It\’s that most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas but pretty close. Culture Night is Ireland\’s version of Nuit Blanche in Paris or Rome\’s Notte Bianco, the only difference being we do this on a national scale and it\’s no so posh. Culture Night is a night for cultural institutions, artists, actors, musicians and poets to throw open their doors and give the world access to the treasures of creativity within their often beautiful, sometimes chaotic but always intriguing spaces and minds.
There is lots on and much to choose from this coming Friday 17th, so we thought we\’d ask some of the beautiful minds and beautiful people that look after your English School in Dublin, what they are most looking forward to.
Sophia on an EPIC journey
\”I\’m off to see the EPIC Museum with some students from City Language School. The reason I opted for EPIC is that I\’ve heard all the best about it and I haven\’t had the chance to go yet. I think it\’s one of the best museums we have access to in Ireland and it provides an interactive, immersive experience of Irish Culture and History. Going there with students from different countries will be an amazing experience and I am pretty sure it\’s going to be both educational and fun.\”
Aoife travels all over the city
The Civic Offices Amphitheatre from around 5.30pm looks like a very interesting choice with a variety of performances and demonstrations, from circus skills to traditional crafts. I\’ll be there at 5.30pm to learn about Tinsmithing by two of Ireland\’s best craftsmen and you can find out more about Traveller heritage any time if you log in to the Pavee Point event. Music lovers should check out what\’s happening up at the Hugh Lane Gallery and if you\’re interested in learning more about Traditional Irish Music, or Trad as we call it, then go along to Na Pobairí Uillean between 6pm and 9pm. I\’m also recommending heading to Meeting House Square then as the amazing Kila are playing. Be there early though as this will be a very popular option. It will be followed by an audio-visual event that promises to make this space come alive with magic as the night draws in.
Johnny is on the lookout for new perspectives
There is so much to choose from this year. There are free tours with Old Liffey Boat Tours in the afternoon which I think is an interesting way to see the city from a different perspective. Hopefully, I\’ll get a chance to get on board a tour. After that I want to get across to the outdoor cinema in Barnardo Sq. Screen Ireland are hosting a series of films by Irish women and it looks really interesting. It\’s also very close to the school so it will be easy to get to. Everywhere is easy to get to from our school though. At some point I\’ll try to visit the National Gallery. I go there a lot anyway but it\’s a special place on nights like this.
City Language School is right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Dublin is the proud and vibrant capital of Ireland and with its cosmopolitan and modern feel, it has repeatedly been voted Europe’s friendliest city by Trip Advisor. Dublin boasts strong links with literature, music, dance and storytelling. As you walk through the streets of Temple Bar, you can absorb the musical tradition which spills onto the streets from the many bars and restaurants; truly a city of enormous beauty! Dublin is surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery that will leave you with lifelong memories. It is perfectly located on the eastern coastline of Ireland and is a convenient gateway to the rest of Europe.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, giving you easy access to the whole city of Dublin as well as bus and tram lines for you to get around.