CULTURE NIGHT: 100 year old tree to be illuminated on North Main Street, Cork City Centre

20 September 2017, Wednesday
By Bryan T. Smyth

Culture Night is this Friday, and Cork City Council will bring ‘added sparkle’ to North Main Street’s Young Offenders- inspired Culture Night celebrations with the illumination of a 100 year old tree.

Up to 4,000 LED lights have been hung on the tree outside the St Peter’s Church historic building (Which was previously known as Cork Vision Centre).

North Main Street traders have many events planned for Friday, September 22.

Toasting the huge success of the Cork movie, Young Offenders is to the fore of North Main Street’s Culture Night celebrations.

St Peters Programme Co-ordinator, Eileen O’Shea said:“St Peter’s programming is going to move out onto the street for the night and will include circus performance by Pitch’d Circus Arts Festival, live music, storytelling, food tastings and events in some of the shops on North Main Street culminating in a free screening at the Gate Cinema of  ‘Young Offenders’.

“Many of the shopfronts will be decorated with  ‘Young Offenders’-inspired shop window displays. People can wander from the street into the shops throughout the evening, participating in or indeed just enjoying the very best of North Main Street’s charm and character.

St Peter’s Cork is an arts and heritage visitor centre on North Main Street, at the centre of the city’s Historic Spine where Cork city first began. It is also a popular venue corporate receptions, private parties, and increasingly weddings.

The St Peter’s tree will remain lit up year round.

St Peter’s Factbox:

  • 63,000 visitors last year
  • 86 events last year including gigs, festivals, family days, arts performances and exhibitions, Christmas markets and weddings
  • 52,000 visitors so far this year
  • 108 events so far this including exhibitions, performance, discussion, debate, corporate receptions, weddings and private parties


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