Culture Night Kildare 2019

This year Culture Night Kildare celebrates its 10th anniversary!

It’s a great achievement for Kildare County Council and above all for the groups, venues, artists and organisations that have contributed, through the last decade, to make Culture Night an annual opportunity to explore the rich cultural resources in our county.

Since the beginning, local communities have been the heart and soul of Kildare Culture Night and we would like to celebrate this through three very special, community projects to get you ready for a night of wonder, fun and discoveries.

Our Local Ambassador, Margaret Becker, has been immersed in the arts scene in Kildare for many years, as stained – glass artist and printmaker and founder of the Leinster Printmaking Studio in Clane in 1998.  On Friday 20th September she invites you to celebrate culture; with over 70 FREE events to Wrap You Up In Culture!

SPECIAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS

In Ardclough Village a number of local groups will come together in the weeks prior to Culture Night to develop a showcase of the talents and skills the village has to offer.

Facilitated and supported by Ardclough Community Council, Ardclough Drama Group, Ardclough Youth Theatre, Ardclough GAA Club and St. Annes Choir will create a window display and an after mass “pop up” performance that will introduce you to Culture Night programme.

Culture Night Photo Booth

Realised by members of McAuley Place and artist Cathy O’Brien in the weeks prior to Culture Night, a special Photo Booth will travel from venue to venue on the night, to get you in the picture and make you part of this fantastic night.

With ceramic as primary medium, artist Marta Golubowska and members of Irish Wheelchair Association Athy will promote inclusiveness and equality through art. The exhibition displayed in Athy Library for Culture Night will give you a glimpse of what you can expect on the night.

The Rhinestone Cowboy Sessions – Culture Night Special Edition!

Time: 4pm

Venue: online (see details below)

Phone: Carolann Courtney 045 448316

Email: carolanncourtney@kwaras.ie

The Rhinestone Cowboy Sessions premieres “One Last Kiss”, the fifth instalment of our live music sessions. This time Kildare based singer songwriter Ross Breen takes the lead with his beautiful track so join us to see it first. Fill this Friday with romance, friendship and song. 

Our Culture Night Special Edition is a collaboration between Past Times & Voices of Spring Community Choirs and not to be missed! To watch the launch of this video live with us please log onto: https://www.facebook.com/PastTimesCommunityChoir/

We also invite you to “Working 9 to 5” a live performance of Work Songs, Sea Shanties and songs about the working week on Saturday the 21st of September at 12 noon in Naas CBS Boys School, Corbans Lane, Naas. Guest Artist Ross Breen will perform “One Last Kiss” with us on the day.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family Friendly

CLOCHA RINCE – A taste of the arts in Clocha Rince Library

Time:  5.30 onwards

Venue: Clocha Rince Library

Email: suzanne.sherry@live.com

Phone: 046 95553428

Website: www.kildare.ie/library   

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw:@kildarelibrary

Join us in Clocha Rince Library for a day of art. At 5:30 pm there will be a children’s art workshop with John Carpenter (8-12 years) and at 6.30 an Adult beginners Art Workshop with John Carpenter. Further details available from the Library.              

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly    
  • Booking required 

KILCOCK – Manus Walsh Exhibition opening

Time: Reception 4 to 6pm.  Exhibition will continue into next day

Venue: Kilcock Art Gallery, School St., W23E5R5

Email: info@kilcockartgallery.ie 

Phone: 086 257 8283  or (01) 6287619

Website: www.kilcockartgallery.ie

Manus Walsh gains inspiration in abundance from the Burren landscape and his travels in Chile & Spain.  He produces work of outstanding beauty, contrasting the colourful vertical kaleidoscope of Valparaiso with the dramatic horizontal lines of the Burren. 

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly

MAYNOOTH – 18th to Early 20th Century Pastimes

Time:  4 – 8pm

Venue: Russell Library, South Campus, Maynooth University

Email: library.russell@mu.ie   

Phone: 01 7083890

Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/library/collections/russell-library

Fb: MaynoothUniLibrary

Tw: library_MU

Instagram: library_mu

The Russell Library at Maynooth University will host an exciting exhibition from its 18th and 19th century collections. Tours will also be organised on an hourly basis. The exhibition will feature Travel, Painting, Art, Drawing, Craftsmanship, Pottery and Sewing. A 6-inch Ordnance Survey map of Kildare will be on display as well as items from our Special Collections in the John Paul II Library, and from the archives of St Patrick’s College Maynooth.

  • Family-friendly   

Maynooth Castle by Night

Time:  4 – 8.30pm

Venue:  Maynooth Castle

Email: maynoothcastle@opw.ie

Phone:  01 628 6744

Website: www.heritageireland.ie

Facebook: maynoothcastle 

 Maynooth Castle was once the centre of power in Ireland and a place of culture and learning. Drop in on Culture Night, view an exhibition, meet our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and find out more about the history of this fascinating building! 

–  Partly Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly                

– Partly Outdoor

Beginner’s  painting  workshop for adults with artist Mary Lambert

Time: 4 – 6pm

Venue:  Maynooth Community Library, Main Street

Email: maynoothlib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 01 628 5530   

Website:  www.kildare.ie/library   ;     https://fineartemerica.com/

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw:@kildarelibrary

Mary Lambert is a Dublin based artist who works in oils and acrylics. Having studied under the Tutelage of the great painter Jim Donnelly, she exhibits in People’s Art on Stephen’s Green and on Merrion Square, Dublin.  Mary will give a workshop in painting for beginner adults, giving you the opportunity to develop new approaches and painting techniques.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Booking required 

Music at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland

Time:  6 – 9pm

Venue:  Parson Street, W23 W300

Email: cherry.prendergast@tcd.ie

Phone: 087 6686236

Website:   http://dunboyne.meath.anglican.org/

Fb: Dunboyne-and-Rathmolyon-Group-Church-of-Ireland ; maynoothband

An enchanting evening of music in St. Mary’s to celebrate Culture Night: at 6.15pm a selection of church and secular music with Joanna Griffin (Soprano), Rev Eugene Griffin (Bass) and Joan Alcorn (Organ); at 6.45pm traditional and medieval music with Push for Porter; at 7.30pm a selection of church and secular music with Joanna Griffin (Soprano), Rev Eugene Griffin (Bass) and Joan Alcorn (Organ) and at 8.15pm light instrumental music with St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Band.

