From A to Z, best offline events of Culture Night 2020

Tough times, creative mind. When was the last time you visited a museum? Or, actually, the last time you really wanted to go to an exhibition? Lockdown made us all more aware about how important culture is and Culture Night 2020 brings you the perfect day-plan on September 18th. 

Culture Night is an annual public event which focuses on community. It encompasses many lovely values as encouraging more people to visit cultural venues. Also, it promotes diversity and inclusion through the celebration of all creative communities. What’s more, this festival was made in 2006 and since then, the initiative has captured the public imagination and its success has been propelled by the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.

Going to public places still scares us a little, but Culture Night organizers have taken it into account. For this reason, most events have limited access that requires you to book online. If possible, we recommend you to do it because some of the events are already sold out!

Online and offline events are available. From A to Z, this is a personal shortlist of best things to do on Friday 18th :

Arts and Crafts

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios: Late Screening “Swinguerra”

The National Print Museum: Locked Up In Lockdown



Flash Storytelling at the National Leprechaun Museum


St. James’s Church: Dublin’s Theatre Royal Remembered


The Icon Walk at The Icon Factory: A guided tour of Temple Bar’s laneways

Open Studio Evening at Stoney Road Press 


RADE (Recovery Through Art, Drama and Education)


The Bretzel Bakery: Free Sourdough Starter Culture and How-To Video


Irish Georgian Society: Watercolour Exhibition by Peter Murray

Explore Whitefriar Street Church and the shrine of St Valentine


Poetry Tour at 14 Henrietta Street 

Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre: Seamus Heaney

Malahide Castle Tour 


Interactive Musical Tour of IIMS Campus 

Olivier Cornet Gallery: Visual art and music at the OCG 


Brick Alley Café: Dubliners by Peter O’Doherty

The Darkroom: Analog 2020- Exhibition and workshops 


Science Gallery Dublin: INVISIBLE Exhibition and Live Workshops


Short Talks With A Spiritual Flavour by Eckankar Ireland 

Visual Arts

Let’s Dance: Screenprint Exhibition by Brian Giles/Sonofafox 

Walking tours

Stream of Consciousness: Self Guided Walking Tour 

More Tricycles Than Trout: A Walk Along the Tolka River 

Audio Walk: The Last Laundry

The Five Lamps Arts Festival: Mapping Dublin’s North Inner City – North Wall Campshires 

Which event are you looking to attend? Any other plans for September 18th? Don’t forget to tell us about it in the comments below. Share this post on your social media if you find it helpful and…see you in the street!

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  1. Thank you for including Whitefriar Street Church in your Culture Night best offline events for 2020. We look forward to welcoming people to the church on the evening (socially distant of course)

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