Derry comedian, Peter E. Davidson and singer-songwriter, Larks, bring Culture Night to Brussels
Comedian, Peter E. Davidson, from Derry-Londonderry and singer-songwriter, Fiona O’Kane (aka Larks), will bring the magic of Culture Night to Brussels, on Friday 22 September, as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Brussels Platform. Hosted by the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels, Culture Night will attract an audience including officials from the EU Institutions and across the diplomatic community.
The Brussels Platform is a collaboration, between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive Office, which offers local musicians, writers, dancers, theatre practitioners and visual artists, the opportunity to showcase their talents in the home of the EU Institutions with the aim of promoting the culture and creativity of Northern Ireland in Europe.
Following a successful 25 show run at the recent Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Derry’s Peter E Davidson will perform his comedy show, Guns N’ Rosé in Brussels. The show sees him talk about himself as a rosé wine drinker adrift in a sea of Guinness, the cult of brosé, doomed romances, awkward social encounters with murderers. This and much more is covered in this hilarious show by one of Northern Ireland’s fastest-rising comedy stars.
Larks, aka talented singer/songwriter Fiona O’Kane, from Belfast, draws her influences from rhythmic electronic beats, infused with indie & alternative sensibilities. Having established her name fronting the critically-acclaimed, Runaway Go, Larks sees the singer-songwriter embark on an exciting new venture into indie pop and well on her way to joining the ranks of Northern Ireland’s top indie performers.
Noirin McKinney, Director of Arts Development, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said
“The Brussels Platform is all about providing a stage for our local artists to showcase their immense talent and to share the culture and creativity that is inherent to Northern Ireland. Both Fiona O’Kane and Peter E.Davidson are wonderful ambassadors for the arts of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council is delighted to support their showcase in Brussels this September.”
Andrew Elliott, Director of the Brussels Office, added:
"The Brussels Platform continues to provide the ideal opportunity to showcase our home-grown talent on a European stage and to highlight the region's ever growing reputation as a centre of excellence in the arts. I look forward enormously to welcoming Larks and Peter E Davidson to Brussels for Culture Night.”
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is involved in a range of international platforms including Centre Culturel Irlandais and artist residencies at Ramgarh Shekawati, Rajasthan and Sanskriti, both in India.
Catch Peter at The Belfast Comedy Festival on 2 October and at the Big Tickle Comedy Festival in Derry, on 25 November.