Galway Culture Night


Over 150 different events are taking place tomorrow, Friday 20th September, here there is our top ten:

1. TRADIOHEAD LIVE IN THE CRANE, from 9 30 (free concert) Tradiohead take the songs of Radiohead and retread them using instruments more often associated with Irish traditional music

2. BABORÓ AT THE TOWN HALL: CREATE A BIRDIE WORKSHOP (5-7 pm, in the Town Hall Theatre) Children of 5+  a craft workshop where you get to create your very own felt version of the Baboró festival avatar Birdie.


3. NATIONAL COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATIONS MUSEUM OF IRELAND – BACK TO THE FUTURE. Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Dangan Business Park, NUI Galway (from 6 : 30 pm) Back to the Future’ at Retro Gaming & Science Fiction event. Relive the thrills of playing video Arcade classics including Pacman, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Pong and Sonic on renowned vintage consoles and computers such as Atari, Amiga, Sega Mega Drive and Sinclair ZX81.

4. MACNAS (Fisheries Field, Salmon Weir Bridge) 5-7 pm. Macnas Street Theatre Performance Workshop with Artistic Director, Noeline Kavanagh. This workshop in Street Theatre Performance will reflect the signature style that Macnas employs in creating a street theatre show.

*** Space is limited, please, check the website and reserve your place

5. GALWAY CITY MUSEUM – GALWAY AND THE REVOLUTION From 6 pm. Social conflict, war and revolution in County Galway, 1913-1923 – following last year’s highly successful ‘Incomplete History of Galway’, Culture Night 2013 at the City Museum narrows the focus to the tumultuous decade, which culminated in the establishment of the modern Irish state.

6. TAAFFE’S – THE WALL OF TRUTH From 6 pm. Artists Brendan Savage and Margaret Nolan convert the enigmatic shopfront into a wall of truth, an interactive space where the members of the public can contemplate the general emotive feelings of the community.

7. BÁDÓIRÍ AN CLADAIG – EXPLORE GALWAY’S NEWEST HOOKER, CROÍ AN CLADAIG In the Long Walk, from 3: 30 pm (depending on the weather)  The Claddagh Community Boat Club invites you to the Long Walk quay to visit Croí an Cladaig, the sensational new Claddagh hooker, built fro scratch in Galway and launched last year.

8. LORG PRINTMAKERS – A WORKING STUDIO Unit 8, Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane 4.00pm – 8.00pm Demonstrations and workshops how a working print studio functions. You will have the opportunity to print your own t-shirts and learn other printing processes, including digital printing, screen printing, inking and etching plates and monoprinting.


9. WOOD QUAY – IMAGINATIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD 5.00pm – 7.00pm The School of Architecture University of Limerick together with Galway City Council presents Imaginative Neighbourhood Wood Quay. From 5-7pm in the “Design with Communities Pop Up Shop” in Wood Quay (formerly Harvest Off Licence), they will host an Open Critique of student design proposals for interim use projects for Wood Quay answering the questions “Have we lost the use of our streets as a community resource? Can we imagine them differently?

10. BRIDGE MILLS RESTAURANT (basement floor) 2 activities: 5 – 6 pm: Storytelling & music with Mickey McCrory & Conor Geoghgan. Ages 5+ and 7 – 8 pm : Jazz on the Balcony(weather permitting) with local jazz guitarist Aengus Hackett

You have all the information and activities in the website of the event.


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