Watergate Gallery – 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
Story telling at the Watergate:
‘Enter the world of Arja
Come on a magical adventure
And let yourself be enchanted‘.
Listen to stories of old and new and those created in the very moment – together.
Arja ‘s spontaneous storytelling unfolds moment by moment in the exchange between storyteller and audience. Drawing from the realms of fairy-tale, mythology and dream, Arja’s stories are told through imagery, music and song, with the help of a little suitcase full of instruments, garments and puppets that come to life as the story calls them.
The storytelling is suitable for people of all ages. Guided by Arja, each new audience weaves a unique tapestry, helping to create an inspirational, uplifting, and unique tale of wonder.
Culture Night main auditorium – Watergate Theatre – 8pm
‘Amazing Grace’ screening
‘A spellbinding performance by the late, great singer is captured in Sydney Pollack’s 1972 film – finally brought to the screen after a long technical and legal battle’. Guardian
The story of Amazing Grace, centring on Aretha Franklin’s two-night performance in 1972 led to the biggest selling live gospel album of all time. Apparently inspired by the financial success of Mike Wadleigh’s festival behemoth Woodstock, and with an eye on increasingly “synergistic” film/music/TV markets, Warners enlisted Oscar winner Sydney Pollack to direct multi-camera 16mm footage of the 29-year-old Franklin recording her next album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist church in Los Angeles.
Time: 4pm - 10pm
Genres: Film / Literature / Performance / Spoken Word / Storytelling / Theatre
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: Watergate Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny
No Booking Required