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Wilde expert Michael Seeney among speakers at Oscar Wilde Festival

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Galway’s Oscar Wilde Festival takes place next weekend for its third year, from Friday, September 4, to Sunday, September 6. The festival boasts a packed programme and will see Wilde experts and enthusiasts gather to celebrate his life and work in a west of Ireland setting. 

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'The language just fizzes with energy and colour' –Decadent’s Jarlath Tivnan on Vernon God Little

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Jarlath Tiven (front) with the cast of Decadant Theatre Company's production of Vernon God Little. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy.

It’s Monday afternoon in Nun’s Island theatre and Decadent director Andrew Flynn is rehearsing a scene from Vernon God Little with actors Jarlath Tivnan, Eilish McCarthy, and Peter Shine.

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Brazil Independence Day party comes to Monroe’s Live on September 5

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

A carnival style party comes to Monroe’s Live next weekend to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day. 

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Autumn poetry workshops at the Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

This September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops facilitated by renowned poet Kevin Higgins.

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Autumn creative writing classes with Susan Millar DuMars at Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre presents a daytime class for beginner and continuing creative writing students, facilitated by poetry and fiction writer Susan Millar DuMars. 

A collection of DuMars stories, Lights In The Distance, was published in December 2010, and she has also published three collections of poetry, Big Pink Umbrella (2008), Dreams For Breakfast (2010), and The God Thing (2013). She is currently the featured fiction writer of the American online magazine The Atticus Review.

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A Politicised Evening of Poetry at Byrne’s Bookshop with Mike Jenkins and Kevin Higgins

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Poet Kevin Higgins. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy.

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop presents ‘A Politicised Evening of Poetry’ with prominent Welsh poet Mike Jenkins, and Kevin Higgins.

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Galway Baroque Singers auditions for new members

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

In preparation for an exciting new term, Galway Baroque Singers will hold auditions for new members in Saint Patrick's Bandroom on Tuesday September 1. Vacancies exist in all sections. For further information and to arrange audition, call Joan on 087 6911460.

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The Voice of Ireland needs you

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

RTÉ One hit show The Voice of Ireland returns for a fifth series and aspiring Galwegian divas, rock bands, and pop acts, are being sought for auditions, which will be held later in the autumn.

The show's format gives each singer 90 seconds to impress one or more of four coaches. Those interested in talking part can apply via www.rte.ie/thevoice and send an MP3 or YouTube clip of themselves singing, along with contact details.

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Over the Edge Open Reading is back 

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The first Over The Edge Open Reading after the summer break takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday August 27, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. The featured readers are Jessica Traynor, Matt Flesk, and Aoife Reilly. 

Aoife Reilly works as a psychotherapist and teacher and has been attending Kevin Higgins’s poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre since autumn 2013. Her poetry has been published in Crannóg, Skylight 47, on the Poethead website, and in a variety of other poetry magazines.

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NUI Galway conference on Irish Parliamentary Party to commemorate the Decade of Centenaries

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

What was Home Rule? How did John Redmond’s Irish Parliamentary Party operate and how was it viewed throughout the country prior to 1916? How popular was Redmond’s decision to call on Irishmen to fight in World War I? 

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Art classes with the award winning Denise Hogan

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Denise Hogan’s popular art classes for adults in oils, watercolours, and acrylics will begin again this September. Morning and evening classes will run in 10-week terms with a maximum of 10 students accepted per class, making pre booking essential. Due to popular demand, there will be a new morning class starting on Tuesday September 8.

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Events added to Galway Pride Festival

Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Galway Pride Committee member Tommy Roddy, Mr Gay Galway Gary Ridge, and Galway Pride chair Eamonn Cunniss getting ready for the 26th Galway Pride which starts today (Thursday August 13). Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

THE GALWAY Pride Festival begins today, ushering in a weekend of music, dance, fancy dress, family fun, talks, youth events, and the annual parade, and in addition to the announced programme more events have been added.

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That’s So Gay! - public talk on gender and sexual stereotyping

Thu, Aug 13, 2015

THAT'S SO Gay! is the provocative title of a public talk about the history and evolution of gender and sexual stereotyping, which will be given by Tonie Walsh of the Irish Queer Archive in Electric this weekend.

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Clifden Arts Festival returns in September

Thu, Aug 13, 2015

MORE THAN 200 events, featuring international, national, and local artists will take place over the 11 days of the 38th Clifden Arts Festival which runs from September 17 to 27.

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Public lecture on Colm Ó Gaora's revolutionary, Republican life

Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Colm Ó Gaora.

COLM Ó Gaora may not be as well known as other figures from that extraordinary period of Irish history between the foundation of the IRB and the creation of the Irish Free State, but he was an important figure nonetheless.

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Fiction writing classes for September

Thu, Aug 13, 2015

THE SHORT story writer and poet Susan Millar DuMars will host a series of creative writing classes in fiction, which will take place on Wednesdays, from 7pm to 9pm, and run for eight weeks, starting September 23.

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Galway's Pride Festival kicks off next Thursday

Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Galway Pride committee with the Mayor of Galway Frank Fahy.

THERE IS lots to look forward to during this year's Galway Pride Festival which takes place next weekend. The entertainment begins on Thursday August 13 with Pride Youth Day, which is an alcohol free event in Fr Burke Park and features plenty of amenities for under 18s.

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Silent Disco Street Party and Movie in the Park rescheduled

Thu, Aug 06, 2015

THE SILENT Disco Street Party, which was cancelled due to last weekend's poor weather, will now take place tomorrow on Dominick Street, from 8pm, and all original tickets for last Sunday are valid.

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Autumn creative writing classes

Thu, Aug 06, 2015

CREATIVE WRITING classes for beginner and intermediate levels will be taught by the poets Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars, at the Galway Technical Institute, Father Griffin Road.

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Liam O'Flaherty Summer School returns in August

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Liam O'Flaherty.

FÉILE NA bhFlaitheartach, the annual celebration of the Aran Island writers Liam and Tom O'Flaherty, takes place on Inis Mór on Saturday August 29 and Sunday 30, with discussions on history, politics, and literature.

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