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Wednesday 15th August 2007

Culture Night, Dublin 2007 has launched! FREE programme of events now available...

1 Night + 1 City + 82 Venues +100 Free Events = Culture Night 2007!

Launched today (Wednesday 15th August) by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Paddy Bourke, Culture Night 2007 will take place on Friday 14th September, when 82 of Dublin�s cultural venues will throw open their doors until 10pm and treat the public to over 100 free cultural events in the city.

Organisers, Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT), have been working with the city�s cultural venues since last October to provide the public with an evening of eclectic, interactive and entertaining cultural activities and are hoping to attract 80,000 people into the city for a cultural festival to remember.

From the Book of Kells at Trinity College Library to drama workshops at the Gaiety School of Acting; tours of the GAA Museum to improvised music performances at The Contemporary Music Centre; Choral performances at St. Patrick�s Cathedral to salsa and belly-dancing at Dance Ireland and from jewellery design with Debbie Paul to lectures on Oscar Wilde in the Gate Theatre�. there is something for everyone.

To help visitors attend as many events as possible on the night, Dublin Bus will provide free inter-venue transport linking the various venues. TBCT has divided the participating organisations into six cultural clusters, grouping the venues together, to make planning the evening�s entertainment easier. For those who wish to walk between the various venues on-street entertainment is also planned. The full programme of events and participating venues for Culture Night 2007 is available on or by calling TBCT on 01 6772255.

Culture Night is the brainchild of Gráinne Millar, Head of Cultural Development at TBCT, �Culture Night aims to open the city and its huge cultural offering up to everyone. With time pressures and financial constraints many people are unable to explore Dublin�s diverse cultural offering but Culture Night allows everyone to discover or reacquaint themselves with the city�s fantastically broad mix of events to enjoy.�

Culture Night is funded by TBCT, the Department of Arts, Sport & Tourism, Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council and RTÉ. It is run in partnership with the Council of National Cultural Institutions, Dublin Bus, Dart, Luas, Dublin Tourism, TASCQ and Dublin City Business Association.

For a full programme of events visit

* please note a small number of cultural venues will close at 9.00pm