CONNEMARA, the writings of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Pádraic Ó Conaire, and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, the music of the West of Ireland, and the impact of emigration will coalesce in an immersive, virtual reality film, to tour Galway in June.
THE MASKED Singer, a top-secret singing competition, where nine vocalists, shrouded from head to toe in elaborate costumes, concealing their identity, and competing against one another, takes place this week.
‘Wires Crossed’, an innovative Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project illustrating the importance of head and heart balance, continues to be delivered by Galway Community Circus. While the Covid pandemic has brought significant challenges, the project has reached hundreds of community participants in 13 countries to date. Wires Crossed is being delivered by a network of 15 European youth and social circus schools, led by Galway Community Circus and Ecole De Cirque De Bruxelles. The project promotes physical and mental wellbeing, safe risk-taking and social inclusion through funambulism – tightwire walking using a balancing pole.
PLATFORM 31, a State-wide artist development scheme to allow artists develop their practice, and test new ideas, has been launched by The Association of Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council.
GALWAY BALLERINA Emer Lenihan is a dancer making waves in the ballet world at the moment, having been offered auditions in January with the St Petersburg Ballet and Boris Eifman Ballet companies in Russia.