16th Culture Night Gets Underw...

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16th Culture Night Gets Underway Today


01:03 17 Sep 2021

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Culture Night returns for its sixteenth outing today, with in-person events across the country.


The event, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts in Ireland, will see exhibitions, performances, music and late night openings.


More than 1,000 events will take place around the country tonight for Culture Night.



Celebrations were curtailed last year due to Covid-19 but live-events are returning, as audiences are welcomed back both indoors and outdoors.


All of the live events are taking place in accordance with Covid restrictions, including mask wearing indoors and the requirement for Covid Certificates at events in restaurants and cafes.



Sinead O'Reilly, the Arts Council's Project Lead for Culture Night, says tonight is in preparation for a full return of the arts in October:


"We're not quite in full swing yet, but we're really getting there [...] this is about building towards that, and building on the publics confidence to return to arts & culture institutions."


Niamh Smyth, Fianna Fáil's spokesperson on Arts and Heritage, says this Culture Night will be a special one:


"We're after coming through a global pandemic, we have missed out so much on arts and culture, but this will be one that will be one to remember and never forget, especially for artists who are performing."


Exhibitions, performances, music and late night openings are all part of tonight's events - a full list can be found on the Culture Night website.

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