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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

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Night of Silence at the Town Hall Theatre

Night of Silence at the Town Hall Theatre

This Saturday, March 8th, the Galway Film Society will screen ‘Night of Silence’ in association with Amnesty International.

Having just entered puberty, bride (Dilan Aksüt) had been forced to marry with groom (Ilyas Salman) whom returned to his hometown after doing many years of jail time and more than fifty years older than her. At first she was afraid, she cries, even resists, having equipped with patchy and second hand sayings, she did not know what is going to happen to her. Sitting in the nuptial chamber with horror, she will start to face with realities after grandfather-aged groom steps into the room.

Tickets are €6/€5 (concession) and are available from Town Hall Theatre Galway

Musical lover? Friday 21st is your day

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I really hope you can sing along with them because it can be difficult to resist!

As you can see in the pictures, the show starts at 8 pm this Friday February 21st and tickets are 15 euros. You can call the hotel or check the Town Hall website

Film in the Town Hall Theatre: Blancanieves

Blancanieves, Snow White in English, is one of the most innovative films of the last years, we highly recommend this movie. The powerful black and white of the images, the expression of the actors and the novelty of the silent film will make you stare at the screen.

Please, don’t think about the fairy tale, as this story will bring you to a very different atmosphere:

Carmen is the daughter of a famous bullfighter and is forced to live under the tyrannical rule of her evil stepmother, Encarna. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, where her beauty and natural talent in the ring attract notices from the press. But soon the news reaches Encarna, who at last knows where to find Carmen, and she prepares for the final showdown

It will be shown in the Town Hall Theatre this Sunday, December 1st, at 8 15 pm.

These are only some of the awards it received:

  • Winner – Best Film, Bucharest International Film Festival 2012
  • Winner – Special Jury Prize, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013
  • Winner – Special Jury Prize, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012
  • Winner- Best Actress, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012

You can get the tickets here

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

The Junior Film Fleadh asked to vote on your favourite film from your youth and The Princess Bride was the runaway winner.

As a result a very special big-screen outing this family classic will be on on Saturday 16th November at 11:30 AM in the Town Hall Theatre.

Arguably one of the best fantasy films ever made, and easily the funniest, Rob Reiner’s charming adaptation of William Goldman’s novel of the same name has enchanted and entertained people of all ages for over a quarter of a century now. We are delighted to be able to bring The Dread Pirate Roberts, Princess Buttercup, Inigo Montoya (“You killed my father… prepare to die!”), Fezzik, Miracle Max and Valerie and all your favourite characters to the big screen.

Tickets are a very special €3 each or €10 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) and are available from the Town Hall Theatre

the great beauty

This beautiful movie will be shown in The Town Hall Theater this Sunday, November 3rd, at 20:15.

Especially recommended for Fellini fans and for all those in love with Rome!

Jep Gambaradella is an elegant, sad-eyed bachelor, now 65 years old. He is a famous journalist and man-about-town, whose early promise as a novelist was never fulfilled. Jep is entirely content with The Roman shallow and amusing world in which he lives. He is connoisseur of its exquisite surfaces. But one day a man of Jep’s age arrives on his doorstep to tell Jep that his wife has just died – a woman who turns out to have been Jep’s first love when he was 18 years old.

A film of aristocratic ladies, social climbers, politicians, high-flying criminals, journalists, actors, decadent nobles, prelates, artists and intellectuals engulfed in a desperate Babylon which plays out in the antique palaces, immense villas and most beautiful terraces in the city.

You can get your tickets here

The Sound of Music

La melodie de bonheur in French, Sonrisas y lágrimas in Spanish, Meine Lieder, meine Träume in German, Tutti insieme appassionatamente in Italian, Música no Coração in Portugese… this must the the film with more names in the history of Hollywood. The sound of Music is also a musical on the stage and now we can watch it in Galway, in the Town Hall Theatre

‘The Sound of Music’, based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp family, tells the story of a woman, Maria, who leaves an Austrian convent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. As the story unfolds, Maria falls in love with the stern captain only to be forced to flee as the Nazis invade Austria. The original Broadway musical was made into a beloved five-time Oscar winning movie featuring Julie Andrews as Maria. ‘The Sound of Music’ is an audience favourite and among the most celebrated title in musical theatre.

This is not a professional show but it has, among others, with the  experienced director Seán and Brian Power. He has produced  at the Town Hall theatre Galway over the past 22 years with Renmore Pantomime, Galway Musical Society and Power Performance Academy with shows like ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Seussical and last years ‘Oliver’ among others.

From Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th at about 7 pm, but also at 2:30 during the weekend so, please, check the times here

I have to confess I have never watched the movie, still, I know the words of some songs… in Spanish, tough. So if you want to start learning them in English with me, here you have a video from the 1965 movie: