Galway Arts Festival Programme 1985

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Sunday, Aug., 11th.

11 a,m,, Exhibitions open daily. 12.30: Lunchtime Concert: Irish Youth Jazz Or­ chestra: Musical Director Bobby Lambe. Great Southern Hotel, Galway. • Sponsored by Bank of Ireland. 10.30 p.m. Festival Spectacular: 'The Devils' by top Spanish Theatre Group, Els Comediants. Spanish Arch and nearby side streets, Free Admis­ sion, Souvenir programme available.

Monday, Aug., 14th.

11 a.m. Exhibitions open daily. S p.m. Official opening of Weaving by Gabi Froese and Pottery by Caroline McDaid. Fisheries Watchtower, Wolfe Tone Bridge. Free Admis­ sion. • Sponsored by Renvyle House Hotel. 8 p.m. Druid Theatre Company present Festival performance of 'Conversations on a Homecom­ ing' by Tom Murphy, Rabbit's Pub, Foster St. Advance Booking. 8.30 p.m. Reunion Concert • Scullion • Castle Bar, Salthill. Advance Booking. 8.30 p.m. "Fallte0 an evening of Irish traditional music song and dance, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, Middle St., advance booking. BOOKINGS: Advance booking for the shows of Els Come­ diants and all the concerts at Powell's, Four Cor­ ners, Music City, Festival Office and Star Records.


eA scene from "Ale'9, the indoor show by Spanish group "Els Comedlants" who play for five nights at Lelsureland from Tuesday 13th to 17th August 8.30 p.m.

·ruesda)", Aug., 13th. 11 a,m. Checkout Festival Exhibitions. 8.30 p.m. Opening night of "Ale' or 'Breath' by top Spanish Theatre Company, Els Comedlants. Leisureland, Salthill. Advance booking. "A brilliant mixture of circus, song, fireworks and giant moving puppets". IO.JO p.m. Festival Club upstairs in Burrenmount. Beside Killoran's. Bar extension. Special guests.

Wednesday, Aug., 14th.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Lots of Interesting exhibitions. 8.30 p.m. Festival Reading by John McGahem, Arts Centre, Nun's fsland, • Sponsored by Padraic O Maille, Dominic St., Galway. 8.30 p.m. Els Comedlants present their indoor show •Ale or 'Breath'. Leisureland, Salthill. Ad· vance booking. "A fantastical adventure that never ceases" 8.30 "Fallte", Taibhdhcarc na Gaillimhe. 11 p.m. Galway Theatre Workshop presents "Im· mortal Diamonds", a performance by Cathal O'Riordan on the life and works of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe.

• John McGahem, who recently won the 10,000 dollar Irish American literary prize, will read at the Arts Centre, Nun's Island on Wednesday, August 14th 8.30 p.m.

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11 a.m. Exhibitions. 3.30 p.m. Puppet Show presented by Brian Bourke and Jay Murphy with Padraig O Carra, kids only. Check local press for venue and times. 6 p.m, Festival launching of a new book, "Druid, The Fint Ten Years", to celebrate the first decade of Druid's History. Written by David Burke of the Tuam Herald and studded with photos from the Druid archive. Reception in Kenny's Art Gallery, Middle Street. Book on sale from all good bookshops. Druid, 1975 • 1985 Ten years of posters and pro­ duction photos. To coincide with the launching of the Festival Book to mark Druid's tenth anniver­ sary. Venue: Kenny's Ar� Gallery, Middle Street. 8.30 p.m. 'Ale', a show by Els Comedlants, Leisureland, Salthill. Advance booking. "'Ale takes an irreverent look at Modern Society". 8.30 "Fallte" by Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. 10.30 Festival Ball Great Southern Hotel, Galway. Great old-fashioned Rock & Roll with Full Circle formerly John Keogh and the Greenbeats. Bar ex. tension. Advance booking. 11 p.m. Galway Theatre Workshop present "Im­ mortal Diamonds" with Cathal O'Riordan. Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. Many th11!*5 to Irish Continental Line. f�r sppn.· soring Eli Comedian.ts travel 'from ·1re1and to 'France. I





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Friday, Aug., 16th. 11 a.m. Last few days of Various Exhibitions. 3.30 p.m. Puppet Show presented by Brian Bourke and Jay Murphy with Padraig O'Carra. Kids only, check local press for venue and times. 8 p.m. Galway Film Society present a Fourth Festival of Irish Film. "Every Picture Tells A Story" by James Scott and "Aisling" by Belfast Film Workshop. O'Flaherty Theatre U.C.G. 8.30 p.m. • Ale' award winning show by Spanish Theatre Company, Els Comediants. Leisureland, Salthall. Advance booking. "A show of breath­ taking beauty and inventiveness". 8.30 p.m... Failte", Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. 9 p.m. In Concert • The Blades • The Castle, Salthill. Advance booking. Hit single, "Those Were the Days" from album "The Last Man in Europe". 10.30 p.m. Feslival Club. Bar extension, Disco upstairs in Burrenmount beside Killoran's, Salthill. 11 p.m. Galway Theatre Workshop present "Im­ mortal Diamonds" with Cathal O'Riordan, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe.

• Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre who per­ form "Lunar Parables" at Taibhdhearc na Gallllmbe on Saturday, August 17th 8.30 p.m.

Festival (;lob Beside Killoran's ·Nightly· Bar Extension·

• A drawing of De Danann singer, Mary Black by Joachim Boske, one of the artists In the Galway Group Show uGalway Now", on view daily at the Parochial Hall, Woodquay. De Danann play a concert In Lelsureland on Friday, August 9th at 8.30 p.m. FESTIVAL OfflCE: The Arts Festival Office will open on Monday, Ju­ ly 29th at No. 2 Rosemary Avenue, Eyre Square, beside Dunne's Stores, Eyre Square, phone 001-21309 or call in for full information on pro­ gramme, tickets and bookings. Galway Arts Festival gratefully acknowledge the support of First National Building Society for use of the 'building.


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