  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Family-friendly   
  • Includes Gailge/Irish language dimension  

National Science and Ecclesiology Museum Maynooth

Time: 7 – 9pm

Venue: St Patricks College

Email:  niall.mckeith@spcm.ie

Phone: 087 9152003

Website: http://maynoothcollege.ie

Fb:  National Science Museum

The museum boasts  two impressive displays  – The first is the largest collection of scientific instruments on public display in Ireland, mostly associated with Nicholas Callan and the second, a collection of ecclesiastical artefacts from the past three centuries, including a replica of St Patrick’s Bell Shrine and a set of vestments presented by Her Imperial Majesty Elizabeth (Sisi), Empress of Austria, in 1880.  In 1999, Dr. N.E. McKeith was appointed museum curator, reflecting the continued interest in the museum by the Department of Experimental Physics.

  Wheelchair accessible   

  Family-friendly      

Music for freedom: Guatemalan-Latin Rhythms

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Venue: Maynooth Library

Email: poiesis.producciones@gmail.com

Phone: 01 6285530

Website: www.fernandolopezmusica.com

Youtube: FERNANDO LOPEZ – OFICIAL POIESIS, S.A.

Fb: Fernando López Banda Jazz Fusión;   KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw:  @kildarelibrary

An acoustic concert (guitar and voice) from Guatemalan folk singer Fernando Lopez, songwriter and ethnomusicologist, committed to social justice and human rights through his music.

A poetic journey through Latin and flamenco rhythms performed in the heart of Maynooth community.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly          

LEIXLIP – Kildare Young Filmmakers Screenings

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Venue: Leixlip Community Library

Email: leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 01 6060050   

Website: www.kildare.ie/library

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw:  @kildarelibrary

Join us for the premiere of new short films from the multi-award winning Kildare Young Filmmakers (KYF), screened alongside 2 productions from this year’s KYF Summer Camp. The screenings of comedy, horror, romance, drama and documentary short films will be followed by a Q&A session with KYF members and a tour of Platform 4 Studios.  This is an opportunity to meet KYF members and hear about ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes in to making their short films.

  • Wheelchair accessible

Trad at the Barn

Time: 7.30 – 9 pm

Venue: Wonderful Barn, Celbridge Road

Email: bredacody47@gmail.com

Phone: 086 2005640   

Website: www.cceleixlip.com

Fb: CCÉ Leixlip

Tw:  CCÉ Leixlip

Comhaltas Leixlip is a traditional Irish group, our performance on Culture Night will be through Irish Music – Singing and Dancing, in the wonderous Wonderful Barn!

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly
  • Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension

CELBRIDGE – Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

Time: from 5pm

Venue: Castletown House

Email: info@sharonfidgeon.com

Following the great success of this competition in previous years, this Sky Portrait Artist of the Year inspired event is back!  This is a bespoke Kildare Culture Night competition for artists run by artist and curator Sharon Fidgeon and judged by a panel from the arts sector.  Members of the public will be invited to watch the artists create a portrait of very well known mystery personalities, over three hours.

          Family-friendly

Short-Changing Our Future: A Small Play About A Big Issue

Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm

Venue: Derrybeg Farm CSA, Maynooth Road, Moortown

Email: derrybegfarm@gmail.com   

Phone: 086 1228821    

Website: www.derrybegfarm.ie

Fb: derrybegfarm; jenniferlee2009

An exciting collaboration between Derrybeg Community Organic Farm and Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre.  They present a self-devised outdoor piece of theatre that brings you on a memorable journey from the earth’s funeral procession to a game of ‘piggy in the middle’, with an illuminated globe.  A play of foreboding and hope, these are voices we simply cannot ignore – encapsulating younger generations fear about their future, if no action is taken on climate change NOW.

– Family-friendly 

– Outdoor

Celebrating Everything Polish

Time: 7 – 8.30pm

Venue: Celbridge Community Library

Email: celbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 01 6272207

Website:  www.kildare.ie/library

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw:  @kildarelibrary

The Polish Community are the largest group of non-Irish nationals, making up 2.5% of the population in Celbridge.  On Culture Night, we will be celebrating all things Polish – the cuisine, crafts, art, music etc. Anyone wishing to get involved to showcase their culture, please contact the library.  All welcome – no booking required.    

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly   

The Callipa Duo

Time:  7 – 8pm

Venue:  Castletown House

Email: info@sharonfidgeon.com

Website: www.castletown.ie

This wonderful duo consists of Sadhbh O’Sullivan on vocals and Mark Dudley on guitar.  They play a mixture of Jazz tunes and modern tunes.

– Family-friendly   

Dauntless and Daring

Time: 7 – 8pm

Venue: Castletown House

Email: castletown@opw.ie

Phone: 01 6288252

Website: www.castletown.ie

Fb: castletownhouse

“Dauntless and Daring Women of The Gael,” tells the stories of seven incredibly brave and feisty Irish women.  They had fiery tempers, determination, some loved, some lost, some lied, some fought, but above all they were survivors in a man’s world. All these women were different in background, personality, talents and fame and born in Ireland. They were all strong and brave who made their mark in Ireland and throughout all parts of the world, but sadly have mostly been forgotten in history. 

This performance is by Glynis Casson who narrates and sings and is accompanied by Harpist Claire Roche.

1st come, 1st served on the night, so get there early. 

– Wheelchair accessible

Meet Your Orchestra!

Date: 7.30 – 8.30 pm

Venue: The Orchard, Dublin Road, Ballyoulster

Email: countykildareorchestra@gmail.com

Phone: 087 2451980

Website: https://www.countykildareorchestra.ie/

Fb: CoKildareOrch

Tw: CoKildareOrch

If you’ve ever wondered what a viola is, or what a conductor does, then this event is for you!

This Culture night come along with all the family for an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra in this friendly and relaxed event. You can hear each instrument and meet some of the players. You might even get to conduct!  If you have a question that, please email it to countykildareorchestra@gmail.com and we will do our best to answer it on the night.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly
  • a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Songs You All Know Well

Time: 8 – 9.30pm

Venue:  Tea Lane Chapel, Church Rd

Email: breda.konstantin@iol.ie

Phone: 087 9630719

Fb: tealanegraveyard

Join us for a delightful evening of song in the beautiful Tea Lane Chapel featuring the wonderful Emer Phelan, member of Maynooth Gospel Choir, supported by the Celbridge Concert Orchestra: their String and Wind Ensemble will perform a selection of classical and popular music.

