In line with Government restrictions, the Town Hall Theatre will remain closed to the public until at least 10th of August. Please contact the box office for refunds for cancelled shows and transfers for any rescheduled events. Any urgent queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Stay safe and look out for family and friends.
May 29 2020
This year in response to Covid 19, Cruinniú na nÓg, celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their own homes and gardens. Led by the local Creative Galway Team in Galway City Council, with support from Youth Work Ireland Galway, local artists, arts organisations, creative practitioners, and local community groups activities include everything from a family friendly PaintClub, 5 short circus skills’ tutorials, live youth music performances, a hip hop choreography dance class and a city wide photography competition culminating in an online Exhibition on Sat 13th June. With a strong emphasis on creativity, activities are specially designed to spark an interest and encourage the inner creative in children to try something new or fulfil a secret ambition! All events are free and activity based with opportunities for young people to get involved in ‘doing’, ‘making’, ‘creating’ and trying new things.
Highlights of Galway City’s Cruinniú na nÓg include:
PaintClub Live – Join Aisling in her studio to paint a lovely scene of the Claddagh and Galway Bay. The tutorial will be live on their Facebook from 3.30 to 5pm and will be suitable be for children aged 8+ and parents are invited to join in the fun.
Circus Skills 4 Everyone – Galway Community Circus will offer 5 different tutorials on a variety of skills. One will go live on the hour starting at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm on their Facebook page. The earlier lessons will be for younger children with the later ones suitable for teens as well.
Wireless -- sees the teenage musicians from the Galway Irish Youth Music Awards Team perform their own material, with some covers, at 6 to 7.30pm on the CAPE Youth Project Facebook page. This performance will be aimed by a teen audience and anyone older interested in new music!
Hip Hop Dance Choreography – join Monika from 4M Dance Centre on their Facebook Page for a one-hour class at 11am to 12pm aimed at 9 years up. Monika will also be uploading a class on the Studio’s YouTube account for everyone to enjoy in their own time.
Creativity: in Focus – the Youth Work Ireland Galway Westside Youth Project inviting young photographers in Galway City aged 9-12 and 13-18 years to enter their photographs for a virtual exhibition going live on the 13th June at 1pm. There will be prizes for the 2 most outstanding entries in both age categories. Check out the Youth Project’s Facebook page for full details.
A full schedule and details of the events will be Creative Ireland Galway City Facebook page.
Cllr. Mike Cubbard, Mayor of Galway City said “I am delighted that Cruinniú na nÓg is happening again this year and by going online has been adapted to the current situation. It is so important that all activities are free so that as many children and young people will be able to take part. I would encourage everyone to check out what is happening and to avail of the opportunity to make Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 a success. You never know what will spark your child’s imagination and creativity! We have all seen just how much creativity and the arts support health and well-being during the last few months. As a parent I’m excited for my family to take part and as the Mayor of Galway City I’m proud of our young population and creative reputation.”
Full event details for Cruinniú na nÓg are available at creativeireland.gov.ie
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Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme supported by the Local Authorities and RTÉ. It is a programme of free creative activities for under 18’s as part of the Creative Ireland Programme initiative supported by locally by Galway City Council and nationally by RTÉ. It is one of 18 actions of Creative Youth – a plan to enable the creative potential of every child and young person. The first Cruinniú na nÓg, featuring over 500 free creative activities, took place in June 2018, followed by an even bigger programme of 750 events in June 2019.
May 29 2020
The Marie Mullen Bursary for female theatre artists working in Ireland in the fields of design, directing and dramaturgy is open for applications until noon Wednesday 10 June 2020.
For more onfo: https://www.druid.ie/get-involved/marie-mullen-bursary
May 28 2020
The arts sector will “be a wasteland” when the current lockdown ends unless the Government and the Arts Council act swiftly to support the sector, especially its most vulnerable workers. That’s according to the manager of Galway’s biggest arts venue, Fergal McGrath. He’s employed by Galway City Council to operate the Town Hall Theatre, which also includes a studio space and the Black Box performance space.
Many individual art-workers have been left with no way of making a living, says the Town Hall manager, adding that while the venue and its collaborators have introduced a range of initiatives to support artists, those efforts are only a drop in the ocean.
“Things will be catastrophic if the Government and Arts Council don’t move soon,” he warns.
May 28 2020
A platform in which Galway puts forward ideas on how, after the pandemic, we can transform the city for the better
Like many other sectors, the performing arts industry - overnight - has been flattened by the Coronavirus pandemic. All businesses have been deeply affected, but the creative industries in particular have been hard hit, leaving artists, arts workers, and audiences floored.
At the Town Hall Theatre we have spent the last 10 weeks cancelling and postponing, rescheduling, and refunding. Our hearts are broken. Box office and bar staff, technicians and actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, stage managers, designers, and stage crews throughout our industry now find themselves in what Stephen Fry described as "dark times indeed for the performing arts".
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