The city comes alive tonight, with dozens of our best-loved cultural venues throwing open their doors late into the evening for Culture Night. So basically get out there and sample some of our fine, globally-renowned culture for yourself. Here are just some of the events on offer tonight.
Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, 13 Society Street - Opening of Memorial Hall Meeting Rooms & Exhibition Room. (7pm – 9.30pm FREE)
Bedlam Vintage & Antique Market, Pump Street - First showing of paintings from local artist in their front foyer, the opening of Convent/Bedlam museum and launch of Ireland’s first vintage 1940’s themed tea room. (10am – 10pm)
Cascade Gallery, Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Road - Peter Tudhope Exhibition. (5pm-10pm FREE)
‘Catwalk in the Craft Village’ - Bringing the ever popular Culture Night
Fashion Show to the newly regenerated Craft Village. Music afterwards by The Murder Balladeers. (8pm-midnight FREE)
CowParade NI Trail at Ebrington - CowParade is the world’s largest and most successful public art exhibition. 15 cows and 5 mini moos designed and painted by local communities, schools and artist will be displayed in various locations across the city.
Craft Connect, Craft Village - The new Craft Village Collective Shop located in the Craft Village Square will be open for Culture Night on 21 September 2012. There will be craft demonstrations throughout the evening. Come along and meet the makers. (6pm-8pm FREE)
Cultural Treasure Trail, starting at the Tower Museum - Discover the unique cultural treasures the City of Derry has to offer. Taking in the unique arts cultural and historic sites of the city. (5pm–9pm FREE)
Culturlann Ui Chanain, Gt James’ Street - Cóisir an Tí –Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, the home of Irish culture, presents their ‘Irish House party’. Visitors will experience a top quality cultural experience, with Irish traditional music, song, dance, Irish language, and Irish food – and a chance to join in. (8pm-10pm FREE)
Ebrington - Take a trip down memory lane at Ebrington Square and meet some of the colourful characters from the city’s rich history. Come along and enjoy a special treat for the children with a magic, puppet & clown show. (3pm-8pm FREE)
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, 13 Bishop Street - For Culture Night, a 30-minute improvised dance performance. (7pm-7.30pm FREE)
First Derry Presbyterian Church, Upper Magazine Street - A guided tour of the church and visitor centre. (5pm-8.30pm FREE)
Gordon Gallery, Pump Street - Private view of an exhibition by Melita Denaro. (6pm-11pm FREE)
Derry Central Library, Foyle Street - Rhythm and Rhyme – for preschool children (10.30am–11.30am), Story telling for children age 4-11 (4pm-5pm), Dig Down and Discover your Ancestors (4pm-6pm - For adults - booking essential), the Banyan Theatre perform Little Red Riding Hood ages 6 and up (5.30pm-6.30pm) and finally, music with Paddy Nash and the Enchiladas (7pm-8.30pm).
For booking, please contact: 71 272300.
Link Music, 11 Castle Street - Music Workshops and performances from Denis McLaughlin, Kevin Brown, Paddy Danagher, Chris Mullen, Eamon Harkin and Jimmy Appleton. (5pm-8pm FREE)
Little Acorns Bookstore, Bedlam, Pump Street - Lots of kids activities and a showcase in the evening. (11am-11pm FREE)
Live Music at Guildhall Square - 4.30pm: Paddy Nash and
the Enchiladas; 5.45pm: Paul Casey; 6.45pm: Derry Soul Seekers; 8pm: Encore Choir. (4.30pm-9pm FREE)
Museum of Free Derry, Gelnfada Park - The people’s story of civil rights and Bloody Sunday. (9.30am-7pm)
Verbal Arts Centre, Bishop Street - A celebration of Video Games Culture, presented by the Verbal Arts Centre’s 2D Festival and Magee Core, UU - eight hours of gaming! 3pm-11pm FREE)
Tribal Fire, The Walls, Magazine Street – fire and drumming performance which can light up the darkest night. (10pm FREE)