– Family-friendly    

– Booking required 

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension    

ARDCLOUGH – “Out on the Wild Waves”: A night celebrating Irish Folklore

Time: 7pm

Venue: Ardclough GAA Club

Email: poleary@tcd.ie

Phone: 085 1027035

Fb: ardcloughyouththeatre

A night of poetry, music, song and dance presented by local performers of all ages.  Performances from Ardclough Youth Theatre, Ardclough Drama Group and St Anne’s Choir, including a performance of the youth theatre’s award-winning retelling of the Children of Lir.  All welcome with free refreshments after the event.

  Family-friendly

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension

CLANE – Printmaking hands-on demo

Time: 4 – 5pm

Venue: Leinster Print Studio, Main St

Email: leinsterprint@eircom.net

Phone: 086 3558365

Website: www.leinsterprintstudio.com

An artist will demonstrate printmaking in different mediums: dry point, carborundum and etching. Members of the public will be invited to make their own print with a skilled printmaker and to take it home.

  • Family-friendly

Watercolours Expo

Time: 7 – 10pm

Venue: Florence & Milly, Unit 7 Butterstream Business Park

Email: laura@florenceandmilly.com

Phone: 045 838675

Website: www.florenceandmilly.com

Fb: florenceandmilly

Instagram: florencenmilly

Twitter: @florencenmilly

A collection of watercolours  created by the Watercolour Babes Community art class in Florence & Milly art studio. Wine & cheese will be served.  Children may attend accompanied by an adult.

  • Family-friendly

Evening Concert of ‘Song, Music and Poetry’

Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm

Venue: Church of St. Patrick and St. Brigid, Main Street

Email: marie@claneprojectcentre.ie   

Phone: 045 861500  /  086 2453830

Website: www.claneprojectcentre.ie

Fb: Clane Project Centre

Clane Project Centre proud to sponsor an Evening Concert of ‘Song, Music and Poetry’.  Join us in celebrating the ‘Culture of Clane’!

– Wheelchair accessible 

– Family-friendly    

Ireland Swings- Memories of the Showband Days

Time:  8 pm

Venue:  Clane Library, The Woods

Email: clanelib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 045 892716   

Website: www.kildare.ie/library   

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw: @kildarelibrary

Come for a stroll down memory lane, to the days of dance hall queues and Hucklebuck shoes, with a particular look at some of Co. Kildare connections, in the company of Pat Lonergan, who was there – and remembers it fondly.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly   

RATHANGAN

Nature in Colour

Time:  4 – 5.30 pm

Venue: Aideen Cross Studio, Main st, R51 DD23

Email: aideen.cross@gmail.com

Phone: 086 8325694

Website:  www.aideencrossdesigns.com

Fb:  Aideen Cross, bridal Designer ; Creative sewing , Aideen Cross

Rathangan based designer Aideen Cross, is renowned for her dress design and also her creative sewing classes for children.  Aideen will encourage participants to explore the life-skill of sewing (hand and machine) and to use their imagination to create fun colourful art piece using new and recycled fabrics and textiles.   View over 20 wonderful quilts on exhibition and meet the young creative sewing students who created them (as seen on RTE’s Nationwide, 29th March)

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family friendly

Postcard to a Whale / Carta Phoist don Míol

Time: 6 – 8pm

Venue: Rathangan Community Library

Email: rathanganlib@kildarecoco.ie 

Phone: 045 528078

Fb:  Creative Rathangan Meitheal 

Come in to an imaginative intergenerational space. Tar isteach go spás samhlaíochta idirghlúineach. Hear a story about the whale on the bog. Éist le scéal faoin míol ar an portach. Draw, paint, write. Bí ag líníocht, ag peinteáil is ag scríobh. Make a BIG postcard to a whale.  Déan carta phoist MÓR don míol.

Organised by Rath Studio in partnership with Rathangan Community Library

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly   

– Booking required 

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension    

The Sun – Friend of Foe

Time: 7 – 9pm

Venue: Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore

Email: bogs@ipcc.ie

Phone: 045 860133

Website: www.ipcc.ie

Fb: IPCC.ie

Youtube: ConservationPeatland

Tw: PeatlandConserv

Join Terry Moseley, lifelong astronomer, as he explores the sun – just an ordinary star, but that ordinariness is basically an unimaginably powerful giant nuclear furnace, on whose stability our future depends.  This talk will look at some of the beautiful and spectacular events in nature which are associated with the sun.

  Family-friendly

– Partly Outdoor

SALLINS – Seoladh oifigiúil Féile na Sollán 2019 / Official launch of Féile na Sollán 2019

Time: 7.30pm – 12 am

Venue: Bridgewater Inn, Na Solláin

Email: eolas@sultnasollan.ie

Phone: 087 1834406

Website: www.sultnasollán.ie

Fb: sultnasollan

Tw: sultnasollan

Seoladh oifigiúil Féile na Sollán 2019, an cheiliúrtha bliantúil de cheol traidisiúnta, teanga agus cultúr na hÉireann. Beidh grúpaí ceoil áitiúla Sult, Fonn Nua agus Sult Óg ag seinm ceol agus beidh amhránaíocht as Gaeilge agus Béarla don Oíche Chultúir. Beidh an fhéile ar siúl in áiteanna éagsúla sna Solláin idir 3 agus 6 Deireadh Fómhair, 2019.

The official launch of Féile na Sollán 2019, which takes place from Thurs 3rd to Sun 6th Oct.  On Culture Night, local traditional music groups Sult, Fonn Nua and Sult Óg will play, and local singers will provide a repertoire of traditional Irish and contemporary songs.

  • Family-friendly
  • Café, bar or restaurant at the venue

NAAS – Get in the Picture!

