Posts Tagged ‘NUI galway’



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.


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


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 €

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

Harry Potter Festival @ NUIG

The dedicated Harry Potter fans from Potter Soc at the National University of Ireland, Galway have teamed up to bring you, the Irish Potter Heads, your very own convention. 
Taking place this weekend (Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd February) in different places in the campus (Art Room, Hub, College Bar etc). You can check the details here
Ticket prices at the door are as follows:
One day ticket (entry for either Saturday or Sunday) is €10.
A weekend ticket (entry for both Saturday and Sunday) is €15.
Friday evening is free.Children under the age of 8 are allowed free entry* and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

With talks on the series, games, Quidditch matches (NUIG was the first college in Ireland to bring Muggle Quidditch with the formation of the All Ireland Quidditch League in 2012. At PotterFest, we’ll be having Quidditch matches for everyone to join in and experience the fast paced action of this magical sport.), competitions, panels, debates and Diagon Alley, you can experience the magic of the Wizarding World right here at NUIG.

There also will be classes in astronomy, ancient runes, divination, history of magic, defense against the dark arts, and, for those of you over 18, a potions class in the college bar.
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Piano concert: Ah Ruem Ahn

“The Korean pianist has uncommon poetic qualities and a great capacity to diferentiate colors and nuances at the piano”

An evening with a star in the making performing the best of piano music awaits.

This venue is part of the program Music for Galway (an organization created in 1989 bringing to the West of Ireland world class musicians) for 2013. Different recitals are programmed until the spring, you can check the details following the link.


Ah Ruem Ahn was awarded with the Second Prize and Silver Medal – the first prize was not awarded, at the XVII Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition. The competition is held every three years and Music for Galway has been inviting the winners for over two decades. Having toured Europe and the Americas and performed at such prestigious halls such as the Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NY is playing tonight, Thursday, 14 November 2013, at 20:00 in  Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Tickets are 16 and 20 euros, and in her program for the evening are these compositions:

Albéniz: Iberia Book 1.
Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110.
Jane O’Leary: Five Bagatelles (world première) commissioned by Music for Galway with funds from the Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon.
Schubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894.




The University and the Fitness Club launch this charity 8K Run on Saturday 12th October at 10am.

This is a  run around the University Campus along the banks of the river Corrib.

This Charity event (entering the competition is 20 Euros) is forming part of the NUI Galway Alumni Gathering schedule which takes place the weekend of the 11th to the 13th of October 2013 on the NUI Galway campus. As 2013 is the year of the gathering, this event gives a great opportunity to bring together students, staff, alumni and friends of NUI Galway in one place to take part in a fun event for all ages and abilities.

 The run is open to everyone, with runners and walkers of all fitness levels catered for.

You can enter the race using this link