Culture Night in Dublin South (Sept. 19th)


Tomorrow night (Fri. September 19th) is Culture Night. Dublin South/Rathdown will be buzzing with over twelve unique events taking place across our locality. Please find below information on each of the events and see what takes your fancy.

Tiny Plays for Dundrum at the Mill Theatre

Phone: 01 296 9340, Website:

In 2012, Fishamble: The New Play Company, and Mill Theatre Dundrum, ran a mentorship scheme for emerging playwrights and directors, with the support of DLRCC. The participants produced a series of “Tiny Plays” first performed in December 2012 at Mill Theatre Dundrum. The Mill is delighted to welcome back “Tiny Plays for Dundrum” for Culture Night 2014 using actors and directors from the Dundrum area, with lighting, sound and production by the Mill Theatre. Each tiny play is complete in itself reflecting the very real changes in Irish Society; conflict and resolution , laughter and tears in small perfect packages. Drop in, no booking required. Performances at 7.30pm and 8.30pm, Main Auditorium


Come and experience Culture Night at Airfield. We will be opening the house and gardens for some tours, talks and activities from 5pm-10pm with last admissions at 9pm. Explore our heritage exhibition and discover the lives of the Overend family with archival footage taken by the family. Step back in time and don some Victorian clothing with our of range costumes and props. Meet our gardeners and growers for some interesting talks and tips. We will have our nature expert on hand to introduce you to the wildlife of Airfield while education team will be holding a number of nature based activities for young children to get involved in. No booking required. Events & tours are drop-in, first-come first-served.

Ballyroan Library

Time: 7:30pm–9pm, Phone: 01 494 1900, Website:

Ballyroan Library is proud to present “Was the Great War a Good War for Ireland?” – a talk by Pádraig Yeates. Pádraig is a journalist, publicist, trade union activist and author of the acclaimed “A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914–18.

Dance and Fitness Classes

Time: 7pm - 8pm, Phone: 01 299 5610. Website:

Dlr Leisure Services is delighted to invite visitors to sample free classes in zumba and aqua aerobics on Culture Night. Aqua Aerobics is at 7pm and Zumba is at 8pm. Call 01 299 5610 to book a place.

Films at the UCD Student Centre Cinema

Time: 5pm & 8pm, Phone: 01 716 3810, Website:

5pm – Next Goal Wins Dir: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison (2014)

When the American Samoan national soccer team suffered the world’s worst defeat, losing to Australia 31-0, these tiny islands crash-landed into last place in the FIFA world rankings, and became known as “the worst team in the world.” Despite having not won an official match for more than a decade, the team is held together by their pure love of soccer, deep faith, and American Samoan pride. Next Goal Wins delivers an intimate view of their miraculous efforts as they train for the next World Cup and a chance to redefine their international reputation.

8pm – Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) Dir: Cédric Klapisch (2014) Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France, Kelly Reilly, Sandrine Holt, Margaux Mansart, Pablo Mugnier-Jacob, Flore Bonaventura, Benoît Jacquot

Eleven years ago, L’Auberge espagnole (Pot Luck) introduced French finance student Xavier’s (Duris) Barcelona misadventures with a rambunctious assortment of European twentysomethings. 2005’s Russian Dolls found him juggling work and romance between London, St Petersburg and Paris. Third time out, Xavier, now 40 and newly divorced, follows his English ex-wife Wendy (Reilly) to New York to be near their kids, trying, yet again, to start over. Without missing a beat, Cédric Klapisch picks up his freewheeling relationship saga, the Big Apple proving fruitful terrain for his whimsical look at life, love, art and culture clashes (Xavier contending with Chinatown’s multicultural mix). Please book via the website Enquiries 01 716 3810

Gaslight, A Radio Play for Stage

Time: 7.30pm, Website:

Presented by Sandyford Little Theatre, Gaslight, A Radio Play for Stage (Directed by Moira Walsh), is a thriller based on the classic film noir. It tells the story of a young woman, Paula, who falls in love with Gregory, a man several years her senior. She is swept along by his charm from their idyllic honeymoon in Milan to their perfect home in London. But Gregory’s love soon becomes sinister, driving his wife to doubt her sanity. Who is this Gregory and what is really his motive in marrying Paula? The immediacy of Paula’s fear is palpable and the unbearable suspense that is created by Gregory’s manipulation of Paula will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. 24 characters played by 7 actors with live singing, music and sound effects. The Band Stand, Dundrum Town Centre plaza (beside the lake). Outdoor performance (weather permitting), dress accordingly, no booking required.

Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum

Time: 5:30pm–7:30pm, Phone: 01 217 6130, Website:

After-hours family fun full of discovery and delight, as adults and children (0–9 yrs) can explore our interactive, educational museum, engaging in creative imaginative play. 3 floors of hands-on, exciting exhibits will entertain and educate. Booking essential.* *Please note that this event is now booked out.

Mount Anville Secondary School

Phone: 01 288 5313, Website:

Choirs, orchestra, dance and art. Beautiful grounds and chapel featuring stained glass windows by renowned artist Harry Clarke. ‘Sacred Hearts + Minds’ exhibition which celebrates the contribution of the Sacred Heart order to education in Ireland.

Music Classes at Kilternan School of Music

Phone: 086 258 2082, Website:

On Culture Night Kilternan School of Music is delighted to open up the doors to give young and old the opportunity to try an instrument lesson. We will have free classes available in guitar, piano, violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, and drums. We will also have singing lessons and if we get enough interest we will have some group singing for fun also.For junior infants to first class we will have pre instrumental classes where we will have fun with percussion instruments, sing and play musical games. It is sure to be a fun evening and we look forward to giving you a small taste of learning an instrument.Classes will be held from 5pm – 7pm on the 19th and will be in small groups or 20 minute individual slots.To book, email [email protected] putting “CULTURE NIGHT” in the subject line. Tell us about yourself/your child and what you are looking for and we will get back to you to confirm a time.

New music by Kian Geiselbrechtinger at the Mill Theatre

Time: 7.30pm, Phone: 01 296 9340. Website:

The Mill Theatre is pleased to present performance of new music by composer and performer Kian Geiselbrechtinger, taking place in the Maureen O’Hara Studio.7.30pm, no booking required.

Pearse Museum / St Enda’s Park

Time: 5pm–9pm, Phone: 01 493 4208, Website:

Visit the historic Georgian mansion where Patrick Pearse, the leader of the 1916 Rising, lived and ran his innovative school, Scoil Éanna. Free guided tours will be available and there will be live music in the background on the night.

UCD College of Science. Artists In Residence – Open Studios

Time: 10am - 5pm, Website:

UCD Art In Science brings artists and scientists together to collaborate, inspire and communicate across their traditional boundaries. We offer a year long artists in residence programme, a collaborative module of exchange between students of Fine Art NCAD and UCD Science and a public engagement programme of exhibitions, performances and talks. Come and meet with the resident artists in their studios and find out more about their fascinating work in progress.