Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today (Wednesday 15th August) launched the programme for Culture Night 2012 which will take place nationwide on Friday 21st September. Culture Night, which has been held every year since 2006, is based on similar cultural events held in Europe and other cities called “White Nights” due to the fact that the buildings are lit up for the evening of the event. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours and are free of charge
This year, the Culture Night programme launch is being held in Cork, the first time that the programme launch has been held outside Dublin. Such an initiative truly demonstrates how the event has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it is now.
Cork city and county are set for a feast of cultural delights in September when they put on a smorgasbord of events for Culture Night. On Friday 21 September there will be a slew of different events taking place from Youghal all the way to the Beara Peninsula.
For details on exactly what is taking place, check www.culturenight.ie.
Details of local events for Culture Night Youghal to follow.