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Culture Night Programme Announced

Explore, Experience, Enjoy


On Friday 19th September Strabane District will come alive as venues all over the district will be celebrating Culture Night with an exciting range of events suitable for all ages and all free of charge.

The theme of this year Culture Night is ‘Explore, Experience and Enjoy’ and there is plenty to choose from across seven areas within the district.

Culture Night

Day Time Events

This year a number of events will be happening throughout the day.  Strabane Library will be holding a special ‘Yarn Bombing’ workshop.  Join Margaret Crabtree as she teaches you how to make wonderful crochet pieces.  The last yarn bombing classes were a huge success and the pieces were used to decorate the town at this years Summer Jamm back in June

The 02 shop in Strabane will be holding a promotion day so pop along and check out all their great offers, competitions and giveaways. 

The Stables in Sion Mills will be opening up its courtyard and offering Alfresco Art Workshops with Leona Devine in the morning. In the afternoon enjoy walking tours around the historic village of Sion Mills leaving from the newly refurbished Stables at 1pm and 3pm. 

Over in Newtownstewart Library pop in to see a wonderful art exhibition by Strule Art Painting Group.

Evening Entertainment

The entertainment continues into the evening as the Alley Theatre will be welcoming back the best talent in a FREE open mic night.  The music continues as Strabane Concert Brass will be playing in Strabane Golf Club.  There will be live music in Caffe Fresco and Brian Hassan will be performing in Charlie’s Bar. 

In Bready there will be a special Ulster – Scots Ceilidh Social night full of music and dance in the Sollus Centre. 

In Plumbridge Parochial Hall and in Sean’s Bar in Killeter there will be traditional music and dance offering a great night of music, dance and song

If you love to dance pop over to Baronscourt for a fabulous tea dance in the Carriage Room in the Stable Yard of Abercorn Estates with music by Paul Logue and caller Paul Cotton.

Strabane District will be joining 36 regions, towns and cities including Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Omagh, Lisburn and Armagh, in hub of activity to create an evening which will be buzzing with live performances.

Explore Experience and Enjoy Culture Night 2014:

Strabane Town

Yarn Bombling with Margaret Crabtree
Strabane Library 2pm - 4pm

O2 Promotion Day

Open Mic Night
The Alley Theatre at 8pm

Live Music
Caffé Fresco from 9pm

Strabane Concert Brass
Strabane Golf Club from 9pm

A Night of Acoustic Covers by Brian Hassan
Charlie's Bar from 10.30pm


Tea Dance
festuring music by John Logue
Carriage Room, the Stable Yard, Abercorn Estates from 8pm - 10pm


Ulster - Scots Ceilidh Social Night
The Sollus Centre from 7pm

Sion Mills

Alfresco Art Workshop with Leona Devine
The Stables from 10.30am - 12.30am

Sion Mills Walking Tours
Leaving from the Stables at 1pm and 3pm


Strule Art Painting Group Exhibition
Newtownstewart Library


Traditional Music and Dance
Plumbridge Parochial Hall from 8.30pm


Traditional Music and Dance
Sean's Bar from 9pm