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Colours Fringe Festival programme launch

THE 2011 Colours Fringe Festival programme launch takes place in Kelly’s Bar, Bridge Street, tomorrow at 8pm.

The Forge at Gort Festival

THE FORGE at Gort literary festival, featuring readings, book launches, music, and exhibitions, returns to the south County Galway town tomorrow and Saturday.

The Forge at Gort Festival

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THE FORGE At Gort literary festival, organised by the Western Writers’ Centre, returns on Friday March 25 and Saturday 26 to the south Galway town.

The Wild Banker - Gilles McBain

Last October 7, the renowned playwright and short story writer John Arden celebrated his 80th birthday. The occasion was commemorated in the Town Hall in the appropriate way. Actors read extracts from his plays, musicians played, and John, with his valiant partner Margaretta D’Arcy, performed. It was a memorable evening. Film director Bob Quinn could not contain himself. He brought the house down by singing the following ditty, which would make a good party piece this Christmas.

A Yorkshire man in Galway

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On October 22 1959 an unusual play opened at the Royal Court theatre, London; a theatre never afraid to be different. It had after all presented John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger* three years previously - a play which rocked the establishment, and transformed English drama for ever. The critics adored it, it played to full houses every night, and it made lots of money for everyone concerned.

Arden at eighty

ON FRIDAY October 1 the Town Hall Theatre is presenting a tribute to author John Arden to mark the writer’s 80th year.

The dreams and furniture of Higgins & DuMars

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KEVIN HIGGINS and Susan Millar DuMars are, after John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy, Galway’s premiere literary couple and this weekend will see a joint launch of their new poetry collections.

The Forge at Gort Literary Festival

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THE FORGE at Gort Literary Festival, a celebration of Irish writing, poetry, and music, in a town with deep and direct links to WB Yeats and Lady Gregory, returns on Friday March 26 and Saturday 27.

Arden and D’Arcy to read at Westside Library

The multi-award winning playwright, novelist, and short story writer John Arden, and the film maker, activist, and playwright Margarette D’Arcy will read from their work at the Westside Library next week.

John Arden; a lifetime’s involvement with drama

THIS SATURDAY at the Galway City Museum, renowned playwright and novelist John Arden will launch his new collection of short stories, Gallows and other tales of Suspicion and Obsession.

 

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