Welcome to the Goethe-Institut, the German cultural institute in Ireland!
For Culture Night 2023 we invite you to a German cultural evening in our building at 37 Merrion Square. All events will take place continuously from 5-10 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
(C) Donal Murphy
German Literature Reading & Crafts For Kids
Library, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
|Location & Time
|Library - 4:30-5:30 p.m.
||German Literature Reading & Crafts for Kids
|Around the building
||Book in a Bag
|Around the building - 6-10 p.m.
||Exhibition: From DÉAD Art to Swinging Bones
|Language Department - 6 p.m.
||German Taster Class
|Language Department - 7 p.m.
||German Taster Class
|Language Department - 7-7:30 p.m.
||Introduction Of Simulation Game Climate-Neutral City
|Library - 7:30 p.m.
||Concert with Maija Sofia
|Courtyard - from 5 p.m.
||Free Pretzels and Beer
|Interior Courtyard - 8:30-10 p.m.
||DJ Betty Jimenez
The Goethe-Institut is delighted to host a German literature reading tailored towards kids aged 5-12. This interactive, one-hour reading will also involve getting crafty and creative! Regardless of whether your children already know some German or not, they are invited to come and immerse themselves in the language and experience bringing it to life!
No booking required.
Return Gallery - 6-10 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Irland, Robert Mirolo
The Goethe-Institut is delighted to present DÉAD, a interdisciplinary exhibition by 12 up-and-coming artists from Irish and German art colleges.
The exhibition celebrates the legacy of Bram Stoker’s iconic novel Dracula
and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s classic silent film Nosferatu
. Through different media and technologies, from sculptural work to Virtual Reality pieces, it explores topics of life cycles, (im)mortality, and transience in exciting new ways.
The artists will be present on the night and happy to talk about their works.
Live Music & DJ
Library, 7:30 p.m., Interior Courtyard, 8:30-10 p.m.
(C) Goethe-Institut Irland
Join us at Goethe-Institut Irland 37 Merrion Square for a magical evening of music. Come by and dance the night away! DJ Betty Jimenez will play a set in the interior courtyard and a concert with Maija Sofia in the library. We will also be serving beer, Pretzels in the courtyard throughout the evening and there will be a Club Mate tasting from 6 p.m.
(C) Goethe-Institut Irland
Book in a Bag
Around the building, 5-10 p.m.
Pick up your free English or German surprise book from the Goethe-Institut!
These book bags are filled with fantastic books from every genre. An opportunity to discover new authors and titles. Don’t forget to pick up a mystery bag for a new addition to your bookshelves at home.
One book isn't enough? Come and visit the library at the Goethe-Institut to discover all the books available with a free Goethe-Institut library card. The library is open to the public and signing up for membership is free – there is no need to be a student in their German classes. Come by and discover beautiful workspaces, cosy seating and a wide range of media – ranging from English and German-language magazines, movies, newspapers, books, audiobooks and more – including a corner just for kids.
No booking necessary. There is no need to be a student in our German classes.
German Taster Classes
Language Department, 6 p.m and 7 p.m
(C) Ste Murray
Would you like to build a solid foundation in the German language and start communicating your thoughts and opinions?
Try the Taster Classes (30-minute sessions) at the Goethe-Institut this Culture Night and start your exciting journey learning another European language. This also gives you a chance to gain insight into their brilliant classroom setup and teaching methods.
Suitable for beginners. Two drop-in sessions are taking place on Culture Night, one at 6 p.m. and one at 7 p.m.
Introduction Of Simulation Game ‘Climate-Neutral City’
Language Department, 7-7:30 p.m.
The Goethe-Institut is bringing a Simulation Game entitled Climate-Neutral City
to secondary schools in Ireland. In this game, students take on the roles of various interest groups in the fictitious city of Fonta, and discuss and negotiate how they can reduce the CO2 emissions of their city by 50% by 2030. After the actual simulation, they create a three-minute video in German in which they present the measures to the fictitious city parliament that the city should implement.
Come by for an introduction to this Climate-Neutral Simulation Game. Regardless of whether you are a teacher of German or a student, visitors of all ages are invited to find out more about this innovative project.
Further information about the Goethe-Instiuts programme at Culture Night 2023 is available here
The Goethe-Institiut’s Culture Night programme is part of European Culture Trail, an initiative by EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture) in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland for Culture Night.
Whether you plan to come to town this year or enjoy Culture Night from home, immerse yourself in the diversity of European languages and cultures on the European Culture Trail, where delights from different European countries await you.
For those visiting European Culture Trail events in person, you are invited to download and print our “European Culture Trail Treasure Hunt” passport here and collect stamps or signatures at each stop.Those passports with the most stamps at the end of the night will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win some wonderful prizes.
Participants of the European Culture Night Trail 2022:
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Embassy of Greece
Embassy of Portugal
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
National Gallery of Ireland
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
European Commission Representation in Ireland
Presented by the Goethe-Institut Irland for Culture Night 2023.
Thanks to Repeat Drinks
who will provide CLUB MATE on the night.
(C) Repeat Drinks