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A love letter from a master of passion

Galway was given fascinating insights into the turbulent life of one of Europe’s men of genius last weekend. Music for Galway, which continues to present the very best classical music in innovative and challenging ways, devoted three days exploring the literary and musical passion of the great Ludwig van Beethoven. And, would you believe it? Gave us both an Irish and a Galway connection.

Bourke meets Blake at Cúirt

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AS THE build up to Cúirt gathers momentum, much attention has been focused on the many writers who will be reading and discussing their work but the festival also features a new exhibition from Brian Bourke, put together especially for Cúirt and running at Salthill’s Norman Villa Gallery.

The world of literature at your doorstep

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“ALL GOOD books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.”

Cúirt to launch 2012 festival programme next week

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THE PROGRAMME for the 2012 Cúirt International Festival of Literature will be launched in the Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, at 6pm this coming Tuesday.

Macnas parade promises a world of invention and imagination

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A 13-year-old girl dreams of being an inventor. She’s not satisfied with the way the world is and she wants to do something about it, so she looks to her hero Leonardo Da Vinci for inspiration.

David Jones: The Poet as ‘Maker’

Poet, artist, and essayist David Jones (1895-1974) belongs to a recognisable group of British visionaries that includes William Blake and Mervyn Peake, whose work eludes categorisation.

Noeline Kavanagh - wild hunts and the power of imagination

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A giant boy will be running through the streets of Galway, with a butterfly net in his hand, trying to catch a minotaur, a wolf, and other giant and wonderful beasts.


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