Time: from 4pm

Venue: starting from McAuley Place, Nas na Riogh Housing Association, and visiting a number of venues in Naas

Email: artbeatireland@gmail.com

Phone: 089 9823888

Website: www.artbeat.ie/  www.mcauleyplace.ie

Facebook: McAuley Place / Artbeat.ie 

Twitter : McAuley_Place

The McAuley Place Craft Group will come together with Expressive Arts Facilitator Cathy O’Brien to work on creating a special Culture Night 10 year anniversary photo booth frame.  The frame will then be available for members of the public who would like to have their photo taken using the frame and props.  You are then invited  to post your photo on social networks with the hashtag #LOVECulture and be part of the bigger picture.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly  

Miniature Fairy House workshop

Time: 4 – 5.30

Venue: Abbeybridge Studio

Email: info@sharonfidgeonart.com

Come along and make your own fairy house with Maura at Abbeybridge Studio.  Get creative and design your own little house and paint it in all your favourite colours.  This class will be facilitated by Maura Fidgeon. Each person will have their own fairy house to take home.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly 
  • Booking required

More People, More Active, More Often

Time: From 4pm on

Venue: New Caragh Court, Naas West

Email: naas@kildareleisure.ie

Phone: 045 881655

Website: www.kildareleisure.ie

This is your opportunity to try or enjoy KLeisure facilities with: Free Adult Gym from 4pm to 9.30pm; Free Child Swim from 6pm to 8pm and Free Adult Swim from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Spaces are limited, so pre booking is required.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly    

– Booking required

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension   

Jabba Jabba Jembe – African Drumming Workshop

Time: 4 – 5pm

Venue: Naas Library, Harbour View, W91 A997

Email: naaslib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 045 879111    

Website: www.kildare.ie/library   

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw: @kildarelibrary

All the family is welcome to this fun drumming event with Thomas from Jabba Jabba Jembe.  You will also learn some interesting information about the instruments themselves and all the ways they are used in African society.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly    
  • Booking required 

Learn to paint with renowned landscape artist Eugene Conway

Time: 5 – 7pm

Venue: Tuckmill Gallery, Dublin Road

Email: Tuckmillgallery14@gmail.com

Phone: 045 879761

Fb: tuckmillgallery

Tuckmill Gallery will stay open until late on Friday night and invites people to paint and draw with Eugene Conway, one of Ireland’s most well-known landscape artists.  Conway’s detail and use of colour ensure his paintings are breath-taking in their realism, while their stillness, peace and honesty portray the true nature and beauty of Ireland.

– Wheelchair accessible

Dross Evolution- The Eco Design Gallery

Time: from 5pm – 7pm

Venue: The Moat Theatre Abbey Street Naas

Email: boxoffice@moattheatre.com

Phone: 045 883030

Website: www.moattheatre.com

Fb: DrossEvolution

We Don’t Scrap It… We Evolutionize It…

Every day factories all over Ireland throw away tons of re-usable factory floor waste. We at Dross Evolution are passionate about keeping these materials out of landfill by using them to create a huge variety of quality Art. This Drop In Creative Play Session is for 4 to 12 yrs. Makes Slime, Upcycle and have fun creating with Marty! www.drossevolution.ie

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly

– a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Kilteel Eadestown Comhaltas Recital

Time: Refreshments 6pm / event 7 – 8pm

Venue: Naas Library, Harbour View, W91 A997

Email: naaslib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 045 879111    

Website: www.kildare.ie/library   

Facebook: KildareCountyLibraryService

Twitter: @kildarelibrary

Come along to Naas Library and enjoy a recital with this wonderful group – Kilteel Eadestown Comhaltas.  A wonderful evening of traditional music and song with a variety of instruments and local musicians.  This event is open to all ages.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly    
  • Booking required 

Go with the Flow – Taster Alcohol Ink Art Workshop

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Venue: McAuley Place Community Centre, Fairgreen Room (1st Floor )

Email: deirdrem330@gmail.com

Phone: 086 8589740    

Website: www.dinkstudio.com

Join Connect Community Group artist Dee McNally and Explore how inks flow and react with each other to make a piece of art ready for framing! In a relaxed setting no experience required, emphasis is on enjoying the moment and having fun.      

– Wheelchair accessible

– Require booking 

Culture Night Public Art Tour

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm approx.

Venue: Pick Up at McAuley Place, Sallins Road

Email: culturenightkildare@gmail.com   

Phone: 087 238 9591

Rina Whyte, Public Art Specialist will take you on a tour like no other of the many public artworks in and around Kildare!  Over two hours, we will tour the varied artworks in and around the county, stopping at giant balls, great warriors and wooden horses.  You will hear the stories behind the artworks and their creators and visit some other events too.  Participants are encouraged to get involved and to share their stories and sentiments about the artwork in words, songs, poems

– Family-friendly    

– Booking required 

– Outdoor

Free Zumba Taster

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Venue: Naas GAA

Phone: 085 7196050

Fb: Zumba Naas;  ZC Top Zumba Naas;  Zumba Tribe

ZUMBA® Fitness is a group exercise class, that everyone enjoys. Whether you love aerobic classes or not, whether you like exercising or not, whether you can dance or not, you will LOVE ZUMBA® Fitness!

Latin music is the very essence of Zumba as it features an electrifying combination of fast beats and South American melodies to create a workout that is intense, fast paced and fun.  There’s any energetic party feeling that comes with Zumba music, and even beginners and those that are a little shy find it difficult to resist getting involved.

Come try it out for FREE this Culture Night thanks to our many local Zumba instructors

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • A Bar/Café at the venue

Laughter Yoga

Time: 7 – 8pm

Venue: Fairgreen Holistic Clinic, 33 South Main Street

Email: louiseburchall@gmail.com

Phone: 085 8934086    

Fb: @laughter.ie   

Connect Community Group believe in connecting people to people, helping them to reach their potential. Laughter Yoga is unlike traditional yoga, as there are no special poses, so it’s open to everyone.  We use breathing exercises along with gentle stretching to oxygenate the body and mind.   This, combined with a youthful playfulness starts the laughter and as we all know, laughter is contagious.  It’s a fun hour and you will leave happy and light!     

– Family-friendly    

– Booking required 

Traditional Music Session @ Naas Hospital

Time: 7 – 8pm

Venue: Main Concourse – Naas General Hospital

Email: bernadette.jackson1@hse.ie   

Phone: 087 1225907    

This group of traditional musicians volunteer their time once a month to provide music at lunchtime in the Main Concourse public space in Naas General Hospital and play a session in the Lake View Unit during their visit.  Many of the musicians are members of Comhaltas Kilteel Eadestown.

  Wheelchair accessible 

– Family-friendly    

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension    

  a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Craniosacral Therapy Explained

Time: 7 -8 pm

Venue: Rathasker Room (Upstairs) in McAuley Place Community Centre

Email: agflannery@gmail.com

Phone: 087 697 7925   

Connect Community Group believe in connecting people to people and helping them to reach their potential.  Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands- on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the body’s natural healing process.  CST is used while treating health issues such as migraines, headaches, chronic neck pain, colic/reflux, autism, ADHD, anxiety & depression, dental issues and post-surgery disfunction.  Suitable for people of all ages (including pregnant women and new born babies.)

