RTÉ once again celebrates its partnership with and support of Culture Night on Friday 17th September with specially commissioned television performances along with themed programming, content and reports across television, radio, and online platforms.

CULTURE NIGHT ON RTÉ - THE HIGHLIGHTS

VISIT: RTE.ie/Culture will be a one-stop shop for all things Culture Night, offering a selection of events from across the country along with the best of RTÉ's Culture Night celebrations.

LISTEN: On Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 (7.00pm - 8.00pm) Sean Rocks will talk to well-known artists about their "cultural highs" - the pieces of art that sustain them and push them to achieve in their own artistic lives. Guests include author John Boyne, soprano Claudia Boyle, musician and producer Daithi O Drónaí and actors Roxanna Nic Liam and Emmet Kirwan.

Peter and The Wolf: Tommy Tiernan reads the classic tale for Culture Night

LISTEN: The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott on RTÉ lyric fm with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will have a Culture Night theme and will feature a reading of Peter and The Wolf by Tommy Tiernan - watch the stream live online via RTÉ Culture.

Inspired by poet Camille Rainville and her poem Be A Lady, the young dancers of
Donlon Dance Company have created a contemporary piece where they express
their feelings and reaction to the poem through the art of dance, performed for
Nationwide on RTÉ One

WATCH: RTÉ One's Nationwide will present a Culture Night Special at 7.00pm on Friday 17th September.

As the country comes together once again for Culture Night, the Nationwide team will visit arts groups and communities around the country to see just what they're doing to mark this annual celebration of arts and culture. The Nationwide Culture Night Special will bring stories of ambition, persistence and joy from arts communities who have struggled and triumphed in the last year, along with highlights from their Culture Night programmes and projects.

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WATCH: There will be a special opening performance on The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One on Friday 17th September.

Later in the evening also on RTÉ One, The Late Late Show will celebrate Culture Night with a specially commissioned opening performance which is guaranteed to be spectacular. A celebration of art and dance and filmed at The National Gallery of Ireland, IMMA, The Glucksman, Cork and The Model, Sligo - the performance will be accompanied by a specially composed soundtrack recorded by RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

VISIT: Check out RTÉ Player for the Nationwide and Late Late Show content above, as well as some specially curated content on Culture Night.

You can also keep up with RTÉ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #culturenight.

Find out more about Culture Night 2021 here.