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American orchestral music at the Town Hall

May 26 2017

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A powerful First World War story

May 26 2017

Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful comes to the Town Hall

A YOUNG soldier on the Western Front, Tommo Peaceful, as he awaits his execution by firing squad, looks back on the whole of his life. This is Private Peaceful, a deeply moving story by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo.

Private Peaceful comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week in a gripping stage production, adapted and directed by Simon Reade. It previously toured Britain to wide acclaim; The Scotsman, in a five-star review, declared the "horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show".

Simon Reade has an impressive track record in bringing classic novels to the stage with his credits including Pride and Prejudice, Midnight's Children, and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid. I ask him whether his adaptations have tended to be commissioned pieces or does he initiate them.

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Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition seeks entries

May 26 2017

ENTRIES ARE sought for the 29th Galway Film Fleadh's Pitching Competition, which seeks ideas, at any stage of development, from budding screenwriters and filmmakers.

In the film industry, ‘the pitch’ is how a writer puts forward the idea for a film/documentary/etc, and through that convinces a director, producer, or financiers, to back the project.

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Galwegian debut for Glaswegian Limmy

May 24 2017

Scottish cult hero Limmy makes his Galway comedy debut next week, when he’ll be sharing dark and daft stories. He tells Sandra Coffey how he began in comedy, and that he’s looking forward to hearing the Galway accent

Glaswegian internet and comedy television star Limmy makes his Galway debut in the Black Box Theatre next week, with a show titled ‘That’s Your Lot’.

Brian ‘Limmy’ Limond is truly an online institution and it was his internet comedy that kickstarted his now hugely successful shows and books. In the early days of the internet, 1995, he decided to focus his attention on the web instead of taking up a job stacking shelves. “If people remember there was a lot of bulletin boards back then. I became a web developer making websites and stuck videos on it. And it grew from there,” he says.

Limmy’s followers include anyone who likes absurdist clips, bizarre “thinking out loud” tweets, candid webcams and contorted selfies. With a quarter of a million Twitter followers, Limmy entertains his audience with his provocative humour.

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