RTE Philharmonic Choir Starts Culture Night 2015 in Trinity on a High Note

Posted on: 17 September 2015

Trinity College Dublin will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ireland’s annual cultural extravaganza and once again open its doors to the public for Culture Night 2015 on Friday 18th September from 5.00pm. Culture Night is an annual public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts, all over Ireland.

Join the RTÉ; Philharmonic Choir from 6.00pm – 6.30pm for a live performance in front of Trinity College Dublin’s Campanile (bell tower) in Front Square. This is a performance not to be missed.

Join Stomptown Brass at 6.30pm as they perform live in Trinity’s Front Square.  With musical roots in the New Orleans tradition of street-stomping horn players, Stomptown Brass have spent the last number of months bringing Dublin pedestrians to a standstill around the city.

Dublin Circus Project will have a fire performance in Front Square from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Trinity Long Room Hub, 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Come to our Multilingual Literary Soiree: Hear staff, students and friends of Trinity’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies read their favourite poems and prose extracts in French, German, Italian, Irish, Polish, Russian, Spanish and in translation. Some may even sing!

The Book of Kells is Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and one of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts. Visit the ‘Turning Darkness into Light’ exhibition along with two volumes of the Book of Kells, 1916 Proclamation, Brian Boru harp and walk the length of the Long Room filled with 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books. Open from 5.00 – 9.00pm.

Authenticity Tours – Official student-led guided walking tour of Trinity College Dublin Uncover the secrets of Trinity with the only official student-led guided walking tour of the campus. Hear about ideas and breakthroughs, rebellions and riots, and how the College’s history in many ways captures in miniature that of Ireland. Tours last 35 mins, running between 5.30pm – 7.30pm  on a first-come, first-served basis, max. tour size 40 people.

Guided tour in Irish of the oldest university in Ireland. Please note that the tour will be outside for the most part. Relax afterwards with a cup of tea as you listen to traditional Irish music. Leaving Trinity’s Front Gate at 5/6/7/8pm. Meeting point at the Front Arch of Trinity College Dublin on the hour. Faigh léargas nua ar an ollscoil is sine in Éirinn, a hoidhreacht agus a saol sa lá atá inniu ann. Beidh an turas amuigh faoin aer den chuid is mó. Lig do scíth le cupán tae agus ceol traidisiúnta beo ónár gcuid mac léinn ag deireadh an turais. Mairfidh gach turas 30 nóiméad, ag imeacht ag 5/6/7/8pm ón nGeata Tosaigh.

Science Gallery Dublin, 5pm – 10pm, From bio-hacking to maker spaces, the tools and techniques of science are popping up in homes, art spaces, and high-streets across the country. For Culture Night, Science Gallery Dublin will ask how open-source science might change art, education and research. With experiments and demonstrations of 3D printing, open source PCR, and commercially available brainwave monitors. The SECRET exhibition will remain open until 10pm and explores the social and technological aspects of secrecy, particularly the future of surveillance, espionage and privacy.

The Douglas Hyde Gallery, 11am – 9pm. Housed in the university’s Arts Building, the DHG contains two spaces: the cavernous Gallery 1, which is approached down a staircase, from above, and the more intimate Gallery 2, which was opened in 2001. Visit the Douglas Hyde Gallery and see our exhibition by Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (Gallery 1) and a new installation by Aleana Egan (Gallery 2). Gallery staff will be present to discuss the exhibitions with visitors.

Trinity's Arts Café will also remain open until 8pm for Culture Night!

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the regional arts offices, local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the country. For more information please visit the Culture Night website