Culture Night in Clarinbridge

THE CLARINBRIDGE Parish Hall will host a range of events as part of Culture Night which takes place tomorrow.

The activities begin at 1pm when artist Roisin Curé will host her Urban Sketching workshop, aimed at those who think they cannot draw but would still like to try. At 4pm there will be an Origami class for adults and children with Tom Cuffe

At 3pm, the Iris Learning Centre and Kilcornan Arts Group will launch its art exhibition, featuring the work of 30 artists. Other exhibitions include Creating Art from Glass, an exhibition by Clarenbridge Antiques of 20th century and contemporary studio glass pieces from Ireland and across Europe; Photos, Memories and Tastings from Clarinbridge Heritage Group; The Connaught Rangers and local military history exhibition from Oranmore Heritage Group; a wire craft display from the Men’s Shed project produced under the guidance of sculptor Glenn Gibson.

There will also be a display of hand-made quilts from Cindy Colman’s collection plus a display of bags from Inspired By.

There will be a performance by the Clarinbridge Drama Group at 7pm, followed by the Celebration of Raiftearaí in song with Seán Ó Flanagáin. Historian and author Joe Murphy will give a talk on Clarinbridge village. Musings and Moments will feature readings from Hedy Gibbons Lynott (Sunday Miscellany ) and John Quinn (RTÉ broadcaster ).

The main event is at 9pm with the ConTempo String Quartet performing Bartok, Haydn, Beethoven, and traditional Romanian dances, followed 9.45pm by Winding up: Traditional Irish Music with Marion McCarthy, Johnny Giles, Charlie Harris, and Des Mulkere at Jordans.

All events and workshops are free. For more information contact the Clarinbridge Arts Group on 086 - 8351230.

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