Culture Night 21st September South Tipperary

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Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with SouthTipperary County Council Arts Service and County Museum

The events are free, fun and a must-see.

Events for Culture Night at the County Museum and Main Guard,Clonmel
Dig Where You Stand  
All Day – County Museum

Dig Where You Stand is a project and exhibition curated by Eilís Lavelle, Sarah Lincoln and Rosie Lynch at South Tipperary County Council Museum.

The exhibition explores language and text in relation to the telling of the past and geographical location and responds directly to the context of a local museum setting andunfolds through video, sound, installation, artifacts from the County Museumcollection, found objects, design and a publication.  

Artists include; Susan Hiller (UK), Uriel Orlow (CH), BridgetO’Gorman (IE)  and Philippa Sutherland (IE).

An Interactive Insight into the Lives of the Butler’s
5.15pm – 5.45pm – County Museum

Claoimh re-enactors will demonstrate swords and weaponry used during the 17th century and examine the history and the buildings of the Butlers. You will learn what life was like in Medieval Tipperary and in turn discover the character of the townsthey influenced. School parties are invited to meet Claoimh throughout the day.
Followed by tea and a chat from 5.45pm – 6.15pm

Dig Where You Stand – Artist Talk 
 6.20pm – 6.40pm – County Museum
Dig Whereyou Stand- working closely with the museum curator artist Philippa Sutherland produced a series of interventions into the South Tipperary Museum Collection.The interventions uncover new and surprising narratives and present a very personal response to the collection.

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The Dead  (by James Joyce) – Film Screening  
6.40pm – 8.00pm – County Museum
A  film by John Huston – The film is delicate and unhurried, detailing a Christmas dinner at the house of two spinster musician sisters and their niece in turn-of-the-century Ireland, attended by friends and family. Among the visiting attendees are the sisters’ nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta. The evening’s reminiscences bring up melancholy memories for Gretta concerning her first, long-lost love when she was a girl in rural Galway. Her recounting of this tragic love to Gabriel brings him to an epiphany: he learns the difference between mere existence and living…

Ormonde – Power, Privilege, Patronage – Performance
8.30pm – 9.30pm – Main Guard, Clonmel
17th- Century Music for Voice, Recorder & Baroque Guitar from Ireland, England & France
Róisín O’Grady, Soprano, Laoise O’Brien, Recorder, Eamon Sweeney, Baroque Guitar

The17th century was a fraught and bloody period of upheaval and chaos in Irish Society – power and allegiances constantly shifted and proxy wars between Continental powers played out on Irish soil. 

The story of James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, typifies these turbulent times – Irishman, ally of Eoghan Roe O’Neill, opponent of Cromwell, Royalist, Exile,ViceRoy of Ireland. This concert features music that James Butler and his family would have known in Ireland, England and France by composers such as Turlough O’Carolan, Henry Purcell, Jean-Baptiste Lully and  Henry Lawes.

All events are free. Spend the evening doing something different -why not check out Culture Night!

To book any of the events at the County Museum or The Main Guard contact 052 6134552

For more information about Culture Night please contact:
South Tipperary County Council Arts Service,
County Museum,
Mick Delahunty Square,
Tel 052 6134565.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cheers! Finn


  2. Age is a number, the attitude is more important.



  3. Anonymous says:

    I signed up to the email thingy and it lets me know when there is a new one.

    I am getting more IT-ish in my old age.



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