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Your IMAGE Guide To Culture Night 2017


by Niamh ODonoghue
18th Sep 2017
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Have you ever wanted to visit IMMA, but something always seems to get in the way? How about trying out a new hobby, but just don’t seem to have the time? Tonight, cities, towns, and communities will spring to life after dark at the annual Culture Night, with – literally – thousands of free, family-friendly events taking place nationwide. The whole premise is that cultural centers, museums, galleries, theatres, workshops, studios – and everything else culturally drive – open their doors to the public for free for one night ‘so you can experience something totally new, free of change.

The capital city – and indeed even the smallest suburbs – will be buzzing; from poetry slams, free gigs, music lessons, and songs and dance, to arts and crafts, comedy, and more. With that, it’s time to start planning your Friday night adventure, so here are our top picks of things to do and see around Dublin city if you’re an art, film, music, or fashion fiend.

If You’re Into Art & Film

What:?Come get your fingers inky with the crew at Damn Fine Print studio in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. Learn how to pull your own limited edition print and take part in live screenprinting demos.

Where:??Unit 1, 32 North Brunswick Street

Time:?6pm – 10pm

What:?Get behind the potters wheel at Arran St. East where experienced potters will show you how to shape simple pots with the wheel and shape clay using your hands.

Where:? 1 Little Green St, The Markets Area, Dublin 7

Time:?5pm – 9pm

What:?This Friday, the?IFI?will present Short And Sweet:?3 programmes of family-friendly Irish shorts?from the IFI Irish Film Archive focuses on films featuring children and young people from the 1940s to the present day.??The programmes offer audiences a whistle-stop tour through the history of short film production in Ireland and will include newsreels, ads, public information films, animations and short dramas.?Booking is required?as space is limited.

Where:?6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

Time:??6pm – 10pm

What: Come meet local artists including Tara O’Brien, The Blind Elephant Collective, Solus and more at The Jam Art Factory in the heart of Dublin 8.?It will be packed with screen prints, street art, ceramics and illustrations, all with a quirky and unique feel, plus lots of local art and crafts.

Where:?64 Patrick Street, Dublin 8

Time:?6pm – 10pm

What:?The Clockwork Door is Ireland’s first and only TimeHouse; a brand new concept business being pioneered here.?A TimeHouse is a pay per minute venue where guests have free and unlimited access to everything; tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn, games and all live events. Here, there are six?active rooms – including a video game room with more than 12,000 games to a cozy room filled with teddy bears and bubble wrap!?This is a non-alcoholic venue dedicated to providing a friendly place to meet, stay and play with friends old and new.

Where: ?51 Wellington Quay, 1st Floor (Above EaTokyo), Dublin 2

Time:?5pm – 10pm

What:?Above the Fold are collaborating with the Tara Building to present a night of talks designed to highlight the creative and collaborative nature of Dublin’s newest co-working space. Talks will feature artists, designers, writers and event managers whose practice encapsulates culture in Dublin. Visitors will also have a chance to pull their own print with the help of Tara residents Apollo Print, ?as well as live music and light refreshments.

Where:??The Tara Building, Tara St, Dublin 2

Time:?6pm – 11pm

 

If You’re Into Fashion

What:?Grafton Academy of Fashion Design. See?fashion’shows and’showcases?from?former and current students.

Where:??6 Herbert Place, Dublin 2

Time:?5pm – 9pm

What:?Has your inner-magpie always wondered how beautiful trinkets are made, or where mystical gems are sourced? Drop by The Design Yard which?passionately fosters, curates and promotes the finest design and workmanship from both emerging and established artists. Housed in a beautiful Georgian building in Dublin 2, the facade is almost as beautiful as what you’ll find inside.

Where:? 25 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

Time:?5pm – 8pm

What: The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers will be on hand at The Constant Knitter this Friday to show you how to spin fleece into yarn with a drop spindle or a spinning wheel, and how to weave yarn on a loom. It’s advised to bring along your own equipment. if possible, in order to accommodate everyone.

Where:?88 Francis St, Dublin 8

Time:?5pm – 10pm

What:?Come get your hands messy with artists?Mary Conroy?&?Kate O?Kelly?at?Gallery Zozimus, where you will create your own unique?geometric 3D shapes created from 2D?flat-pattern paper.

Where:?55/56 Francis St, Dublin 8

Time:?6pm – 10pm

If You’re Into Music

What:?Immerse yourself in ceol as Gaeilge in Club Chonradh na Gaeilge le cupla deoch beag.?A c?il? will take place from 9.30pm to 10.30pm too, so bring your dancing shoes! Cuirfear f?ilte roimh dhaoine a d?fhreastail ar imeachta? Gaeilge timpeall na cathrach cr?och spleodrach a chur leis an o?che i gClub Chonradh na Gaeilge.

Where:?6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Time: 7pm – 11pm

What:?One of the most iconic recording studios in the world, Windmill Lane Recording Studios will give visitors the chance to see where the musical magic happens. Tours and live performances on the night.

Where:?20 Ringsend Rd, Dublin 4

Time:?6pm – 10pm

What:?A selected group of Irish traditional and roots performers will play a live set of traditional Irish music. Followed by a talk on the unique history of Mary’s, having been the location of the former Wicklow Hotel where, in 1921, Michael Collins and his comrades were not only regulars to the hotel but they also ordered a hit on the head porter who was suspected of being a spy. Pints, music, and craic – what more could you want!

Where:?8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Time:??6pm – 8pm

What:?The Irish Rock ?N? Roll Museum will offer a round of mini 15-min taster guided tours and give you a sneak peek into a part of their exhibition in Apollo Studios. From iconic memorabilia from legends such as U2 and Thin Lizzy to rehearsal rooms where guests can form their own band and rock out, it’s the ultimate Irish rock experience. Guided tours every 20 mins from 6pm-9pm, max 10 per group, first come first served.

Where:?Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Time:??6pm – 10pm

Click here to see the full Culture Night schedule

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