The seventeenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday 23 September 2022
Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by the Arts Council; it is a national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day. It is delivered nationwide in cities, towns, villages and rural locations as well as online and through our media partners. Over 1.1 million people engaged with Culture Night in 2021.
Doors are opened late and special and unique events are specifically programmed at participating locations and, thanks to the continued support of the Arts Council and Local Authorities across the island of Ireland, all activities are made available to the public free of charge
Poetry and Prose with Margaret Galvin 7:15PM
Audiences can expect to hear a diverse, entertaining and thought provoking range of stories about very ordinary people endeavouring to make sense of their circumstances, from the man who was too shy to claim a prize in a raffle to the impromptu concert that broke out in a charity shop! Expect to laugh and weep and nod ruefully!
Margaret Galvin is a Tipperary born writer resident in Wexford for many decades. She has worked with the library service, as Editor of Ireland’s Own and in disability support. She regularly facilitates writing workshops and has a keen interest in enabling others to write for identity and self understanding. She has been writing for many decades and has published five collections of poetry. Her poetry and prose essays are frequently broadcast on RTE 1 Sunday Miscellany. Her work, described as ‘gritty and unsentimental’, is narrative in style and accessible to all.
Wexford Festival Opera - The Wexford Factory 8PM
Come join Wexford Festival Opera for this year’s Culture Night at the National Opera House, where The Wexford Factory artists will perform a selection of opera arias.
Wexford Festival Opera has historically served as a springboard for many young singers at the beginning of their careers to an international stage. The Wexford Factory, a professional development programme for young Irish or Irish-based singers, builds on this tradition and enables young singers to learn from some of the world's most internationally recognised artists, coaches and opera professionals. The brainchild of Wexford Festival Opera's Artistic Director, Rosetta Cucchi, and inaugurated in 2020, the Wexford Factory nurtures artists and showcases the talents of young singers.