Public spaces around the southeast of Ireland are hosting a range of events throughout the evening and night to mark Culture Night.

In Co Waterford, exhibitions, poetry and events are being hosted at the Waterford Gallery of Art from 5pm, while the Gallery of Modern Art in the city has exhibitions running during the day, including Angela Gilmour's visual artwork on climate change, land possession and border politics, 'Without Borders'.

Waterford’s newest museum, the Irish Wake Museum, has free tours featuring a history of the building and a look at our country’s relationship with death, with booking already heavily subscribed.

Music Generation Waterford will be performing at a "takeover" at the Theatre Royal, with live gigs in the backstage venue, bar and vestibule.

There are also open-air events, with music in John Roberts Square from the early evening courtesy of the Waterford Centre of Music Junior Choir, the Waterford High Hopes Choir and Damo Sax.

The Viking Triangle will once again feature big band music while Stevie and Sally will perform under the Apple Market roof from 6pm.

In the west of the county, there’s a bilingual night of music, poetry and stories at the Waterford County Museum in Dungarvan from 7pm, and the West Waterford Arts Group are holding a cultural evening at the Marine Bar.

There are also events in the Old Market House Art Centre in Dungarvan, celebrating the connections with Gaeltacht na nDéise.

Tallow will see a night of sketches, drama and song at Clancy’s, hosted by Brideview DramaTallow, who say all are welcome from 8.30pm.

In Kilkenny, sport is never far away from the agenda and Culture Night at the Butler Gallery in the city will include an opportunity to visit their exhibition on The Art of Sport.

The gallery's director will guide visitors around a thematic exhibition which looks at how artists have captured "the spirit of sport" through various mediums, while there is also a short programme of archive sport films, curated by the IRI, in the Digital Gallery.

There is also a chance to take in the Butler Gallery’s permanent collection of fine art as well as an art workshop for children and, at the end of the evening, music in the garden performed by folk and blues singer Clara Rose and her band.

Dreamstuff Youth Theatre are presenting what they describe as their "utterly unauthorised and entirely improvised" version of Romeo and Juliet, at St Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall on Butts Green.

There are also tours at the Kilkenny Famine Experience at McDonagh Junction and at the Medieval Mile Museum graveyard.

"Upstairs, Downstairs" at Kilkenny Castle is a programme of music which would have been popular at all levels of society in centuries gone by, performed by Laoise O’Brien and Malcolm Proud on recorders and harpsichord.

There are also events at the Heritage Council in Kilkenny and a "Read Mór" in St Luke’s Hospital, giving patients a chance to read from 29 different books by Irish-based authors and publishers.

Elsewhere in the county, Glenmore will host its first Culture Night event, a concert of local young talent which will include recitation, singing, music, dance and drama, as well as a talk on local history, all taking place at the Glenmore Parish Hall.

Meanwhile, Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann, Craobh Osraí, will present a one-hour show of Irish music, dance and storytelling at St Lachtain’s Church and Museum in Freshford.

In Co Wexford, local artists and craftspeople will greet visitors to the Creative Hub on North Main Street throughout the evening and late into the night.

This will give the public a chance to see them at work in a working studio environment as well as view some of their exhibits.

Red Book Store will host a poetry slam and spoken word competition for 13 to 19 year-olds, in association with Poetry Ireland, while Red Moon Creative Arts Theatre are putting on three outdoor performances at The Bullring in Wexford, entitled Serendipity Spider.

The community-based, inter-generational HFC Band will be performing a wide range of musical styles at Selskar Square in Wexford Town from 6.45pm while St Patrick's Fife and Drum Band will present their music at The Bullring from 7.15pm.

A Capella group Stagefright will be performing at Frank’s Place and also Greenacres Gallery throughout the evening while one of Wexford’s newest musical groups, Anam Choir, are singing at the National Opera House at 8pm.

An "eclectic mix" of Wexford-based artists is promised for a show at the Wexford Arts Centre between 9pm and 11pm.

Elsewhere, Enniscorthy Castle will "come alive" for Culture Night when key figures from the history of the town will interact with visitors, between 4pm and 8pm, while other events in the castle will include a talk with a member of the Roche family about life in early-20th century Enniscorthy.

Gorey will also have a number of events, including a historical exhibition about the area in the Market House, while a performance of ukulele music will be put on by the Gorey Ukes outside Partridge’s Bistro and the Gorey Art Collective is giving people a chance to meet artists and see their work in an open studio presentation at their base.