It’s all happening on Friday, September 22nd.
This year’s Culture Night will see venues all over the country open their doors late into the night and there’s a ton of fun planned for Cork audiences.
Free Culture Buses will be provided by Bus Eireann for the night, running from City Hall to venues outside the city centre and entertaining revellers with performances on board.
One new venue of note is the refurbished Elizabeth Fort, which will host the Barrack Street Band, while the Butter Exchange Band opens its band room doors on the Northside.
UCC hosts many events across its various campus buildings, as does MTU on the Grand Parade, in Bishopstown, and on Union Quay, where the School of Music has an interesting repertoire on offer.
A key event of Culture Night Late 2023 in Cork will be a celebration of the mesmerizing interplay between sound, vision, and movement presented by The Electronic Music Council. Faoi Choim na hOíche will be in Cork’s City Hall from 9pm until late.
Even later, Candy’s Sweet as Circus Cabaret, presented by Cork’s own Circus Factory, will invite audiences to participate in a fantastic feast for the senses from 10pm at The Marina Market.
“Culture Night is a crucial part of our city’s event calendar and a key part of the city’s sense of identity,” says Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Kieran McCarthy.
“With so many free events on offer, there is literally something for everyone. The big thing is to plan in advance what you want to see, view, and engage in. It is an evening to turn the TV off, come into town, relax, and soak up the atmosphere.”
While all events are free, some require booking so check out culturenight.ie to plan your evening.