On Friday, September 16, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) will open its door and provide an evening of free entertainment as part of Mary Immaculate College Culture Night 2016.
From small beginnings in Dublin a decade ago Culture Night has grown to a significant national cultural event with some 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studio and cultural centres across the county.
This year MIC is delighted to play host to a number of free events including drama workshops for children aged 8 – 12 years old; Young Soloists’ Concert; traditional music concert; an international fashion and cuisine exhibition; art exhibitions including an exhibition featuring some of the churches around the Limerick region , a special performance from the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, featuring MIC alumnus Ann and James Blake, who will perform the music of Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and David Bowie as Gaeilge.
Mary Immaculate College Culture Night 2016 will also feature the music of Composer in Residence Anne-Marie O’Farrell with internationally renowned soprano Colette Delahunt and pianist Carmel Comiskey. Colette is particularly known for her operatic roles with Glyndebourne, Covent Garden and Opera Ireland. Performing in the MIC Chapel the recital will Anne-Marie’s ‘1916 Trilogy: Songs for Ireland’ composed for this centenary year for soprano and harp, along with settings of James Joyce and W.B.Yeats, and a new work for solo piano entitled, ‘A Walk in the Park’.
According to Dr Maeve Liston, Director of Enterprise & Community Engagement at MIC, the College has a long history of engaging with the wider community in a meaningful, responsive and inclusive way and always welcomes the opportunity to “open our campus and facilities to the public through a wide variety of educational, social, cultural and creative activities and initiatives.”
All events are free and will take place in Mary Immaculate College on Friday 16 September from 5pm – 8pm.
Full programme of events taking place in MIC available to view here.
Full list of events taking place in Limerick as part of Culture Night available to view here.
For more on culture from I Love Limerick click here.