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Cork to come alive after dark during Cork Culture Night 2010

20,000 people expected to take part in over 200 events on 24th September –

All Venues – All Free – All Night

As night falls on Friday, 24th September next, over 60 art and culture venues across Cork will fling open their doors to over 20,000 people for a night of high drama, behind-the-scenes tours and rare performances not to be missed, all part of Cork Culture Night 2010.

Cork City Council launched the official programme for Cork Culture Night 2010 with is available for download at There will be hundreds of free events designed to appeal to a wide mix of tastes and interests - from small children, their parents and grandparents to young adults looking for an interactive and energetic way to spend their evening and discover a new side to their home city.

Cork Culture Night is one of the major highlights of the City’s art and cultural calendar and gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to explore cultural venues and other fascinating private facilities by night, and all for free. The year’s ‘after dark’ programme of activity sees a record number of diverse art and cultural venues putting on an eclectic series of exhibitions, performances, workshops and other unusual activities taking place from early evening through to late night in venues across the city.

Newly appointed Cork City Manager, Tim Lucey, added, “I’m delighted to help launch Cork Culture Night 2010 and am thrilled to see such diversity and variety in this year’s programme. By hosting the majority of the events after 6pm when most people will be leaving work, it will give more people than ever the opportunity to engage with our thriving and vibrant arts and culture scene in Cork City.”

Hop On Hop Off Culture Buses

The majority of the venues are within walking distance of the City Centre, and once again Bus Eireann will provide ‘hop on, hop off’ buses that will follow an orbital route and transport people for free all over the city on the Cork Culture Night trail. The Bus Eireann buses will be alive with a festival atmosphere with ‘culture buskers’ on each bus entertaining passengers as they travel from venue to venue.

Cork City Council Arts Office co-ordinates Cork Culture Night 2010 programme, presented in partnership with the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism and Temple Bar Cultural Trust.

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