If you need hot coffee or cold beer to get your creative juices flowing, there’s plenty to float your boat in the line-up for this year’s Culture Night.
From live music, theatre and film to art, crafts and street performance, there are over 250 free events happening across more than 130 city venues on Friday, September 21st.
The best bit? All you need to enjoy them is a comfy pair of walking shoes and a free brochure, which you can download here.
Here are five spots to get a real flavour of Cork with your culture fix:
1. RISING SONS, Cornmarket Street
Take a guided tour of a city centre micro-brewery, with a history of beer, the process involved, and a short tasting.
Brewery tours at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm (all last 45 minutes). Strictly over 18s. Booking required:021 241 4764
2. BOOKSHELF COFFEE HOUSE, 78 South Mall
Host Niki Williams provides a thought- provoking menu, inviting different kinds of people to join in an interesting conversation over a coffee from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. The event is designed to reclaim face-to-face conversation in the digital age. Strictly over 18s.
3. CORK COUNSELLING SERVICES, 7 Father Mathew St.
Between 6pm and 9pm, this busy community counselling centre will host short workshops on mental health every half hour. Afterwards you can jump on the intriguingly-named ‘smoothie bike’ and pedal to make your own delicious smoothie to enjoy in their secluded back garden!
4. CORK FOYER, Assumption Road, Blackpool
The Cork Foyer’s cookery and horticulture tutor will be inviting everyone to taste recipes from the past and sample produce from the community garden from 6pm to 8pm. There’ll be a talk on preserving foods and The Garden Café and community garden will also be open.
5. ENGLISH MARKET, Grand Parade
Experience the English Market after dark with a variety of tasty local dishes available to taste on Culture Night from 6.30pm to 9pm.