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‘It is only when you work alongside extremely poor that you realise that statistics never tell the full story’

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With an infant mortality rate of almost 20 per cent, a life expectancy of just 58 years, and an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills 50,000 people a year and has orphaned as many as 700,000 children, the stark facts about life in Kenya can be depressing.

Community Diary July 17

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Swinford Agriculture Show

Anti-racism group demand Arts Festival remove flagship Exhibit B

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Exhibit B, one of the flagship events at this years Galway International Arts Festival, has been branded a "racist installation", and a direct appeal has been made to the festival to remove it from its programme, in spite of the fact that the show is currently running in the Black Box Theatre.

Review: Exhibit B @ GIAF 2015

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WHEN BRETT Bailey’s theatre installation show Exhibit B was controversially pulled from its scheduled run at London’s Barbican it was because protesters had argued that Bailey’s critique of 19th century ‘human zoos’ and racism was in itself racist, through his use of black actors silently enduring the audience gaze in a series of tableaux vivants.

'People have a very profound, deep, response to it'

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SOUTH AFRICAN artist Brett Bailey’s theatre/installation work Exhibit B is sure to be one of the most talked-about shows at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival.

Exhibit B - face to face with Europe's racist history

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UNTIL THE outbreak of the WWI, there was a phenomenon known as The Human Zoo, where African tribespeople were put on public display as exhibits and curiosities - under the guise of “ethnological enlightenment” - for the titillation of European and American audiences.

'I was a working class boy'

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One of the notable shows in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Maum at An Taibhdhearc, starring David Heap, who is best known for his role in Fair City. The play is based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame.

Travel Guide

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Lake Garda - The largest of the Italian lakes, Lake Garda enjoys a sheltered position and a warm, balmy climate - a seductive combination for a relaxing holiday.

New Fiat Aegea debuts at Istanbul Motor Show

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The new FIAT compact sedan debuted last week at the Istanbul Motor Show and the Italian carmaker really needs something new to add to its successful 500 range.

Arts Fest promises a whale of a time in July

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A giant, bulbous whale floating in the sky; a woman transitioning to a man; Red Rock‘s Cathy Belton in a one-woman show; a new short play by Enda Walsh, and Crowded House’s Tim Finn exploring his origins through song and story - this is just some of what is coming to the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival.

 

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