Culture Night at the Dock
The Dock presents an eclectic mixture of free events for all ages. You are invited to dip into fun and interactive activities including a children’s puppet show, a community exhibition, a youth trad session, a screening of local short films, and a performance by cellist Eimear Reidy to round off the night.
From 6-7pm, Custard Pie Puppets bring their adaptation of the classic ‘Punch and Judy’ to The Dock. In this fun-filled, interactive show, a very naughty Mr. Punch is left with the task of minding the house while Judy gets busy with other important chores.
From 6-8pm, the Leitrim Design House will open the exhibition 'Connecting Through Craft' by members of the Ukrainian community living in the region.
From 7-8pm, the Jury Room will be filled with the toe-tapping sounds of a traditional music group, led by Irish traditional flutist, Emily Keane.
Also, from 7-8pm, short films by local filmmakers will be screened in the performance space. Declan Faughan presents the popular video montage, ‘Carrick Couples’, featuring historic photos from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The second film is the premiere of Donal Conaty and Eva Martin’s animated film, ‘The Andes call him from the couch’ and the final short film is by 2019-2023 The Dock Artist-in-Residence, David Smith.
Finally, at 8.30pm, Eimear Reidy will present two new works for cello. Reidy is a cellist whose sensitivity and versatility spans baroque traditions and historical performance, to the extended techniques of improvised and experimental music.
Throughout the night, the gallery will remain open for the final chance to see Richard Proffitt’s exhibition ‘From A Cosmic Drift Through Higher Prairie’.
Some events require booking. Please see www.thedock.ie for full details or call 071 965 0828 with enquiries.