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Culture Night to take place online tomorrow (Friday)

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CULTURE NIGHT: Culture Night is set to take place online tomorrow (Friday) due to the ongoing restrictions. Pictured are: Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen and Kate Kennelly, KCC Arts Officer.

 

Culture Night is set to take place again this year, however there's a big change to online due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions.

Lots of the events will take place online to ensure public safety while still providing arts and cultural groups the opportunity of showcasing their work to the Kerry public.

Every year the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase is launched on Culture Night. This year the launch will be held online, with a 360 panoramic view of the gallery available on Kerry County Arts’ Facebook: @KerryCoArts page from 6pm on tomorrow (Friday). There will also be images of the artists’ works, speeches and access to the exhibition catalogue.

The Fanzini Brothers will be online with a visual extravaganza full of their signature flair and fun. Catherine Young’s 'Welcoming Project' will be online with a retrospective of what the innovative dance initiative has achieved using dance as a means of social integration.

The County Museum has taken a number of events online already this year, and Culture Night will be the same with music and tours available from the museum’s website on the night.

“It’s a credit to arts and culture groups in Kerry that they are adjusting and adapting to these strange circumstances we are in,” Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, said.

“I would urge people to virtually drop in to as many events as possible on Culture Night and show their support via views, clicks and likes until the time comes again when we can show our appreciation with applause.”

St John’s Theatre in Listowel will also take part featuring a live performance on the night which will be livestreamed on St John’s Facebook page. They are also hosting events run by the Listowel Writers’ Museum (Tales from the Kingdom) and a harping event organised by Jimmy Deenihan.

The Dingle Hub is hosting an online exhibition by Silke Michels and the artist group Mink will have an online launch of their exhibition which is hanging at ANAM Cultural Centre in Killarney. Rebecca Lyons in Tralee has taken her origami installation online and Ionad an Bhlascaoid is hosting an exhibition tonn-fuaime (sound wave) organised by ÁineChiobháin that will be online.

An exhibition by RoisínChionnfhaolaidh is being hosted online by the Anja Gnauck Gallery while the Local Creative Youth Partnership will have an exhibition visible from The Mall, Tralee – 'Windows on Windows'. Heritage Iveragh are taking their popular 'Rock Art By Night' tour online this year as well, so people from far and wide can see from the comfort of their own homes this ancient visual art. Music Generation Kerry is hosting online music workshops for children and young people.

“I would encourage everyone to try this new way of experiencing Culture Night,” Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, said.

“Online events give more people the opportunity to take part safely and enjoy what Kerry arts and culture has to offer.”

Information on events can be found at www.culturenight.ie, on Kerry County Arts’ social media playforms: @KerryCoArts and by emailing arts@kerrycoco.ie or calling 066 7183541.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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