‘It takes a village’ is an African proverb that stresses the importance of us coming together to support one another. This Culture Night, The Welcoming Project is back with a new dance film Homecoming, inspired by this proverb and what community means to us. Directed by Eilise Sullivan, scored by Martin Scharer and produced by Catherine Young Dance and this new film is an adaptation of the music and concepts from the original stagework ‘ It Takes A Village’, choreographed by Catherine Young. It aims to capture the essence and beauty of this community in Kerry, sharing their talents and thoughts and stressing the importance of coming together to be hopeful and resilient in darker times. The Welcoming Project is about welcoming newcomers to Ireland and Kerry and has included a large cast each year, over 50% of whom are in or have been through Direct Provision, the Irish system for asylum seekers. It brings people together, physically and culturally through music and dance and focuses on what we share together.