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Blue Teapot offer a seasonal ‘Twist’ on Dickens

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THE PAST year has been something of an annus mirabilis for Galway’s Blue Teapot Theatre Company. Len Collin’s inspired film of the Blue Teapot play Sanctuary was screened in Britain to ecstatic reviews and was later shown by RTÉ. In May, the company staged its ground-breaking production of Dancing At Lughnasa at the Town Hall.

How artists changed Britain’s perception of the Great Hunger

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Although the Great Irish Famine, which devastated Ireland in the 1840s and early 1850s, happened at a time when photography was only in its experimental stage, we still have vivid images of the appalling suffering that the vast majority of the people endured. A suffering that was heightened by systematic neglect by government, the total absence of a comprehensive humanitarian plan of relief, and the law of the land which only supported the rights of landlords.*

Michelle Campion exhibition @ Renzo Café

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PHYSIOGNOMY, A solo portrait exhibition by the Galway artist and graphic designer Michelle Campion is currently on show at the Renzo Café, Eyre Street.

‘Consider Yourself’ an actor?

Clive Francis returns with A Christmas Carol

MAKING A welcome return to the Town Hall Theatre, after a sell out performance last year, is eminent British actor, Clive Francis, with his superb one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm meets Charles Dickens

This year marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. He was born February 7 1812, and died at only 58 years of age in 1870. His output was so prolific – vast novels with hundreds of characters – and his life was so frenzied, that it seems miraculous that he lived as long as he did.

'It was Christmas day in the workhouse..'

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Many people will be familiar with the first line of this famous Victorian dramatic monologue, written by the English journalist George R Sims in 1879.

Adopting a gold standard

I am a reader. I usually have two or three books on the go at the same time. A good thriller is one of my basic pleasures, and I tend to read it slowly, picking it up and putting it down after a few chapters. I like the sense of anticipation of what is coming next as I insert a book marker or fold over the corner of a page when I have reached a particularly exciting moment.

Galway Musical Society auditions

THE GALWAY Musical Society will hold auditions for the Irish premier of A Tale of Two Cities, tonight from 7.30pm.

A Dickens of a Christmas treat in the Set Theatre

A wonderful way to begin the Christmas season. For one night only on Monday December 20, young Irish film makers will present an intimate, dramatic reading of the seasonal classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in the Set Theatre, John Street.

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