Galway Arts Festival Programme 1996

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Towering Inferno

Towering Inferno

Towering Inferno

Saw Doctors




John Mayall 11pm



Jordi Bertran 7pm Jordi Bertran 7pm Sandy Silva 1pm The Lost Continent 8pm Theater Manjana 9. Theater Manjana 9. Jordi Bertran 7pm Annie Griffin 11.15pm Annie Griffin 11.15pm Annie Griffin 11.15pm Theater Manjana 9.30 Macnas Parade Macnas Macnas Macnas Macnas in the streets 8.30pm




Story Theatre

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Rosy Gibb


GYT 7.30pm

Codswallop 4pm GYT 7.30 m M & B Browne



Doors 7.30pm Show8.30pm


Ani Di Franco

11am&2pm Story Theatre 4pm GYT 7.30pm

Smyth & Higgins

11am&2pm Story Theatre 4pm GYT 7.30pm

of Galway

starts Eyre Square 3pm


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GYT 7.30pm


Joe O'Connor 5pm Bill Bryson 5pm Lost Continent Bpm Lost Continent 8pm Jonathan Richman Jonathan Richman




Red Kettle

Red Kettle

Festival Club 11pm Festival Club 11pm Festival Club 11pm Festival Club 11pm Festival Club 11pm Fe



ROISiN DUBH Ronnie Taheny 9pm

Sugarbeat & Hurley 9pm

Rory McLeod 9pm

Galway Music Coop Showcase 5pm Indian 9pm


T W Henderson 9pm



Punchbag Theatre Punchbag Theatre Punchbag Theatre Punchbag Theatre 8pm



Gael Force 3

Gael Force 3

Gael Force 3



Grant Lee Buffalo 11pm

at GPO



2.30pm& 8pm

Gael Force 3

Gael Force 3

Ciaran Folan 1pm Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick St.

Bruce Marton




at GPO

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Fred Garbo

Fred Garbo






Trainspotting 9.30pm

Ruth Rendell & P DJames 7pm


Macnas 8.30pm

Macnas B.�

Word & Action

Word & Action






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GYT 7.30pm

12noon 8pm


10.30am& 2pm

GYT 7.30pm

Richard Hayter



Fred Garbo



12noon 8pm

Mummenschanz 8pm

10.30am& 2pm GYT 7.30pm Ridiculusmus 11pm

Keegan &Joyce

Richard Hayter 8pm

Festival Club 11pm Festival Club 11pm Festival Club 11pm

Mummenschanz 8pm


BIG DAY OUT at Castlegar


Radiohead Neneh Cherry The Bluetones The Cardigans Gates 1.30pm




Tiebreak Theatre

Tiebreak Theatre



Fred Garbo

Mary Coughlan11pm Furry Village 11pm

Trainspotting 9.30pm



FRI 26

11am&2pm GYT 7.30pm Ridiculusmus 11pm

J & P Marsh & H Bartelink 1pm

Barungwa 11pm Festival Club




GYT 7.30pm Ridiculusmus 11pm McCarty & McGrath


GYT 7.30pm

In Coole Parle


Colin Bateman 5pm

Festival Club 11pm Festival Club 11pm --

Mary O'Malley 8pm

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Arlo Guthrie 9pm

Hibernia String Trio 1pm

I Forbidden Pigs 9pm

· Something Happens & Roche 9pm

Sean Smyth & Friends 9pm

Allen & Bicker

Dermot Dunne

Maria McGarry

Billy Bacon &



Ron Sexsmith 9pm

Judas Diary 9pm


eatre Punchbag Theatre Punchbag Theatre Punchbag Theatre Punchbag Theatre Punchbag Theatre 8pm 2.30pm& 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 3

Gael Force 3 1.10pm

Gael Force 3 1.10pm

Gael Force 3 1.10pm

Jeff Green 8.30pm Alison Krauss 8pm at Seapoint at GPO

Gael Force 3 1.10pm

Exhibitions - s

Gael Force 3 1.10pm

Gael Force 3 1.10pm

pages 32 to 34 to all Visual Arts

For all Um ella Events see pa s 37 to 39


See pages 3 - 11 Towering Inferno Kaddish Parade Mummenschanz Rhymes Fram The Ancient Mariner Macnas G & J Productions Trainspotting The House Of Bernarda Alba Theater Manjana Poemes Visuals Jordi Bertran Co. G & J Productions The Lost Continent It Is For My Mouth Forever Annie Griffin The Ages Of Man Richard Hayter Punchbag Theatre The Field Sandy Silva GYT (Galway Youth Theatre) As You Like It

