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Galway’s arts scene lost one of its most colourful personalities last week with the sudden death of Connor Maguire, my erstwhile comedy sidekick and long-time friend. As Maguire & McBride, or in tandem with Eamonn and Fiona Kelly in The Comedy Cumann, we regaled audiences at Cúirt, the Galway Arts Festival and other occasions and locations for many years.
When PJ and Maura Grealish and their family bought the Kings Head a quarter of a century ago, one of the first things they did was light a fire in the famous 1612 fireplace. Unaware that the chimney needed cleaning the place soon filled up with thick smoke from the turfy fire.
Samaritan volunteers will be in the city centre this weekend providing discreet face-to-face emotional support at Eyre Square to anyone attending the Galway Arts Festival. This outreach programme will be available from Friday evening through to early Sunday. Volunteers will provide emotional support to people in need and to raise awareness of suicide. Events such as this allow Samaritans to go direct to those in emotional need who would not ordinarily come directly to them.
iD, A new theatre piece conceived by the actors of the Blue Teapot Theatre Company, will premiere at the Galway Arts Festival in July.
Despite Galway’s bid to become an UNESCO City of Film, the Galway City Council has slashed almost €4,000 from grants to local film organisations, a move which has been described as “outrageous”.
MONDAY MORNING at 10am, a Greek tragedy and a full house, this was the unlikely combination NUI Galway achieved for its inaugural Theatre Season with a fine production of Sophocles’ Electra.
The creation of a municipal art gallery and a large scale venue for major concerts and events is vital if Galway is to put in a serious challenge for the title of European Capital of Culture.
Celebrated American actor John Mahoney returns to Galway this summer to star in the world première of Chapatti, a new work by the Galway playwright Christian O’Reilly.
The Coronas, one of Ireland’s most popular rock bands, will play the Galway Arts Festival Big Top in the Fisheries Field on Saturday July 19.
THE GALWAY Arts Festival, the Róisín Dubh, and The Townhouse Bar have all been short-listed for the IMRO Music Festival of the Year Awards 2013.