Salthill Community Arts Festival line-up

Salthill is set to celebrate the city’s vibrant literary scene as Galway’s many writers and poets - both published and aspiring - read at the Salthill Community Arts Festival.

The inaugural Words On The Waves event, hosted by the locally based WordsontheStreet publishers, will offer the public an opportunity to meet local authors, with each author presenting an excerpt of his/her own work ranging from humorous to political and spiritual.

The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill will host a Book Chat with Des Kenny of Kenny’s Book Shop, in the Library of the Hotel on Friday September 18 from 6.30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Galway writers Maureen Gallagher, Patricia Burke Brogan, and Alan McMonagle will read at the Office Bar Salthill on Saturday September 19 at 6pm

Budding and aspiring poets are wanted on Sunday September 20 at 7pm in The Office Bar, Salthill for the Poetry Open Mic Session. The event will be hosted by the Over the Edge literary group and will see poets stand up and give a reading of their poems.

To begin the night, members of the Advanced Poetry Workshop will give readings from their new publication entitled Lady Gregory’s Town House.

Those interested in being involved in the Poetry Open Mic Session should email [email protected] or call Kevin on 087 - 6431748.

The festival will showcase some of Galway’s best bands on the main stage, with headlining music acts including The Timbertramps on the Friday night and the Disconauts live on the Saturday night, along with a list of other local bands including Tom Portman, Disconnect 4, Lost Cord, Toluking, Queen Elvis and many more to be announced. The main stage will be situated outside Seapoint on Friday and Saturday night.

A full schedule of children’s activities is also lined up for the weekend including storytelling, face painting, kiddie’s rides, beach safari, sand castle building competition, obstacle circuit and more.

On the Sunday Salthill looks forward to being a hub of local entertainment when a busking and street performers festival will be part of the fun as Salthill makes a call for local performers to fill the streets and participate in the competition. Local artists have also been called to participate in an art trail with pieces of art hanging in the windows of local businesses.

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