Search Results for 'the Galway Arts Festival'

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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’.

Returning to ‘the small streets and fields of childhood’

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THIS SATURDAY sees the launch of fifty poems by Michael Gorman, published by Artisan House. It has been nearly 30 years since his last collection, 1991’s Up She Flew, and the arrival of this new work will be greatly welcomed by Michael's many admirers.

Baboró information day on writing children's picture books

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GALWEGIANS WHO have ever entertained ideas of writing or illustrating picture books for children, how to get a publisher, and how to find out what publishers and booksellers looking for when it comes to picture books, should check out an information day at Baboró.

CULTURE NIGHT 2018 — COMPLETE GUIDE TO COUNTY EVENTS

 

Welcome to Galway Culture Night 2018 — Complete Guide to city events

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!

Gerry Conneely's Shakespeare in Connemara

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OLDER READERS will remember those halcyon days in the 1990s when lunchtime theatre was part of daily life in Galway. It was part of the streetscape itself as merry mischief-makers like The Flying Pigs and The Mad Susans took to the thoroughfares to coax the unwary into the back of The King’s Head.

Blue Raincoat’s ‘daring’ spin on Synge’s Playboy

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THE PLAYBOY of the Western World is one of the iconic plays in the Irish theatrical repertoire, its classic status undiminished in the 108 years that have passed since its much-storied 1907 premiere.

 

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