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly    
  • Booking required 

Jesters Comedy @ PS Coffee Roasters

Time:   7.30 – 8.30pm

Venue: PS Coffee Roasters, Unit 1, Poplar Square

Email: funnynaas@hotmail.com

Phone: 087 2381282 

Website: https://pscoffeeroasters.ie

Stand up comedy with Chris O Neill MC & comics.  It’s a laugh a minute!     

– Wheelchair accessible 

– Booking required      

– café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Kinesiology – Talk & Demo for Inner Healing

Time:  8 – 9pm

Venue: Rathasker Room (upstairs), Mc Auley Place Community Centre

Email: amandab.kin@gmail.com   

Phone: 085 7133902   

Fb: @amandasclinic   

Connect Community Group believe in connecting people to people, helping them to reach their potential.  Kinesiology can get to the root cause of symptoms and imbalances through muscle testing. It uses techniques based on Chinese acupuncture meridians.  The main element in Kinesiology is the understanding that the body knows how to heal itself.     

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly    
  • Booking required 
  • café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Candlelight Yoga

Time:  8 – 9pm

Venue:  Fairgreen Holistic Clinic, 33 South Main Street

Email: lauramcgarr@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: 087 696 3235 (after 4pm)    

Instagram: @yoga_forallkildare

  

Connect Community believe in connecting people to people, helping them to meet their needs and reach their potential. Candlelight yoga uses gentle movement with restorative yoga poses. The candlelight creates a calming relaxing ambiance allowing the student to go deeper into poses and surrender and let go.     

  • Booking required

SoulWorks Naas

Time: 8 – 10pm

Venue: Naas Presbyterian Church (opposite Town Hall)

Email: proctormz@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: 045 884908 / 085 8069156

Fb: SoulWorksNaas

Vimeo: soulworksnaas

Instagram: soulworksnaas/

SoulWorks is a monthly open-mic music gig for teens and young adults.  The event offers young people a great opportunity to listen to live music, and to perform – And all in a safe supportive environment.  Contact us if you’d like to perform, or if you just want to listen simply come along!

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly   

Choral Singing for Everyone

Time: 8 – 9.30 pm

Venue: the old cinema on Main Street, now called “Church on Main St”

Email: nasnarisingers@gmail.com

Website:  www.nasnarisingers.ie

Fb:  Nas Na Ri Singers

Twr: NasNaRiSingers

Formed in 1972, Nás na Rí Singers consists of 75 members from Naas and surrounding areas.  The choir performs a wide ranging repertoire of classical, sacred and popular choral music and has concerts in Naas and across Ireland.  The choir plans to host a family friendly workshop/masterclass, featuring fun warm-up exercises and learning a piece of choral music from scratch.  The public will then have an opportunity to join the choir members in performing the piece at the end of the workshop.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly, all ages welcome

The Moat Club presents Nine by Jane Shepard

Time: 9pm

Venue: The Moat Theatre Abbey Street Naas

Email: boxoffice@moattheatre.com

Phone: 045883030

Website: www.moattheatre.com

In Nine, two women are being held in a life-threatening situation. Locked in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything. A single word takes on immense significance, even the difference between life and death. Nine was originally produced at the Circle Rep Lab in New York City in March, 1995. Libby Trappe plays Women 1 and Amanda Ryan plays Woman 2 under the direction of Conor O’Connell.

Conor, who is a former All-Ireland Drama best actor, takes on the role of director for the first time. Patrons should be aware that the play contains strong language.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Booking required

– a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

KILL – Kill Walk & Talk

Time: 7 – 9pm approx.

Venue: Parish Meeting Room

Email: brianfrancis.mccabe@gmail.com

Phone: 087 3513328 

Website: www.localhistorykill.com

Event will consist of a walk and talk around the village of Kill, conducted by members of Kill History Group, dealing with its history and heritage, and pointing to its cultural and architectural highlights. The event will be open to the public and will conclude with a cup of tea in the Parish Meeting Room    

  Family-friendly    

  Outdoor

KILTEEL – Trad Session

Time: 9 pm

Venue: Kilteel Inn

Email: maryjryan1@eircom.net

Phone: 087 2421753 

Fb: Kilteel Eadestown Comhaltas

Twitter: Kilteelcomhaltas@CCEKIlteel

Instagram:  kilteeleadestown

Traditional Session with Sean O Bhroin and Donnacha Dwyer and friends at 9pm

– Family-friendly   

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension    

  café, bar or restaurant at the venue

NEWBRIDGE – Public Sculpture Naming Ceremony

Time: 4pm

Venue: Athgarvan Road, Newbridge

Email: lrussell@kildarecoco.ie

Tel: 045-448328

To coincide with the local authority housing development on Athgarvan Road, a Per Cent for Art artwork was commissioned.  The resulting artworks, 4 cast concrete trees embellished with mosaic tiles, was created by artist Katy Palmieri-Seddiq, in collaboration with artist Karim Seddiq.  Come along and join us for a naming ceremony to kick off Culture Night Kildare and meet the artists.

Katy was born in France and has a Degree in Visual Arts and Dance.  She moved to Ireland in 1997 where she developed a practice in mixed work, recycled materials and mosaic.  You can see another example of Katy’s work in mosaic at St Anne’s National School, Ardclough

Culture Night at Newbridge Silverware

Time: 4 – 7pm (Last entrance to the Museum at 6:30)

Venue: Newbridge Silverware, Athgarvan Road, W12 HT62

Email: Showroom@newbridgesilverware.com 

Phone: 045 431 301 

Website: www.newbridgesilverware.ie

A chance to see behind the scenes of how our jewellery and cutlery is made and a visit to the unique Museum of Style Icons. Here you will see some of the most famous clothing and memorabilia that Hollywood has to offer, with garments from Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana and The Beatles to name a few.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly    
  • Booking required 
  • Partly Outdoor
  • a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Kildare Art Collective Pop up Exhibition/Shop

Time:  4 – 9pm

Venue: the old Chamber of commerce offices on The Avenue, White Water Shopping Centre

Email: kildareartcollective@gmail.com   

Phone: Caoimhe – 087 7675106 & Kirsten – 085 7297401    

Instagram: kildareartcollective

Fb: Kildare-Art-Collective

Members of Kildare Art Collective invite you to view an exhibition of work for Culture Night 2019. All work will be available for purchase.  A number of participating artists will be on site to speak about their practice and offer short creative demonstrations used in their work such as digital drawing techniques and free machine embroidery.  More details to be announced through social media in the lead up to Culture Night.

