Dip into Dublin City Council Events, Culture Night 2013

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Wednesday 18th September, 2013

Dublin City’s streets and cultural venues will be bustling again this year for Culture Night 2013 on Friday 20th September.  Dublin City Council’s cultural venues will open their doors from 5pm until late to welcome all interested culture enthusiasts. 

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn says,” Culture Night is a great opportunity for families to come into the City and enjoy the many attractions and exciting entertainment Dublin has to offer.  I am looking forward to showing visitors around this historic Mansion House which has been the home for Dublin’s Lord Mayors since 1715.  Culture Night is a bustling, vibrant evening and I thank the City Council for supporting this unique event.”

Dublin City Council is encouraging everyone to use public transport where possible. Dublin Bus is running complimentary buses between many Culture Night venues. Luas will also operate a full service and Park + Ride can be used by people travelling to Dublin on the night. And don’t forget dublinbikes is a great way to cycle between venues.

A Dublin City 103.2FM interview on some of Dublin City Council’s Culture Night Events on http://dublinedition.podomatic.com/

Dublin’s Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, will host tours of the house between 5pm and 9.30pm, starting on the half hour.  The tours will be given by the current Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn, and some former Lord Mayors.  Each tour will accommodate a maximum of thirty people and it will be on a first come, first served basis.
 
Dublin’s City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2, is open between 5 and 10pm offering its visitors music courtesy of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and an new exhibition and show “Bare Feet and Bowler Hats”, capturing the Dublin of 1913 and presented by Liberties Heritage Association.  The City Council Chamber and the permanent exhibition “The Story of the Capital” a multimedia exhibition tracing the history of the foundations of Dublin from Viking and Norman times until today, are also options for discerning visitors.
 
Dublin City Council Arts Office, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1 are presenting “Nine” an exhibition which aims to act as a point of discussion about what it means to grow up as a child in Ireland in the 21st century.  The Lab is open between 5 and 10pm and it is focusing on activities for children and young adults which include creative print and model making workshops, also music and dance performances to name but a few.
 
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, will host an exciting night for all ages including art exhibitions, workshops and artists talks, drawing stations and tours of the building and the collections.  Live music, film screenings and tai chi are also activities organised for the evening.
 
Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, invites family historians and researchers to Celebrate Family History on Culture Night from 6 to 9pm.  Talk to experts – try out sources – look at exhibitions – get new ideas!  All are welcome and booking is not essential.
 
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Notes to the Editor
 
Dublin Bus and LUAS are supporting Culture Night 2013 log on to their websites for further information.  Don’t forget you can cycle between the different cultural attractions log on to www.dublinbikes.ie

The LAB:
For Full Events Listing for The LAB Events please log onto: http://www.dublincity.ie/node/5573

Other Events on Culture Night 2013

Marino Library Event
Memory Lane; 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Digital presentation and talk on photographs from Dublin City Public Libraries' Collection with Eithne Massey, Senior Librarian, Dublin City Public Libraries,
Digital Collections. Booking essential. T. 8336297.E. marinolibrary@dublincity.ie
 
Rathmines Library: 7pm – 8pm
Rathmines Library, 100 years of ideas, knowledge and information, 1913 – 2013; A talk by Helen O’Donnell, Senior Librarian, Rathmines Library. Dublin 6, T. 4973539. Booking essential. E. rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

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