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Culture Night returns to Kildare on Friday September 21st 2012.

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Culture Night was initiated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust in 2006 and has since been expanding across the Country.  Culture Night helps to create an awareness and interest in the availability and diversity of cultural organisations such as galleries, theatres, historic sites, museums, public spaces, churches, nature parks, libraries, etc,  that are available at local level.  This year events will span across the whole weekend, allowing the events to families and people who want to visit a number of events across the County.  The focus of Culture Night/Weekend is to encourage new participants and visitors to take note of your organisation and hopefully return to you during the year.

Culture Night 2011 was a great success in County Kildare.  Kildare County Council extend our gratitude to all those who took the time and effort to organise events.  In total there were 76 groups and organisations taking part to produce 52 fantastic events across the County- doubling the activity by 50% since 2010.  Events catered for young and old and covered all interests from music to history, film to nature, visual art to informative lectures, bus tours, walks and picnics. 

Culture Night 2012 will be held on Friday 21st September.  Arts and cultural organisations are encouraged to open their doors until late with free events, tours, talks and performances for family and friends to enjoy. 

This year, organisations can hold their event on Friday 21st, or over the weekend 21st -23rd.  Why not consider a dawn event, a breakfast morning – the possibilities are endless !!   

Kildare County Council will supply and design the posters, programmes, balloons and advertising for newspapers and local radio to help promote the events. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to advertise their event locally by putting up posters, leaving programmes in their local shops, placing a notice in the community notes section of their local paper and using their databases to inform as many people as possible about Culture Night. 

A small stipend may be available for event expenses.

For further information contact Bridin Fogarty, Culture Night Programme Co-ordinator

T: 087 7653643 E : culturenightkildare@gmail.com

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