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Enda Walsh in conversation with Paul Fahy

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Jane Jacobs Death and Life of Great American Cities

Enda Walsh is one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights. Recent work includes the book for the Broadway and West End musical Once, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical in 2012, and the award winning play Misterman which toured to New York and following its Galway performances at GAF 2011. Other recent plays include Penelope, The New Electric Ballroom and The Walworth Farce, have toured all over the world.

It is envisaged that public spaces be the inspired centres of civic life; vibrant, active, sustainable places: reflecting the best of who we are. But, do our urban environments shape up to match? This discussion will focus on creativity and the use of public spaces. PANELLISTS INCLUDE: Elizabeth Francis, Irish Commissioner, Venice Architecture Biennale of Architecture 2012, Róisín Heneghan, Architect, heneghan peng architects, Rich Gilligan, Photographer, Professor Kevin M. Leyden, NUI Galway. Chair: Ali Grehan, Dublin City Architect

Marie Mullen

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Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway €10 (€6 conc.)

COLUM McCANN TransAtlantic

Colum McCann is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. He has won numerous international literary awards including the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award and the National Book Award in the USA for his last novel Let The Great World Spin. In his new novel TransAtlantic, from which he reads, McCann weaves together personal stories to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

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Presented in association with NUI Galway

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Enda is joined by Artistic Director of Galway Arts Festival Paul Fahy to discuss his life and work.

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Artistic Director and co-founder of Druid Garry Hynes, interviews her longtime collaborator and friend, actor and cofounder of Druid, Marie Mullen. Garry and Marie are two of Ireland’s most celebrated and successful theatre artists, having toured extensively the highways, byways and broadways of the theatre world. The recipients of numerous awards, they both received Tony Awards in 1998 for The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Garry for Direction and Marie for Best Actress. Both received Special Tribute Awards at the Irish Times Theatre Awards for their enormous contribution to Irish theatre, Garry in 2005 and Marie in 2012.

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One of the greatestever novels about New York.

Dave Eggers on Let The Great World Spin

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Profile for Galway International Arts Festival

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2013  

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2013