New poetry collection from Sarah Clancy

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A new collection of poetry, entitled The Truth & Other Stories, by Sarah Clancy, will be launched at the Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, on Saturday (3pm).

The Truth and Other Stories is Sarah Clancy’s third collection of poetry in which she excavates the personal and psychological wreckage caused by a grim and unrelenting recession in her native Ireland and further afield.

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Saucy fun with The Dirty Circus

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Shir Madness.

SHIR MADNESS, possibly the hottest name in Irish burlesque right now, will be among the acts taking to the stage when The Dirty Circus descends on the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway.

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Public lecture on Oscar Wilde’s father

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Sir William Wilde.

SIR WILLIAM WILDE, the father of Oscar Wilde, will be the subject of a public lecture in the Galway City Museum next week.

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Fiction Slam - read your story aloud

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

THE ANNUAL Fiction Slam returns for it’s six year in The Kitchen at the Galway City Museum on Friday October 17 at 8pm.

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Bulletproof Ideas - creative writing for teens

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Course organiser Dani Gill.

BULLETPROOF IDEAS is a creative writing course for young people aged between 14-and 17, which starts next month.

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Galway teens sought for classical music competition

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

YOUNG GALWAY musicians are tuning up to win a €3,000 prize to develop their musical talent as the Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards seeks entries for 2014.

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Galway Percy French Society journal launch

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Percy French.

THE GALWAY Percy French Society will launch its journal To The West, featuring prose, poetry, local history, folklore, traditions, reflections, and humour.

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Exploring the life of Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Ewan McColl.

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

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Baboró ambassador - Aoibheann McNamara

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Aoibheann McNamara.

This year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children celebrates its18th birthday and runs from October 11 – 19. For the next few weeks we will hear from Baboró enthusiasts about why they are proud to be Baboró ambassadors. This week, Aoibheann McNamara…

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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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