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The towns and villages bordering Ireland’s only dark sky park are teaming up once again to organise the fifth annual Mayo Dark Sky Festival, which takes place on October 31st next. The 2020 Festival will be a little different of course, as it will take place online, respecting current Covid-19 restrictions.
The cancellation of the All-Ireland Drama Festival, due to take place at the Dean Crowe Theatre, from Thursday, April 30 to Friday, May 8, with the presentation of awards ceremony closing out a national celebration of the arts, on Saturday, May 9, is a major casualty within the town and its environs as the COVID-19 crisis detrimentally impacts on numerous facets of community.
One of the most important but underrated festivals that populates our calendar here in the west is Architecture at the Edge. When it first came about, one friend said to me “oh good, another chance to see into people’s houses, to see how the other half lives, to see how the other half builds.”
Architecture at the Edge festival, which was conceived to help local citizens understand the many ways architecture impacts our lives, has launched its programme for this month’s event and its central theme stems from a debate held this summer about the re-use of key spaces within the city.
Last week the Galway International Arts Festival launched its 2019 programme and, from now to July, people from far and near will be booking tickets and making plans to converge on Galway for its two week jamboree of high octane culture and craic.
Celebrity chefs Neven Maguire, Rachel Allen, and Kevin Dundon will be among the special guests at this year's Galway International Food and Craft Festival, which takes place in Salthill Park from July 5 to 7.
THE 2019 Galway Theatre Festival was launched in Biteclub on Monday, promising nine days of drama, circus, spectacle, and storytelling. The festival runs from May 3 to 11.
Athlone plays host to a number of events to mark the sixth annual Midlands Science Festival which takes place across the region for people of all ages from November 11–18 inclusive and promises a full programme of innovative events.
THE GALWAY International Arts Festival was officially launched at the Galmont Hotel on Tuesday evening amid a wave of great music and good vibes. This is the festival’s 41st year and, if that makes it middle-aged, it still exudes enviable levels of energy and imagination.
Westport Music and Arts Festival is delighted to announce Westival, the festival’s new brand and identity.