What's on in Kildare this weekend

Culture Night to kick off weekend activities

Leader reporter


Leader reporter

Lots planned for Culture Night in Leitrim

Kildare will be a hive of activity this evening as Culture Night 2016 events take place all over the county. Many events continue on Saturday and Sunday. All events are free.

Highlights include:

Kill Walk & Talk: A walk and talk around the village of Kill, conducted by members of its History Group, dealing with its history and heritage. Starting at 7pm.

Music for Fun in the Foyer: The Millicent Singers from Clane will perform in the foyer of the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, this Sunday, September 18, at 2.30pm.

Folklore exhibition at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Rathangan: This exhibition, called 'Seven for a Story' by Sheena Malone, is open between 5pm and 8pm on Friday evening. It looks at stories written by school children from Allenwood as part of the 1930s School Folklore preservation scheme.

A Walk Through Time - Naas Through The Centuries: Meet at the John Devoy Statue in Naas at 5pm on Friday evening for a historical walk through Naas hosted by local historian Paddy Behan.

Sean Nós Dancing with Kilteel Ceoltas: Friday evening at 7.30pm and Saturday at 12pm at Alice's Restaurant, Moat Mall, Naas. Head to Alice's for a display of Sean Nós and Set Dancing, and join in!

The Moat Club presents Plaza Suite by Neil Simon: The Moat Club brings its popular production back to the Moat Theatre, Naas for Culture night. Shows on Friday and Sunday evening.

Open rehearsals with the Nás na Rí Singers: Hear the 75-member mixed voice choir rehearse at 8pm in St David's Church, Naas, and find out more about the group.

Céilí at the Town House: Head to the Town House Hotel, Naas, at 8.30pm until late for an old-time ceili.

Tomi Reichental Reflects: Join Bergen-Belsen concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental at Naas Library from 5pm on Saturday evening. Young people are welcomed but due to the nature of the topic, adult guidance is strongly recommended.

Chinese Tea Ceremony: At Alice's Restaurant on Sunday, between 1pm and 3pm. Join Hong Wei Shi for a demonstration of a traditional chinese tea ceremony.

The Women in Hamlet: Lecture on the female characters in Hamlet, delivered by theatre director Peter Hussey of Crooked House. From 7pm at the Crooked House premises at 1 Main Street, Newbridge, on Friday Night.

Jabba Jembe African Drumming: An African drumming session with David Day at Newbridge Library on Saturday morning from 10am to 11am.

Circus Skills in Athy: At Athy Arts Centre, Woodstock Street, on Friday night from 6.30pm to 8pm. Learn juggling, stilt walking, plate spinning and more.

For a full list of all that in happening in Kildare as part of Culture Night this weekend, click here.