Culture Night will take place on Friday 18th September this year. Limerick City & County want to make sure that Limerick is once again well represented in this national initiative with a full programme of events to showcase the wealth of culture that Limerick has to offer, building on our Limerick2014 legacy and reinforcing our current Limerick2020 European City of Culture Bid.
A Limerick Culture Night call out is currently taking place in order to get anyone who wants to hold an event on board in time.
Limerick Arts will once again be producing its annual Culture Night events brochure. So if you’re planning an event for Culture Night 2015 in Limerick City or County please be sure to send the details to be included in the brochure listings to [email protected]
Remember, one of the key aspects of Culture Night is the events must be free of charge. The deadline for brochure listings is Friday 10th July 2015.
Culture Night Limerick will be officially launched later in the year but in the meantime, put the date in your diary and come on out for a night of FREE fun and activities – music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary readings, workshops, talks, walks and much, much more.
Some events that took place at Limerick’s Culture Night in 2014 include:
Limerick’s Urban Horse which launched on Culture Night at Limerick City Gallery of Art, in the People’s Park. Limerick Corridor Art (LCAP), in association with Limerick City of Culture 2014, presented Limerick’s Urban Horse project consisting of 15 life-size horse sculptures developed by artist and educator Angela Connolly (LCAP) and hand painted by children and young people on the theme of ‘Individuality and Identity’. LCAP engaged with 18 different communities and hundreds of Limerick youth in the Urban Horse Project and also collaborated with Limerick’s FabLab. The Urban Horse sculptures have been inspired by the heritage of the horse culture that exists within the city and suburbs of Limerick. These sculptures will sit on the grassy slopes of the People’s Park from Culture Night onwards. Each model was highly interactive and uniquely decorated, encouraging young and old to participate and enjoy.
Hospital Shop Window Festival (HSWF) launched on Culture Night 2014 and ran until Friday September 26, 2014. The Festival took place on the main street of Hospital, Co. Limerick and utilises dormant and functional shop premises as showcases for visual arts with the aim of bringing art and culture to the street, allowing free and unrestricted access for all. This was a new and exciting addition to Limerick’s programme of arts festivals.
Visitors both young and old were invited to join the opening of the Limerick City of Culture Legacy Project under the History & Heritage strand. The event took place at The Milk Market. Refreshments were provided along with musical entertainment by the Music Legacy project – the Pigtown Fling. Limerick Civic Trust brought ‘That’s Limerick City,’ a pop-up people’s museum. Housed in the historic venue of the Milk Market it was surrounding visitors and stallholders with images and words that try to answer the question “What is Limerick city’s culture?” Limerick citizens kindly loaned and donated objects in addition to audio and visual imagery to go on display in the Market House and images for the walls of the courtyard. All walks of life mingle and trade under the big top, what better place to show the vibrancy, history and characters of our city. As part of our education programme all our talks, workshops and tours will be free creating an open space for debate and dialogue around the different ways we can display history.
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