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Galway fans who cannot make it to Croke Park for the All Ireland hurling final can watch all the action for free at an Odeon cinema.
Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering. Taking place at Coole Park, Gort and Thoor Ballylee, from 25-27 September, the Gathering recognises Lady Gregory’s unique influence on Irish arts and literature.
ONE OF the big hits of last year’s Galway International Arts Festival was Star Of The Sea, the superb stage adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s acclaimed novel jointly produced by Moonfish and An Taibhdhearc. Audiences now have a second chance to see this much-praised show when it returns to An Taibhdearc for a short run prior to embarking on a national tour.
SINCE THE late 1980s, The Hothouse Flowers have been renowned for their a passionate fusion of rock with the rootsy sounds of Irish folk and American gospel, and shows lasting between two and three hours, depending on the "level of fever in the room".
"SHE'S SINGING at me! She's always singing at me!" the beleaguered and long suffering divorcee Emmet would utter in panic stricken moments whenever Hyacinth Bucket ("it's pronounced 'Bouquet!") crossed his path in the classic sit-com Keeping Up Appearances.
GUESS HOW Much I Love You, the much loved and award winning children's story written by Irish author Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, will be brought to the stage as part of the Baboró International Children's Festival.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM, one of the greatest songwriters and lyricists of modern times, responsible for 'Send in the Clowns', 'I Feel Pretty' and the Oscar-winning 'Sooner or Later', as well as musicals such as West Side Story and Sweeney Todd, is 85 this year.
DON'T YOU Know Who I Am? the acclaimed rock‘n’roll short film, written and produced by award-winning Galway author Olaf Tyaransen, will be screened at Electric Picnic this Saturday.
GALWAY ADVERTISER arts editor Kernan Andrews, poet Kate Ennals, broadcaster Clara Rose Thornton, and writers Susan Lanigan, and Ruth Aylett, will all read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, on Friday September 11 at 8pm.
THE HOT Sprockets are among the first round of bands announced for Galway’s new indoor music festival, Rocktoberfest. The event takes place in Monroe’s Live from Thursday October 1 to Sunday 4, and will feature more than 20 acts across two stages.