All aboard for a sample of Cork’s culture celebrations

ALL aboard. A special “hop-on hop-off” bus service will operate across Cork on Friday night to help people sample the city’s Culture Night celebrations.

The Bus Éireann Culture Bus service will transport thousands of people free to various points on the city’s Culture Night trail.

The buses will leave about every 20 minutes from City Hall between 7pm and 10pm.

Each one will have a festival atmosphere on board with “culture buskers” playing everything from old style blues to traditional fiddle music, as well as comedy performers, puppeteers, dancers and poetry readings to entertain passengers as they travel from venue to venue.

And people will be able to jump on and off at venues that suit them.

Culture Night is one of the major highlights of the city’s cultural calendar. This year’s event on Friday will see over 60 art, cultural and historic venues, some of which are never open to the public, flinging open their doors to the public for free.

Almost 200 events have been organised at venues including theatres, galleries, observatories, public laboratories, artist studios, historic houses, buildings and churches.

Some of the highlights include a performance by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Orchestra in the Masonic Hall in Tuckey Street, an interactive astronomy exhibit at the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.


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