This annual, all-island public, free, event takes place each year on the third Friday of September. Last year Culture Night had to switch to virtual event in light of Covid-19 restrictions. We are delighted to welcome it back in person events along with a mix of digital events for this year’s programme in over 200 participating venues across the nation.
To find out what’s on view the programme of events here.
With so much going on, we thought we would highlight some of the events taking place within a short walk of Camden Court Hotel.
The Guinness Storehouse in collaboration with First Day Gallery visual art exhibition. This exhibition is a spectacle of culture and visual art for visitors, in addition to the seven story Guinness Storehouse Tour. The multi-disciplinary exhibition will feature recent works by some of Ireland’s leading visual artists including Ciana Fitzgerald, Michelle Malone, Matthew Stickland, Sean Whelan, Niall ‘Kurb Junki’ Cullen, and many more. This dynamic exhibition curated by First Day Gallery highlights Guinness’ longstanding support and cultivation of Irish Art. With major historical exhibitions such as ROSC ‘84 taking place in the same space, First Day Gallery are thrilled to follow in the footsteps of those before them with their second show this year.
Address: St. James Gate, Dublin 8, Dublin, Ireland
Photo: Guinness Storehouse
Treasure Hunt of the Little Museum of Dublin
The Little Museum of Dublin is opening its doors for treasure hunters to try their luck this Culture Night! All visitors are invited to explore Dublin’s rich history through a fun and engaging Treasure Hunt of the Little Museum collection.
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Address: 15 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 Y066, Ireland
Photo: Little Museum of Dublin
Atelier Now - Art Exhibition Launch
Atelier Now welcomes you to an evening of contemporary art launching a new exhibition by artists Stephen Burke and Ronan Dillon. The artists explore themes of freedom, human and animal vandalism, and speed. While the parallels between city and country are familiar to many, Stephen and Ronan’s novel observations offer a fresh perspective to viewers. With this new work, the artists strive to dialogue and decipher the similarities and differences between both styles of mark making and the narratives associated with each place.
Atelier Now is a public gallery located on Charlemont Street in the heart of Dublin city. Founded in 2018 by Maser, Atelier Now brings a fresh approach to creative programming, an openness to artists and a clear vision towards the future
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Address: Atelier Now, Block 3, Unit 3, Charlemont Square, Charlemont St, Dublin, 2 D02DK57
Photo: Atelier Now
MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland open their doors to welcome you from 5pm until 9pm (last entry 8pm) on Culture Night to enjoy the museum, gardens, café and shop, as well as a temporary exhibition on children’s book illustrator and writer Chris Haughton. There's lots for all the family!
Time: 4pm - 9pm
Address: 86 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Dublin D2
Photo: MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland
Irish Language Classes
Are you interested in enriching your Irish language skills, or maybe just learning a few words? You’ll love this fun, free Irish class! Established in 2004, Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr is the largest provider of Irish language courses worldwide and the first third-level Irish language institution. Register today for a taste of the language and of Gaelchultúr’s courses.
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Address: 11 Sráid an Chláraigh, Baile Átha Cliath 2, Baile Átha Cliath, Dublin D02 XF25
Photo: Coláiste na hÉireann
Bewley's Cafe Theatre
Bewley’s Café Theatre will present a programme of theatre excerpts and highlights from its lunchtime programme in The Poet’s Corner on the first floor of the magnificently refurbished Grafton Street Cafe. People can book in at the Bewley’s Café Grafton Street Entrance, for 30 minute slots, starting from 6pm at the (last slot at 9.30pm). All audience members will require proof of vaccination to enter as per indoor dining guidelines. This is a first come, first served event and numbers will be strictly limited. In addition visitors can enjoy the exquisite Harry Clarke stained glass windows and the substantial Bewley’s collection of contemporary painting and sculpture. With the best of food and drink available, Bewley’s Café is a Culture Night destination not to be missed.
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Address: Bewley's Café, 78 - 79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Leinster D02 K033
Photo: Bewley’s Café