Culture Night 2023: The BIG SING and PING PONG Disco - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Culture Night 2023: The BIG SING and PING PONG Disco

For Culture Night 2023, VISUAL Carlow along with a host of artists will create an evening of music, cabaret, performance and dance. We want to bring people together in the spirit of joy and fun.

Friday 22 September 2023

8.45pm - 10pm The BIG SING; 10pm - 2am PING PONG Disco

Admission: Free (Tickets must be pre-booked, see links below)

We begin the night with a largescale choral event gathering 100s to learn a popular song in various parts. Once practised, everyone will come together for a special recording of the final performance which will be shared across our digital channels. THE BIG SING will be led by conductor Mary Amond O’Brien and is the first event of a new initiative led by VISUAL which sees the launches of The VISUAL Choir. As people leave after THE BIG SING!, ROGU fire and light performers will turn up the heat at 10pm welcoming night revellers to a night of cabaret, performance and dance and so, The PING PONG DISCO will begin!

PING PONG DISCO, Club! Art Space! Dance-Floor!

Push your wild instincts and demented desire in this joyously outrageous, flashy, trashy, paradise! This DIY collective of creatives, artists and queerdo's, blends the concepts of clubbing and performance set in the beautiful surroundings of VISUAL’s gallery spaces. There will be performances and dance routines from the Ping Pong Girls plus special guests. Guest DJ's will bring the audience on a magic carpet ride through Nu Cosmic Disco, 80's italo house, dark bubbling electronic synths and just the right amount of high energy! Throw your heels in the air, paint your face and ditch your preconceived ideas, this will be a club/cabaret night for all.

PING PONG DISCO is produced by Carlow native and artist in residence at VISUAL, Cian Kinsella.

Through music, cabaret and dance Culture Night Late in Carlow will be a vibrant, diverse and inclusive event for all!

Book Tickets for PING PONG DISCO Book Tickets for THE BIG SING

Culture Night Late is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Night Time Economy Taskforce to offer audiences a greater diversity in their Culture Night experience late into the night, and to encourage more-inclusive and innovative late-night arts events suitable for a range of audience types into the future.

The BIG SING runs 8.45pm - 10pm. Everyone is welcome.
The Ping Pong Disco runs 10 pm – 2am. This is an over 18’s event. Alcohol will be on sale.