Culture Night 2020: The ultimate route

Ready for the most important cultural event in Dublin? This Friday you have no excuses. Go into the street and get immersed in Irish culture by many different online and offline activities. From 4 p.m. until late in the night (11:30 p.m. approx), Culture Night 2020 will make you feel connected to art again and what’s even better, it’s free!.

In this article, we will talk about the top 6 places you can visit. From having fun in an ‘INVISIBLE’ exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin to getting lost in The Laundry Audio Walk. Here is the ultimate route for you!

4 p.m. – Science Gallery Dublin: INVISIBLE

Let’s start with something fun. Have you ever been to an invisible exhibition? Does it make sense to you? Go to SGD and discover what it has to offer you. “This activity highlights the critical role of science, art and philosophy in imagining the unseen and questioning the invisible”, the official website says. Booking is required. They also offer an online event based on connecting cuisine and creativity.

5:15 p.m. – Temple Bar Gallery + Studios: Swinguerra

This critically acclaimed 20mins film has caught the attention of spectators all around the world. Made by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, it takes place in Brazil and calls for freedom and liberation. There is art, contemporary dance, non-binary characters and transgender dances. This film has it all! Booking is required.

5:45 p.m. – Brick Alley Café: Dubliners by Peter O’Doherty

Time to get a snack. Take your time in this lovely café while you look at the photographs all around it. Dubliners is a photo project shot on medium format film and talks about locals’ lives. Booking is not required!

6:30 p.m. – National Leprechaun Museum: Flash Storytelling

Another break time, lucky you! Have a sit in front of the National Leprechaun Museum and pay attention. Every 15 minutes from 5:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., some storytellers will share a story from Irish folklore and mythology. What’s more, try to find a witch at the side of the museum on Jervis Street…there may be a little surprise! No booking required.

8:15 p.m. – Caelainn Hogan & Denis Clohessy: The Last Laundry

End this cultural day by visiting the last standing Magdalene laundry. As the Culture Night official site says, you will be guided around the outside of the Laundry building. From the Virgin Mary overlooking the convent’s big wooden door to the rusted fan at the back where women laboured. Most importantly,you’ll be able to listen to one of the survivors, Delia, who speaks about the reality of life inside the laundry. Booking is required. 

Any other cultural events you are attending to on September 18th? Which one are you looking forward to visiting?

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