Poetry readings, workshops, visual art, demonstrations, music are just some of the offerings being made across the southeast this evening for this year's Culture Night.

Wexford will play host to events which coincide with this week’s Poetry Town event.

There will be readings by Sasha Terfous and Sinead O’Reilly in the county library this afternoon. Later, Sasha, the poet laureate for Wexford town this week, will read with Stephen James Smith.

Greenacres Gallery will feature screen-print demonstrations and talks with artist Mary O’Connor.

Following last year's online event - the theme for this year's Culture Night is 'Come Together Again' as audiences return to live performances.

At the National Opera House in Wexford, there will be an arts appreciation class at 7pm which will hear Deirdre O’Leary speaking about her life as a musician.

There will be an exhibition by the arts ability programme, Whatever, in New Ross at the Harte Complex from 4pm, as well as events in Gorey and elsewhere.

In Waterford city, the Viking Triangle will be filled with the sound of music from 7pm, with a number of different groups and individuals taking part.

The Campervan of Sound will bring a unique flavour of its work, while the City of Waterford Brass Band will also entertain.

Christ Church Cathedral will host a performance by organist Simon Harden at 7pm and the Barrack Street Concert Band will also play at Bailey’s New Street.

Ard Scoil na nDéise in Dungarvan will host Culture Night Lights from 8.15pm, including a series of lantern sculptures based on the Poetry Town celebration, outside the Old Market House Arts Centre.


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Online events in Carlow include Music Generation from 3pm and Carlow Youth Theatre, telling 'Jo/e's Journey' from 4.30pm.

Artist Ben Custerson will holds a zoom lesson on 3D letters and art, and artist/designer Simone Webb will also hold workshops in a number of locations.

There will also be performances and exhibitions at VISUAL Carlow and Shakespeare in Pieces will be put on by Carlow Little Theatre.

In Tipperary, Cashel Arts Festival are holding a trail from 3pm which will include many different elements, while Cahir Arts will hold an open night from 6pm and Cahir Comhaltas will celebrate traditional music and dance from 5.30pm.

The South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel will present Bijou Opera from 5pm and there will also be events in Cashel Library from 5pm.

The exhibition celebrating 100 years of women in politics and public life continues at the Main Guard in Clonmel.

There’s a rare opportunity in Kilkenny to explore the Victorian period rooms in the world-renowned Kilkenny Castle, from 6pm, but pre-booking is essential.

The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny city hosts a world music celebration from 6pm and an evening examining the works of Samuel Beckett takes place at the KCAT centre from 7pm.

Other events in Kilkenny are taking place at the McDonagh Junction shopping centre and the Medieval Mile Museum as well as around the county in places like Thomastown and Castlecomer.

More information on Culture Night can be found on www.culturenight.ie and on rte.ie/culture