Exploring the life of Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

THE LIFE and music of folk titans Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger will be explored at an event taking place in Clarinbridge this weekend.

An Evening With Ewan and Peggy, which takes place in Claire’s Tearooms, this Saturday at 8pm, will see broadcaster John Quinn presenting excerpts from his award-winning radio series in which Ewan and Peggy tell their life-stories and sing songs.

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City businesses encouraged to send a school to Baboró event

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Inside Amococo. Photo:- Richard Osborn.

The Spanish Arch is possibly Galway city’s most iconic structure, but it is set to become even more eye-catching when reimagined with a spectacular inflatable structure.

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Poetry workshops starting this week

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

THIS WEEK sees the start of three poetry workshops in the Galway Arts Centre hosted by the acclaimed Galway poet Kevin Higgins.

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Leading English poet to read in Galway

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Poet Helen Mort.

HELEN MORT, described by The Daily Telegraph as “the new star of British poetry”, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday September 25 at 6.30pm.

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New book on the work of Joe Boske

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Joe Boske. Photo:- Barry Ryan

THE ART of Joe Boske is synonymous with the great Galway Arts Festival posters of the 1980s as well as with a surreal, off-beat way of looking at the west of Ireland.

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Marie Mullen to open this year’s Autumn Gathering

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Marie Mullen. Pictured ith other cast members from Druid's production of The Colleen Bawn in 2013. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

ONE OF Ireland’s best known actors, and co-founder of the famous Druid Theatre, Marie Mullen, will officially open the 20th Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering in Gort on Friday week September 29.

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What are you doing on Culture Night?

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

The ConTempo Quartet wil get Galway city's Culture Night off to a musical start with a free concert in NUIG at 4.30pm.

GET UP off the chair, get out of your routine, leave the house, and enjoy a host of free events - exhibitions, concerts, readings, and all manner of arts related happenings on Culture Night, which takes place this Friday.

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Galway writers to read in Easons

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Alan McMonagle will be among the writers reading at Easons throughout Mondays and Tuesdays for the rest of September.

ELEVEN GALWAY short story writers and poets will be reading from their work in Easons on Mondays and Tuesdays in September.

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A night of Scottish culture at Celtic Tales

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The St Andrew's Saltire, the national flag of Scotland, flying in Edinburgh. Photo: Kernan Andrews

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18 will be a momentous day in Scottish history as the nation goes to the polls to decide whether or not to become an independent state.

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Young singers sought for St Nicholas’ choir

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

THE ST NICHOLAS Schola Cantorum choir will hold auditions on Sunday September 21. It is open to boys and girls, aged eight to 14, from all religions and none.

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Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Maria McManus.

A VARIETY of writers, working in different disciplines and styles, will read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Nuns Island Theatre on Friday September 12 at 8pm.

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Plans already in motion for Macnas Halloween Parade 2014

Fri, Sep 05, 2014

This year’s Macnas Halloween Parade will light up the Galway streets on Sunday 26 October.

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Oscar Wilde Festival returns for second year

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Galway’s Oscar Wilde Festival returns for its second year on the weekend of September 5 to 7, the festival will provide a host of insights into Wilde’s life and work with speakers from Galway, the UK, and the US as well as supporting new Irish writing inspired by Wilde.

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Majella Kelly, Mary McGill, and Jane Williams for August Over The Edge reading

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The first Over The Edge: Open Reading after the summer break takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday August 28, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

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Autumn beginners and intermediate creative writing classes at GTI

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

CREATIVE WRITING for Beginners with Kevin Higgins takes place one evening per week (Monday) from 7pm to 9pm for 10 weeks with a mid-term break.

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Connecting with pride and passion in Doughiska

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The second annual Connect Intercultural Festival will take place this Saturday August 23 from 10am to 6pm in Merlin Woods City Park and the Cumasú Centre on Doughiska Road.

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Musical Theatre Training courses

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

TWO COURSES in musical theatre training, under the tuition of Australian performer Claire Healy, take place in The Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, in September.

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JOLT’s new developmental workshops and talks

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

FOLLOWING THE success of its artist mentoring programme, Volition, JOLT will present a new series of workshops and talks, aimed at the Galway arts community.

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New book from Galway publisher Arlen House

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

THE NEGATIVE Cutter, a collection combining two very different novellas by Patrick Chapman, is out now from Galway publisher Arlen House.

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Fiction writing courses

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

THE SHORT story writer and poet Susan Millar DuMars will give an eight week course in advanced fiction, starting on September 19.

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