Red Kettle Theatre Brighton Beach Memoirs Ridiculusmus All About H. Hatterr


International Children's Festival

See pages 26 and 27

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre Co. Black Box Puppet Theatre

Grandpa And The Bags Of Rubbish

Rosy The Clown

The Magic Clown Show

Tiebreak Theatre

Singing In The Rain Forest

Story Theatre

The Tortoise And The Hare etc

Word And Action

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Festival Big Top Town Hall Theatre Druid lane Theatre Punchbag Theatre Black Box Performance Space St. Nicholas Collegiate Church Omniplex Cinema Booking Office • Corbettcourt Eyre Square Centre Raisin Dubh No. 47 Dominick Street Galway Arts Centre, Nun's Island Kenny Gallery Arcadia Gallery, Castle Street Artspace Taibhdhearc Na Gaillimhe U.C.G. Gallery The King's Head GPO Warwick Hotel, lower Salthill Corbettcourt Carpark Gallery University College Hospital Galway Seapoint. Salthill

All shows £3.00 except where stated

Fred Garbo (USA) and Daielma Santos (Brazil) FRED GARBO INFLATABLE THEATER CO. Wed 24 -Sat 27 July 12 noon Also Fri and Sat, 3pm Festival Big Top. Tickets:£4.00.

Duration: 70 mins non-stop.

Fred Garbo (who in a past life was also Barkley the Dog in Sesame Street) and his partner Daielma Santos are an awe inspiring combination of zany antics and delicate grace. Giant costumes, blow up furniture, an • air-dale" dog and, of course, the inflatable man meets the inflatable woman! A wildly colourful and innovative performance; visual, full of life and pure fun. This show will shake you with laughter. Beg, borrow and steal a ticket • even from your kids!

Rosy The Clown (England) THE MAGIC CLOWN SHOW 3. 5 years 11am THE MAD, MAD, CLOWN SHOW 5-11 years 2pm Fri 19, Sat 20 July Nuns Island Arts Centre.

Duration: t hour

After her sell out performance in '95, Rosy makes a triumphant return promising manic fun, clowning and magic for everyone young and old. "Rosy the Clown, always a favourite ... has an engaging personality, part wacky aunt, part cherished confidante... all ages participate ... two year olds toddle up for a balloon and 32 year olds provide the strong back for some amazing balancing acts." (Times Educational Supplement).

Tiebreak Theatre (England) SINGING IN THE RAINFOREST Fri 26, Sat 27 July, t 1am and 2pm Nuns Island Arts Centre. Duration: 50mins

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Originally commissioned by the Natural History Museum this performance was a huge international hit, playing at children's festivals across Canada and the U.S.A. Join in a carnival of drumming, buzzing, rattling and whistling as a host of extraordinary animals and insects bring the rain forest to life before your very eyes. Tap your feet and groove to the beat at this musical drama packed with stories, comedy and instruments from across the world.

Black Box Puppet Theatre (Scotland) GRANDPA AND THE BAGS OF RUBBISH 3-7 years Mon 22, Tues 23 July, 11am and 2pm Nuns Island Arts Centre Duration: thour

A delightful garden adventure for Grandpa, his grandson David and all their friends when someone begins throwing bags of rubbish over the wall. Who is throwing them and why? What will they do with the mess? A show aimed at the very young which combines good old fashioned fun, interaction and an environmentally green theme. As always Black Box hits its target right on the button.



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Wednesday 10th July


Fleadh Film School• Town Hall Small

0930 2030 2300

Fleadh Film School ·Town Hall Small Fleadh Launch- Galway Rowing Club Last of the High Kings. Town Hall Main

Thursday. 11th July

Friday 12th July

1000 TnaG Showcase- TownHall Main 1100 FleadhFair- GreatSouthernHotel 1230 Women in Film Lunch· Rowing Club 1230 International Animation: Lynn Smith • Town Hall Main 1445 Safe -Town Hall Main 1500 Au Petit Marguery- Omni4 1500 Radio Moscow- Omni7 1600 Fleadh Debate- TownHall Small 1600 Sai Baba :Strange Avatar - Town Hall Main 1700 Brothers inTrouble - Omni4 1900 Terra Estrangera • Omni4 2100 Party Girl • Omni4 2300 Eliminator - Town Hall Main Saturday 13th July

