Sights and Sounds of Culture Night in the Omagh area

Culture Night 2015 takes place on Friday 18 September 2015

Published: 10th September 2015

This year’s Culture Night promises to be a delight for the senses with a number of music, song, dance, film and arts events taking place in the Omagh area on Friday 18 September 2015.

Culture Night is an all-Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts.  Returning to the Omagh area for a third year, Culture 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.

This year, as part of the Culture Night programme, a night of traditional Irish music, song and dance will take place at Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, located on Omagh’s Drumnakilly Road. Branches of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, who took part in the recent All-Ireland Fleadh, will come together to showcase the best of traditional musical talent from across Ulster. Dún Uladh’s youth group will also perform. The night of music, song and dance starts at 8 pm on September 18.

At An Creagán Visitor Centre, Creggan, a variety of entertainment will be on offer for this year’s Culture Night. From 7 pm to 9 pm, there will be Thai and Chinese arts, crafts and dance workshops. Cookstown Folk Club will also perform live music and an exhibition by local photographer, Jason McCartan, entitled ‘Abandoned’, which features images of derelict cottages, will also be on display.

Members of The Open Door Poetry Group invite visitors to join them for an evening of home-made poetry recitals in the Weigh Inn, Kelvin Road, Omagh.  Starting at 8 pm, the evening will include a musical interlude by new up and coming group, Stone Resistance, who will perform a range acoustic music.

For film enthusiasts, the Subterranean Film Club is holding a showcase event in The Basement at Omagh Community House. From 7 pm to 10 pm the Club will screen a number of locally produced short films, each with a particular cultural theme.

In addition to these events, there will also be an historical walking tour of Omagh and music, craft, dance, children’s and open house events as part of this year’s Culture Night in the Omagh area.

Admission to all Culture Night 2015 events and entertainment is free.

The full programme of Culture Night 2015 activities in the Omagh area is available to download from the related files panel on this web page. Alternatively telephone Pauline Clarke, Arts and Culture Officer, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, on 0300 303 1777 or email pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com.

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Culture Night 2015 programme
5 MB | pdf | 14 Aug 2017

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