Free night of entertainment on offer for this year’s Culture Night!

Published: 12th September 2016

Final preparations are currently underway for this year’s Culture Night in the Omagh area on Friday 16 September 2016.

Culture Night – an all-Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts – is organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in the Omagh area. The night involves local venues and organisations opening their doors to the public for free so they may experience and enjoy the local area’s cultural offering.

Now in its fourth year in Omagh, this year’s Culture Night includes a range of free entertainment and activities taking place at various times between 5 pm and 10 pm on September 16.

Speaking about this year’s Culture Night in the Omagh area, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Cllr Mary Garrity, said:

“Culture Night is a great way for people to sample the rich cultural heritage of the district. I encourage people to make the most of this opportunity by visiting some of our cultural gems that are participating in this annual celebration of culture.”

Events and activities taking place across Omagh and into the wider area at various times between 5 pm and 10 pm include:

–       Strule Arts Centre –  showcase of local poets, comedy with Kevin McAleer and music from local band Stone Resistance from the Open Door Poetry Club; Bulgarian, Irish, Highland, Set and Sean Nos dancing; Irish language choir, children’s activities, information from Ulster Wildlife; and music from Omagh Academy Samba Band, the RSPBANI Juvenile Pipers, and the Education Authority Western Region Senior Quartet;
–       Omagh Community House – discover the enjoyable craft of decorating stones and create a mini masterpiece with Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group; plus a showcase of local short films with a cultural theme and an opportunity to see local film makers at work with the Subterranean Film Club;
–       Omagh Walking Tour – a guided walk with local historian Vincent Brogan to discover the history of Omagh. Limited places available and must be booked through the Strule Arts Centre (028 8224 7831);
–       McKenna Gallery – Exhibition of the best in collectable fine art;
–       Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre – An evening of traditional music, song and dance;
–       An Creagán Visitor Centre – Irish language workshops for children with games and art followed by an evening of traditional music, song and storytelling;
–       Mullaghmore House – Guided tour of the fully restored Georgian House and its gardens;
–       Royal British Legion – Visit the Royal British Legion’s Hall on Market Street and find out more about its work;
–       Tattykeel Design Studio – Exhibition of textile and fine art, and
–       Rylagh Limekiln – Find out more about bats with Butterlope Farm and enjoy entertainment from local musicians and singers.

All events and activities are free of charge and take place at various times between 5 pm and 10 pm. A Culture Night programme for the Omagh area is available to download from the related files panel on this web page.

Culture Night in Co. Fermanagh is organised by Fermanagh Arts Festival (F-Live) and supported by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. For further information on Culture Night in Co. Fermanagh visit www.flive.org.uk.

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