0900 New Irish Shorts· Town Hall Main 1000 Fleadh Fair - Great Southern Hotel 1100 Joe My Friend • Omni4 1200 TV Pitching Forum -Town Hall Small 1230 New Irish Animation -Town Hall Main 1300 Orson Welles - One Man Band • Omni4 1500 Our Burmese Days - Omni 4 1500 Priest • Omni7 1700 Carmen Miranda - Omni 4 1700 Fleadh Auction· Galway Rowing Club 1900 Disappearance of Finbar- Omni4 2100 Bolshe Vita- Omni4 2300 Flirting With Disaster· TownHall Main Sunday 14th July

0900 1000 1100 1400 1500 1515 1515 1700 1715 1900 1915 2100 2115 2300

New Irish Documentary· TownHall Main Fleadh Fair • Great SouthernHotel The Boy From Mercury • Omni4 Amazon Journal. Town Hall Main Paris Was A Woman - Town Hall Main A Perfect Candidate , Omni4 Notes from Underground • Omni 7 Streetlife - Town Hall Main Mad Love· Omni4 Bastard of Carollna -Town Hall Main Perfume of Gardenia· Omni Trojan Eddie-Town Hall Main Stille Nacht • Omni4 Lust and Revenge -Town Hall Main

0930 0930 1100 1100 1230 1315 1415 1515 1515 1530 1700 1715 1900

International Animation: TVC - Town Hall FatherTed Masterclass • Town HallSmall Seminar: Irish Film & its Future·Town Hall James and the Giant Peach· Omni4 Fleadh Lunch - Galway Rowing Club The Celluloid Closet· Omni 4 a.k.a. Don Bonus, Town Hall Main Hollywood Now. Omni4 NuebaYol•Omni7 The Final Kick • Town Hall Main Jenlpapo • TownHall Main Santa Clara - Omni 4 The Sun, The Moon and theStars - Town Hall Main The Man Who Reads Music From Plates· Omnl4 Inside· TownHall Main Nothing to lose - Omni4 Cashing In • Town Hall Main

Monday 15th July

1915 2100 2115 2300

Tuesday 16th July

0900 1500 1500 1515 1700 1715 1BOO 1900 1915 2100


International Shorts -Town Hall Main The Big Pink· Town Hall Main Jim Sheridan Masterclass Brazilian Shorts • Omni 4 A Beach Near Belfast· Town Hall Main The Common Plight • Omni4 Boys and Men • Town Hall Main Jude • TownHall Main Jeffrey· Omni4 Some Mother's Son -Town Hall Theatre (Closing Film)

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All the films wil be shown in the Town Hall Theatre and the Galway Omniplex. For more details see separate Film Fleadh Brochure.

New romantic comedy from around the world. The Premiere of six new Irish feature films. European and International Premieres. Retrospecti_ves and Tributes. The h ·IQ h I Y SUCCeSSf UI FI eadh f"I I m S C h 00 I • Animation Workshops and lots, lots more in the spectacular · I . E IQ · hth G a I way F"Im I FIeadh running b etween 11th - 16th J Uy

The Eighth Galway Fleadh opens with the much-awaited Irish Premiere of David Keating's Last of the High Kings. Based on the Ferdia MacAnna novel, the film is a coming of age story set in 1977 Dublin, to the music of Thin Lizzy, and follows the fortunes of Frankie, his parents, friends and lovers. Stephen Frears introduces the third film in Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy, still hot from Cannes, The Van. Starring Colm Meaney, The Van follows the hilarious adventures of Larry and Bimbo throughout the summer of Italia '90. More Irish Premieres include The Disappearance of Finbar, directed by Sue Clayton and scripted by Dermot Bolger. A film about people's dreams, Disappearance deals with the consequences of Finbar's debunking from his Dublin estate, and of a mythic journey to the North Pole. A First Feature Script, Trojan Eddie by acclaimed Wexford writer Billy Roche, and starring Richard Harris, is the story of a small town hustler who becomes entangled in a web of deceit when he crosses into a sub-culture of settled travellers and bare knuckled fighters. The Sun, the Moon and the Stars by director Geraldine Creed, starring Gina Moxley, Jason Donovan and Angie Dickinson, focuses on the break-up of a marriage through the eyes of a child, a mysterious stranger in a seaside resort, and a little light witchcraft. Boys and Men is a chilling 40 minute psychological drama from the award­ winning northerner Sean Hinds, of Pan Loaf fame. On a lighter note the Fleadh welcomes the first cult feature to come out of Northern Ireland, The Eliminator. Directed by Enda Hughes, this low-budget all­ action fantasy spoof promises to be a high-energy roller-coaster from beginning to end.

