'I’ve never done anything like this before'

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

COMING TO the Black Box is Woman Undone, a profoundly moving, brave, and beautiful fusion of theatre, music and dance, which tells the early life of singer Mary Coughlan.

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Facing the Beast with Reginald D Hunter

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

AMONG THE headliners of the upcoming Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2019 is Reginald D Hunter with his new show, Facing the Beast and Niggas, which finds him at his controversial and comical best.

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Music For Galway unveils spectacular 2020 programme

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

MUSIC FOR Galway has announced its ambitious and expansive 39th Season, unfurling its music programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, and its Bookends autumn concert series.

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Fancy footwork as Baboró stages world premiere of new dance show

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

BABORÓ INTERNATIONAL Arts Festival for Children is just a few weeks away and among the highlights is the world premiere of Francis Footwork from CoisCéim Dance Theatre, which delighted audiences in 2015 with the award-winning The Wolf and Peter.

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'The poems are more robust in this collection'

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

THIS SATURDAY sees the launch of Emily Cullen’s new poetry collection, Conditional Perfect, at the Galway City Museum. Published by Doire Press, this is Cullen’s third collection, following 2003's No Vague Utopia and 2013's In Between Angels and Animals.

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‘Feminism is about understanding what power I have, how I fit into society'

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

THE CHAOS unleashed by Brexit - political, parliamentary, legal, and constitutional — specifically the threat of No Deal is, understandably, not something Jayde Adams wants to get into today.

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'Most of my mad humour comes from having lived in Ireland'

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

JOE BOSKE'S keen eye and sense of humour shines forth gloriously in Buying Yak Milk In Gurtymadden, his new book, published by Artisan House, which will be launched as part of the Clifden Arts Festival.

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'Vibrancy, vitality and great story-telling'

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

THIS MONTH, Druid Theatre Company presents the world premiere of The Beacon by Nancy Harris, at the Town Hall Theatre. Directed by Garry Hynes, the play is a co-production with Dublin’s Gate Theatre and is Druid’s second world premiere of 2019, following Epiphany at Galway International Arts Festival.

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'With the live show we have gone the full hog'

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

WITH CLASSIC headlines like ‘Jesus Not Coming Back by the Looks of it, Admits Vatican’; ‘Dozens Injured in a Stampede as Second Checkout Opens in Lidl’; and ‘North Korea Lands First Ever Man on the Sun’, Waterford Whispers News is everybody’s favourite source of online satire.

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Baboró 2019 programme unveiled

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

AT GALWAY City Museum, on Monday evening, the 2019 Baboró International Arts Festival, Ireland’s flagship festival devoted exclusively to children and families, announced details of its 23rd programme.

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Furthermore – new exhibition from AKIN at Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

AWARD WINNING Galway arts collective AKIN opens the autumn programme at the Galway Arts Centre with a new show, Furthermore, which is launched tomorrow evening [Friday September 6] at 6pm, and runs until October 5.

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Returning to ‘the small streets and fields of childhood’

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

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.

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'All I’ve wanted to do is tell jokes to as many people as I can'

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

THESE NEXT three months are going to be a busy time for guitar wielding comedian Fred Cooke as he takes his Fred Space tour across the nation, with Galway being a point of departure and return.

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'They were hit-makers who brought Protestants and Catholics together'

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

"I WAS just eight years old when the Miami Showband massacre happened so it was only when I started working on the show that I realised how big the band were in their day, north and south of the border."

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Revisiting Graceland with the London African Gospel Choir

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

GALWAY GIG-goers are in for a real treat next week when the London African Gospel Choir brings its acclaimed staging of Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland to Leisureland, Salthill.

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'It’s our one Galway gig this year and our biggest venue as well'

Thu, Aug 08, 2019

SUMMER SAW the release of their new album. The autumn heralds a run of American festival appearances before a return to Ireland, including a major hometown concert in Salthll. Next year sees the band bringing North American fans around the county as part of Galway2020.

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'There is a connection between girls and surrealism'

Thu, Aug 08, 2019

AUGUST IN Galway is usually a quiet spell, arts-wise, as folk wind down or bale out after the hectic festival season. However, city arts aficionados this month can look forward to a vibrant new exhibition by Tom Mathews.

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'Everyone is welcome to Pride, no matter how you identify'

Thu, Aug 01, 2019

WHAT A year it has been for Galway’s LGBT+ community. What a year it is still set to be. With the Galway Pride - Bród na Gaillimhe festival, taking place this August, there is much to look back on, and much to look forward to.

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'There is something poetic and sublime about space'

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

LAST SATURDAY was the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and the day also saw more than 1,000 visitors to Galway Arts Centre’s fascinating exhibition, Making Space, comprising collaborative work from paired scientists and artists.

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Citysong - seeing the beauty in the everyday

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

A DEFINITE highlight of week two of GIAF is Dylan Coburn Gray’s acclaimed new play, Citysong, a poetic chorus of voices showing us three generations of a Dublin family on one day.

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