Ireland’s cultural scene is bubbling and bursting with crackling new ideas and pioneering practices, winning the world over. Around every corner on Culture Night (September 20), there’ll be something to explore, from awesome animation and stunning light projections to rattling readings and pulsating performances, exhilarating exhibitions and snatched drag performances.
Diverse Night Planned for Culture Night at Outhouse
Outhouse is a community and resource centre for LGBT+ people, their families and friends. Their mission is to provide a safe space which facilitates the growth of services and supports to the LGBT+ community. Visit and delve into the history of their community centre, as well as their magnificent listed Georgian building.
This Culture Night, Outhouse has put together an eclectic group of events that includes an art exhibition by Martin McCann in the Red Room, a book reading by Denis Kehoe in the Library, a performance by Smilin’ Kanker, and a performance by Sr. Mac in the Café. The café will also have a special Culture Night menu with wine available on the night.
Time: 4 pm -10 pm
Venue: 105 Capel St, D1
Drag Makeup and Wig Masterclass @ Dicey Reilly’s
Join celebrity makeup artist John Paul Payne as he gives you an insight into the skill and artistry behind how your favourite RuPaul’s Drag Race queen gets runway ready. Watch and learn as Square One signer Tadgh Griffin is transformed into his drag alter ego!
Drag Show and Kareoke @ Dicey Reilly’s
Fresh off the stage from his Electric Picnic show and dressed to impress – Tadhg will perform all the classic party hits then get on stage and sing your own heart! A night not to be missed.
Time: 8.30pm – 12 pm
Venue: Dicey Reilly’s, Centaur Street, Carlow
Street 66 – ‘Drag + Draw’ Special!
A fun and informal life drawing session with a drag queen model, taking place between 5 pm – 7 pm. Basic materials provided. First come first served
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Venue: 33-34 Parliament St, Temple Bar, D2
Cork Gay Project
From RuPaul to Panti Bliss, drag queens are spearheading modern pop culture. Our Drag Extravaganza will explore the very best of Cork’s drag culture with workshops, an exhibition and live performances from the finest local drag talents. Drag Queen performance every 20 mins.
Time: 8 pm -10 pm
Venue: 4 South Terrace, Cork City
For more, see culturenight.ie
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