Linenhall to stage open mic for Culture Night
Culture Night will return for its fifteenth edition on Friday, September 18. In light of the pandemic and social distancing, there are some new challenges this year, but Culture Night stakeholders and local organisers across the island of Ireland are working together to create a memorable night. While there will be some safe offline events on the programme, many of this year’s events will take place online/digitally.
In Castlebar, the Linenhall Arts Centre is busy organising an online open mic for Culture Night 2020. ‘Artists of Mayo’ promises to be ‘an online, full-day, choc-a-bloc extravaganza celebrating the very best that Mayo has to offer’.
Ahead of the event, the Linenhall is inviting Mayo artists of all disciplines to submit a video recording of their work (one to three minutes duration) to be shared across its social media platforms.
Participants will will be sharing the virtual stage with some of Mayo’s top artists, including John Butler (ceol pipes), Catherine Donnelly (dance), Frances Macken (literature), Elaine Mears (theatre), Astrid Ní Mhongáin (song), Conor O’Grady (visual art) and Ger Staunton (comedy).
To take part in the open mic, people are being invited to sing a song, play a tune, dance a jig, present an artwork, tell us a joke or a story or read from a favourite piece of literature. Entry is open to artists across all artforms of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, comedy and literature.
To enter a video, please send it via WeTransfer to Bernie at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 4, at 5pm.
For more on Culture Night 2020, visit culturenight.ie.