Culture Night is here again and this year it’s on Friday September 23rd, 2011. Events will be taking place in a record 30 towns, cities, counties and islands all over the country. Museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, street corners, artists’ studios and cultural centres will open their doors late into the evening welcoming people of all ages to taste and sample their cultural delights for free on the evening.
As part of our support for this event, Galway Film Centre will present Lelia Doolan’s Bernadette: Notes On A Political Journey in the Harbour Hotel. Made over a period of nine years this full length documentary explores many painful and arresting moments in the public life of Bernadette McAliskey. Rebellious, awkward and contrary she has engaged in the cause of civil rights as a feminist, republican and socialist for the past forty years. The director, Lelia Doolan will attend the screening for a Q&A afterwards. The programme will start at 8.30pm and will include some short films recently completed by Galway Film Centre including Afternoon Tea (Film Foundation 2011), Stop Motion Shorts and Love at First Sight (A Global Women Studies Project, NUI,Galway). Numbers are limited so please get there early as it’s a “first come, first in” admission.