Cloughjordan Culture Night Team Announces Full Culture Night Schedule

The village of Cloughjordan invites everyone to the wide range of free events during Cloughjordan Culture Night Friday, 21 September. Cloughjordan Culture Night begins with many exhibitions and participatory installations that will run throughout the evening:

  • Visions of Cloughjordan: A projected exhibition of photos of Cloughjordan throughout the decades.
  • Artists’ exhibition: Painting, glasswork, and photography by 12 amateur and professional artists who live in Cloughjordan.
  • Mary Pickering exhibition: Artist Mary Pickering exhibits painting and sculptures in her studio.
  • Pop-up heritage museum: The Cloughjordan Heritage Group welcomes you to a pop-up exhibition in their office on Main Street. The exhibition includes plans for the new Thomas McDonagh Heritage Centre, which is currently being built and will incorporate a heritage museum, a gallery space, and the Cloughjordan library.
  • Exhibition: Happy Out. Lian Callaghan’s exhibition features drawings of local animals and birds in their element.
  • Exhibition: Living in the Ecovillage Project: An exhibition of photographs from the eco-community of Cloughjordan taken by residents, visitors and independent photographers.
  • Ceramics exhibition: Thomas Wollen and Grainne Watts exhibit their ceramic creations.
  • Pop-up piano: You are invited to tickle the ivories at this free public piano.

6.30pm-6.45pm  Kids’ story time: Alphawizard by author Nigel Quinlan.

7pm-7.15pm Open Air Poetry: The Cloughjordan Writers’ Group read original poems.

7.25pm-7.35pm: A Brief History of St. Kieran’s Church. Learn about the history and architecture of St. Kieran’s Church of Ireland.

7.45pm-8.05pm: Poetry of Thomas McDonagh. The Cloughjordan Drama Group reads poems by Thomas McDonagh.

8.20pm-8.30pm: A Brief History of Saints Michael and John Roman Catholic Church. Learn about the history and  architecture of Saints Michael and John Roman Catholic Church.

8.40pm-8.50pm: A Brief History of the Cloughjordan Methodist Church. Learn about the history and  architecture of the Cloughjordan Methodist Church

8.55pm-9.10pm: . Visual Presentation by Theatre for Social Change. Sarah Thornton of Liverpool’s Theatre for Social Change presents short films about upheaval in Liverpool communities.

9.10pm-9.45pm: Culture Night Sing Out. Join choral leader Liz Powell for a Sing from Scratch session in the Methodist Hall. In just 40 minutes you will learn some fun music, some vocal and physical warm-ups and vocal techniques, all celebrating Culture Night in Cloughjordan. Anyone interested can just show up – there’s no preparation required and no homework afterwards. You will come away singing and feeling good. Can’t sing? Come anyway…

9.15pm-9.35pm: Story: All Roads Lead Somewhere. David Fairclough’s original story about a travelling sales representative’s dilemma. Not suitable for children.

9.45pm-9.55pm Poetry: The World in Black and White.  Members of the Cloughjordan Writers’ Group read from their publication The World in Black and White, a poetic response to black and white photography by Dave Kennedy.

9.55pm-10.10pm Twisted Tales: The Bookseller’s Revenge. Pen Fitzgerald reads an original story about Cloughjordan, but not Cloughjordan as we know it. Not suitable for children.

10.10pm-10.30pm Twisted Tales: An original story by Nigel Quinlan. Not suitable for children.

10pm Traditional music session at The Railway Bar.

It is likely a few surprises will also pop up. Why not pop up to Cloughjordan yourself? For the most up-to-date details, find Cloughjordan Culture Night on Facebook.

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