Tuesday 26 September 2017

Easter event to put culture at centre of communities

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys dances with Julian Brigatti of Tango Fiesta at the launch event for Cruinniú na Cásca at the RTÉ studios in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile
Arts Minister Heather Humphreys dances with Julian Brigatti of Tango Fiesta at the launch event for Cruinniú na Cásca at the RTÉ studios in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A year after the 1916 commemorations, a national day of culture and creativity will take place nationwide on Easter Monday.

RTÉ will present the events of Cruinniú na Cásca that will be held across Dublin from 11am to 6pm on April 17 as part of the Creative Ireland programme.

The annual free festival - directly translated as 'a meeting at Easter' - will also be held by each of the 31 local authorities in every county across the country.

Cruinniú na Cásca aims to celebrate contemporary Irish society through live music and dance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, talks and tastings, readings and screenings, special events and more.

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said it was "all about putting culture and creativity at the heart of communities nationwide".

"We have set ourselves some ambitious targets for year one of Creative Ireland, with Cruinniú na Cásca top of the list," the minister said.

Irish Independent

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