New romantic comedy

includes the sizzling and side-splitting

Flirting With Disaster which closed the Cannes Film Festival. Starring Ben Stiller,

Patricia Arquette, Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore and George Segal, it's the wildly original contemporary '90's comedy that everyone's been waiting for. Party Girl, a breezy 1990's slacker film directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer and featuring Parker Posey as the girl who likes to have a good time. The film casts an honest and amusing eye on life and love for the twenty-somethings of New York. Romantic comedy also includes Australian director Paul Cox's lust and Revenge. Starring Nicholas Hope, the film satirises art, new age religion and corporate money in a story of domestic and corporate manipulation. The Israeli film Santa Clara looks at how a young girl must choose between her supernatural powers and her first foray into love. The Fleadh pays tribute this year to Antonia Bird, who will present her controversial works Priest and Safe, and her latest work Mad Love. Antonia will also participate in this year's debate on 'Women in Film'.

European and International Premieres include Street life, directed by Fleadh regular Karl Francis. Karl will present his much talked about new movie which follows a young single mother living on a council estate, and examines the effects of betrayal and lack of care. Jude, filmed in Edinburgh, is a contemporary story based on the Thomas Hardy novel, 'Jude The Obscure', and will be introduced by its director, another Fleadh regular, Michael Winterbottom. Brothers In Trouble follows a group of illegal Pakistani immigrants living in the UK. Udayan Prasad's Premiere is a film about survival in a foreign land. Nothing To Lose is Eric Bross's stunning directorial debut, inspired by Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets. Set against a background of suburban New Jersey, the film provides a highly emotional exploration of camaraderie, rivalry and betrayal amongst three youngsters.


A Perfect Candidate is David Van Taylor and R J Cutler's insightful feature

documentary into the 1994 Virginia Senate race between Lt. Col. Oliver North and Senator Charles Robb, and features unprecedented behind the scenes footage. The lives of celebrated women writers, artists, photographers and editors are explored in Paris Was A Woman, an insightful documentary on the remarkable community of women who flocked to Paris's Left Bank between the two World Wars. Lindsey Merrison will introduce her documentary Our Burmese Days at the Fleadh. The documentary follows Lindsey's mother and uncle returning to their birthplace of Burma, exploring their identity and Eurasian heritage. A Beach Near Belfast directed by Henri-Francois Imbert is a documentary based upon the true story of a film-maker's journey to return an unfinished film to its original owner. Homosexuality is examined in The Celluloid Closet. Starring the very funny Whoopi Goldberg and the ever-youthful patriarch of film, Tony Curtis, The Celluloid Closet is based on the Vito Russo novel, and reflects on screen perceptions of lesbians and gay men, but always with a light touch. Music icon k.d. lang wraps up the movie with her rendition of Doris Day's 'Secret Love'. A.K.A. Don Bonus is Spencer Nakasako's self-portrait of a young Cambodian immigrant growing up in today's America. This powerful work won the Golden Gate Award, Best Bay Area Documentary at last year's San Fransisco International Film Festival. Hollywood Now is Karl Schederseit's semi-documentary dealing with European film-makers' struggle to make films in the shadow of the great American movie machine. Original film footage allows us an insight into the hidden life of legendary film-maker Orson Welles in the documentary Orson Welles: The One-Man Band. The Big Pink, directed by Kolin Schult is the real-life story of an alternative family globetrotting the world over a 25-year period.

In addition, this year's Fleadh boasts movies from around the world, including the best of contemporary cinema from Brazil. Included in this section are Perfume de Gardenia; Terra Estrangera, Walter Salle's film about a generation in crisis and a country unsure of its identity; Jenipapo, a film exploring a reporter's obsession with a charismatic activist priest; and Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business. This entertaining mix of documentary and fiction traces the footsteps of the legendary Portuguese girl, raised in Brazil who rose to Hollywood fame. Rare snatches of film and interviews with Cesar Romero make this a must-see. Also hot from Cannes is the provocative drama Some Mother's Son which closes the Fleadh. This controversial Irish film, produced by Jim Sheridan and directed by Terry George, (who collaborated on 'In the Name of the Father' ), is set during the 1981 hunger strikes and contrasts the lives of two mothers and their sons. Look out at the Fleadh for the film's director and producer, as well as for cast members including the brilliant Helen Mirren.

