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Seventeenth Edition Of Culture Night Set For Friday September 23rd 2022.

Ms Fiona Flavin (Assistant Arts Officer with Tipperary County Council) reports: –

“The seventeenth edition of Culture Night, nationwide will take place on Friday September 23rd 2022.

Culture Night (Irish – Oíche Chultúir) is brought to you via the Arts Council; latter being a national moment, where we celebrate culture, creativity and the arts, while seeking to actively promote our rich and varied culture, demonstrating that it remains very much alive, treasured and nurtured in the lives of Irish people, today and every day.
It is delivered nationwide throughout our cities, towns, villages and rural locations, as well as online and through our media partners.

Over 2 million of our people and visitors, are expected to engaged with Culture Night in 2022.

Doors, in many cases, will open to events at 6:00pm until late, and special and unique events are specifically programmed at participating locations. All activities are made available to the public free of charge.

You can see all of the upcoming events in Co. Tipperary at a glance HERE.

Events taking place in Thurles are as follows:-

‘The Source’ Arts Centre Thurles presents a live interactive sound and light installation created by ‘Timpeall’ (Irish Translation – ‘Around’), a multi-disciplinary art collective specializing in immersive multi-sensory events and experiential installations and exhibitions.
The installation reflects on the industrial past of Thurles evoking images, sounds and memories of the former Thurles Sugar Factory, using audio, footage of the factory site and newly created projections.
The installation is part of the wider Sugar Tapes project – an archive of interviews and images of the factory, which was once the economic core of the town, up until its closure in 1989.

Also on Culture Night at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, ‘Cruthaigh’ (Irish Translation – ‘Create’), present their podcast ‘Everything from Nothing’, also reflecting on the Sugar Factory’s past – and projecting forward, to see what kind of future might occur in the town. Could the creative industries be a key factor in the town’s economy in the medium term?
Start time is 7:00pm. Phone: 353 504-90204 to ensure a seat.

TUS Campus, Nenagh Road, Thurles, presents “Our lives, our identities Young traveller children, We Act”.
Latter features an Art and Media Exhibition based on a series of workshops on “identity objects” facilitated by Artist Francesca Hutchinson with children from the Traveller Family Learning Programme.
This programme focuses on youth leadership and celebrating Traveller identity.
TRTP and TUS Access Department share a vision to inspire, explore and support learning through art in a positive and inclusive space.
This project is being spearheaded by two Irish Traveller postgraduate students, who are extremely passionate about supporting Traveller children to develop a greater sense of belonging.

Start time for this event is 6:00pm, on Friday September 23rd 2022 and attendees are invited to pre-book on eventbrite, HERE.” Event is free.

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