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Join the creative community at The Tara Building for a very special evening of talks, connections, and live performances.

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Culture Night is Ireland’s national moment to celebrate all things art, culture, and creativity, and The Tara Building is excited to play our part.

Our creative community in Dublin city centre has curated a very special evening of talks, live performances, and fun, and we’d love for you to join us.

Fitting with the Culture Night ethos, everything is free, which gives you the opportunity to experience and engage with something new, and meet like-minded creative folks.

Note: The tour and each of the creative conversations are individually ticketed i.e. you need to book a ticket for each event. Every ticket includes admission to the DJs from 11pm.


7pm The Tara Building Artwork Tour & New Piece Reveal


Join our team for a tour of the building, where you’ll learn about the Tara community, our mission, and the unique Irish street art throughout the building. Learn about our pieces from artists like Maser, Decoy, Subset and more.

We will also be unveiling a very special new piece by one of our very own resident artists, Klo Wi from the Minaw Collective.


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 (host), 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. www.kalleryan.com

Ruth Medjber: Photographer and artist working on everything from music festivals through portrait projects and charitable partnerships. https://www.ruthlessimagery.com

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

Followed by Q&A and a very special live performance Rob de Boer, an Irish-Dutch singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, photographer, film-maker & event curator.


9.30pm: Creative Conversation #2 – Making A Difference


Our second panel features artists and activists who work with art and creativity for social change.

Feat: Laura Murphy (host), Colm O’Gorman, Mic Chikanda, and Andie McCaffrey.

There is a long tradition of artistic involvement in major social campaigns in Ireland, and we are delighted to host a conversation between those with first-hand experience.

Colm O’Gorman: Activist, author, and human rights defender. Currently the Global Director for Community Engagement at the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative. Ex Director Amnesty International Ireland.

Laura Murphy: Activist, Herstory’s inaugural Poet in Residence and comms strategist. Advocate for Ireland’s Mother and Baby Home survivors and campaigner to make Brigid’s Day a national holiday.

Mic Chikanda: Black Irish designer based in Ireland creating holistic brands for Iocal and international clients. Co-founder of DesignOpp. His work encompasses editorial design, logo & brand identity consulting, graphic design and advertising. www.designopp.ie

Andie McCaffrey: Stage, TV, and film actress and screen writer from Dublin. Also a Tara Building resident creative, Andie is a comedy improviser, founder of Shine Bright Productions, and is working on an interesting film project with young people in her local community.

Followed by Q&A and a very special live performance by Shakalak, brainchild of poetician John Cummins and musician Fin Divilly.

With a love of lyric and melody at the heart foundation of Shakalak’s creativity, expect to have your mind challenged to think about the absurdity of the modern world, while you dance in a cyclical trance


11pm-Midnight: DJs/Music and Creative Networking


Stick around, enjoy some tunes by Conor Curtin, and connect with our welcoming creative community.

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