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May 11 2021

A one night stand with Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

The Rossmeister to bring Postcards From The Ledge live to your living room

“THE ROSSMEISTER General is coming to your gaff! And the lockdown isn’t going to stop me! That’s right, people! I’m taking my act from the stage into your bedroom! Or your living room! You could go totally mad and enjoy me in every single room in the house!”

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May 07 2021

Open Call to Videomakers!

For Tik Toks that represent talent & inventiveness of young creatives

Attention, videomakers!

Lasta Festival at the Town Hall Theatre Galway is on the hunt for TikTok videos that represent the talent and inventiveness of young creatives and we want you to get involved!

Lasta is a national programme running from the 11th-20th of June and curated entirely by young people, presenting a unique array of digital performances and workshops unlike any other festival of its kind and presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council.

Our theme for this open call is ‘Light of the West’, representing the diverse array of fresh, creative voices making art in the West of Ireland right now and their glimmering potential.

Your submission for this video gallery can be one to three connected videos, each of no more than one minute in length. Any genre, style or approach is welcome – what we want to see are pieces that are innovative, creative and that really use the TikTok art form to their advantage.

A collection of our favourite videos will be showcased on our TikTok and Instagram accounts every day throughout the festival, so go grab your phone and show off what you can do!

To enter, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/6UoA6xrn6cVML95NA

Closing date is Friday 20 of May.

To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit www.brighteningair.com


May 06 2021

Galway International Arts Festival moves to autumn for 2021

Full programme details for GIAF’s second autumn based festival to take place in June

For the second year running, the Galway International Arts Festival will take place in the autumn, with the city’s premiere arts events running from August 28 to September 18.

Full programme details will be announced in June, but with the Covid-19 pandemic ongoing the festival will include a hybrid programme of live and online events. The centre-piece will be the much anticipated second part of John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion - Leaf Work, opening in Derrigimlagh Bog on August 28 and running throughout the festival.

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May 04 2021

Three young Galwegians chosen for Lasta young curators programme

Lisa Mannion, Oisín Parslow, and Emily White chosen as Galway’s young curators for Brightening Air festival in June

Lisa Mannion, Oisín Parslow, and Emily White - two NUI Galway students and an NUIG graduate - have been chosen for Lasta, the ground-breaking new national arts programme for young people by young people.

Lasta will see 21 young people act as curators and be engaged by the eight theatres which make up the NASC network of regional venues, which includes the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. They will programme a festival of work for children and young people, which will form part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, an Arts Council funded season of arts events taking place nationwide from June 11 to 20.

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