Culture Night returned to Dunlavin this year, bigger and better than last year. The audience didn’t let a cold autumnal night hamper their enjoyment levels.
Dunlavin Library/Market House hosted a candle making workshop with Karen Allison from Crafty Craic and 3 Willow Weaving workshops hosted by Aoife from Wicklow Willow, all interactive and family friendly.
Across the road in the Market Square Park another 3 events organised by Wicklow Arts Office lifted spirits until 9pm; First up were the Mobile Music Machine with Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh, who delighted the audience (young and old) with movie and cult music classics, Niamh then closed the show with a powerful performance of ‘In Your Eyes’.
Catherine Fulvio from Ballyknocken Cookery School cooked up a storm with her tasty and healthy version of ‘Pasta in the Park’. Local children helped her prepare her dish ‘tomato farfalle with a tomato and fresh basil sauce’.
To close the show, singer/songwriter Amy Barrett who hails from Dunlavin, serenaded the audience with her own music and gorgeous renditions of popular hits that would give the original a run for its money. Amy blew the audience away with her soulful music.
These events would not have come to fruition without the input of Creative Ireland, The Arts Council, Jenny Sherwin in Wicklow Arts Office and the staff of Wicklow County Council Library Service. It takes a team to curate events on a level such as this and without the input of everyone involved, it would have been a drab September 23rd in West Wicklow.