  

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly   

A Portrait of Music

Time:  4 – 9pm

Venue: Whitewater Shopping Centre

Email: Kellybodill@gmail.com   

Phone: 089 246 2073

Website: https://sweetpeaweddingweb.wixsite.com/kellybodill

Facebook: Kelly Bodill Art

Instagram:  @kellybodill

Celebrating music this year, Kelly Bodill, immersing herself in the music of each artist, painting portraits of infamous musicians from over the past 4 decades.  The exhibition will be open on Saturday and Sunday as well.

  Wheelchair accessible

  Family-friendly    

– a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Live Life, Love Dance @ DanceTones Studios

Time: 4 – 7pm

Venue: DanceTones Studios, Newbridge Industrial Estate

Email: dancetones@eircom.net   

Phone: 086 8315468

Website: www.dancetones.org   

Fb: @dancetones

Dance class for the very young to the mature at heart!  Open to people who have never danced before but would love to learn.  Also great for those whom know a few steps and would like to learn more choreography.  Dance classes involve Ballroom, Latin and Hip Hop. Introduction classes. 4pm kids, 5pm teens, 6pm adults

  • Family-friendly    
  • Booking required 

Connecting with Culture in Weaving Workshop For Children

Time: 4 – 5.30pm

Venue: Newbridge Library, Athgarvan Road

Email: newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie    

Phone: 045 448353    

Website: www.kildare.ie/library

Fb: kildarecountylibraryservice

Tw: kildarelibrary   

Join Beth Murphy of Willow Wonders in Newbridge Library to learn the ancient craft of weaving with willow and other plant fibres. Journey back through the ages weaving individual 2D projects.  Suitable for children 9-13 Years.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly

– Booking required

Totally East

Time: Open 5pm-8pm (Guided tour at 6pm)

Venue: McKenna Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, W12 D962

Phone: 045 448327

Website: www.riverbank.ie

Photos by Harald Hauswald. Text/Curation by Stefan Wolle.

Remembering the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this photography exhibition powerfully portrays everyday situations in the GDR.  Harald Hauswald images feature run-down façades, punks and ordinary workers, he simply wanted to document everyday life — without knowing that the Berlin Wall would one day come down. This exhibition is supported by the German Embassy.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly
  • A café, bar or restaurant at the venue

The Great Irish Weather Exhibition

Time: Guided tours at 5:15pm & 7:30pm

Venue: Children’s Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, W12 D962

Phone: 045 448327

Website: www.riverbank.ie

Text by Joanna Donnelly. Illustrations by Fuchsia MacAree.

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Or what makes a rainbow? In this exhibition meteorologist Joanna Donnelly explains what weather is and how it happens. Get ready to learn about cold fronts and climate change, satellites and scientists, forecasting and broadcasting – and even how storms get their names!

Beautifully illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree, and containing lots of interesting facts and intriguing instruments, this is a family friendly exhibition for the curious – sure we all love to talk about the weather!

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly
  • A café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Family Day in “YouRitMix”

Time: 5.30 – 7.30

Venue: Newbridge Sports Centre

Email: youritmixnewbridge@gmail.com

Phone: 087 6822 025

Fb:  Youritmix Rhythmic Gymnastics Club @Newbridge Swords

Our friendly gymnasts are going to teach you basic Rhythmic Gymnastics skills using ropes, balls and hoops. You can experience yourselves the difficulty of using this apparatus and you can see professional performances by our competitive gymnasts.  Places are limited and it will work on first come basis   

– Wheelchair accessible   

– Family-friendly    

– a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Demonstration of Crafting Ancient Irish Bog Oak with artist Conor Lane

Time:  5.30 – 7pm

Venue: Newbridge Library, Athgarvan Road

Email: newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 045 448353    

Website: www.kildare.ie/library    

Fb: kildarecountylibraryservice

Tw: kildarelibrary   

Come along to Newbridge Library to learn about the crafting of ancient Irish bog oak with artist Conor Lane. Those attending will have a chance to see how these ancient pieces are crafted into sculptures, along with examining the tools used and pieces created.  All welcome.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly

The Lady and the Unicorn

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Theatre, Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, W12 D962

Phone: 045 448327

Website: www.riverbank.ie

The Lady and the Unicorn is a playful multimedia one-woman show. Carol O’Neill shares her favourite artworks, inspired in one way or another by Celtic mythology. Over 30 artists are celebrated including medieval unicorn tapestries with hidden mysteries, mythical hare sculptures by Barry Flanagan and Dragons that inspired Andy Warhol. Artists Yayoi Kusama, Jim Fitzpatrick and many more get mentioned. There may even be chocolate… Learn, laugh and be inspired by this fun art talk.  Suitable for ages 14+

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Booking required
  • A café, bar or restaurant at the venue

Poetry To Make You Think 

Time: 7.30 – 9pm

Venue: Parish Centre, Station Road

Email: brendadrummtobin@gmail.com

Phone: 087 2337797 

Website: www.newbridgeparish.ie 

Fb: St Conleth’s Parish Newbridge

Tw: @NewbridgeParish

Poetry to Make You Think is an evening of poetry and music on themes that will get you thinking about life, love, loss, faith and belief, migrants and refugees, social justice issues and climate change.  With poems from Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, Gerald Manley Hopkins that will be read by people of the parish of Newbridge as well as some surprise guests, and with original music by local composer Padraig Meredith, this promises to be a wonderful night of culture in the newly refurbished parish centre at the heart of Newbridge.  All are welcome.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension

Solo Art Exhibition – Eilis Kavanagh – Artist

Time:  Launch 8 – 10pm

Venue:  UBH Café, – 2-4 Georges Street, W12 HW13

Email: eiliskavart95@gmail.com

Phone: 086 0885256

Website:  www.eiliskavanagh.com

Fb: Eilis Kavanagh Artist

Eilis is an emerging artist based in Newbridge. Her work is inspired not only by the beauty of the local countryside, wildlife and bog lands, but by her many visits to the West of Ireland and Europe.  Her collection is a personal response to the scenes she encounters.

– Family-friendly 

  a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

A celebration of local musical talent from Ireland and beyond

Time: 9.30 – 11.30pm

Venue: Flanagan’s, Eyre St

Email: azucenadublin@gmail.com; info@flanagans-bar.ie

Phone: 045 431 413 / 087 969 8558    

Website: www.flanagans-bar.ie/events/

Fb: bernardfitzpatrickmusic ; Flanagans-Bar-Off-Licence

YouTube: Bernard Fitzpatrick

After their success in two previous editions of Culture Night, Bernard Fitzpatrick and Band will play a set of original songs whose influences vary from European acoustic to gypsy jazz, Spanish and Latin American music.  This is an international band… and this certainly comes through in the music!

