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RTÉ once again celebrates its partnership with and support of Culture Night on Friday 17th September with specially commissioned television performances along with themed programming, content and reports across our television, radio, and online services.
A national campaign for Culture Night on RTÉ will air alongside Culture Night’s own campaign, which will be supported under the RTÉ Supporting the Arts scheme.
CULTURE NIGHT ON RTÉ HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
LISTEN: Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 (7.00pm – 8.00pm) will feature coverage of Culture Night projects and events taking place around the country in the days leading up to the night itself.
LISTEN: The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott on RTÉ lyric fm with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Jaime Martín will include comedian and chat show host Tommy Tiernan narrating the enchanting story of Peter and the Wolf in its definitive telling by Prokofiev. This will also be live streamed on RTE.ie/culture.
WATCH: RTÉ One’s, Nationwide will present a Culture Night Special at 7.00pm on Friday 17th September.
WATCH: There will be a special opening performance on The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One on Friday 17th September.
VISIT: Check out RTÉ Player for the Nationwide and Late Late Show content above, as well as some specially curated content on Culture Night.
VISIT: RTE.ie/Culture which will be a one-stop shop for all things Culture Night.
Nationwide – Culture Night Special
At the centre of Culture Night with RTÉ will be our Nationwide Culture Night Special at 7.00pm on Friday 17th September on RTÉ One.
As the country comes together once again for Culture Night, the Nationwide team will visit arts groups and communities around the country to see just what they’re doing to mark this annual celebration of arts and culture. The Nationwide Culture Night Special will bring stories of ambition, persistence and joy from arts communities who have struggled and triumphed in the last year, along with highlights from their Culture Night programmes and projects.
Late Late Show – Special opening performance
Later in the evening also on RTÉ One, The Late Late Show will celebrate Culture Night with a specially commissioned opening performance which is guaranteed to be spectacular. The performance will be accompanied by a specially composed soundtrack recorded by RTÉ Concert Orchestra. For more, tune in to RTÉ One at 9.35pm on Friday 17th September.
AND THERE’s MORE
There’ll be much more on Culture Night with RTÉ on RTE.ie/Culture, a one-stop shop for all things Culture Night.
You can also keep up with RTÉ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #culturenight.
Commenting, RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes said: “While we have not been able to organise public events as part of Culture Night on RTÉ this year, we have produced an exciting and diverse programme across our television, radio and online services which celebrates artists, performers, writers, directors, producers and the production teams behind the scenes at all levels, all over the country. As we welcome the reopening of our venues and spaces, this year’s Culture Night provides a unique occasion to acknowledge the richness and diversity of arts, culture and creativity in Ireland as well as the vital role they play in our lives. RTÉ is proud to support with a bespoke Culture Night on RTÉ campaign as well as through our the RTÉ Supporting the Arts scheme, which has been a vital support to the arts and cultural sectors throughout the pandemic.”
Culture Night on RTÉ is kindly supported by the Arts Council.
For more on Culture Night visit www.culturenight.ie.
The image shows the young dancers of Donlon Dance Company from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, who have created a contemporary piece inspired by the poem “Be A Lady” by poet Camille Rainville through the art of dance, which can be seen on the Nationwide Culture Night Special on RTÉ One on Friday 17th September.