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Make NCI the start of your Culture Night!

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Bring all the family to NCI on Friday September 22nd, 3-5pm

National College of Ireland is proud to participate in Culture Night 2023, thanks to our Early Learning Initiative and ‘We Act’.

Faculty from each of our specialist areas: business, computing, education and psychology; have partnered with ELI to provide family fun and a taste of higher education for all ages, including 3 mini-lectures from 3.30-4.30pm. There is also an opportunity to tour the college’s artwork collection.

From art to crafty activities, career insights to read-aloud-stories, academic research to sensory play, there is something for everyone at Changing Lives Through Lifelong Learning Fri 22 Sep, 3-5pm. This event is free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance.

Make NCI your starting point

The challenge on Culture Night is always to fit in two or three really special events. NCI’s event is “drop-in” between 3pm and 5pm, so you can look at other things in the neighbourhood and plan your own Culture Night Map.

NCI School of Business Talks

Lecturers from the School of Business will be hosting 3 talks on campus on Culture Night, giving you a taste of what to expect from some of our programmes. If you are interested in any of the subject areas, we highly recommend joining!

  • Nicole Gross, "What is Marketing?", 3:30pm-3:45pm
  • Nicole Gross, "Marketing in the age of online trolling", 3:50pm-4:05pm
  • Desmond Gibney, "Working with the Available Evidence: Using Archives in Business Research", 4:15pm-4:30pm

Family friendly fun and activities

  • Spend 3-5pm at NCI and then move to Spencer Dock where, from 5-8pm, you can experience A Playful City with Swan Youth Services and Hubspot.
  • Perhaps take a short detour en route to witness a brand new collection of dances inspired by Dublin Canals: Waterways, Spencer Dock hosts CoisCéim Dance Theatre BENCH from 5-6pm.

Moving in Arty Circles

  • Why not combine a tour of NCI’s artwork with a walking tour of local sculptures and monuments by Fire Station Artists’ Studios and The Five Lamps Arts Festival – 5-7pm.
  • Or move south across the river to the Townhall Space at Windmill Lane, Dublin Painting & Sketching Club will be holding an exhibition between 4pm and 8pm.

Culture Vulture

  • Less than half an hour's walk from NCI, Pavee Point has a whole evening planned from 4-8.30pm, including live music starting at 7.15pm- you'll find them at 46 Great Charles Street.
  • Pavee Point is just 10 minutes walk from D-light Studios on North Great Clarence Street, which hosts cinematic and photographic works by Luke McManus from 5.30-10pm. 

NCI at the heart of the IFSC

  • National College of Ireland is a point of connection between the local NEIC community and the many companies that are based in the IFSC and Silicon Docklands. To gain insight into the value of a common space like NCI, where stakeholders include local families and local CEOs, move on from our event to the James Connolly Statue on Beresford Place at 5pm, to join Place, Politics, and Power – a Financial Justice walking tour of the IFSC.
  • Having considered how life in Ireland has changed these last decades, learn then what happened to those who left the country by visiting EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum, which opens its doors to the public for free from 6-9pm.

To end the evening in town

  • You’ve toured the neighbourhood, dropped the kids home and now you want to head to town? Aim for Capel Street to see FUNDAMENTAL – a series of queer artworks and photography, at Outhouse open until 11pm, with plenty of opportunities between NCI and Capel Street to grab dinner or drinks, and pop into other events across the city.

Culture Night across Ireland
Culture Night is happening all across Ireland – and online! If the events above don’t fit with your geography or interests, map out your own evening on Culture Night’s website.

National College of Ireland and the Early Learning Initiative would like to thank The Wheel and fellow participants in 'We Act'.
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