Search Results for 'East Germany'

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‘I borrow from my surroundings, create fantasy landscapes from my head’

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He grew up loving outdoor pursuits and the natural world, despite living close to the world’s largest car manufacturing plant. He has lived in Ireland most his life, but his interest in the country was stimulated in part through British Army radio.

Shooting the Breeze with Kevin Brophy, author of The Berlin Crossing and Another Kind Of Country

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Last year was a good one for Galway author Kevin Brophy with his Cold War thriller The Berlin Crossing garnering considerable critical acclaim. Now he follows that novel with a further foray into the murky world of East-West skulduggery and intrigue, in the newly published Another Kind Of Country.

The man from a town called Puke

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He lived through the communist regime of Enver Hoxha; pursued journalism for 13 years; sought political asylum in Ireland; published poetry in Albanian and English; and now in Galway, he is a tireless promoter and supporter of the city’s cultural and artistic scene. He is Ndrek Gjini.

Freedom fighters, travelogs, scholars, and lovers

NORTH AFRICAN and French films will feature strongly in the new Galway Film Society autumn/winter season programme, which runs from September 23 to December 9 at the Town Hall Theatre.

Megs Morley - artist and curator of the 2011 TULCA visual arts festival

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Art has always been an abiding passion for Megs Morley, from drawing pictures of Jim Morrison for schoolfriends in her teens, to later hosting her own exhibitions and working with arts groups such as Enso, to more recently commissioning public art for Galway.

A visual journey into East Germany

DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE Republik, the German Democratic Republic, the DDR, GDR, or more simply, East Germany, although no longer existent, continues to fascinate.

Communism, NAMA, cutting edge art – TULCA visual arts festival returns

The collapse of Communism and its legacy for Eastern Europe and the implosion of the Irish economy and its ramifications for our State are two major themes which will be explored in this year’s TULCA festival.

Motoring the Communist way

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CAR MANUFACTURERS in the Communist bloc of Eastern Europe had to walk the line between giving people cars they wanted to own and meeting government plans to provide practical, inexpensive, vehicles to take workers to their place of employment.

Enjoy an evening of German films

After almost 40 years of partition Germany was re-united in 1990, and to mark the occasion, the German Department at NUI, Galway will screen two German films set during those momentous events.

Political football - politics and the World Cup

The beautiful game and the world’s second oldest profession have often collided, colluded, and clashed on the big stage of the World Cup, so as the current tournament continues in South Africa, Talking Politics takes a politically slanted look at the competition’s history.

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