Funding of €4,000 for Carlow for Culture Night 2016 – DEERING

27th July, 2016

Funding of €4,000 for Carlow for Culture Night 2016 – DEERING

Fine Gael Carlow TD Pat Deering, has welcomed approval by the Minister for Arts, of funding of €4,000 to Carlow for Culture Night 2016.

“Towns and cities across the country are now gearing up to celebrate Ireland’s annual cultural extravaganza, Culture Night, as it returns on Friday 16th September 2016.

“From museums, galleries, libraries and theatres, to cathedrals, and parks venues right across Carlow and the country open their doors for free tours, workshops, readings, performances and demonstrations for all the family.

Deering stated “I am delighted that funding has been provided to Carlow County to support their programme of local events.

“Having grown from 40,000 attendees to 350,000 in ten years, Culture Night is now an all-island cultural movement.

“The Culture Night programme in Carlow and around the country is a showcase of our diverse and vibrant arts and creative scene. The night will involve hundreds of participants from all genres including photographers, illustrators, designers, composers, visual artists, dancers, aerialists, researchers, scriptwriters, conductors, projection mappers, graffiti artists, singers and musicians.

Deputy Deering concluded “This funding for Culture Night events in Carlow is very welcome. As a Fine Gael Government T.D. I want to ensure that the fruits of our recovering economy are used to support local communities throughout Carlow.”