Culture Night

Culture Night Cultural Quarter Programme

South Dublin County Arts Office, South Dublin Libraries, The Civic Theatre, and Rua Red Arts Centre are presenting an outstanding programme for Culture Night on 23rd of September 2022. An incredibly diverse array of artists will be participating, ranging from internationally recognised established artists to young musicians performing to an audience for the first time. This programme brings together world class music, performance art, theatre, dance, and much more to the Cultural Quarter.

Cultural Quarter Stage


9pm – 10:15pm

Breaking Codes

Go Dance for Change in association with NOISE Music featuring Ais, Alicia Raye, and Celaviedmai.


South Dublin County Arts Office is presenting a music and dance collaboration between Go Dance For Change and some of Ireland’s leading female Hip Hop and R’n’B artists – AIS, Alicia Raye and Celaviedmai, directed by Karen Aguiar who is one of the founders of Go Dance for Change.

Breaking Codes is Funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, through the Local Live Performance Scheme.


7pm – 8:30pm

Sub Sounds Live in the Cultural Quarter

Live music performances by members of the Sub Sounds Collective, a youth music collective that is run by a partnership between Alternative Entertainments, Music Generation South Dublin and CONTACT Studio.

The Big Picture

5pm – 7pm

NOISE Music in The Big Picture

Live performance by a group of girls and young women aged 14 – 18 that have spent the summer writing and recording new music specially for Culture Night. They have been supported by a team of female DJs, producers, songwriters, and performers including Ais, Zali, Dreamcycles, Bambi and Anie Verthen. This event will also be the unveiling of a fresco by the Dublin-based Mexican street artist KinMx, which was created in response to this collaboration.

NOISE Music in The Big Picture is funded by Creative Ireland.


Culture Night Late Night Opening

From 10:30pm

To close out Culture Night in the Cultural Quarter, Rua Red and The Civic will be inviting audiences to stick around and enjoy some of the finest electronic music Dublin has to offer, curated by NOISE Music.

NOISE Music Presents: Baliboc in The Civic from 10:30pm. Club Comfort founder Baliboc (Jack Colley) will be perform a DJ set. Known for his euphoric and uplifting sets, Baliboc injects dynamism and raw emotion into his DJ sets.

Meanwhile NOISE Music Presents: Live in Rua Red features ambient composers and DJs Dreamcycles and Bambi. Their sets will combine ambient, ethereal, dance and pop music.

Rua Red

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From 6pm

The Magdelene Series: Jesse Jones – The Tower

Exhibiting in Rua Red as part of The Magdalene Series, the film features a cast of fourteen young women from a girls’ choir in collaboration with composer Irene Buckley and Junk Ensemble with costumes developed with Roisin Gartland.

Performance Space

From 6pm

Artist Conversation with Junk Ensemble, Jesse Jones & Alice Maher

Collaboration and Practice in Dance & Visual Art

The talk will include previous collaborations and crossovers of their work, and current work and film/performance excerpts from the artists. There will be a drink and food reception afterwards.


As If By Chance

From 6pm

A live site-specific performance on the streets of Tallaght that explores stories of love and intimacy presented by Tallaght Community Arts. Performance will begin at the entrance of Rua Red, South Dublin County Arts Office. Please ensure your mobile phone is charged for the performance, we will also have devices available for use.

Tallaght Library

5pm – 6pm

Classical Kids Interactive Concert

Join Classical Kids for a fun interactive children's concert for the whole family. Meet the instruments, play games, sing, dance and learn about the music. Designed for families with pre-schoolers and older children up to 7 or 8 years. Booking from 14th September at 10am from

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Waffles the Wonderful Magic Show

Enjoy a fantastic family magic show with Ireland’s favourite female children’s magician. Waffles tricks are goofy and fun and she is sure to bring a smile to all. No booking required.


The Civic


The Hive

Join Monkeyshine inside their performance space The Nomad for a series of arts based workshops and exercises exploring our role in the natural world even when we live in a very urban context.

5pm - 10pm

Frankie and the Rotor Motor

Call into The Civic and chill out in our super comfy Listening Station. Here you’ll be able to download a super new audio experience called Frankie and the Rotor Motor written by Carl Kennedy. This story has been commissioned by Ready, Steady, SHOW! At The Civic and is part of our DIGITAL CREATIVE PLAYSTATION SERIES.


4pm - 4.45pm, 5.15pm - 6pm, 6.15pm - 7pm

Make your own Mythical Monster workshops

Are you friends with the monster who lives under your bed? Does he need a chance to shine?? Then this is the workshop for you! Come along to a free monster making workshop with animator and illustrator Fergal Brennan put your artists skills to the test and set your imagination free to create the most monstrous monster you can! (Sessions last for 45 mins, limited capacity, pre booking essential.) For ages 8 - 11 years.

Library Square

5pm – 7pm

Myth Makers

Drop by to see this short animation that was made as part of the Myth Makers programme with Ready, Steady SHOW!


5pm – 7pm

Come and see a large scale projection of some of the best TICK TOCKS Tallaght has to offer. This short film was put together by Matt Szezerek, choreographer and star of the short film Matt and Hat.



7PM – 9PM

Inspired by the words of local participants, ‘Songs of Change’ are ten new songs on the theme of identity, community and our journey through life and brought to life in music by artists such Jess Kavanagh, Shiv, Toshín, Ellen Quinn Banville, Farah Elle, Maria Kelly, Síofra Nolan, Sinita, Faye O’Rourke & Debra Salem.