– Wheelchair accessible

– café, bar or restaurant at the venue

THE CURRAGH – The Evolution of Defence Forces Peace Support Operations (1958-2019)

Time: 5 – 9pm

Venue: United Nations Training School Ireland, Curragh Camp

Email: untsi@defenceforces.ie

Phone: 045 445173

Website: http://military.ie/en/who-we-are/army/defence-forces-training-centre/the-military-college/un-training-school-ireland/

Fb: Irish Defence Forces

You are welcome to UNTSI, the Defence Forces Peace Support Operations Pre Deployment Training School, to learn about the story of the evolution of Defence Forces Peace Support Operations, from the Traditional Peacekeeping of the Cold War, through the introduction of Regional and Peace Enforcement Operations  in the 1990s, to today’s complex Multi-Dimensional Operations in Africa and the Middle East.

– Family-friendly    

KILDARE TOWN – IMMA Partnership Activity launch @Kildare Village

Time: 4 – 8pm

Venue: Kildare Village, Nurney Road

Email: KVTIC@valueretail.com

Phone: 045 520501

Website: www.kildarevillage.com/IMMA

Fb: KildareVillage

Instagram: kildarevillage

Tw: KildareVillage

You Tube: Kildare Village

Kildare Village proudly showcases a new partnership with IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), supporting their major new international group show titled, Desire: A Revision, From the 20th Century to the Digital Age.  Enjoy this unique experience at Kildare Village!

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly

– Partly Outdoor

– a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

DE BRUIR Leather Studio & Workshop Display

Time: 4 – 9pm

Venue:  Monasterevin Road

Email: info@deBruir.com   

Phone: 087 6182290    

Website: www.deBruir.com   

Fb: deBruir

Instagram: deBruir

The DE BRUIR workshop designs and makes a collection of leather travel bags and accessories. Master-craftsman Garvan de Bruir will be demonstrating some leather-working skills throughout the night as he handmakes his award-winning leather bags.

– Wheelchair accessible

  Family-friendly   

Idir dhá theanga

Time: 6 – 9pm

Venue: Kildare Town Library, Claregate Street

Email: kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 045 520 235 / 087 125 9596 (Marta)

Website: www.kildare.ie/library

Fb: fourhandsart

Instagram: martagolubowska

The event is a presentation of stop motion animation narrated in Irish, based on a story about St Brigid, the king and the fox, created as a result of collaboration between two schools and artist Marta Golubowska.

The children from Kildare Town Educate Together NS hosted a storyteller session and were asked to illustrate the story.  The  artist brought the illustrations to the Gaelscoil where pupils wrote the story in Irish.  Along with the presentation and a chat about the project,we would like to invite you to participate in an illustration making workshop, storytelling in Irish and Irish dancing workshop.   

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly

Discover the world through your senses

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Venue:  CANDELLA workshop , 32 Coolaghknock Gardens

Email: studio@candella.ie

Phone: 087 7675111

Website: www.candella.ie

Instagram: ania_necelkruppa; candellaireland

Ania’s Ceramics and Candella Ireland would like to invite you to a two hour workshop, that will help you rediscover your senses, build your own beeswax candle and promote local art and heritage.

– Family-friendly   

– Booking required

Amy Dillon and Tod Doyle

Time:   7.30pm – 10.30pm

Venue:   Square Coffee, Kildare Town

Email: kildare@squarecoffee.ie 

Phone: 0876309932

Website: www.squarecoffee.ie   

Instagram: /squarecoffee 

Facebook: /squarekildare   

An evening with two of Kildare’s finest young singer songwriters.       

  • Partially Wheelchair accessible (There is a small step at the shop entrance)
  • Family-friendly
  • Require booking 
  • a café, bar or restaurant at the venue

MONASTEREVIN – Exhibitions, Talk and Walk @ the Library

Time: 4 – 7pm

Venue: Monasterevin Library, Watermill Place

Email: monasterevinlib@kildarecoco.ie;

Phone: 045 529239   

Website: kildare.ie/Library/Library/MonasterevinLibrary ; michaelstokesfreelancephotographer.com

Fb:  KildareCountyLibraryService   

Following Kildare County Council’s national leadership in Arts, Health and Well-being, Monasterevin Library has decided to celebrate the values of Creative and Visual Arts through health and well-being within our local community.

They are delighted to host a photography exhibition at 4pm by freelance photographer Michael Stokes and also very excited to hold an exhibition of Tibetan Prayer Flags by The Art Group of Muiriosa Foundation. There is a talk on at 4pm by ‘Young At Heart’ nutritionist Cathy Doyle about ‘nutrition motivation’ for the elderly.  Then starting at the library at 5pm, there is a walking tour of the River Barrow, exploring the wildlife and plants and facets of the Barrow.  The walk will be facilitated by Chris McKenna.

Abstract and Classical with artist Paul Woods

Time: 6.30 – 9pm

Venue: Monasterevin Community Centre

Email:   info@monasterevincommunitycentre.ie

Phone: 045 529 857

Website: www.paulwoodsart.com     /   www.monasterevincommunitycentre.ie

Fb: MonasterevinCommunityCentre1;  paulwoodsartist   

Artist Paul Woods will present a talk and workshop exploring abstract art.  He will introduce different painting techniques and guide the participants in the use of various painting tools.  Paul will also compile a classical music soundtrack that complements the process of painting.

  Wheelchair accessible

  Family-friendly   

KILCULLEN – John Martin: Wordsmith

Time:  8pm

Venue: Kilcullen Community Library

Email: Kilcullenlib@kildarecoco.ie   

Phone: 045 482193    

Website: www.kildare.ie/library

Fb:  KildareCountyLibraryService   

A retrospective of the writings of Kilcullen’s John Martin spanning the last 40 years –   poet, playwright, short story writer, radio dramatist, theatre director and raconteur.  The pieces featured will be curated by the writer himself and will also include some of his paintings.  An evening of prose, poetry and perhaps a song or two.   The event is not suitable for children.        

  • Wheelchair accessible

BALLITORE – Culture Night Crafts Workshop

Venue: The Tanyard, Ballitore

Time: 5 – 8 pm

Phone: Ballitore Library (059)8623344 / Susan Waters (087) 6387489

Website: www.kildare.ie/library

Fb: Athy Musical and Dramatic Society

Join us for this night of craft in the Tanyard, facilitated by Ballitore Community Library.

