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Culture Night 2019 at the RCC

It’s another incredibly busy and versatile weekend here at our multidisciplinary centre.

While we have two exhibitions opening on Culture Night (Friday, 20th September) we also have another ongoing exhibition, a screening to complement one of the new exhibitions, and some free entertainment for children.

FAI – National Football Exhibition (20th – 29th September): In order to promote the UEFA European Championships coming to Dublin in 2020, the Football Association of Ireland, Dublin City Council and The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport joined forces to create a National Football Exhibition which provides free access to anyone interested in learning about 60 years of the tournament, reliving some golden Irish footballing memories, discovering rare memorabilia, programmes, jerseys and artefacts, and having fun with the interactive stations and photo booth.

When I Was A Child – Foyer Exhibition (20th September – 5th October): Following on from the highly successful ‘I am Donegal’ exhibition, Peadar McDaid invites 50 artists, photographers and writers to present work on small wooden 8×10 panels that reflects something from their childhood – a memory, a place, a toy, a pet or a self portrait.

Accompanying Peadar’s exhibition in Workshop 3 will be the screening of An Artist’s Work is Never Done. Created by Peadar & his nephew David, this short film focuses on the working lives of a number of artists working in Donegal, offering insights into their thought process, work and surroundings.

Donegal’s Atlantic Way Photography Exhibition (17th September – 20th October): Donegal’s Atlantic Way is a new photography and video exhibition showcasing a selection of work from Dr Michael Sugrue’s new book of the same name. The exhibition will be hosted in Gallery 2 and The Foyer. See one of Mr Sugrue’s images featured below.

Workshop 1 will be turned into the Kids & Craft Drive-in Movie from 6pm – 8pm. Families are invited to drop in and build their very own car for our Culture Night indoor drive-in movie experience. Art facilitators will help kids to design and build a car using recycled cardboard boxes and art materials. Once your car is built it’s time to park up and enjoy a selection of short animated movies!

Later that evening, you have the opportunity to experience the majestic sounds of The Donegal Youth Orchestra at an open rehearsal in the RCC Auditorium from 8 to 9pm under the baton of conductor and composer Vincent Kennedy.

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