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The launch of Culture Night 2017. Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
let's go crazy

Here are some of the weirdest things you can do on Culture Night

The events take place next Friday.

THE TWELFTH ANNUAL Culture Night takes place next Friday, 22 September, with cultural offerings across the island of Ireland.

However, if you’re looking for something a bit…unusual, here are some of the weird and wonderful events on offer.

Some events require tickets, available through the links.

Aerial Cirque, Dublin

Aerial Cirque is an aerial performance and teaching studio on Exchequer Street. They will be hosting two 50 minute child + parent cocoon classes from 5-7pm and opening up the viewing area from 7-9pm for the public to watch student members practicing their skills.

Castle Dracula, Dublin

Travel back in time and enjoy a heart-thumping visit to Castle Dracula. Meet the weird and wonderful characters from the story of Dracula and learn about Irish writer Bram Stoker, who wrote Dracula.

Meeting House Square, Dublin

Morning Gloryville Dublin is an immersive morning dance party that has no alcohol. They will bring their first-ever night Gloryville to Culture Night this year to celebrate their 3 year anniversary in Meeting House Square.

The Shape of Things, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

This is a story of two shapes, Cubert and Triantán, and the adventures they have finding their way back to each other. Designed for children aged 6 months – 2 years and their adults.

Pro Wrestling, St Anne’s Square, Belfast

High-flying, hard-hitting and free. Pro Wrestling Ulster will have matches every half hour from 6pm with the last match at 9pm.

The Pine Rack, Ballintober, Mayo

The Pine Rack is a traditional country workshop using traditional tools and furniture making skills. As part of Culture Night 2017 Brendan Murphy will be taking a closer look at traditional wooden stool making.

Stone Cold Jane Austen, Bishopstown Library, Cork

Two short talks on Jane Austen by the co-founders of West Cork College, Dr Bernie McCarthy and Dr Emma Bidwell. Bernie will look at reason: Jane Austen’s passion for reason and her use of reason for controlling passion. Emma will be giving a humorous and informative look at people’s passion for Jane Austen.

12 Minute Dances, Civic Theatre, Tallaght

Choreographer Liz Roche’s acclaimed show comes to Tallaght. Composed of a sequence of pieces inspired by the paintings of Mark Rothko, the dances are seamlessly woven together to create story in motion,

Cultural Collisions, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

Edenderry Town Hall square will metamorphose through music, dance, food, puppetry, surreal carnival and theatrics to shout out an invitation to all thepeople of the community to play.

Read: WATCH: We took our readers on a Culture Night preview bus tour in Cork

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