'I try to create a situation where the onlooker has to ask questions'

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

ONE OF the major visual art shows in this year’s GIAF is Dark Night Of The Soul by Ana Maria Pacheco. A powerful sculptural installation comprising 19 over-life size painted wooden figures, it reworks the story of the fourth century Christian martyr Saint Sebastian to set it in a modern context.

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'A mountainscape of pianos'

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

PERHAPS THE hottest ticket in GIAF 2017 is Woyzeck In Winter, in which some of Ireland’s foremost theatre-makers combine to present a thrilling fusion of two timeless German classics; Georg Büchner’s play Woyzeck and Franz Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle.

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'Music that makes people feel stronger'

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

BRIAN WILSON is not the only veteran of thrilling 1960s harmony-based singing coming to the Absolut Big Top in this year’s GIAF. Ladysmith Black Mambazo are flying in from Durban with their world-renowned celebratory sounds of South Africa.

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Marwa Al-Sabouni - ‘The Power of Home’

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

WITH HER country still convulsed by war and destruction, the visit to GIAF of Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni, for a First Thought Talk, will surely prompt keen interest. Al-Sabouni, with her husband and two young children, has continued to live in her home city Homs throughout the war, even as much of it was destroyed in the conflict.

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'The Cure is my family, it's never not going to be'

Thu, Jul 06, 2017

WHEN DID The Cure begin? Was it December 1976 when the band played their first gig? Was it 1972 when the original line-up, in their early teens, held a jam session? Or was it 1964, when seven-year-olds Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst sat beside each other on the bus to school?

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‘You can be more dark, more beautiful, more scared.”

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN loves that line in Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’ - “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”, that even in the darkest recesses of life and art, some hope will be found, light will always break through, to, if not banish the dark, then at least to light the path through it.

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Looking into the psyche of 'toughened, conflicted' women

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

UNDER A dark and unforgiving sky, in a society in chaos and turmoil, three women who have endured physical, sexual, or emotional trauma and violence, drug abuse, and one finding herself needing to seek an abortion, gather to tell their stories.

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'Reservoir Dogs meets medieval literature'

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ONE OF the hottest tickets in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Kneehigh Theatre Company’s exhilarating production of Tristan & Yseult which runs at the Town Hall Theatre from July 18 to 22.

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'It’s a huge thrill for myself and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to go to Galway'

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

AMONG THE array of exciting gigs at the Absolut Big Top during the Galway International Arts Festival is A Night At The Proms with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Entitled Viva America!, the programme offers a pan-American celebration of some of the finest and most colourful orchestral music from that continent.

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The 'strong, wise' Juno and the 'boozy spoofer' Paycock

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

ONE OF the all-time great Irish plays, Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey, looks set to thrill Galway audiences from Wednesday June 21 to Sunday 25 in an exciting joint production by Galway Community Theatre and the Town Hall Theatre, under the trusty direction of Andrew Flynn.

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'This is the funniest thing I’ve ever done'

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

THIS SATURDAY the brilliant and inimitable Tom Green, one of the greatest comic minds in entertainment, takes centre stage at the Róisín Dubh to provide non-stop laughter and share his wonderfully cracked view of the world.

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Tracy Bruen - giving voice to herself and others

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

TRACY BRUEN is something of a modern day Renaissance woman - singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, band leader, theatre director and actor, teacher at a special needs school, and a Galway Advertiser Solo Artist of the Year winner. Next week opens a new chapter in her creative life when she launches her debut album Mirror.

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'We’re a three-headed monster!'

Thu, May 25, 2017

THEY GREW up in a house where good music was always being played, where parents and neighbours loved a sing-song. That Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor would eventually form a band seems to have always been on the cards, but it could have been so different. Had things worked out another way, the sisters could today be a comedy trio.

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Waves - paying homage to pioneering Australian women

Thu, May 18, 2017

AUSTRALIAN SWIMMER Elizabeth Moncello was the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. She had a watertight reason for learning to swim and watching schools of fish, penguins, and other amphibian friends taught her how.

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Sexy, outrageous, unclassifiable - Galway Burlesque Festival 2017

Thu, May 18, 2017

FROM THE sexy to the outrageous, from the traditional to the utterly unclassifiable, the 2017 Galway Burlesque Festival has it all, as burlesque performers from across the world will be strutting their fabulously wonderful stuff in the city next week.

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'Comedy is paying the bills which is both weird and amazing'

Thu, May 11, 2017

HE HAS been called ‘The Hairy Baby’. It’s a mystery no one has yet called him ‘The Bearded Wonder’. What is absolutely certain though, is that Steve Bennett is Irish Comedian Of The Year 2016, Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh MC, and a serious comedic talent, with the potential to go far in the business.

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'When you are in front of an audience your job is to entertain them'

Thu, May 04, 2017

ALL CONQUERING quartet We Banjo 3 make a rare hometown appearance at the end of this month when they play The Black Box for a 'Monroe's Live presents...' show on Friday May 26 at 8pm and it promises to be a storming gig.

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“I wanted to make it more scary” - updating Giselle

Thu, May 04, 2017

BALLET IRELAND is touring a new version of Giselle, the haunting story of love and betrayal, choreographed by one of Europe’s foremost emerging choreographers, former Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela.

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'You can feminise yourself in a macho way and no one can touch you'

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

TRY SAYING ‘Shut Up, Dylan’, the title of Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys' debut album, either in your head or out load, and it’s near impossible to deliver it without the inflections, patterns, and tones with which Steven would say it himself.

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Yrsa Daley-Ward - ‘We’ve all experienced the same emotions’

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

HER SURNAMES are Irish, her parentage is Afro-Carribean, she grew up with Seventh Day Adventists, and she is an LGBT writer; Yrsa Daley-Ward is a one-woman rainbow coalition. This month, Cúirt audiences can savour her exhilaratingly raw and sensual writing when she reads at the Town Hall Theatre.

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