Number Of Events Online Tonight For ‘Culture Night’

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Launching the Kerry Visual Arts Showcase last month were Caroline Lynch (Arts Office, Kerry County Council); Christopher Shaw, artist; Kate Plum, artist; Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council.

TONIGHT is Culture Night in Kerry and lots of the events are online, to ensure public safety while still providing arts and cultural groups the opportunity of showcasing their work to the Kerry public.

Every year the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase is launched on Culture Night. This year the launch will be held online, with a virtual launch available on Kerry County Arts’ Facebook (@KerryCoArts) page from 6pm. There will also be images of the artists’ works and access to the exhibition catalogue.

The Fanzini Brothers will be online will a visual extravaganza full of their signature flair ( and fun.

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Catherine Young’s Welcoming Project will be online with a specially commissioned dance performance film and retrospective of what the innovative initiative has achieved using dance as a means of social integration. (

Kerry County Museum has taken a number of events online already this year, and Culture Night will be the same with music from Sliabh Mis CCÉ available from the Museum’s website on the night. Afro Trad will be streaming live from St.Mary’s Church onto their Facebook page.

“It’s a credit to arts and culture groups in Kerry that they are adjusting and adapting to these strange circumstances we are in,” says Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer.

“I would urge people to virtually drop in to as many events as possible on Culture Night and show their support via views and clicks and likes until the time comes again when we can show our appreciation with applause.”

St. John’s Theatre in Listowel will be livestreaming a music and poetry evening from 7pm on their Facebook page – this event includes an airing of the storytelling project by Listowel Writers’ Museum (Tales from the Kingdom) and a harping event organised by Jimmy Deenihan.

The Dingle Hub is hosting an online exhibition by Silke Michels and the artist group Mink will have an online launch of their exhibition which is hanging at ANAM cultural centre in Killarney.

Rebecca Lyons in Tralee has taken her Origami installation online and Ionad an Bhlascaoid is hosting an exhibition tonn-fuaime (sound wave) organised by Áine Ní Chiobháin that will be online.

Kerry writer in residence Máire Holmes will host an online open mic in conjunction with the Lesley Collins Writing Group while Lixnaw Comahltas and Scartaglin’s Handed Down are both providing online entertainment. There are plenty more events happening – go to to search the listings for Kerry.

“I would encourage everyone to try this new way of experiencing Culture Night,” says the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen. “Online events give more people the opportunity to take part safely and enjoy what Kerry arts and culture has to offer.”

Information on events can be found at, on Kerry County Arts’ social media (@KerryCoArts) and by emailing or calling 066 7183541.

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