Category Archives: Culture

Africa Day returns to O’Connell Street on May 25th

Africa Day has been a highlight of Waterford Cultural Quarter’s summer programme for the past years, and 2024 promises to continue this tradition. With a host of musicians and DJ’s playing great tunes, displays of dance, traditional costumes and food from African nations and even a petting zoo for the kids to enjoy, there’s something […]

Celebrate Brazil Day!

A man and a woman in red samba costumes

An amazing day of celebrations were held in the Cultural Quarter on May 11th to the sounds of Brazilian beats, samba and demonstrations and workshops of Capoeira. Capoeira is described as Brazilian martial arts, combining dance, acrobatics and music. Fabulous displays of Samba, the most prevalent dance form in Brazil, delighted audiences and brought a […]

Waterford wins European City of Christmas 2024

   Waterford has been awarded the European City of Christmas 2024 We are beyond delighted to announce that the International Jury of the European Capital and City of Christmas 2024 competition has unanimously voted to award the European City of Christmas 2024 title to WATERFORD CITY!  And you know what that means – 2024 is […]

The Art of Reading Book Club

The Art of Reading Book Club – Colm Tóibín & Claire Kilroy – Online Event   Waterford Libraries welcomes The Art of Reading Book Club with Laureate for Irish Fiction, Colm Tóibín and author Claire Kilroy on Wednesday 17th January at 7:00pm. The Art of Reading Book Club is an initiative of the Arts Council and the […]

Arnold and Hilda at Waterford Gallery of Art

Arnold & Hilda A celebration of the life and works of Arnold Marsh and Hilda Roberts (HRHA) and their lasting influence within the arts and education in Waterford. This exhibition coincides with the release of Marsh’s memoirs, ‘The Happy Belfast Man’ (Lilliput Press) and features over fifty works of art as well as archival material, […]

Official opening of WCQ Place, Community and Cultural Hub, O’Connell Street, Waterford.

Official opening of WCQ Place, Community and Cultural Hub, O’Connell Street, Waterford  On Friday morning 27th October 2023 the Mayor of Waterford City and County, Councillor Joe Conway, officially opened Waterford Cultural Quarter Place: Community and Cultural Hub. WCQ Place, 17 – 18 O’Connell Street, Waterford is a newly renovated ground floor unit which houses […]

Landscape Symposium at WGOA

Landscape Symposium at WGOA   Join us on the 27th Sept, 6:30 – 8:00pm for an evening of artist talks, music, poetry, photography competition prize announcement and more… This event coincides with the gallery’s ‘A Survey of the Landscape’ exhibition and the Landscape Alliance National Landscape Forum 2023 held at Mount Congreve, 28th – 29th Sept. […]

Works commence on new City Centre Community and Cultural hub

Waterford City and County Council has commenced works on the creation of a new community and cultural hub in the heart of Waterford Cultural Quarter.  With funding of €651,654 awarded through the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), the repurposing of 16-18 Barker Place on O’Connell Street, will result in a creative multi-purpose venue for […]

WCQ – Expressions of Interest for Creatives

Waterford Cultural Quarter

Waterford Cultural Quarter (WCQ) is currently seeking expressions of interest from the creative community in the South East for two projects.   Project 1. Culture is in the Air – Expression of Interest call for creatives in Waterford Cultural Quarter. Waterford Cultural Quarter (WCQ) invites Waterford creatives to submit their credentials, examples of prior experience […]


Waterford Arts practice grants

  WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL ARTS GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN DEADLINE MONDAY OCTOBER 3RD – NOON – 2022 To apply visit There are three categories: • Professional/Amateur Organisations and Individual Professional Artists • Rural Arts Networking • And Playwright & Producer / Screenwriter & Producer We have incorporated a transparent detailed marking system […]