It’s all happening at the Colours Fringe Festival

THE JULY festival season was ushered in this week by the Colours Fringe Festival which features events taking place across the city until Tuesday 8.

The theme this year is ‘To Whom it may concern’ and many of the main events will be held in the Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway.

Today, tomorrow, and Saturday, Galway’s Hourglass Theatre Company presents its Spanish language production of Federico García Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba which conjures up an atmosphere of envy, despair, and sexual repression in a house where five daughters live under a tyrannical mother.

The theatre will also host The John Arden Award, with 12 local writers competing for the prize on Sunday July 6 from 2pm to 4pm.

On Sunday July 6, the theatre also hosts the An Anú Concert which brings together World music, Irish folk/trad, and Irish mythology, with Helen Webb, Liam Mac Amhaíla, and the Sonke Multicultural Community Choir.

Staying in the NUIG campus, Áras Na Mcleinn’s Acoustic Room will show a night of films by local filmmaker David Souto tomorrow; the NUIG gallery in the quadrangle will host an exhibition of work on lampshades by 50 artists; while The Cube will host a circus skills workshop for beginners.

Other events include James Fleming’s one man show The Seat in the Town Hall Theatre studio tomorrow and Saturday (for tickets call 091 - 569777 ) and Larissa Doyle’s new exhibition at the Cottage Bar.

For more information see www.coloursfringe.com

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