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Aaaarrrrggghhh! It’s Monty Python

Mar 23 2017

Monty Python fans are in for a special treat as the multi award winning musical ‘Spamalot’, adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is coming to Galway for four nights next week.

The acclaimed play’s run in the Town Hall Theatre is a decidedly Galway affair and features local talent and all the usual puns, humour and characters to be expected from a Monty Python show.

Brian and Seán Power’s Twin Productions Theatre Company are the first theatre company in Ireland to produce the Tony Award winning ‘Spamalot’. The seasoned musical theatre producers and directors, how have over 30 years’ experience in the business, secured the rights to the show and are bringing it to Galway for the first time.

“This is another string to our bow to do this show. It gives us a great buzz to take on a show like this, it’s so iconic,” says Seán.

Read the full article on the Galway Independent website.

Community Theatre Meeting & Auditions

Mar 20 2017

Galway Community Theatre will hold meetings at Nuns Island on Monday 27 March from 4.30pm-6pm and from 6pm-7.30pm regarding their upcoming co-production with the Town Hall Theatre of Sean O’Casey’s classic Irish Drama, Juno and The Paycock.

Director Andrew Flynn will discuss auditions and rehearsals for the production. Rehearsals will commence in early May and the show will run during the 3rd week of June. Those interested should contact Andrew Flynn

The 2017 Arts and Disability Connect scheme

Mar 20 2017

Arts & Disability Ireland and the Arts Council announce details for the 2017 Arts and Disability Connect scheme, open to artists with disabilities working in eleven artforms.

This scheme is designed to support artists with disabilities to make new and ambitious work. It offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring and training.

Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland, Arts and Disability Connect continues to be tailored closely to the needs of artists living in the Republic of Ireland in a way that complements other funding opportunities available. 

Arts and Disability Connect has three funding strands:

Arts and Disability Connect New Work 
2 awards of up to €8,000 each
For more established artists with a strong track record in their professional practice who wish to work with artists and arts partners to develop new work and present in established arts organisations, venues, and festivals etc.

Arts and Disability Connect Mentoring                                               
5 awards of up to €2,000 each
For artists at all stages of career development including emerging artists who wish to engage in mentoring opportunities.

Arts and Disability Connect Training                                                     
3 awards of up to €1,000 each
For artists at all stages of career development, including emerging artists, who wish to engage in professional development and other learning opportunities.

Information Clinics
Arts & Disability Ireland will host information clinics in Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin, Limerick and Leitrim.


Galway, Monday 27th March 3pm at Town Hall Theatre

Cork, Monday 3rd April 3pm at St Peter’s

Kilkenny, Thursday 6th April 3pm at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Dublin, Friday 7th April 2pm at The Ark

Limerick, Monday 10th April 2pm at Limerick City Gallery of Art

Leitrim, Wednesday 12th April 2pm at The Dock


To attend please RSVP to

All of the venues are accessible for wheelchair users.

Irish Sign Language interpretation and speech to text will be provided at the Dublin information clinic on the 7th April at The Ark.
Please contact us if you have any additional access requirements.

Application process and deadline:

All application forms, guidelines and information documents can be downloaded here:

A completed application form along with all supporting material must be sent to using WeTransfer by 5pm on 4th May, 2017.

Please note: applicants may submit an application for only one strand of ADC i.e. you must choose to apply either for Arts and Disability Connect New Work or Arts and Disability Connect Mentoring or Arts and Disability Connect Training.

Further information:

Contact Arts & Disability Ireland at 01 850 9002 or email

Tá leaganacha Gaeilge de na foirmeacha iarratais agus treoirlínte ar fáil ach iad a iarraidh.

15 festivals in Galway you need to attend

Mar 20 2017

An acclaimed hub of creativity, County Galway is home to festivals of everything from regional literature to gay pride. In addition to the ‘big three’ that come back-to-back in July, a number of smaller events take place throughout the year. The following is a mere sampling of this imaginative city’s many galas.


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