Tipp Culture Night boasts an exciting programme
Speaking as she reviewed the extraordinarily rich and diverse offering for Tipperary Culture Night, Cathaoirleach Marie Murphy said: “We are as always delighted to present Culture Night in Tipperary where organisations on the ground in the county have worked tirelessly to present this rich programme of live and online events. As we reopen I am proud as Cathaoirleach to say that the arts are alive and well in County Tipperary and I for one, cannot wait to sample this vast array of activity on Culture Night.”
In these challenging times for everyone, this year’s Culture Night theme is Come Together Again. Melanie Scott, Arts Officer at Tipperary County Council, commented: “There is an eclectic programme of live and online events for all the family, throughout the length and breadth of the county. We look forward to coming together safely in a spirit of celebration of our many cultures and the role that culture has played to enhance all of our lives over the past 20 months.”
Throughout the county, organisations have pulled out all the stops to celebrate local communities with a mixture of film – in Roscrea at Damer House, they’re screening Last of The Summer Wine, radio drama – in Carrick-on-Suir at the Artisan Hub where they have been working with older communities to generate plays based on real life events, visual arts – at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Eamon Colman’s wonderful Walking At Night exhibition and Gordon Hogan’s Moving Portraits as well as What Makes You Smile at Nenagh Arts Centre.
In keeping with the move outdoors that has become the norm this past year, Clonmel Arts Partnership present four wonderful concerts in the gorgeous outdoor setting that is Lily’s Lane at Hearn’s Hotel in Clonmel. Booking is essential for each event commencing at 5pm with the always terrific Bijou Opera followed at 6 by the effervescent jazziness to throw you Back In The Mood. That’s followed at 7.30pm by About Time: Alex Petcu presented by the Finding a Voice Concert Series. We finish with The Wood of O at 9.30
Meanwhile, Tipperary County Museum invites everyone to help solve the mystery of who let our Historical Heroes escape our Gallery?! Starting off at the Museum, explore Clonmel town and see if you can find the escapees from various time periods throughout Tipperary’s History. Enjoy a film installation for Culture Night outside The Main Guard, Clonmel, curated from the content of the exhibition 100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life.
Culture Night is an opportunity for everyone to take a look and to participate in something new, so check it all out at www.culturenight.ie
On display at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles will be 'Moving Portraits' - a looped filmed work by Artist Gordon Hogan.
In Nenagh Arts Centre you can listen to the voices of Nenagh, young and not so young, as they express what Culture means to them. Whether it be art, music, theatre, sport, language, food, new ideas, friendship, family. values and beliefs. It is unique to some and shared by others. You can visit a unique exhibition of work led by artist Leisa Gray inspired by ideas of what makes people smile. Coming together, while apart, through a positive shared experience.
Finally, in an amazing outdoor performance at the Arts Centre, Vlad Smishkewych and Ivan Garriga bring you on a journey across time and place exploring the music of the Pyrenees north and south through the centuries.
Visit Roscrea to gain insights into the story of a place and its people as the Damer Gallery presents. Therry Rudin’s beautifully and sensitively filmed documentary ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.
Journey virtually to Borrisokane for a look at Borrisokane Is Dancing, co-created and performed by both migrant and host communities in Borrisokane, the work will draw from Instant Dissidence’s background in contemporary dance, whilst also embracing popular dance culture, and traditional/folk dance forms from the countries of origin of the migrant and host communities.