Soundscape at the Hook

For Culture Night this year, local artists Sasha Terfous, Richard Carr and Basciville will collaborate on a site specific project at Hook Head as part of the Lighthouse Project, a collaborative artistic response to lighthouses around Ireland. Curated by Dani Gill, it enables writers and artists from other media to take inspiration from the communities and landscape around lighthouses, producing poems, stories, songs, audio trails, installations and film work. Working with local artists Sasha Terfous and Richard Carr, Dani Gill has developed a performance of sound and spoken word.

Inspired by “To the Lighthouse” (Virgina Woolf), poet and project curator Dani Gill is drawn to exploring these outposts around Ireland, their origins and stories, and how they are beacons to both those at sea and on land. On Culture Night at Hook Lighthouse, audiences will follow a guided soundscape experience into the lighthouse, culminating in a live performance by Sasha Terfous.

On the night, the grounds will be open until 8pm, with Hook’s chefs showcasing their talents with a tasting table. To partake in the sound and spoken word performance being carried out in the tower, tickets need to be booked, but this is a no-cost event. There are three free soundscape experience tours available on Culture Night (September 22nd) at 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm. Places are limited so advance booking is essential via

The Lighthouse Project is supported by Wexford County Council’s Creative Ireland Programme.