Cork Culture Night 2013 - at CIT

Cork Culture Night 2013 - at CIT

Date: 20th September 2013
Time: Various - see description below
Venue: Multiple Venues - See Notes for details

Cork Culture Night 2013

Friday 20th September



The eighth annual Culture Night takes place on Friday, 20th September. 34 regions, towns and cities around Ireland will programme an eclectic mix of cultural and artistic endeavour. The FREE lively late-night national event will include live music, dance, theatre, spoken word, literature, visual art, traditional and Irish contemporary culture, interactive tours, workshops and exhibitions. 

CIT is proud to be part of this national celebration, and will participate through exhibitions, tours, talks, and performances in venues across the city…


CIT Cork School of Music

Times:  18:00 – 23:00      Tours at 18:00, 18:30, 19:00. Concert at 20:00.     Cost: FREE

Public guided tours of the award winning building of the CIT Cork School of Music will be given at 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.

At 8 p.m., in the Curtis Auditorium, a free live concert of classical and contemporary music will feature a variety of performers and instruments. Come and experience the buzz of live music in this state-of-the-art Auditorium!


CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Time:  19:00 – 20:00     Cost: FREE

Artist Maud Cotter will give a talk about her exhibition currently in the gallery - a solution is in the room. With a long and successful career in Ireland and internationally, Cotter has continually expanded the boundaries of her practice and the materials she uses. 

The exhibition runs from 14th September -  5th October. 

Open Wed-Sat, 10am – 6pm


CIT Architecture Factory

Time: 18:00 – 21:00     Cost: FREE

Open night and exhibition of this year’s 'vertical project' which brings students together from the Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology courses in teams tasked with problem-solving interesting Architectural challenges.  The Architecture Factory is one of the latest additions to CIT’s built environment, and is an outstanding example of repurposing an existing industrial building for educational use.


CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

Time: 18:00 – 22:00    Cost: FREE

Take a journey back in time at Blackrock Castle Observatory for Culture Night 2013 and explore the history of the 400 year old fortification with new history exhibits within the Science Centre.  Discover Cosmos at the Castle and also the wonders of the night sky with guided stargazing (weather dependent) in association with the Cork Astronomy Club.


Outside in: The Art of Inclusion

Extended opening times for Culture Night
Crawford Art Gallery:  10:00 – 22:00
The Atrium, Cork City Hall: 09:00 – 23:00
Cost: FREE

The exhibition continues to 26th October, and also takes place in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery from 9th October. See individual venues for opening times.

Outside In: The Art of Inclusion is major exhibition of national and international professional artists with intellectual disabilities who work in supported studio settings, aiming to bring to public awareness the richness and variety of artistic practice created by artists who work in supported studio settings, often placed at the margins of society, but who are making an increasingly important contribution to the contemporary art world.

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