Has anybody been out and about enjoying the various events up and down the country for Culture Night. I was out in Cork City and saw some art, heard some music, watched a film and listened to some poetry. All very enjoyable, but more rewarding, I thought, was seeing and meeting different people, young and old, all enjoying positive aspects of Irish cultural life; everybody sharing something that was made very accessible and inclusive.
It was encouraging to see, and a good tonic against all the doom and gloom about right now. Well done to the organisers and the artists involved. There was so much to see I think next year they should try and make a Culture Weekend of it. In fact, as Van Morrison said at the end of that song about Coney Island, "wouldn't it be great if it could be like this all the time?"