Posts Tagged ‘March Events’

Concert at the Town Hall Theatre

Concert at the Town Hall Theatre

The legacy of Mike Diskin will be honoured at a major commemorative concert in the Town Hall Theatre this Sunday, as well as the launch of an artist’s bursary for new and innovative arts projects in the city.

Mike Diskin, the former Town Hall Theatre manager, one of the key figures in the Galway arts scene for more than 20 years, and a champion of original ideas and young talent, passed away in March 2012, after a battle with cancer.

To honour his life and achievement, an independent committee of family and friends have organised the Concert For Mike, which takes place in the Town Hall on Sunday March 30, with all proceeds going towards forming a bursary for new arts projects.

You can get the tickets here

BLUES AFTER HOURS

BLUES AFTER HOURS

From this Tuesday, March 25th, all the Blues lovers can go dancing (or to learn how to dance) to the pub De Burgos, in Augustine Street.

Classes are at 8 pm followed by social dancing till 11pm.

Every class is €11 / €9 (Student and Unwaged) but they offer discounts if you buy a block of classes.

You can find all the details in the website of Galway Swing

The Monster In The Hall

As part of the inaugural NUI Galway Theatre Season, Andrew Flynn directs a new play The Monster In The Hall by one of Britain’s most exciting writers, David Greig. It will run at Nun’s Island Theatre from the 24th – 27th March.

Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad whose MS is getting increasingly bad. Her Dad, Duke, is a spliff smoking (for medicinal reasons you understand), bike riding, heavy metal and movie loving, pizza eating widower who’s brought up Duck since the death of her mother in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving when one morning the Duke wakes up blind and the Duck hears that the social services are coming to take her away.

The Monster in the Hall follows the story of Duck as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. This is a low budget indie comedy musical about a girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown played out by seven actors and a big fat motorbike that goes vrrooommm.

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The production will run at Nun’s Island Theatre for four performances only from Monday 24th March to Thursday 27th March at 8 pm.

Tickets are €10 and are available at the door.

Anti-Capitalism: The Musical

Last weekend in March (28th – 30th) we will be enjoing the GALWAY DANCE DAYS 2014, 3 days of world premieres of site-specific performances, installations, workshops & events. The shows will take place in several locations in NUI Galway and in the streets of the City. Check the times and get the tickets here

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Among the performances there is this one by Deirdre Murphy, named “Anti-Capitalism. The musical” that we won’t miss:

A fairytale of musical theatre, using circus, song, and dance to create a near-future political reality similar to our own. A large scale theatrical narrative with a cast of 15 dancers, singers, circus performers, actors and a live band, it uses acrobatics, plot twists, assassinations, and intrigue to tell the tale of a heroic group of everyday acrobats, aided by the Greek-chorus style narrations of a powerful triumvirate of fairy godmothers.

Saturday 29th March at 20 h and Sunday 30th March at 19 h. at  The Cube, NUI Galway. Tickets are 13 €

Dancing after the parade

If you are around Woodquay Square from 1:30pm to 3:30pm this Monday (St. Patricks Day, just in case you have forgotten), the St Patricks Festival in association with the Galway Dance Project will host a display of the vibrant movement and dance community here in Galway with a mix of martial arts, movement and dance from all over the world with a series of dance workshops:

  • 1 pm Tai Chi Display from Galway Tai’chi Academy
  • 1.30 pm Capoeira Display from Capoeira Candeias
  • 2 pm Swing Dance Display from Galway Swing
  • 2.30 pm Milonga from Galway Tango
  • 3 pm Bachata Display from Bachata Republic

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This is a party for all the family, and especially for children there will also be the next activities:

  • A Teddy Bears picnic for families in Woodquay Park in association with Enable Ireland from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
  • A family disco with DJ Will Softly
  • Performances by Galway Community Circus.

Remember this year’s parade starts at 11 30:

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Enjoy Ireland’s biggest party!!

For the book lovers

For the book lovers

NUI Galway Theatre Week:

6 plays from today, March 9th until next Friday, some workshops on Shakespeare and a few movies to be enjoyed by students and general public make up this year’s NUI Galway Theatre Week.

NUI Galway Theatre Week:

Among the plays, Frank McGuinness’s adaptation of Sophocles’ “Electra“, that has been described by “New York Times” critic Peter Mark as a “sleek and hypnotic text” which showcases “soul-satisfying drama at its most passionately, intensely alive.” This production resurrects the history of the House of Atreus to ask what does Electra mean today and what can we learn by returning to the classics through the lens of the now.

Frank McGuinness will be attending the Monday Morning performance with talk back to follow.

Check the rest of the program, times and ticket price here