Culture Night with Lazy Bike Tours (18:00, 19:00, 20:00)
Ease yourself in by experiencing the Lazy Bike Taster Tour! All participants will be provided with their very own electric bike to experience the sights and sounds of the City without breaking a sweat! The tours start in medieval Dublin with a short introduction as to how Dublin was founded before heading into the Liberties, where there’s promise of surprise stops & interesting anecdotes. There’s three 45-minute tours starting at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm and the meeting point is 4 Scarlet Row, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. See more.
Herstory @ The Liquor Rooms (20:00 – 23:00)
Herstory have shortlisted over 300 remarkable Irish women including the likes of Queen Maeve and Countess Markievicz, and aim to build an international movement where Ireland inspires countries around the world to celebrate their lost heroines. It’s wonderful to see these extraordinary Irish females being brought to life through theatre, comedy, music, literature, fine art & film. You can support our cailíní tonight in The Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay from 8-11pm. Visit here for more details.
MaSamba Samba School & Tres Brazilian Cultural Centre
With the growing Brazillian population in Ireland, it’s only right to get out and experience their energetic and colourful culture! MaSamba and Tres Brazilian Cultural Centre are collaborating on an event of great entertainment to suit all lovers of arts and culture. There’ll be authentic drumming & dance performances/workshops, photography exhibitions, film screenings and tasters of vibrant Brazilian food & beverages. Taking place in 25-27 Bow Lane West, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 from 6.30pm-9pm, this event is suitable for all ages. More details here.
RTÉ in Dublin Castle
Brace yourself, because this is quite possibly the most cultured experience you will have and is sure to encourage you to go home and listen to some Chopin or write your Ulysses like the enlightened arisocrat you really are. This family friendly event takes place at the historic Dublin Castle which will be transformed this year for Culture Night. Visitors of all ages can explore the staggering open-air concert and myriad of workshops, talks and readings dotted throughout this majestic building and its surrounds. Starting at 5pm, they have Children’s Arts & Crafts with illustrator Paula McGloin. From 7pm in the Upper Courtyard, The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be performing with an array of artistic guests. The Coach House will play host to live recordings of RTÉ Radio 1’s Inside Culture, Sunday Miscellany, The Poetry Programme and The Book Show and from 6pm, a series of Easter Rising talks & discussions will take place in the Conference Centre. On top of all this, workshops & drama performances will be ongoing throughout the evening. If this doesn’t make you feel sophisticated & refined, nothing will.
Science Gallery Dublin
Pop in to the Science Gallery any time from 5pm–10pm for after-hours access to their current exhibition, SEEING: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?. At SEEING, you can challenge your perceptions, see the world like a machine, model for a portrait drawn by 3 Robots Named Paul, reveal a hidden artwork with the movement of your eyes, and take a photo of your retina with D-EYE. An interesting place to go to any time of the year but make an effort to go tonight, it sounds like you won’t be disappointed!
Windmill Lane Recording Studios
The music enthusiast will be excited to hear that the world famous Windmill Lane Recording Studio will open their doors and welcome the public inside for one night only. Witness exclusive live gigs at 7, 8 and 9pm with a great Irish band and get the chance to experience live mixing and live recording sessions with Windmill Lane studio engineers. It’s a non-ticketed event and doors open from 6pm - 10pm.
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Are you a big fan of Irish radio? 2016 marks the centenary year of the first broadcast in Ireland in the form of Morse code during the Easter 1916 Rising. Taking place at 2-5 Warrington Place, Dublin 2, the BAI are celebrating Culture Night with a collection of recordings and memorable radio events from Irish History.
And of course if none of these tickle your fancy, you can always download the Culture Night 2016 app from the App Store or Google Play and have a look at all the other Culture Events taking place!