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Programme for Culture Night across the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area.

15th September 2020

Culture Night will take place this year on Friday 18 September 2020 with a host of events taking place both live and virtually across the district.

Coordinated locally by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Culture Night is a UK and Ireland wide celebration of culture, heritage, creativity and the arts. From late afternoon to after dark, a range of free entertainment, discovery and adventure will be on offer online, at venues and in public spaces across the district.

Speaking about Culture Night, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris Smyth said, “Despite the challenging climate for the arts & cultural sector at this time particularly in light of the restrictions on gatherings as a consequence of the Covid-19  pandemic, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council is delighted to present a programme for Culture Night 2020 which is exciting, diverse and showcases the wealth of talent from across our district. There is something for everyone and I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who is taking part in the planned events.”

The 2020 programme is a combination of live-streamed, in-person, pre-recorded and online activities and events.  The programme encompasses the whole spectrum of the arts including film, literature & language, music, heritage, drama and multi-arts activities.

Highlights of the programme include a site-specific performance at the Round O Bandstand by Enniskillen Royal Grammar School students, lectures on the history of Drumquin, live-streamed Shakespeare from the Ardhowen Theatre, online traditional singing workshop, a mini food festival in Mountfield and previews of two new films by Trillick film maker, Riagáin Grainger.

Audiences will be required to socially distance at the live events and may be required to wear a mask for indoor activities.

To view the brochure for Culture Night 2020, please click on this link. Further information can also be obtained from the Council’s  Arts & Culture Facebook page, @fermanghomagharts, or by email at culture@fermanaghomagh.com.