Yesterday, we picked some unmissable events taking place at this years Culture Night. We continue the event selection today to make sure you don’t miss a Culture Beat, did you see what I did there? Culture Night only happens once a year so we want to make sure you know what’s on around town to get the most of it. Here is what’s on offer!
A 30 minute talk on the history of D’Olier Street from Maurice Earls, founder of Books Upstairs and joint editor of The Dublin Review of Books at Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier street. There will be a particular emphasis on the location and on the many political and literary associations with the D’Olier Street which was a literary, publishing and bookselling centre until the mid-twentieth century. D’Olier Street has associations with an extensive cast of literary and political figures ranging from Daniel O’Connell, James Clarence Mangan, Lady Wilde, Flann O’Brien and James Joyce through to contemporaries such as Paul Durcan.
Where: Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier Street
You’ll be licking your lips in no time at all as you sip on some whiskey and listen to it’s history. Journey back through time in a historic setting. This fantastic museum unveils the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey. It will uniquely depict the origins of Irish whiskey it’s rise to glory to it’s dramatic fall and of course the current revival of new Irish whiskeys. Savour the captivating anecdotes by our entertaining guides as they bring you through the ages of Irish whiskey.
Where: Irish Whiskey Museum, Grafton Street
Get all the glorious fun of being in India or Thailand for a night as you get spun around the city on a tour of Dublin’s more intriguing locations. Scurry down small streets and lane-ways visiting locations like; Dublin Castle, Cows Lane, Essex Street, South Anne Street and George’s Street Arcade.
Where: 4 Cork Hill, City hall
This was also mentioned in my events to do in Dublin this week but it is so tasty that I thought it was worth another mention. Roar at tourists in the Viking splash Tour before finishing up in The Sugar Club for some BBQ and even tastier tunes. The crowd that goes to Discotekken are simply delightful people to socialise with.
Where: Dublin City Centre & The Sugar Club
Essentially play with really expensive gear to make some beautiful music live. The ultimate DJ Push Playground combines Ableton Live a unique music creation and performance software and Push a hardware instrument for playing and composing. The Push Playground has recently been showcased at The Meltdown Festival, The iDig Music Festival and Dublin Comic Con.
Where: Temple Bar Music Centre, 31 Essex St E, Dublin 2
Enjoy a stunning show of aerial acrobatic and also take the opportunity to get involved yourself. You may be the next big thing! Who knows. Worst case scenario, you burn a few calories! Open to people of all skill levels.
Where: 10 Exchequer Street Dublin 2
On the eve of their annual festival, BlueFire are delighted to bring their Smithfield Summer Picnics to Culture Night, but with a twist. Bask in the glow of candlelight, enjoy live music, performances and workshops. Pack some delicious treats and join them in Smithfield Square for an evening under the stars! There may even be a few surprises in store. BlueFire create free cultural and artistic events to make the most of Dublin’s diversity and space.
Where: Smithfield Square
Assuming they’re not referring to normal trading, this may suggest free piercings, tattoos and coffee for one night only. If ever you wanted to make an impulsive decision, this might just be it.
Where: 15 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Visit one of Ireland’s leading contemporary fine art print studios! Offering free guided tours, live printmaking demos and you can meet with their studio artists or buy a limited edition print. Tours offered every half hour, last tour 9.30pm
Where: 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Café en Seine invites you to step back in time to experience history and culture in this beautiful 300 year old building on Dawson Street. In association with Wonderland Productions you’ll enjoy an evening of story-telling, cabaret entertainment & theatre performance. Then, when all the events in the city close you are welcome to stay on in Café en Seine for the Culture Night ‘After Party’ with pop up entertainment featuring live musicians and dancers.
Where: Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Dance the Night Away! Drop into Dance Theatre of Ireland’s Centre for Dance for a night of free taster classes in hip hop, modern dance, contemporary dance, well dance for seniors, ballroom dance, Latin dance and short performances.
Where: Bloomfields Lower Georgest Sreet, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Culture Night at the Design Hub will be packed full with tours, talks, music and workshops. Bring a T-shirt to screen-print with Print Block, throw pots in the garden or make your mark with your own draw-bot. Take a mini tour of their fresh talent exhibition which shines a light on some of the most creative of the new wave of emerging Irish designers, across architecture, set design, visual communication and product design.
Where: The Coach House, Dublin Castle Dublin 2
We mentioned yesterday that there will be a mini Morning Gloryville taking place on Culture Night but it’s actually part of bigger event by the Irish Times called Downstairs Dublin. Downstairs Dublin will see Merrion Square coming to colourful life for Culture Night with art, music, Ireland’s smallest cinema, fashion shows, talks, a magical garden, a mini rave and even a pop up dine in the dark restaurant. These events will happen in all the basements of the Square’s beautiful buildings.
Where: Merrion Square
This is a wacky one. There are four routes you can take: A, B, C or D. The link above will bring you to route A. the way it works is each bus has a different set of entertainment for you to enjoy. This route takes in Bachelor’s Walk, Parnell Square West, Parnell Square North, Croke Park, and Parnell Square East. Expect music and spoken word.
Where: Arlington Hotel, Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1
Be sure to let us know how you got on this year at Culture Night in the comments below. Tell us what you liked or tell us what you loved!