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Cats, ghosts, and disastrous dinner parties

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TURKISH CATS, a dinner party that goes wrong, spiritual journeys, haunted houses, mysterious strangers, and moral dilemmas - all will feature in the impressive line-up of movies from around the world, that make up the Galway Film Society's autumn/winter 2017 season.

'Nobody understands desperation as well as David Mamet'

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WASHINGTON DC'S Keegan Theatre returns to Galway for the first time in two years, when it stages David Mamet’s darkly comic and shattering classic American Buffalo at the Town Hall Theatre.

Ireland’s ‘Singing Soldier’ to play the Town Hall

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DAVID MARTIN, known as Ireland’s ‘Singing Soldier’ takes to the stage of the Town Hall Theatre with his A Night At The Opera show, to perform an array of classical favourites.

The slave and sporting hero buried in Galway

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HOW DID a freed slave, and the first American sporting hero, end up being buried in a pauper’s grave in Mervue? The fascinating story of Tom Molineaux will be told in a new documentary to be screened at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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

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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.

Simon Armitage and ‘a good day’s work’ at poetry

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AMONG THE hot tickets at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature, one of the hottest is Simon Armitage. Since making his debut with Zoom, in 1989, the prolific and versatile Yorkshireman has produced brilliant, award-winning works in poetry, prose, television, theatre and opera.

Martina Evans - the poetry of untrustworthy dentists

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THERE IS a school of thought popular among middle-brow critics of both genders, who tend to prevail in journals such as Poetry Ireland Review, and in the literary pages of formerly important newspapers, that poetry should avoid two particular ailments.

Christmas screening of Scrooge

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SCROOGE, THE classic British film adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, will be screened by the Galway Film Society in the Town Hall Theatre this weekend.

'The Bonnie and Clyde of mythological Ireland'

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GALWAY'S FÍBÍN Theatre Company will premiere Tóraíocht, its new version of the epic tale, The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne - written by Philip Doherty and directed by renowned actor and director Mikel Murfi - next week at the Black Box Theatre.

'Life is a series of aftershocks'

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WINNER OF a ‘Lustrum’ Award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Orla Murphy’s acclaimed play, Remember To Breathe, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week in a staging by Murphy’s own Figure 8 Productions.

 

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