I am really looking forward to Culture Night (and Day!) in Wexford this coming Friday. There are few enough occasions in the year when the community comes out onto the streets intent on nothing other than having a good time. There’s Wexford Opera Festival opening night when the quays are packed with happy families drawn together for the always brilliant fireworks display; there are the occasional homecoming celebrations when we have sporting success; and then there’s Culture Night.
Here’s a selection of the day’s highlights:
4.30pm: Discovering Drama presents scenes from “The Picture of Dorian Gray” & “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” – Wexford Opera House;
4.45-5.15pm: Wexford Drama Group performs excerpts from “Dancing at Lughnasa” – Wexford Library;
5pm: The Festival Opera Children’s Chorus presents a short extract from the opera “Hansel & Gretal” – Opera House;
5pm: Newline Theatre perform series of short pop-up performances in venues across Wexford town finishing with a variety performance at Opera House at 6.30pm;
5.30pm: Dancer Deirdre Grant performs “Playhouse” – Opera House;
6.30pm: Wexford Festival Opera Singers – Opera House;
7pm: New Ross Singers – Opera House;
7pm: Valda Choir – Selskar Abbey;
7pm: Wexford Male Voice Choir – St Iberius Church;
7pm: WACT Youth Theatre – Wexford Arts Centre;
7.30pm: Wexford Improv Group – Opera House;
8pm: WLOS sing songs from the musicals – Opera House;
8pm: Wexford Sinfonia Wind Ensemble – St Iberius Church
8pm: Kieran Quinn – 32 Pianos Tour – with Dave Flynn and Vicky Clancy – Greenacres Gallery, Selskar.
8pm: Damhsa agus amhránaíocht le Conradh Na Gaeilige – Cearnóg Selskar, Wexford
9pm Moonlight Trio – St Iberius Church;
9pm Castlebridge Gospel Choir – White’s Hotel;
9pm: Culture Cabaret Night (drama, music and comedy) – Wexford Arts Centre;
9.15pm: Live organ accompaniment by Ger Lawlor to selected scenes from the movie “Faust” – Rowe Street Church;
10pm: Stagefright – St Iberius Church.
See the full programme at http://www.culturenight.ie/download-all-programmes