Culture Night finally kicks off tomorrow!

Online offerings for Culture Night 2021

Cork Culture Night 2021 is tomorrow and in order to bring as much joy to as many people as possible, organisers have made loads of great events available online!

This means you can enjoy the night’s uniquely special atmosphere from the comfort of your home with no mask, no social distancing and no sold out shows to worry about.

Kicking things off from 4pm is Ireland to the Moon where viewers will join the team from Blackrock Castle Observatory as they explore Ireland’s links to the moon, including a local astronomer who has a crater named after her.

Also starting at 4pm is the Virtual Tour and Treasure Hunt at the Everyman where adventurers both young and old are invited to fly through the theatre’s 123 year old auditorium while hunting for hidden treasure.

Then, at 5pm you have the YouTube premier of Bandcamp 2021, a film featuring highlights of a week-long summer camp featuring 50 young musicians who came together at Deerpark CBS to explore, learn and progress with their brass and wind instruments. Conducted by Oisín McGill, Bandcamp is run in partnership with Cork Academy of Music and Music Generation Cork City.

For science enthusiasts, the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) are presenting a variety of videos created for titled ‘Light Informing Light’. The event will involve tours of the CAPPA labs as a series of experiments aimed at children, which can be done using everyday household items. This also starts at 5pm.

A particular highlight of the night will be an online programme of Irish language short films proudly presented by the Cork International Film Festival. Available to watch through the Digital Festival Platform, audiences can enjoy three short cinematic gems as Gaeilge, as well as a filmmaker Q&A session hosted by the Festival’s programming team. This event runs online from 5-10pm on

At 5.30pm get ready for some heavy beats and some rocking rhymes with a live broadcast from the Hapnin’ Podcast youth crew where you can hear some of Cork’s finest young rappers.

If rap isn’t quite your thing, not to worry, because at 6pm a duo of online concerts featuring the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra and ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings will get underway to add a little sophistication to your Culture Night.

From 7-8pm, UCC Arboretum will host an hour-long online exploration of the history, uses and value of some of the fantastic trees in its beautiful campus. There are 120 different species represented in the collection, ranging from native Irish and British trees to American, Asian, Australian and European specimens.

If you’ve still got room for a little more culture by 8pm, then check out spoken word artists Elizabeth McGeown and Jenny Lindsay courtesy of poetry competition Ó Bhéal. Elizabeth is a three-time All-Ulster Poetry Slam Champion, while Jenny is one of Scotland’s best-known spoken word performers, as well as an award winning programmer of literary events.

The above events are just a handful of what’s on offer online tomorrow so make sure your router is working properly and get ready for a virtual culture night like no other!

Links to all events can be found on

Cork City Culture Night is brought to you by the Arts Council in partnership with Cork City Council and is proudly supported by media partners the Cork Independent, and Cork’s Red FM.