Call to get involved in Culture Night 2016

Published: 3rd June 2016

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is seeking expressions of interest from venues, groups and individuals who would like to get involved in Culture Night 2016.

Taking place on Friday 16 September from 5.00 pm – 11.00 pm, Culture Night will celebrate culture, creativity and the arts in the Omagh area.

Galleries, churches, historic buildings, artists’ studios, cultural centres and sports clubs, among others, are encouraged to open their doors and  welcome the public for free throughout the evening.

The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is Friday 22 July at 5.00 pm.

Encouraging people to get involved in this year’s Culture Night in the Omagh area, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’ Reilly, said:

“The Omagh area is well known for its rich diversity in arts, culture and heritage and Culture Night provides an opportunity for people to experience it.  I encourage local individuals and groups to get involved in this exciting event which will showcase local talent, skills and heritage.”

Last year’s Culture Night in the Omagh area was packed with art, crafts, music, song, dance, poetry, sport, film and tours. A wide variety of buildings, individuals and organisations took part in the event including Strule Arts Centre, An Creagan, Dun Uladh, Friends of the Glens, McKenna’s Gallery, Spires Art, Tattykeel Design Studio, Mullaghmore House, local historian and genealogist Vincent Brogan, Omagh Churches’ Forum, Tyrone GAA and the Garvaghey Centre, Open Door Poetry Group, Subterranean Film Club, The Royal British Legion, and Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council hopes to build on the success of last year’s Culture Night in the Omagh area and local groups are encouraged to get involved to help make this year’s event the best one yet.

To be a part of this year’s Culture Night, download an Expression of Interest form from our website. Alternatively telephone the Strule Arts Centre on 028 8224 7831. Completed forms must be returned to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by 5.00 pm, Friday 22 July 2016.

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