Culture enthusiasts are set to experience unique and immersive sensory spaces for the first time at Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2023. Commissioned by South Dublin County Council (SDCC) and curated and produced by NOISE Music and Sofft Productions, Tallaght Culture Night will feature two special events, The Soft Space and Vanishing Point, promoting accessibility and inclusivity in the arts​.​​     ​ 

With a focus on young audiences and neurodiverse communities, the events are scheduled to take place at several Tallaght venues on Friday, 22nd September and are free of charge for the public to attend, with availability for both bookings and walk-ins. 

The Soft Space is designed ​to be a decompression space with uniquely designed elements to help facilitate a sensory experience​​. Taking ​place at the cultural quarter at Tallaght’s Culture Night, the unique space is immersive and offers a serene space for relaxation where attendees can visit and escape the festival atmosphere. Created by Sofft Productions to promote inclusivity through innovation, the result is an experience that is suitable for all audiences including neurodivergent children and families.  

In a first for these sensory spaces, Sofft Productions and NOISE Music have teamed up with the cutting-edge virtual reality experience ‘DEEP VR’, a meditative VR game controlled by breathing.

Through stable, slow, and deep deliberate breathing players explore the mesmerizing and hypnotic world of DEEP. The experience is designed to bring people from their existing emotional state to one of relaxed calmness and has been clinically validated to regulate anxiety. 

Timeslots to attend The Soft Space on Friday September 22nd, 2023 at Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre and Tallaght Library will be bookable through Eventbrite, with further information here: