2020’s European Capital of Culture never disappoints.
With just over two years to go until 2020, yesterday was a small preview of what’s to come when Galway becomes European Capital of Culture.
It was another successful Culture Night, with events taking place across Galway late into the evening.
The night was celebrated with over 3,000 events across the island of Ireland and the cultural capital in the west didn’t disappoint.
Some of the more obscure gatherings included learning how to read Tarot Cards, playing retro computer games, watching a blacksmith in action and drinking Kir whilst listening to Breton songs.
If that wasn’t enough, you could also discuss the philosophy of Socrates with total strangers, if that was your bag! (Yes, seriously.)
Here are just some memorable moments from yesterday’s festival.
Mayor of Galway @PearceFlannery opening #CultureNight earlier pic.twitter.com/ukUaPl0ahg
— Galway City Council (@GalwayCityCo) 22 September 2017
Thanks to all who made it for our @Galwayculture gig! Was great, despite evacuation due to bass amp on fire..Spinal Tap eat your heart out!
— Zinc (@zincband) 23 September 2017
.@Rubberbandits Galway Pro Choice are doing their own live performance on Shop Street for Galway Culture Night #repealthe8th #culturenight pic.twitter.com/pDZ28C6NTJ
— EB (@eithnee) 22 September 2017
I joined @GalwayBuskers for @CultureNight in Galway today with @keithjohnmusic @NiceolBlue #CultureNight #culturenight2017 #irishmusicparty pic.twitter.com/05RU2Ewn3S
— Padraig Jack (@padraigjack) 22 September 2017
@GalwayMusicRes Contempo in GAC for @CultureNight pic.twitter.com/3ZOCYH8hf0
— Galway Arts Centre (@GalwayArtsCentr) 22 September 2017
Beyond packed at the @RoisinDubhComed -y Clubh for #CultureNight #Galway pic.twitter.com/nMjFeVEPqN
— NUIG Comedy Society (@nuigcomedy) 22 September 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed my #CultureNight in Galway. String Quartet, Electronic Light shows, Gospel Choirs and a reading of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl pic.twitter.com/ygfYkhNxbH
— Colm Mac Gearailt (@macgearc) 23 September 2017