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Check Out Our 6 Highlights Of This Year's Culture Night

By seank

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


It's that time of the year again when Culture Night takes Ireland by storm.

The event is 10 years old this year and the list of events happening in Dublin alone is phenomenal. Problem is, there's too much great stuff on.

So we've taken to liberty of compiling a short list of things to check out this evening, here are our six highlights of Culture Night:

1. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

It's one of those places that lots of us mean to visit, but never do. The fascinating museum covers the colourful history of Ireland's most famous cemetery, the grave robbery that's taken place there, and even contains an exhibition dedicated to Daniel O’Connell. Booking is essential if you want to check it out, tours kick off at 5.30pm and finish up at 9pm.


2. Wonderland Culture Night Cabaret

Indulge in an evening of "Parisian flare" with Wonderland Theatre at Café en Seine. Join the festivities, step back in time and enjoy the 300-year-old Georgian surroundings of Café en Seine with the Culture Night cabaret. You can expect a night of live opera, interactive performance, dazzling dance, theatre, magic and other surprises at the café. The event is free begins at 7.45pm and is suitable for the whole family.


3. RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

The country's premier symphonic choral ensemble will be playing at Trinity College this evening. If you'd like to catch the 140 strong choir doing what they do best, they'll giving an outdoor performance at the Campanile at 6pm.


4. National Youth Orchestra

Catch the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland at the beautiful Freemasons' Hall this evening. Visitors will be ushered into the meeting rooms of this Victorian gem – where you enjoy the majestic surroundings, which were originally built as the Irish headquarters of the Freemasons. The performance begins at 6.30pm.


5. Gráinne Hunt

The Irish singer/songwriter will be playing at The Fumbally Exchange this evening. Set to release her debut mini album 'Firing Pin' on October 23, the talented songstress is set to be massive, having already been vouchsafed by Glen Hansard.

Catch the budding star at Fumbally Exchange, at 5 Dame Lane from 7.30pm.

6. BlueFire

BlueFire is set to transform Smithfield Square tonight. An intercultural organisation, BlueFire is dedicated to bringing a wide variety of music and cultural events from the diverse range of nations living in Ireland. The event will be lit by candlelight, those in attendance are encouraged to bring along their own food and enjoy the entertainment provided by BlueFire, which includes live music, performances, workshops and a few surprises (we hear there might actually be a giant game of Connect 4 happening). Visit Smithfield between 6pm and 10pm to enjoy the festivities.



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