Wednesday 21 March 2018

Night of culture at Russborough

Culture Night is fast approaching and again this year Russborough House is excited to mark the occasion with a diverse range of events including music and storytelling, drama and creativity workshops, house tours and outdoor activities.

Culture Night takes place on September 22 and all events are free.

Social drama workshops take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 7 to 10 and 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for ages 11 to 15.

These one-hour workshops, led by Dr Carmel O'Sullivan of Trinity College Dublin, will introduce children and young people to 'Social Drama' as a fun and enjoyable approach to the development of personal and social skills for children with ASD and special educational needs.

Booking is essential as spaces limited.

Three house tours will be provided at 5 p.m., 5.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the 18th century Palladian mansion and magnificent collection it houses.

The self-guided exhibition area, which tells the story of Russborough House and Parklands, will be open to the public throughout the evening. Advance booking will be required.

Culture Night visitors will also be able to enjoy Russborough's maze, fairy trail, tree-trail, parklands and café until 8.30 p.m.. The grounds are partly wheelchair accessible. Advance booking is not required.

The ReCreate artists will create an open play space inviting children of all ages to come and explore the wonderful world of reused materials, inspiring curiosity and creativity for all. This drop-in event runs from, 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and booking is not required.

Irish cellist Ailbhe McDonagh will be providing an evening of classical music in Russborough's Saloon from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. Ailbhe performs throughout Ireland and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, she has performed throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. Advance booking is essential for this as spaces limited.

Talepipe will present 'Love Stories of the Hearth' at 5.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. when storyteller Brendan Nolan and uilleann piper Martin Nolan combine their skills to create a unique collaboration of love story and melody. The family-friendly event is suitable for children aged 12 and upwards and no advance booking is necessary.

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