Posts Tagged ‘May events’

The Big Gig to help fund ATLANTIC

‘Atlantic’ is a feature documentary following the fortunes of fishing communities across the North Atlantic affected by the huge increase in oil activity off their coasts.

On both sides of the Atlantic, oil and gas frontiers are opening up, pushing deeper in to the Atlantic and further north into the Arctic. Coastal communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland are facing the dilemma choosing between traditional fishing and more lucrative oil and gas income.

This project is being financed with individual contributions (they have already around 14.000 €) and to support the production of the film a series of events are taking place in Galway and Dublin. Here, this Wednesday, May 28th in Monroe’s, from 8:30 pm, we can enjoy a fundraising concert.

Tickets are 10 euros and you can listen to 4 bands:

  • Mikey & The Scallywags,
  • My Fellow Sponges,
  • The Deans
  • We Banjo Three

Listen to some of the songs they will be playing and  if you want to cooperate now, please visit the website of the project:





African film festival

Galway African Film Festival is taking place 23rd to 25th of May, with all films being free of charge.

Films will be screened at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media

This festival presents a range of movies to give an overview of the variety of African current and historical issues.

The event includes premieres of emerging film talents as well as showcasing established film makers and actors. Not only is GAFF a one of a kind experience of contemporary film and cinema, it also offers a broad take on the social, political and cultural issues of Africa. This annual festival aims to present audiences with a challenge to the often limited, stereotypical and Western images of Africa. The event provokes thought and broadens the context of African affairs, and the relationships between Africa and the West.

We recommend you one film for every day. But you can check the whole program here

  • Among the movies on Friday: Half of a Yellow Sun at 8 pm

During the mid-to-late sixties, twin sisters Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) return to Nigeria after their education in England and they make decisions that shock their family. Olanna moves in with her lover, the ‘revolutionary professor’ Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega), while Kainene takes over the family interests and pursues a career as a businesswoman, falling in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer. As the Igbo people struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, the sisters become caught up in the shocking violence of the Nigerian Civil War and a betrayal that threatens their family forever.


  • On Saturday, a story from Morocco: Andaluosie, Mon Amour at 5: 15 pm

Saïd and Amine are two students from Casablanca dreaming of Europe. They end up
in a small village in the North of Morocco. With the help of the schoolteacher, they leave
for the European coast on a small boat but they are shipwrecked. The sea washes
Amine back onto the coast of the village. Saïd is washed away on a Spanish beach.
Andalusia seems strange to Saïd. Meanwhile, in the Moroccan village, Amine notices
strange things happening…


  • And for Sunday, May 25th, we recommend you Mother of George at 6:15 pm

At long last, handsome Ayodele Balogun, owner of a small Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, will wed his beautiful fiancée, Adenike, and they will start a new life together in the United States. Their traditional Yoruba wedding culminates in a ceremony where Adenike is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. But as the months pass without pregnancy, Ma George is torn between her Yoruba culture and her new life in America as she faces uncomfortable and unfamiliar choices in her struggle to save her marriage. Acclaimed director Andrew Dosumnu (Restless City) captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.



Charity Ball

Charity Ball

May 23rd (Friday) at Halo

Coastal clean

Coastal clean

This may not be an event itself but it can be one of the best opportunities to help the community and the environment.
If you have a couple of hours this Saturday (it is NOT going to rain, by the way) contact the website in the picture or just go to Salthill and give them a hand.
We all like the clean sand and the clear water!

Exhibition Arts & Furniture

Exhibition Arts & Furniture

music and belly dancing @ Kelly’s

music and belly dancing @ Kelly's

Hitchcock in the IMC Cinema

We are delighted to hear that IMC Cinemas are going to screen 4 Alfred Hitchcock‘s movies during the month of May, and tickets are only 5 euros.

If you like a good suspense film don’t miss out this opportunity. The four movies will be shown at 2:30 and 8:30 pm.

Monday, 5th MayDial M for Murder. Ray Milland plays the scheming villain, an ex-tennis pro who tries to murder his unfaithful wife (Grace Kelly) for her money.

Monday, 12th MayVertigo. James Stewart plays “Scottie”, a former police investigator suffering from acrophobia, who develops an obsession with a woman he is shadowing (Novak). Scottie’s obsession leads to tragedy. The film contains a camera technique developed by Irmin Roberts that has been copied many times by filmmakers, wherein the image appears to “stretch”. It has become known by many nicknames, “Hitchcock Zoom,” and “Vertigo Effect.”












Monday, 19th MayRear Window. Again with James Stewart in the leading role. Stewart’s character, a photographer based on Robert Capa, must temporarily use a wheelchair; out of boredom he begins observing his neighbours across the courtyard, and becomes convinced one of them (Raymond Burr) has murdered his wife. 

Monday, 26th MayNorth By North West. Cary Grant portrays Roger Thornhill, a Madison Avenue advertising executive who is mistaken for a government secret agent.He is hotly pursued across the United States by enemy agents.

You can book your tickets here


Coole Music Concert in Kinvara

On Sunday, 4th May, as part of the Fleadh na gCuach 20th Anniversary celebrations, Coole Music will host its Annual Gala Concert in Kinvara Community Centre, commencing at 6pm.


This is a family event, priced at just 5 euros admission with children under 6 free.

Including the visiting Swedish Choir ‘Aquarellen‘, it will feature the Coole Music Youth Orchestra, Sonic Strings, international String Quartet Yukatope, and virtuosi Peter Sebestyen and Robert Solyom on cello and clarinet.

Fleadh na gCuach, The Cuckoo Festival, is a traditional music and community based arts festival running from Friday to Monday. A well-established and richly deserved reputation has ensured that the Fleadh has become a showcase for the best in traditional music, attracting musicians from all over the country and beyond.


If you want to discover what other music shows are included in their programme , check their website here



Spring Clean

Spring Clean

Galway Simon’s Big, Big Clear out will take place on Saturday 3rd May 10am-8pm, Sunday 4th May 12pm-6pm and Monday 5th May 12pm-6pm at Joyce’s supermarket car park, Knocknacarra.

Free yourself of clutter this May Day holiday weekend

Galway Simon Community began providing services in the city in 1979 and in the intervening years has provided an emergency shelter, a soup run, supported housing services, a resettlement service, tenancy sustainment and a range of move on accommodation options for people who have become homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless.

For more information you can check Galway Simon’s website