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Nov 20 2020

It’s time to hear the songs again

At around midnight on New Year’s Eve last, I stood with friends and family and listened as the bells of St Nicholas rang out across Galway City, their wonderful peals soaring high into the night sky, hanging there and waiting until the ship’s horns in the bay answered their call. It was a fitting moment; the juncture of the civic and maritime, two key attributes of the city over many centuries.

On that night, the bells rang to mark 700 years of St Nicholas standing proud over the city, and now setting off a magically-numbered year that would send the culture of Galway around the world.

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Oct 16 2020

Fíbín present FIACH Drive in Theatre

Due to phenomenal demand and following a sell-out run in Connemara, Fíbín in association with An Taibhdhearc are delighted to announce the revival of Philip Doherty’s FIACH - at the Dyke Road Car Park from Wed 9 to Sat 14 November 8.30pm. Tickets €35 per car available from fibin.com/fiach-drivein/ With surtitles. Running time 75mins

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Drive-in to the wild west of Galway and encounter a live show that will take you on a joy-ride of comedy, drama and suspense. With the atmosphere of a rock concert, the magic of the silver screen and the intimacy of a radio play, FIACH will have you on the edge of your car seat. It's everything you've been missing.

Starring IFFL Award winning Fionnuala Flaherty and IFTA Award winning Dara Devaney, FIACH tells the story of a rebel garda chasing a local hoodlum into the Underworld. FIACH is Philip Doherty’s latest production, since winning the top awards of ‘Best Irish Film’ and ‘Best Irish First Feature’ in the Galway Film Fleadh, with his feature film Redemption of a Rogue.

‘Even if we were living through ordinary times, Fiach would be a terrific theatrical experience. In a time of Covid-19, it’s more than that.’ Judy Murphy, Connacht Tribune

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Extraordinary… an exceptional night… Janice De Broithe Stage Door live

FIACH is the first Irish language Drive-in Drama in Ireland and Fíbín would like to acknowledge the support of Galway City Council and The Black Box Theatre for their as well as the continued support of Ealaín Na Gaeltachta, Foras Na Gaeilge and the Arts Council in funding the staging of FIACH.

Táimid ar an mbóthar arís!!! De bharr an éilimh, tá ríméad ar Fíbín, i gcomhpháirt leis An Taibhdhearc a fhógairt athléirú ar an dráma FIACH le Philip Doherty. Ina dhiaidh an seó a bheith díolta amach i gConamara, tá Fibín ag tógáil FIACH ar an bhóthar. Bhí éileamh mór ar an seó i ndiaidh dó bheith díolta amach i gConamara thar thréimhse 10 lá agus is ar an gcúis sin atá Fíbín ag tabhairt faoin gcamchuairt.

Tiomáin chuig fiántas na Gaillimhe agus bí i láthair ag seó beo a thabharfaidh ar aistear grinn, drámaíochta agus iontais tú. Beidh do chroí i do bhéal ag FIACH agus an t-atmaisféar céanna agus a bheadh ag ceolchoirm rac-cheoil ann, tú faoi gheasa ag draíocht na scannánaíochta agus ag dlúthchaidreamh an dráma raidió. Gach rud a d’airigh tú uait le tamall...beidh sé ann.

Siad na haisteoirí iomráiteacha Fionnuala Flaherty, buaiteoir gradam IFFL, agus Dara Devaney, buaiteoir gradam IFTA, a ghlacfaidh príomhróil an dráma agus a léireoidh scéal an gharda reibiliúnach atá sa tóir ar mhaistín áitiúil agus a leanann isteach sa domhan thíos é. Is é FIACH an léiriú is deireanaí ó Stiúrthóir Ealaíne Fíbín, Philip Doherty, atá tar éis na gradaim ‘Best Irish Film’ agus ‘Best Irish First Feature’ a bhuachan ag an Galway Film Fleadh, lena scannán Redemption of a Rogue.

Is é FIACH an chéad dráma drive-in Gaeilge in Éirinn agus ba mhaith le Fíbín aitheantas a thabhairt do thacaíocht Comhairle Cathrach na Gallimhe agus amharclann an Black Box chomh maith le tacaíocht leanúnach Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Foras na Gaeilge agus an Chomhairle Ealaíon agus FIACH á stáitsiú.

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Oct 15 2020

Covid-19 arts jobs crisis requires co-ordinated plan

Unemployment in the arts next year is likely to be far higher than in the rest of the economy, and without a co-ordinated plan a quarter of all arts jobs could be lost by the end of 2021, new research shows.

Publishing an update of an Employment and Economic Impact Assessment by global consultants EY, the Arts Council said the arts could act as a ‘civic force field’ during the crisis and should be at the heart of Ireland’s recovery strategy.

The state agency for funding and developing the arts said it remained committed to protecting jobs and livelihoods across the sector to ensure sorely needed access to the arts for the public in 2021 and beyond.

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Oct 15 2020

Online dance workshop for the over 50s

Galway dancer Bernadette Divilly's online event, Dusk Until Dawn, takes place tomorrow, Friday October 16

DUSK UNTIL Dawn, an online workshop for the over 50s, focused on mindful movement and creative choreography, takes place tomorrow, Friday October 16, from 4pm to 6pm.

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