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Akumakon 2015 - Galway’s celebration of Japan and manga

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YUTAKA YAMAMOTO, the Japanese animator and director who created a cartoon series set in Galway, will discuss how and why the city was such an inspiration to him, when he attends this year’s Akumakon festival.

Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

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A VARIETY of writers, working in different disciplines and styles, will read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Nuns Island Theatre on Friday September 12 at 8pm.

‘Bik’ McFarlane for Ballina show

Brendan ‘Bik’ McFarlane is to speak and perform in Ballina on Thursday next (May 29).

An Taibhdhearc - becomes ‘pathway to success’

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For three years after the opening of the Gate Theatre in Dublin Mícheál MacLiammóir continued to work for An Taibhdhearc. He travelled to Galway as often as three times a week. Despite the Gate's rave reviews for its first play Peer Gynt, for which Mícheál designed its 'symbolic' scenery, money was slow to come in. Mícheál needed the salary that An Taibhdhearc offered. The Minister for Finance, Ernest Blythe (who was soon to take over the running of the Abbey Theatre), and who had taken such interest in the fledgling Galway project, urged its directors to offer MacLiammóir full-time employment. But MacLiammóir felt that his destiny was in Dublin. The Gate opened later in 1928, the same year as An Taibhdhearc, offering Dublin audiences the best of European and American theatre, and rapidly becoming a venue for a new wave of talented Irish writers.

Leading smoking cessation expert to hold workshop for healthcare professionals

A leading expert in smoking cessation, Professor Peter Hajek of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, will be in Galway on Friday February 21 to host a one-day expert training course in effective strategies to help smokers quit.

Bobcat Goldthwait to play comedy festival

Bobcat Goldthwait, the man who opened for Nirvana on their last North American tour, star of the Police Academy films and several HBO specials, is coming to the Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival.

Doctor Chekhov – from Budapest to Galway

MAKING ITS first visit to Ireland, The Russian Theatre-Studio from Budapest are in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday September 20 with Doctor Chekhov, which combines a number of Chekhov’s stories into a compelling play. The production will be performed in Russian, with English surtitles.

Galway Art Club - celebrating a diamond jubilee

THE GALWAY Art Club, one of the longest running such clubs in Ireland, is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee - or 75 years in existence - this year.

O’Mahony delighted with retention of beds in Swinford District Hospital

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has announced that the potential closure of 12 beds at the Swinford District Hospital has been averted.

Max Hafler’s acting workshop

THE ACTOR, writer, and director Max Halfler will host his Big Play Workshop on four Fridays from 10am to 4pm, beginning April 30.

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