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John Arden reading

THE AUTHOR and playwright John Arden will be reading from Gallows, his new book of short stories, this Saturday at 3pm in the Galway City Museum café.

Irish ‘Reds’ to be celebrated and examined in NUIG

For a country that is often highly conservative, Ireland has produced many important and influential socialist activists, thinkers, and politicians, and many of them have come from Galway.

Ulick O’Connor and Siobhán Armstrong for the Forge at Gort festival

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THE WRITER Ulick O’Connor and the internationally-acclaimed harpist Siobhán Armstrong will headline the second Forge at Gort literature festival, on March 27 and 28.

Gallows humour, and the late Ms Barbara Cartland

I was surprised to learn recently that I shared a theatrical experience with the journalist and commentator Fintan O’Toole. Years ago Fintan went to the toilet during one of the many intervals in John Arden’s The Non-Stop Connolly Show (it was non-stop for an amazing 24-hours). The toilet was just behind the stage. When Fintan came out, the performance had restarted, and he was on stage. The audience applauded the embarrassed young Fintan.

Arden and D’Arcy to read at the Forge At Gort festival

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JOHN ARDEN and Margaretta D’Arcy will treat theatre lovers to a ‘skeleton version’ of Arden’s 1960 play The Happy Haven, as part of the Forge At Gort Literary festival.

A Galway Christmas book hamper

ONCE AGAIN we reach the season of goodwill and of exchanging gifts to show our appreciation and love for those whose presence we cherish.

That’s Gas charity night at Kellys

TOMORROW NIGHT at Kellys from 8pm there will be a night of words, film, and music for Afri’s work in support of the Rossport communities. Johnny Moynihan, Sean Tyrrell, Donal O'Kelly, Rita Ann Higgins, Margaretta D'Arcy, and John Arden are just some of the names that are involved.

Human rights group calls for suspension of Corrib gas project

Human rights organisation Afri is calling for a suspension of all work on the Corrib gas project pending an independent and comprehensive investigation of its safety, human rights, economic and environmental dimensions. Afri is asking people to sign a petition to that effect, which will be delivered to the government next month. The petition was launched by former UN assistant secretary-general Denis Halliday this week.

 

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