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Cork Culture Night

Cork Culture Night set to thrill children of all ages

Bru Vallebella and Lauren Corkery, pupils of Gaelscoil Mhachan, keeping an eye on things prior to the start of Cork Culture Night at Blackrock Castle Observervatory, one of the venues on Friday night (19th September 2008)

The first ever Cork Culture Night which is taking place this Friday (19th September) is a must for children as they will be able to enjoy an evening full of theatrical, musical, dance and film events which are specifically catered to young people. Cork Culture Night is open to all ages and children and family events of note include:

City Hall, Cork

From 4pm – 7pm story tellers, face painters and clowns will help the children of Cork take over the Council Chamber for one night only.

The Graffiti Theatre 

Come and see the only venue outside of Dublin specialising in theatre for young audiences and families, in the old Assumption Convent Chapel building in Blackpool.  A guided tour of this unique venue will be given by Graffiti staff members.

Everyman Palace

4pm Come and meet Red Riding Hood and friends!

Firkin Crane

Watch and participate in a wonderful evening of dance and performance, with free classes and workshops. No matter what a person's age, experience, or level of agility, there will be something to try, as participant or audience.

Glucksman Gallery

Film Karaoke: Wanted Scarlett O’Hara & Brett Butler. Artist Fiona Dowling, will screen famous extracts from films adapted from books in the gallery. No singing! Audiences are invited to act out the dialogue in the style of karaoke. Family Time 5 – 8pm, an evening of fun and entertainment with a comic book project, word hunt and tours.

Civic Trust House

Music performances from guests of Opera 2005 and Cork Folk Festival, poetry readings by Mary Noonan, Tomas O’ Canainn and Eugene O' Connell, children's poetry workshop and reading, film and art installations.

Blackrock Castle Observatory

Cosmos at the Castle, the award winning interactive astronomy exhibition at Blackrock Castle Observatory will be the site of Neptune and the final stop on Cork ’s Solar System Trail. Astronomers will be on hand to assist in the viewing of the Moon, Albireo and the Ring Nebula.  Courtyard observing sessions will begin with the rising moon at 20:46, (between full and third quarter) and will continue until 23.00. The visitor attraction Cosmos at the Castle will be open free to the public from 18.00 to 21.00.

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