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Looking back on theatre 2012

As the Renmore Panto prepares to see out 2012 in its usual colourful style, for the rest of Galway’s theatre community it’s time to pack away the greasepaint, well-thumbed scripts, and assorted props and costumes, and reflect upon another year of enterprising and imaginative dramatic activity. It has been a year with some indelible highlights, both from locally-based companies and visiting ensembles, and continuing displays of commitment, energy, and imagination from the city’s smaller and emergent troupes which itself merits a standing ovation given the straitened financial circumstances under which they operate.

‘Funny, lyrical and poignant’ - Garret Keogh on Port Authority

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ONE OF the definite highlights of the current Town Hall Theatre season is Decadent Theatre Company’s new staging of Conor McPherson’s Port Authority which starts a five-night run next week.

New film from Margaretta D’Arcy to examine issues of access

What is Galway city like for the wheelchair user? Is it easy to get around? Is there enough disabled access in our public buildings? What is daily life like for those with wheelchairs?

Colours Fringe Festival

THE 2012 Colours Fringe Festival opens this Sunday and runs until Sunday July 8, featuring music, visual arts, literature, dance, and theatre.

Galway loses more giants

How many more giants can Galway bear to lose this year? The year is but a child yet the city has seen enormous figures in the areas of sport, culture, media and the arts robbed from us way before their time. Galway is a unique mix, a place that does not adore heroes easily nor suffer fools gladly. To earn kudos in a chosen field, one has to be adored by some, maybe scorned by others and despised by some more. The mantle of greatness does not come easily in this neck of the woods.

Remembering John Arden

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It was Ronald Reagan who first introduced me to John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy. Well, indirectly. I’ll get back to that in a minute.

The Forge at Gort literary festival returns

THE FORGE at Gort literary festival returns to the south County Galway town on Friday March 30 and Saturday 31 featuring readings, workshops, and music.

Forge at Gort literary festival returns in March

THE FORGE at Gort literary festival, organised by the Western Writers’ Centre, returns on Friday March 30 and Saturday 31.

Event to highlight obstacles faced by people with disabilities

An event to highlight the obstacles people with disabilities encounter every day in Galway takes place this weekend.

Much to enjoy at the Colours Fringe Festival

GALWAY IN July is home to two of the biggest festivals in the country - the Galway Film Fleadh and the Galway Arts Festival - but there is a third festival also worth checking out.


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