This year, prepare for a distinctly oriental flavour from South Frederick Street.
Taste, touch, watch and listen as we take elements of eastern culture and combine them with a local perspective.
Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School will be taking up residence in the street for passersby to stop and sketch elegant models in embellished costumes, interspersed with exotic performances including Tribal Fusion Bellydance from The Orchids.
Bujinkan Meehan Dojo will be demonstrating the Japanese Art of Bujinkan Budo Taijustsu in traditional regalia to the sounds of traditional Japanese drumming from Taiseiyo Taiko drumming ensemble throughout the night. Bring your own chopsticks and sample some of the tasty noodles on offer from The Brewbaker Café!
Then inside the gallery; Pick up a fortune with our one off art installation from Aoife Giles and soak up the creative ambience with live music from 'Solar Trio Jazz Band' and live painting from Róisín O'Farrell as well as a workshop in being creative with paper, bringing a contemporary twist to the ancient art of origami with artist Caroline Lynch.
Treat yourself to some accessible culture and fun as we transform South Frederick Street into a creative eastern paradise! Come take part or just sit and soak up the atmosphere!
DATE: Friday September 21st
TIME: 6 - 11pm
6pm: Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School - Alternative Life Drawing with Burlesque Performers
Join us in the Gallery for Live Art Demonstrations from Painter Róisín O'Farrell, experimental live Jazz from Solar Trio, a paper workshop from Artist Caroline Lynch and take part and pick up a fortune in Aoife Giles' beautiful helium balloon piece "You will travel to many places"
** FREE **
*NOT TO BE MISSED**
6.30pm Bujinkan Meehan Dojo & Taiseiyo Taiko
(Traditional martial art demonstration showcasing a range of armed and unarmed techniques accompanied by Taiko drumming)
7pm Dr Sketchy’s Burlesque Life Drawing Sitting
7.30pm Martial art demonstration from Bujinkan Meehan Dojo & Taiseiyo Taiko
8pm Dr Sketchy’s - Alternative Life Drawing Session
8.30pm Bujinkan Meehan Dojo & Taiseiyo Taiko showcase a range of armed and unarmed traditional Martial Art techniques accompanied by Taiko drumming
9pm Onwards Showcase of live music, burlesque, acrobatic pole & tribal fusion bellydance
Featuring: Azaria Starfire, DesireArts Ireland, Katie Cassidy, Sade O’Sapphic, Sandra Larkin and The Orchids
For more information on the wonderful line up we have for you on Culture Night,
please have a look at our event page on Facebook
Don't forget Roisin's O'Farrell's Soldo show on TONIGHT @ 6pm!