Other Fleadh events include a full day's screening and seminars of the new work of Teilifis na Gaeilge; the ever popular Outdoor Cult Classics, which this year cover the theme of American paranoia in the 19SO's; the Fleadh Auction for the best in film memorabilia, and the New Fleadh Club, overlooking the river Corrib, which will be the place to hang out this July.

Top right: "Our Burmese Days" and "Lust and Revenge". Above: "Some Mother's Son" and "The Big Pink" Right: "The Sun, The Moon and The Stars"

For all Film Fleadh booking call 569777


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Visual arts

Kindly assisted by University College Galway

Kathe Kollwitz

UCG Art Gallery

Born in Prussia in 1867 Kathe Kollwitz's works of social conscience are as relevant today as when they were first exhibited. Rejecting classical notions of beauty she. ably and powerfully expresses the simple beauty of ordinary people in her work Honest and dignified, her prints have enormous social responsibility, an achievement she was recognised for during her lifetime. The first woman elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts, she was forced by the Nazis - in 1933 - to resign her position, because they considered her work "degenerate". While Kollwitz's work is of enormous historical social significance, it remains equally significant today. Her work truly does transcend time and national borders. This exhibition, from a major private collection in California, has been organised exclusively for the Galway Arts Festival by Jack Rutberg, of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles.

Jorge du Bon Aula Maxima, UCG

The sculptures Jorge du Bon hacks from wood have a primal directness that is as compelling as it is forceful. Evoking structures that celebrate and mirror our quest for the spiritual, the wood remains rooted in nature . Of joint Mexican French origin du Bon now lives in France, but his work has been exhibited all over the world. After studying architecture in Mexico he completed his MA at Harvard before further academic work took him to London and New York. His work has won many awards, including the Guggenheim Prize in 1981, and in 1989 he was chosen from a list of distinguished artists to produce a sculpture celebrating 200 years of the French Revolution. The prestigious site selected to show the work was the courtyard in front of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral. The pieces showing in Galway are representative of the main thrust of his work, forms reaching for the sky while remaining firmly fixed in the earth. His work is included in many major international collections, and this will be the first exhibition of this important artist in Ireland.

Joan Miro

Galway Arts Centre, Number 47 Dominick Street

The graphic work of Joan Miro presented in this exhibition represents a selection of lithographs executed over three decades, from the 1950s to the 1970s. Supplied by the Maeght Fondation, these 60 pieces are an excellent sampling of the numerous works produced by this most prestigious and prodigious of artists. By the time of his death in 1983 he was producing so much work that only Picasso among his contemporaries surpassed him in the quantity of his output. 1

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Whatever technique Miro employs, and he was a bold experimenter in a form that already offered a broad range of processes, the results are always extraordinarily fresh. The brilliance of colour and variety of texture owes much to his awareness of the properties of the material on which the prints were made. The works in the exhibition which date from the late 1960s in particular have a bold intensity and richness unparalleled in any former work.

Perennial Heat

Arcadia Gallery, Castle Street. Corbett's Carpark These five Galway based artists are back for their perennial Galway Arts Festival exhibition. The landscapes of Jay Murphy reflect the form, shape and texture found in the geographic makeup of rural Ireland. Leonie King"s brightly coloured compositions achieve a harmony and balance through working over the rich colours. Siobhan Piercy uses screen printing to overlay collage-like iconographic imagery. The natural rhythm of land and water is the focus of Dolores Lyne's coolly meditative work. Using images of stone and organic surfaces Margaret Irwin's etchings deal with the structure of landscape.

Visual Arts Lectures

Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street

Mira's Prints

Jenny Siung National Gallery of Ireland Saturday 20 July, 3pm Admission: £3.00 (concession £2.00)

Jenny Siung discusses the Graphic work of Joan Miro to coincide with the Miro exhibition at the Arts Centre.

Caravaggio, The Taking of Christ

Sergio Benedetti Senior Conservator, National Gallery of Ireland Thursday 25 July, 3pm Admission: £3.00 (concession £2.00) Sergio Benedetti talks about his discovery and restoration of Caravaggio's masterpiece, The Taking of Christ, one of the great art discoveries of this century.