A Night of Crafting, Music and Song

Time: 7 – 9pm

Venue: Crookstown Craft Village

Email: crookstowncrafts@gmail.com   

Phone: 086 0657801

Website: crookstowncraftvillage.com   

Fb:  Crookstown Craft Village; Avril’s Flowers

Twitter: @CrookstownC, 

Instagram: Crookstown Craft Village; Juliekennydesigns ; Corinafitzgibbonart

Enjoy an evening of crafting with some of Kildare’s most skilled craftspeople.  Browse the amazing array of hats in Julie Kenny’s studio and learn how to make beautiful fashion sinamay flowers (made from dried pineapple leaves) with this award winning milliner.  Create a fun, floral piece in Avril’s Florist (Winner of a 2019 Bronze medal at Bloom Festival).  Learn how to turn a blank page into a unique print with Corina Fitzgibbon, a highly talented and experienced print artist.  At the end of the evening, relax in the tranquil surroundings of the Craft Village while listening to a group of great musicians and singers as refreshments are served.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly
  • Booking required 

  A Griese Youth Theatre performance and post show discussion focusing on Cultural Diversity

Time:  7.30 pm

Venue:  The Meeting House

Email: grieseyouththeatre99@gmail.com

Phone: 087 7528398 / 085 2021884 

Fb: Griese Youth Theatre

Instagram: Griese Youth Theatre

Griese Youth Theatre’s performance in The Meeting House in Ballitore will focus on diversity, the need to combat prejudice and the desire for ‘No Hate’ in our multicultural society.  Followed by a post show discussion with PJ Dooley from Kildare Traveller Action.

  • Wheelchair accessible

ATHY – Historical walk and talk at Burtown House & Gardens

Time: 4 – 6 pm

Venue: Burtown House

Email: info@burtownhouse.ie

Phone: 059 8623865

Website: www.burtownhouse.ie   

Tw: TheGreenBarn7

Instagram: burtown_house

Fb: burtownhouseandgardens

Introductory talk by James Fennell on the history of Burtown House, the Fennell’s and their Quaker history and the landscape and histories that surround Burtown and the historical village of Ballytore, touching on the strong relationship between the Shackleton’s.  This will be followed by an informative walk and talk of the gardens by Lesley Fennell.

  Wheelchair accessible

  Family-friendly    

  Booking required 

  Partly Outdoor

– café, bar or restaurant at the venue

More People, More Active, More Often

Time: from 4pm on

Venue: Barrack Lane, Green Hills

Email: athy@kildareleisure.ie

Phone: 059 864015022

Website: www.kildareleisure.ie

This is your opportunity to try or enjoy KLeisure facilities with Free Child Swim from 4pm to 6pm and Free Adult Swim from 4pm to 9.30pm. Space are limited, so pre booking is required.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly   

– Booking required

  Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension

ISL Film Screening

Time: 4pm

Venue: Athy Library

Email Maggiemoon02@gmail.com

Phone: 087 9105987

Website: www.kildare.ie/library   

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw:@kildarelibrary

A cultural film will be shown to reflect the unique linguistics syntax grammar of Irish Sign Language (ISL) through the medium of music and song.  ISL became the 3rd official language of Ireland in December 2017 but there are still some misconceptions that ISL is just signing English words.  We hope this short film will demonstrate that ISL is a language in its own right.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly

Team Adventure: Cooking Up A Delicious Storm

Time: 6.30 – 9pm

Location: Athy College

Email: gloriousgod2004@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: 085 1426012

Website: www.womensintegratednetwork-win-athy.org

Varied specialities (food, drink & or beverage) from across the world will be showcased on the night.

Come along to try them or take up the challenge and register for one of the five categories: 1] 8-10yrs old: cold food, 2] 11-13yrs old: hot or cold, 3] 14-16yrs old: hot or cold. 4] 17-19yrs old hot and cold & 5] 20yrs old and above: hot and cold (include Mums & Dads).  On the night you bring what you wish to cook while WIN provides space, cooking stove etc and there is one prize each for the 5 categories.

Women’s Integrated Network (WIN), Athy: Empowering Women for positive integration.

– Wheelchair accessible

– Family-friendly

– Include Gaeilge/Irish language dimension

Athy film club presents a documentary of local interest

Time: 7 – 8pm

Venue: Athy college, Monasterevin road

Email: Athyfilmclub@gmail.com

Phone: 086 2112046

Fb: athy film club

A documentary by local film company, Storytelling Productions.  Directed by Mikey Aldridge.

  • Wheelchair accessible

‘Love Me Do’ performance of The Beatles hits

Time: 8pm

Venue: Athy Library, Convent Lane, R14 DR33

Email: athylib@kildarecoco.ie

Phone: 045 980555

Website: www.kildare.ie/library

Fb: Athy Musical and Dramatic Society

Athy Musical and Dramatic Society will perform a medley of Beatle hits, entitled ‘Love me Do’.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly
  • Booking required

In The Same Mould

Time: 4pm on for 2 weeks

Venue: Athy Library

Email: martagolubowska@gmail.com

Website: www.fourhandsart.com

Fb: @fourhandsart

The artist Marta Golubowska will work over the 4 weeks leading to the Culture Night with a group from the local Irish Wheelchair Association to create a piece that will be displayed in the Athy library.  The artwork will explore how disability influences social situations and what are the implications in terms of isolation and social seclusion.  It is our ambition to create artwork presenting makers as talented and capable.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family-friendly   

CASTLEDERMOT

Culture Night @ the library

Time 7.30 pm

Venue: Castledermot library

Tel: 059 91 44483

Website: www.kildare.ie/library   

Fb: KildareCountyLibraryService

Tw:@kildarelibrary

In recent years, Culture Night in Castledermot has featured very popular painting workshops and activities, they will host a similar event for Culture Night this year.  If you want to know what they will do please check with Jan at Castledermot Library.

For further information on Culture Night Kildare

Contact: Federica Petronilli, Culture Night Kildare Coordinator

Address: Kildare County Council Arts Service, Riverbank, Newbridge, Co Kildare

Tel: 045 448328

Email: culturenightkildare@gmail.com

Web: www.culturenight.it ; www.kildare.ie/culturenight

Facebook: Arts in Co Kildare

Tw: @ArtsInCoKildare  #LoveCulture

This brochure in a large text format is available to download on www.kildare.ie/culturenight or calling the number 045 448328.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Kildare County Council.

An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Chontae Chill Dara

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