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Druid, the expression of imagination

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It is hard to believe that it was 46 years ago this week that Druid Theatre first tread the boards. The location was the Jesuit Hall and the play was The Playboy of the Western World. The following night, they put on It’s a two foot six inches above the Ground World by Kevin Laffan and on the third night, it was The Loves of Cass Maguire by Brian Friel.

Tune in to Galway's first international cello festival

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A first Galway festival that celebrates the beauty of the cello starts today online.

‘I have always been fortunate to be linked with Druid’

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PUTNEY BRIDGE, London. It is 7.40am on a bright May morning in 2017. A woman is on her way to work when a jogger, determined not to break his stride or change his pattern, pushes her out of the way, into the path of an oncoming bus.

Why are theatres still closed, while cinemas and galleries re-open?

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LAST WEEK, as retailers, restaurateurs, beauty, health and fitness businesses began to resume at the new Level 3, theatre spaces around Ireland remained closed, causing confusion and dismay among the arts sector.

Hey, students, it’s great to see ye

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This month way back in the mists of time in the 1980s, I found myself starting college here in Galway. Sharing the joys of life with a group of lads in a house in Renmore Crescent, by the side of Lough Atalia (found through the pages of the Galway Advertiser). It was to be the start of the rest of my life; a new beginning, a time when you set aside that which had got you that far, and swapped it for something new.

Sadness at death of towering arts icon Sean Stafford

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President Michael D. Higgins has led tributes to well-known arts figure Seán Stafford who has died at the age of 96. For some 60 years, Mr Stafford served as an actor, director and board member at The National Irish Language Theatre based in Galway, ‘An Taibhdhearc’.

Fancy footwork as Baboró stages world premiere of new dance show

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BABORÓ INTERNATIONAL Arts Festival for Children is just a few weeks away and among the highlights is the world premiere of Francis Footwork from CoisCéim Dance Theatre, which delighted audiences in 2015 with the award-winning The Wolf and Peter.

Galway International Arts Festival 2019

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Rock legend Robert Plant; songwriting legend Burt Bacharach; five world premiers and two Irish and two European premieres for theatre; an on street silent disco/flash mob, and major public discussions on Brexit and climate change - this is the Galway International Arts Festival 2019.

Galway artist’s work takes pride of place in the capital’s Brooks Hotel

The work of Galway based artist Briane Bourke, an elected member of Aosdana and one of Ireland’s most accomplished and well regarded artists are found in the most important collections in Ireland and overseas and now have pride of place in the reception lobby of the Galway owned Brooks Hotel at Drury Street in Dublin 2.

Drawing 'on the hop' and exhibiting On The Boards

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Throughout the six decades of his vibrant and varied artistic career, Brian Bourke has had an abiding love of theatre and actors. He has frequently drawn actors in the flow and moment of rehearsal or performance, and also made them the subject of considered portraits.


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