Venues to throw open doors for free for this year’s Culture Night!

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Published: 16th August 2016

A host of venues and organisations in the Omagh area will open their doors to members of the public for free as part of this year’s Culture Night 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.

Now in its fourth year in Omagh, this year’s Culture Night includes a range of events and activities taking place from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm on September 16.

Launching details of this year’s Culture Night in the Omagh area, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

“Culture Night is a wonderful way for people to explore, experience and enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the Omagh area.  

I am delighted to see so many venues and organisations taking part in this year’s Culture Night, opening their doors to locals and visitors alike free of charge.

I encourage people to make the make the most of this opportunity by checking out the programme and visiting some of these cultural gems which we are so fortunate to have on our doorstep.”

Events and activities will take place across Omagh and into the wider area over the course of the evening. They 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, Set and Sean Nos dancing; Irish language choir and information from Ulster Wildlife;

       Omagh Community House – discover the enjoyable craft of decorating stones and create a mini masterpiece with Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group;

       Also at Omagh Community House – 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;

       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.

 Events listed take place at various times between 5.00 pm and 10.00 pm on Friday 16 September 2016. All events and activities are free of charge. For further information and timings of events, please download a Culture Night programme for the Omagh area from the related files panel on this web page.  Alternatively telephone Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777.

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