PHOTOS: Events Held Around Tralee For Culture Night

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Liz Quirke, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi and Victoria Kennefick who performed at the Poetry in the Kingdom event at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

THERE was no shortage of events held all around Tralee for Culture Night 2021.

The hunger for the arts was evident at events right across Kerry as culture vultures flocked to live events, theatre, music, exhibitions and tuned in online for a wide variety of events.

For many, Culture Night marked the return to good cultural times after a devastating 18 months for the live events industry.

Siamsa Tire kicked off events in Tralee with ‘Tunes, Taps and Surprises’, while the wonderful people at St John of God Kerry Services opened their Wah-na-Be! exhibition in Kerry County Museum.

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A group of young people at the St John of God Kerry Services Wah-na-Be! exhibition in Kerry County Museum on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

KDYS invited young people in Tralee for ‘Art Jamming at KDYS with Kirsi Salo’, an improvised performance for Tralee’s youth.

Diana Daskalaki (right) with Kirsi Salo with at the Art Jamming event in KDYS. Photo by Dermot Crean

The ‘This Is Me’ project celebrated the creativity and culture of new communities in Kerry, at a workshop facilitated by David Fortune of Me + The Moon, featuring painting and mixed media, photography and video inspiration. This event, held at Collis Sandes House, was supported by Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership.

David Fortune and a young artist at the ‘Me And The Moon’ event in Collis Sandes House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Meanwhile, ‘Poetry In The Kingdom’, held at The Rose Hotel, was a gathering of prominent spoken word artists coming together in a celebration of literary and cultural diversity, inclusion and hope. The event was chaired by local poet Seán Lyons and performing poets included Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Victoria Kennefick and Liz Quirke.

Alison Ward, Maureen Keenan, Anne Ward and Lotta Corleis at the Poetry in the Kingdom event at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Elsewhere, events in Killarney, Listowel and Dingle saw grateful audiences return to their beloved theatres, museums and arts centres, while the towns and villages of Kenmare, Waterville, Killorglin, Caherdaniel, Castlemaine, Ballybunion, Scartaglin and Tureencahill treated their communities to an eclectic range of events.

“We had over 40 events across Kerry, and we want to thank all the artists, event organisers, and audiences for making Culture Night the very special occasion that is was this year”, said Kate Kennelly, Kerry County Arts Officer.

The evening was funded by The Arts Council, Kerry County Council, Department of TCAGMS and supported by Creative Ireland Kerry and the Local Live Performance Scheme. Scroll down for photos…

Luke Moynihan and Cara Mackessy at Tunes, Taps and Surprises at Siamsa Tíre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Claire Dempsey and Hilda Nolan with young culture vultures at Tunes, Taps and Surprises at Siamsa Tíre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

A young artist at the ‘Me And The Moon’ event in Collis Sandes House. Photo by Dermot Crean

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James McPhilips, Helen Lane and Norella Mansfield at the Poetry in the Kingdom event at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eileen Kirby and Caroline Hayes at the Poetry in the Kingdom event at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Participants in the ‘Art Jamming’ event at KDYS.

Participants in the ‘Art Jamming’ event at KDYS.

Watching part of the St John of God Kerry Services Wah-na-Be! exhibition in Kerry County Museum on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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