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Culture Night is Ireland’s national celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. It takes place all over Galway city and county on Friday 21st September and sparkles well into the night. From Bofin to the Bridge of Banagher, from Bearna to Ballybane and beyond, dozens of entrancing, beguiling and enjoyable events are talking place in a truly brilliant programme that showcases the creative communities and landscapes of Galway, European Capital of Culture. The offerings this year – performances, workshops, exhibitions, concerts, classes, talks, walks and much more for all ages in every conceivable area of creativity - look to be the most exciting ever, and everything is free, brought to you with love from Galway! We’d like to offer a big thank you to all the hard-working artists and art groups, community groups, venues and volunteers who have made Culture Night 2018 possible. So go ahead, check out the brilliant programme and try something new!
Two Galwegians headed to the USA this week to compete in the 2018 World Handball Championships.
ONE OF the major events in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Paul Muldoon’s great poem Incantata, which Muldoon wrote in memory of his close friend and one-time lover, artist Mary Farl Powers, who died from cancer in 1992 aged just 44.
Galway girls produced top finishes at junior national handball championships in Kingscourt at the weekend.
THE POET Elaine Feeney and the poet and novelist-Orfhlaith Foyle will be in The Black Gate Cultural Centre, St Francis Street, next week, for a public conversation under the heading Writer’s Block, Reader’s Block.
THEY GREW up in a house where good music was always being played, where parents and neighbours loved a sing-song. That Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor would eventually form a band seems to have always been on the cards, but it could have been so different. Had things worked out another way, the sisters could today be a comedy trio.
A Galway human rights lawyer living in the USA involved in one of the cases being taken over the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump has said the country could be facing months of uncertainty, and that it was clear that the administration had ‘no concept’ of the difficulties it would cause.
Galway-based, global medtech firm Cambus Medical is this weekend celebrating its 10-year anniversary since it first established operations in Spiddal. Cambus Medical is a world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced component and technology solutions which enable minimally invasive medical devices used in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to successfully treat millions of people worldwide.
One hundred new jobs are to be created in Ballinasloe at a medical devices company. American company Surmodics have revealed plans to create the new positions, which will come on stream over the next five years.