Culture Night returns

The line-up for this year's festival has just been released

This year’s Culture Night programme has just been released and it is full to brim with fantastic city wide events for all the family.

The all-island public celebration of culture, creativity and the arts will take place on Friday 16th September with many of the city’s establishments opening its door for a night full of free events.

Having started in Dublin in 2006, Culture Night now celebrates its tenth birthday this year and over the years it has grown from initially being a relatively small scale cultural event it once was, to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country taking part.

Speaking in this year’s programme notes Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock said: “Culture Night has become one of the highlights of our events calendar. It is the evening each year when arts and cultural organisations throughout Ireland open their doors to the public with special or extended night time events, all offered free of charge. This year, Derry and Strabane will join over 40 participating locations.

“Our Council district is well known for its rich arts and cultural offering and Culture Night provides the perfect opportunity to sample just a taster of what we have to offer. This year’s programme is packed full of dance, music, song, film, art, and a series of talks and tours in some of our most historic cultural buildings.”

We have put together the list of everything that is taking place this year in one handy place, so have a look here.

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