Culture Night 2020 may be a socially distanced event owing to COVID-19 but that said here in North Wexford we have a great line up of online events and exhibitions. Every year our rich heritage combines with our Arts & Culture to showcase the talent that we have on our doorstep here. This year we are delighted to announce the following online events so please spread the word so everyone can enjoy these events.
SLEEPERTOWN is a new public art programme that features projects from national and international artists, curated by Richard Carr. This self-guided listening walk will encourage people to move through the town of Gorey to specific places, immersing themselves in art along the way.
The programme will feature six diverse sonic artworks at the following locations: St Michael’s Cemetery, Gorey Train Station, Market Square, Turas Nua, Ramsfort Woods, and the Circe Pavilion.
SLEEPERTOWN is initiated by OpenGorey and funded by Wexford County Council through its Small Arts Festival & Experimental Events Fund. The project has been further supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Echoes. Members of the public can complete the walk in their own time on the night (and for six months after) using the Echoes app.
** While visiting the SLEEPERTOWN project please observe the government of Ireland’s public health advice in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. For up latest updates on the Covid-19, please visit: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ The artworks will be in situ until March 2021, so if an area looks crowded, please come back and visit at a quieter time.
Rachel Uí Fhaoláin presents Ceol Mo Chroí Culture Club, a special evening of traditional songs and stories for Culture Night Wexford 2020. For the past number of years the Ceol Mo Chroí Culture Club has taken place in The Book Café as part of Wexford Culture Night. This year the event is moving online and will be hosted LIVE via Zoom from the beautiful surrounds of The Book Café from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Please email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom login details. Singers, storytellers and listeners welcome. Bígí le chéile trí chultúr!
We remember the late John Robert Wyse Jackson from the renowned Zozimus Bookshop who was a great supporter of our previous Culture Club events in The Book Café over the years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Robin James Hurt -is a well established singer / songwriter / arranger and multi instrumentalist based in Wexford’s stunning Kilmichael point. He has released numerous singles and albums over the years and is delighted to be able to share some of his new work from his upcoming solo album with you all. Check out his music page and social channels ahead of the gig. During lockdown Robin has been keeping creative and entertaining his audience from his Sunday sessions “Live from Kilmichael” with participants from all over the world as well as working on his new album. He will be performing a mixture of his own original compositions as well as some Traditional and folk songs from the local area as part of Wexford’s Culture Night celebrations.
He will be performing via facebook live from Kilmichael at https://www.facebook.com/robinjameshurtmusic1