Culture Night 2022 at Tara Building

Photo by Eleanor Rogers

Culture Night is an annual evening of creative arts & culture around Ireland. It is a super cool experiential happening where the doors of various establishments & cultural institutions are opened late and  unique events are programmed at the participating locations. It’s such a rich and interesting night of creativity, and I absolutely love it.

This year I was kindly asked by the good folks at The Tara Building to moderate a panel discussion about creativity with a really interesting group of folks. Ashwin Chacko (illustrator), Rob de Boer (musician) and Jamie Whelan (architect) all joined me to discuss “How We Build It”, which was, in essence, a look at how we devise, build and deliver a creative idea. Originally Ruth Medjber (photographer) was due to join us but had to cancel last minute due to a family emergency. The conversation nevertheless flowed and we explored a fascinating and varied breadth of creative topics. 

I hadn’t done a gig in years (Thanks COVID!) so it was an extra special moment for me. The pre-show nerves were there of course, but it was such a delightful experience. The audience in the room was warm and engaged, with interesting questions. The panelists were funny, serious, insightful and thoughtful. I learned loads from them and I had an absolute  ball telling a few stories of my own too.

A gift of a night. 

Photo by Eleanor Rogers
Photo by Eleanor Rogers

Creatvity Talk on Culture Night (Sept 23rd)

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be participating in a panel discussion about creativity on Culture Night (Sept 23rd) at The Tara Building. I’m really looking forward to sharing some stories and learning more from other fellow creatives, and I have no doubt you will enjoy it too. It’s part of a broader night of carefully curated creative connections with live music, interesting conversations, art tours, and a DJ set. Best of all it’s completely FREE, but you will have to reserve a ticket here.

Details of my panel discussion below:

8pm: Creative Conversation #1 – How We Make It

A panel of multi-disciplinary artists and creatives share their journeys from idea to execution.

Feat: Kalle Ryan, Ruth Medjber, Ashwin Chacko, and Rob de Boer

Be inspired by people who have published books, released songs, planned exhibitions, designed brands and more.

Kalle Ryan: Irish-Swedish writer, songwriter, playwright, actor, and festival curator.

Ruth Medjber: Photographer and artist working on everything from music festivals through portrait projects and charitable partnerships.

Ashwin Chacko: Indian author, illustrator and motivational speaker based in Dublin. Champions creativity and empower people to find their inner spark.

Followed by Q&A and a very special live performance Rob de Boer

Full listing of the evening’s events at The Tara Building here