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First Thought

ireland

THICKER THan WATER

Backstage at the Festival is a series of theatre and gallery talks with selected artists and companies participating at the Festival. This is an informal platform for audiences to hear artists discuss their creative process. Gallery Talks – no ticket required. Pre and post show talks – admission free for ticket holders.

In this year of The Gathering, this discussion will focus on creativity and the Diaspora. The power of the Diaspora is irrefutable. With creativity lauded as being at the core of the Irish psyche, can networks based on ideas, and bound by family and heritage, transcend geography to help shape Ireland’s future? Can a collaboration of creative talents build a new narrative for Ireland? PANELLISTS INCLUDE: Tim O’Connor, Chairman of The Gathering and former Irish Consul General NY, Aidan Connolly, Executive Director, Irish Arts Centre, New York. Chair: Prof Kevin Whelan, University of Notre Dame

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THEATRE & DANCE

GALLERY TALKS

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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre Post-show talk with The Rite of Spring & Petrushka cast and Michael Keegan-Dolan. 16 July, Black Box Theatre

John Gerrard Gallery talk with the artist. 15 July, 2pm Absolut Festival Gallery

Julie Feeney Composer of Bird, Julie Feeney in pre-concert conversation. 28 July, 7.30PM St. Nicholas’ Church

Baxter Theatre Post-show talk with the cast of Mies Julie and writer and director Yael Farber. 23 July, Town Hall Theatre Northlight Theatre Post-show talk with playwright Bruce Graham, director BJ Jones and the cast of Stella & Lou. 17 July, Town Hall Theatre

TERRI HOOLEY IN CONVERSATION WITH TONY CLAYTON-LEA

Howard Hodgkin Gallery talk with curator Neil McConnon. 16 July, 2pm Absolut Festival Gallery Nathaniel Mellors Gallery talk with the artist. 17 July, 2pm Galway Arts Centre

The Emergency Room/ Galway Arts Festival Post-show talk with writer and performer Olwen Fouéré and the creative team of Riverrun. 24 July, Druid Lane Theatre

Terri Hooley was born in Belfast. In 1978 he opened a record shop, and later founded the music label Good Vibrations which quickly estblished an impressive portfolio of bands including The Undertones. In spite of bankruptcy, arson, and run-ins with Bob Dylan and John Lennon, the label, the shop and Terri survived a turbulent and colourful career in the music industry. A biopic, Good Vibrations, was released earlier this year. Terri is joined in conversation by journalist Tony Clayton-Lea.

BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL

Casus Post-show talk with the cast of Knee Deep. 23 July, Black Box Theatre

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Landmark Productions Post-show talk with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Mark O’Rowe. 23 July, An Taibhdhearc

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Profile for Galway International Arts Festival

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2013  

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2013