Find Out More About Limerick City of Culture 2014!

Find Out More About Limerick City of Culture 2014!
Press Release
Tuesday, July 02 2013

An opportunity for members of the public to find out more about Limerick’s preparations to become the first National Irish City of Culture in 2014 will take place on Thursday, July 11th at a showcase event in ‘Culture House’ @ No.2 Pery Square.

Those who would like to volunteer, meet the various culture groups across the city or just sample a taste of the cultural events planned for Limerick’s upcoming year are invited to attend the free event on July 11th which will take place between 5-9pm in No. 2 Pery Square.
The venue, in heart of the city’s Georgian Quarter, is set to shortly become the new headquarters of Limerick City of Culture 2014.

As well as a chance to ask questions and find out more about Limerick City of Culture 2014, the night will also feature dance and theatrical performances including entertainment from Limerick choir Ancór at 7pm and members of the local artisan community will showcase their talents throughout the evening.
Those planning festivals next year and who wish to promote their event are particularly welcome.

Artistic Director of Limerick City of Culture 2014, Karl Wallace said: “Over the past few months, there has been a real buzz around Limerick about the plans for City of Culture next year and the aim of the event is to show everyone what’s under our feet in 2013 looking into 2014,” he said. “We have received over 350 ideas and proposals from Limerick individuals and groups for projects which has been an invaluable exercise. We are ambitious to deliver a memorable and successful inaugural City of Culture and generate genuine enthusiasm among the people in Limerick. Now we’re inviting everyone who would like to get a glimpse of our programme to come along on July 11th and enjoy a taster of just what 2014 will mean for Limerick.”

Numerous groups representing the various communities participating in Limerick City of Culture 2014 have been established and representatives will be present on the evening of July 11th if members of the public wish to get involved. These ‘pillar groups’ include Arts&Artists; Food&Craft; Sport; Venues&Institutions; History&Heritage; and a group focusing on Community&Culture.

Plans are well underway for Limerick to display and host the best of Irish culture, art and sport in world class venues next year and the programme, which is set to be launched in the Autumn, will also support schemes and opportunities beyond 2014, establishing a strong cultural legacy.

Limerick will take up its designation as the first Irish National City of Culture on January 1st 2014. The initiative, announced by Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will see a city in Ireland selected and designated as a National City of Culture every two years with the designation itself lasting for one calendar year.

The first draft of the programme for Limerick City of Culture 2014 will be officially launched in September 2013.

For further information visit www.limerickcityofculture.ie
Twitter@Limerick2014    Facebook: Limerick City of Culture

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For further media information, please contact Laura Ryan/Kelly Moran, 061-400010/086-6042544

Last update:04/07/2013

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