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CUMAR – A Galway Rhapsody is a lyrical new feature-length documentary featuring some of Galway’s best known artists. A bilingual film directed by Aodh Ó Coileáin and produced by Paddy Hayes of Magamedia Teo, it will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh.
THERE ARE plenty of opportunities for poets to read their work in public, but far fewer for fiction writers, which is why the Over The Edge annual fiction slam, now in its 11th year, is such a valuable local institution.
AMONG THE legion of writers converging onGalway from near and far for next month’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Joshua Cohen, who has been widely hailed as one of America’s best young novelists.
AS TECHNOLOGY progresses, at what point will the distinctions between machines and humans become blurred? Can poetry still be a voice or rage and reason against oppression and discrimination? And Irish literature, what lies behind its recent renaissance?
ITALIAN MULTIMEDIA poet Antonella Bukovaz, Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku, and French novelist Sylvain Prudhomme, winner of the Prix de la Porte Dorée, are among the writers who will be reading at Cúirt 2019.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of all was that one day, while Tom Kilroy was in Leaving Cert, an Adonis walked through St Kieran’s College. He inquired, in a very magisterial manner, where was one to find the headmaster.
Fans of the gripping Netflix courtroom documentary, The Staircase, are in for a treat when defence attorney David Rudolf comes to the Town Hall Theatre this month to discuss the case and issues arising from it.
THE PROBLEM some people have with Danny Morrison’s novels is that, throughout them, he commits the heinous crime of knowing what he’s talking about. Had he been a US soldier returned from Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan, it would be perfectly acceptable for him to write about his war.
OKKERVIL RIVER have been on the go for 20 years, in that time they have had many members, but at the centre of it all has been the band founder, lead singer, and songwriter, Will Sheff.
Culture Night is Ireland’s national celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. It takes place all over Galway city and county on Friday 21st September and sparkles well into the night. From Bofin to the Bridge of Banagher, from Bearna to Ballybane and beyond, dozens of entrancing, beguiling and enjoyable events are talking place in a truly brilliant programme that showcases the creative communities and landscapes of Galway, European Capital of Culture. The offerings this year – performances, workshops, exhibitions, concerts, classes, talks, walks and much more for all ages in every conceivable area of creativity - look to be the most exciting ever, and everything is free, brought to you with love from Galway! We’d like to offer a big thank you to all the hard-working artists and art groups, community groups, venues and volunteers who have made Culture Night 2018 possible. So go ahead, check out the brilliant programme and try something new!