26 July 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Dara Murphy, Europe Minister Welcome’s €18,000 funding for Culture Night 2016 in Cork City and County.
Dara Murphy, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central and Europe Minister has welcomed government funding of €18,000 for Cork Culture Night 2016, with Cork City Council receiving €10,000 and €8,000 for Cork County Council, to support the hundreds of free cultural and music events across the city and county. Culture Night 2016 tie’s in with the year long 1916 Centenary celebrations, with literary tours and children’s workshops.
Minister Murphy said: “The annual ‘Culture Night’ festival has evolved into an annual celebration of our cultural heritage when public buildings and arts groups across the country, ‘open their doors’ providing free entertainment and exhibitions for all the family. Cork has a thriving arts community, which is expressed through our numerous talented musicians (folk, trad, classical) and voluntary community arts and culture groups, all of whom provide a very important outlet for self expression, bringing out Corks vibrant community spirit, which come’s alive on the city streets on ‘Culture Night’. ”
“Culture Night takes place on Friday 16th September with 200 ‘Free Events’ in 100 venues across Cork. The city is bustling with family activities, including; music trails, City Cultural Bus Tours, children’s workshop’s and fantastic art exhibitions in the Crawford Art Gallery, Triskel Christchurch and the Glucksman Gallery in UCC, as well as, evening events in the Old English Market, School of Music and Fitzgerald’s Park.”
“There is an event on ‘Culture Night’ for all age groups, so I would encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the music, literary and cultural activities across Cork city and County, ‘we are all Cork’ so let’s all celebrate it on Friday 16th September.”