The Life and Work of Joan Miro

Sergio Benedetti Senior Conservator, National Gallery of Ireland Friday 26 July, 1pm Admission: £3.00 (concession £2.00) Sergio Benedetti offers an insight into the life and work of Joan Miro, one of this century's foremost artists.

The National Gallery of Ireland: Past, Present and Future

Jackie Ryan Education Department, National Gallery of Ireland Friday 26 July, 3.30pm Admission: £3.00 (concession £2.00)

Jackie Ryan's lecture deals with the recently completed and major renovations undertaken at the Gallery, as well as offering a history of the Gallery and the future plans.




Jeff Green

Wednesday 24 July, 8:30pm. GPO. Tickets: £6.00 (concession £5.00) One of the brightest new talents of British comedy, Jeff Green has been described by Time Out as "sharp, skillful and very talented." His razor-sharp observations combined with an abundant natural charm earned him a coveted Perrier Award nomination at the 1994 Edinburgh Festival, and his strength as a performer resides in his ability to be at once disarmingly cute and shockingly direct. Jeff will be joined by Dublin comic Eddie Bannon.

Bruce Morton & Tommy Tiernan

Sunday 21 July, 8:30pm. GPO. Tickets: £6.00 (concession £5.00)

Numerous TV and radio appearances haven't dulled Glaswegian Bruce Morton's innovative and sublime style of stand-up. The (London) Independent reckon he is "about as close an heir to Billy Connolly as Glasgow has produced." Perrier Award nominated in 1992, he won the Edinburgh Critics Award for his acclaimed one­ man show. Sharing the bill with Bruce is Tommy T iernan, described as Ireland's fastest rising young comedian. Hot on the heels of a Late Late Show guest slot and an acclaimed appearance at the Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny this is a great opportunity to catch a rising star.

Gael Force 3

17 - 28 July, 1:10pm. The King's Head. Tickets: £4.00 (concession £3.00) Gael Force 3 are Tommy Tiernan, Patrick McDonnell and Big Gerry Mallon. Before heading off to conquer the Edinburgh Festival in August, these three excellent Irish comedians will be performing every day of the Galway Arts Festival in the King's Head. Tommy T iernan has gone from complete unknown to headling act in every comedy club in the country. The Sunday Times "highly recommended" him, and his recent appearance on the Late Late Show confirmed his status as one of our freshest comedy talents. Louth man Patrick McDonnell has been called • a one­ off original" by The Irish Times. His warm and subtle style has charmed and delighted audiences all over the country. No stranger to Galway audiences, Big Gerry Mallon has been resident MC at the city's comedy club since 1994. He's brought his deranged worldview to every comedy club in the country and has been described as a big, soft, cuddly hoodlum.

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This year's Galway Arts Festival sees the addition of not one but two theatres to the city of Galway. Who would have believed this could have happened so quickly? The flagship of the 'Housing the Arts in Galway' project, the new Town Hall Theatre became operational last October and was officially opened by the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, Michael D. Higgins on February 1st of this year. It has enjoyed great success since opening, providing the public with a delightful venue and an impressive and varied programme.

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The second theatre constructed under the 'Housing the Arts in Galway' project is the new Black Box performance space. To date, phase one has been completed at the Dyke Road site and will provide a large performance space that will eventually have an audience capacity of approximately 550. It will compliment the Town Hall Theatre by providing a flexible space which can be used for practises, performances, concerts, community arts, ceilis, conferences, tradeshows, exhibitions ... anything's possible! Phase two of the project will see the addition of a large foyer, performers facilities, administrative offices and workshops. Macnas, the internationally acclaimed theatre and spectacle company, will take up residence in the Black Box when this second phase is complete. However we cannot rest on our laurels just yet as we still need to raise £250,000 to complete phase two of the Black Box.

HOW YOU CAN HELP a} by purchasing one of our theatre mask brooches on sale all over Galway b} by sponsoring a seat in the town Hall Theatre - this will give you a five year tax free association with the project and many other benefits c} or by becoming a Patron, Benefactor or Friend of the project For further information contact : Eithne Verling, Project Manager. Galway Municipal Theatre Trust, 47 Dominick Street, Galway. Tel: (091) 566954, Fax: (091) 58769




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