Culture Night returns across Ireland this coming Friday, 22 September with East Cork celebrating throughout the day and night with a plethora of events.
Midleton Tourist Office will hold a Coffee and Culture event from 10-11am this Friday, with the Courthouse in Midleton will host a multifaceted free event from 7-9pm.
The events at the Courthouse will include live music and film screening, as well as performance and fine art at the Half Light Gallery. The film screenings will include the My Town by Sean Coffey (which won the MAF film and animation competition 2017), Kindred Spirits Drum Ceremony Event from MAF 2017 by Ilse de Ziah and the East Cork Music Project’s RAW Installation 2017 by Belinda Walsh. Buskers will play at the courthouse throughout this time, also.
Midleton Library will host a series of talks, including a local history talk at 6.15pm, with the subjects including the foundation of Midleton College, the Vile Viliers, the Brodricks and the school.
This is followed by a meeting of Midleton Writers Group from 7.30-9pm, also at the library. This meeting is open to all and is wheelchair accessible. Those attending are invited to bring along their own writing or the writing from others, or just to listen to readings from others in attendance.
Midleton’s Crafty Hands Pottery Studio, now located at Coach Horse Lane, will host its event Claytopia from 7.30pm.
In Cobh, the Sirius Arts Centre are hosting Project Cleansweep, an exhibition of work by Dara McGrath, from 6.30pm on. The free event showcases a series of landscape photographs of the United Kingdom, specifically the sites it used in the manufacture, storage, and disposal of chemical and biological weapons from World War I to the present day.
Cobh Youth Service will hold an open night from 5-7pm at its premises on 16 Midleton Street, Cobh to showcase the artwork that young people of the service have created.
The Cobh Confraternity Band will play a recital from 6.15-7.15pm at the Bandstand at John F Kennedy Park, Cobh. Then from 6.30-9pm, Cobh Library will host a concert of traditional Irish music performed by Geantraí, which is comprised of young trad musicians from the Cork ETB School of Music Cobh, and guests.
Youghal Community Centre will host an Irish language event from 7-9pm, which will include story and poetry readings, music and a talk on the origins and history of Irish dance.
Youghal Celebrates History, Youghal Little Theatre and Youghal Men’s Shed will present a night of favourite recitations performed by people who created them from 7.30-9.30pm at Tynte’s Castle, Red Store in Youghal.
Greywood Arts on Main Street, Killeagh, will host a Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries, a family-friendly evening making surrealist art, collage and writing surreal poems, along with learning about cultural movement and some of its most famous practitioners like Salvador Dalí, André Breton and René Magritte. Booking is required and can be confirmed by emailing create@greywoodarts.org or calling Jessica Bonenfant Coogan at 083 845 1750.
In Knockraha there will be a concert encompassing cabaret, storytelling, Irish dancing, and traditional music from 8-10pm at Knockraha Community Hall.
More information on East Cork’s Culture Night events can be found by downloading the Culture Night County Cork 2017 brochure at culturenightcorkcounty.ie.

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