Culture Night is a UK and Ireland celebration of culture, heritage, creativity and the arts. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is once again delighted to be taking part in this initiative on Friday September 21. From early afternoon to late evening, locals and visitors can enjoy a day of free entertainment, discovery and adventure.

The night will offer arts and cultural organisations the opportunity to open their doors to the public to celebrate and showcase the diversity of the creative community. With special or extended night time events, this year’s programme has something to offer everyone. There will be everything from music and dance to creative arts to language and film, all offered free of charge.

This year’s exciting programme will consist of a range of activities to celebrate culture in numerous locations across the district. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council undertook an open application process inviting groups, organisations and individuals to participate in this year’s Culture Night celebrations. The objective of this year’s event is to focus on rural communities and the proactive involvement of local organisations for and in their own communities. Sliabh Beagh Arts will host an exhibition of Rural Community Arts and Omagh Ukulele Orchestra will provide an interactive musical experience in Annie’s Bar Omagh. A special trip to Devenish Island is being organised on the evening by Trillick Arts & Culture Society to celebrate their, ‘Live here Know here project.’

In Enniskillen town, Pats Bar will play host to the Fermanagh Film Club as they showcase a selection of short films made by local moving image students while Enniskillen Castle will feature readings and performances from the Fermanagh Writers. Dancing will be led in the Castle Basin by Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre. It promises to be a great night of entertainment bringing people from areas of the district together to celebrate culture.

For more information on Culture Night events visit the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council website.