Stampin’ around on Culture Night – 20 September
12 September 2019
‘Culture Night’, Ireland’s largest free annual cultural event is celebrated on four new Irish postage stamps issued today by An Post.
Over 400,000 people are set to participate in Culture Night 2019 on Friday, 20th September, when museums, art galleries, dance and music venues and public buildings all over Ireland will stay open late into evening to encourage people of all ages to enjoy a night of free culture.
Aimée van Wylick, Culture Night National Coordinator welcomed the new stamps saying: “Culture Night began back in 2006 with 40 venues opening in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Since then it has grown into a national night of shared cultural experiences with over 4,000 events taking place in upwards of 1,600 venues across the country, all brought about by our large arts community and significant support by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, along with regional arts offices and local authorities across the island working together to deliver a great cultural event for audiences of all ages to enjoy.
“An Post has long been a supporter hosting wonderful events each year in the GPO. We’re truly honoured that An Post is issuing four postage stamps which capture all the fun and wonder Culture Night creates each year”, she added.
The new €1 stamps created by Zinc Design Consultants show the diversity of events in Culture Night’s ever-expanding programme, incorporating the very best of Ireland’s arts and heritage They are available now at all main post offices, online at irishstamps.ie and at the Stamp Shop in Dublin’s GPO.