Top 5 Culture Night Events in Kildare

logo-culture-nightWe designed the promotional material for this years Culture Night for Kildare, so have been plotting which  events to head to for quite some time. Most events are on this Friday (the 18th) but there are also some fantastic events on at the weekend. It is really great to have some of the events at the weekend, particularly when you have a young family or can’t get to the Friday night events.

This is the 10th anniversary of Culture Night, i’ve been going since it started and think it is such a great idea. There is something magical about heading out on a crisp September night to do something totally different. There is always a great buzz around and it is a great way for people to get inspired and involved in the arts!

There are some amazing events right across the country but since we were involved in the design of Kildare’s promotional material, i’ve decided to give you my top five in Kildare!

1. Nick Cave – 20.000 Days On Earth – Newbridge (Riverbank Arts Centre)

Film screening. Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth. Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

2. Bat Walk – Sallins (Meet opposite the Grange Café)

Join members of the Kildare Bat group for a walk along the canal, where they hope to hear and see at least four species of bats. Children must be accompanied by parents. Bring a torch! Dress warmly; walking shoes. The event is weather dependant.

3. Night at the Museum – Straffan (The Steam Museum)

Experience a magical evening at The Steam Museum, see the engines steam by night and walk through the lovely walled garden, colouring competition for the children. Fun for all!

4. Kildare National Payday – Naas (Weekend Event) (Kildare County Council, Head Office)

Families are invited to come out and play! This year theme is ‘Play Naturally’ and the line-up of free activities will include craft workshops, archaeological excavations, storytelling, magic shows, face painting, bouncy castles, a reptile village, sports and much more! A programme packed with Indoors and Outdoors activities for the whole family! If you can’t make it though, don’t worry, there are lots of playgrounds and parks right across the county.

5. Get Crafty @ Crookstown (Crookstown Craft Village, Crookstown)

Create a colourful felt brooch with award winning knitwear designer Liadain de Buitlear. Design and make your own unique greeting cards and enjoy demonstration of the ancient art of calligraphy by artist and calligrapher, Anne O Reilly. Or admire florist, Avril Pearson’s beautiful floral displays and make a floral buttonhole arrangement.

Here are some pics of the promotional brochure we created for the event.

Enjoy the night!