Outdoor dance performance for Navan Culture Night

Three events in Solstice Arts Centre

This year's Culture Night events at Solstice Arts Centre in Navan includes ‘OutWall’, an outdoor dance theatre performance that investigates the challenges of being inside the walls during lockdown and re-exploring our new freedom outside, through architecture and dance. This is a 20 minute outdoor performance followed by a wine and cheese reception and informal meet and greet with creator Selma Daniel. It will take place at 7pm on Culture Night, Friday 17th September, and booking is essential.

The second event is a film screening of ‘Henry Glassie: Field Work’ at 8pm, booking also essential. Over the last 50 years the celebrated American folklorist, Henry Glassie, has been writing in-depth studies of communities and their art. Inspired by the writings and ideas of Glassie – ‘Field Work’ is an immersive and meditative documentary set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists across Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland. The process of making something out of raw materials is luminously manifested in sequences which reflect in their measured and attentive approach the actual real time process of making, of the work of hands and of the close attention the artist is bringing to the work.

The final event on the night is the Screening of 'Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18' performed by Ronan Leahy which will be played continuously throughout the evening in Solstice Studio (between 7pm and 11.30pm). Leahy’s current project 'Shakespeare at Solstice' incorporates a number of his favourite sonnets which he will share over the course of the year. He is approaching them all like "little plays" in which the character is trying to communicate an idea to the viewer. No booking is required for this event.