Culture Night 2018

CULTURE NIGHT @ Common Ground

Friday 21st September 6pm – 11.30pm

Free Admission

Common Ground is a community-based group, located just off Bray Main Street, dedicated to promoting a co-operative, mindful and ecological lifestyle.

Join us on Culture Night for an open evening to learn about the events, classes and activities available for members; and then stay to enjoy an eclectic mix of music, film, dance, comedy and visual art at the Klinkerdin live performance and workshop sessions we’re holding throughout the building.

Music - Dance - Poetry - Meditation - Film - Art - Comedy - Storytelling - Workshops

Tea & Coffee!

Venue: Common Ground, Church Terrace, Bray A98 P3V2
(end of laneway opposite Royal Hotel)

PDF of programme


Retrofix - “A bunch of highbrow savages.." aptly described by our original drummer and poet, Kenny Doran. The band revel in this perceptive one-liner that sums up the band's broad spread of talents and influences.

M.E.F.F.I.(May Everyone Feel Free Inside. Pron. May-fee.) play a diverse range of music genres, such as Indie or Alternative Rock. With band members ranging from 14-16, all of whom are students in Wicklow Sudbury School.

Donal O hAnnain will serenade us with his mellifluous sounds.

Sheenagh & Hannah - The Songwriting Workshop had it's successful first run in Common Ground this Summer, with some incredible young talent from the area taking part. These up and coming songwriters learnt various techniques and skills for writing as well as performing.

Aisling McGowan - Musician/Artiste shares her passion for music in her unique and sensitive style.


Novelist and scriptwriter Catherine Brophy will tell true stories and tall tales. Bring the kids, bring your friends. It will be fun.


Chaos in Harmony - Natural Voice Workshop

Bianca Cobian - A short workshop about self care through sound and breath.

Reclaimed Ballast Glass workshop, led by artist Katherine McNamara, learn to make jewellery from glass.

Bray Beachcomb Wombles - The plan is to create something interesting from the plastic we collected from Bray beach.


Wendy Stephens will become Lucy, our favourite slapstick mime.

Rose Lawless brings her unique blend of burlesque comedy and song.


A 30-minute session involving a brief introduction to Heartfulness, its relationship with the UN Peace Day, and the opportunity to experience Heartfulness relaxation and meditation for oneself. More Info


Visual Art Works displayed throughout the building, all provided by our wonderfully creative community.


TRE (Tension, Trauma Releasing Exercises) is an innovative series of simple exercises which assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma by inducing a gentle muscular shaking response.

Common Ground Women's Group - Find out more from Wendy on the night


Rosy Wilson: Poetry Ireland Introductions Poet in 2000, widely published in many magazines, and author of several collections, most recently Going West, Lapwing Publications.

Carol Jordan: 'As poet and artist my work is informed by the ritual, mythic and the geological and interfaces with ritual death, abuse, disintegration and transmutaion.'


John Lawlor presents his acclaimed short, "Sunday".

Abstract works by Oisín McFarland Smith.

Hannah Stephens: Visual Poetry, shooting from the hip.


A screendance presentation by Adrienne Brown, focusing on the work and interpretation of renowned choreographer Martha Graham.

The evening will end with a Still Moving Dance, led by the wonderful Joanne Breton.