXTER’S CENTRA), STATION ROAD, MOHILL
ENQUIRIES: 086 877 6204 / 087 286 7769
IRISH MUSIC NIGHT 6.30PM - 7.30PM
Enjoy an Irish music night with local musician John Gamble with books and cds available on local music, with refreshments.
MOHILL LIBRARY, CASTLE STREET, MOHILL
ENQUIRIES: 071 96 31360 WWW.LEITRIMCOCO.IE
Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Leitrim County Council
An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an OÍche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Contae Liatroma