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Global Teachers Award at Baboro 2015

baboro workshopsGOWC is delighed to host a Global Teachers Award training as part of the Baboro International Arts Festival. See  the link below for a more details  of the GTA session, and a range of professional workshops on offer for teachers during the festival.

A Place To Be

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We are delighted to inform you that A Place To Be is up and running again. We hope to celebrate yet another year of great creativity.

We would like to start with a New Year’s party on:

Thursday 5th Feb, 6- 7.30 in the City Library, Galway.

We would like to invite all our Artists to perform (1) song or poem, share or read a short story or perform a wee dance.

For those who wish to perform on the Thursday evening, please let me know by email

or mobile:

 Thank you all so much for your contributions and

support, it’s been an honour and we hope that A Place To Be will continue

throughout 2015.

 With much gratitude,

 Sharon Murphy


A Place To Be- November

Thursday 6th November 

6.00pm to 7.30pm

Children’s Library at Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, Galway

Sharon Murphy

Will be the host of A Place to Be and will also perform. Sharon is a singer/song writer whose music could be described as Irish -Soul folk music with reggae influences due to Sharon’s Caribbean heritage.

Guest Performers

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Artist Biography

Evelyn Glynn is a visual artist based in Co. Galway. She studied printmaking (LSAD, 2008) and completed an MA in fine art at LSAD (November 2011). Her work in the area of violence against women informs her art practice and explores hidden histories in relation to women’s lives and experiences.At A Place to Be she will talk about her MA project on Limerick’s Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry and her exhibition & website Breaking the Rule of Silence. For more see http://


Moya Roddy

Moya Roddy is a writer and meditation facilitator. She feels the two complement each other as it is necessary to make the inward journey of knowing oneself in order to be able to reach out and touch others. She has published a novel The Long Way Home as well as numerous short stories and has written for television, film, stage and radio. She will read from her collection Other People together with some poems.

Debt Resistant Communities

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Borrowers Can Be Choosers’ – Forging Debt Resistant Communities

 Public event

Saturday October 18th, Harbour Hotel, Galway

A day of dialogue, inspiration, ideas and energy for forging and strengthening creative campaigns within our communities against unjust debt in Ireland and all around the world.

 This is a joint event co-hosted by Galway One World Centre and Debt and Development Coalition Ireland.

Galway One World CentreTo register email  sian@debtireland.orgdebt and dev coal
or call DDCI 01 6174835

Walking Wisdom Woodquay

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Wednesday 15th October


Town Hall Theatre – Woodquay

Free Event, All welcome

“Walking Wisdom Woodquay” is the work of choreographer Bernadette Divilly. The project supports relationships with people, city places, and creativity and the envisaging and developing of city design that pays attention to the slow enduring wisdom of the body, place and memory.

This event includes; meditation, walking, mapping and using the intelligence of the heart brain to support ease and connection between bodies, space and place. Local Place Makers, Elders, Students, Architects, Academics and Artists will be invited to share perceptions in a creative exchange of knowledge though a dance date with a difference.

Walking Wisdom Woodquay” is developing in collaboration with Galway City Architect, Rosie Webb’s project, “Design with Communities” and her architect students from UL will be present.

This event will be Facilitated By Bernadette Divilly with Sharon Murphy (GOWC) Dr. Nessa Cronin NUIG Academic Partner will be present.

The Walking Wisdom Wood-quay project is still in early stages but will culminate in a number of site-responsive performances in 2015-articulating local urban design dilemmas.

Supported by Galway City Council Architects Office, the Town Hall Theatre, Galway Dance Project, Galway One World Centre, NUI Galway Ómos Áite and CKI, Arts Council and Galway City Council.

​photo credit Elodie Rein​

Forum Theatre Scripting Workshop


Human rights activist Sanjoy Ganguly, the founder of Jana Sanskriti, India,

in conjunction with ALâ,

to facilitate Forum Theatre scripting workshop in Galway.


The workshop will run from Friday evening 17th to Sunday afternoon 19th October in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Arus De Brun, Newtownsmith, Galway.

Jana Sanskriti is the largest Theatre of the Oppressed organization in the world with 27 years’ experience. It is a cultural movement based on humanism, it empowers people to fight oppression, it believes that the culture of monologue needs to be broken and a habit of dialogue established. Dialogue opens up space for rational thinking. Once empowered the people become aware of their ability to plan and provide dynamic, constructive leadership in their society.

The Sanjoy Ganguly workshop will revisit Boal and advise on how to script plays instead of playing the script using games as social metaphor.  There for it will be of great benefit to people who have experience in Forum Theatre and use it to facilitate dialogue around social issues and who wish to develop their skills in writing scripts for Forum Theatre.

The Sanjoy Ganguly workshop is a self-funding workshop and ALâ has made every effort to keep costs to a minimum of €250 for organisations and a concession rate of €195 for voluntary and community group members.

It must be stressed that to benefit from this workshop participants need to have experience of Theatre of the Oppressed.



or visit ALa Website

A Place To Be (October)

Children’s Library at Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, Galway

Thursday 2nd October 

6.00pm to 7.30pm


Sharon Murphy will be the host of A Place to Be and will also perform. Sharon is a singer/song writer whose music could be described as Irish -Soul folk music with reggae influences due to Sharon’s Caribbean heritage.

Guest Performers

Pete Mullineauxpete mullineaux

Pete is a poet, playwright and songwriter, living in Galway. He works in development education, exploring global issues through drama and creative writing. His writing reflects a keen interest in music as well as a quirky personal-political response to life’s challenges. Pete is also an arts facilitator currently working on Afri’s ‘Just a Second!’ schools programme. For more info on this please go to:


“Borrowers Can Be Choosers – Forging Debt Resistant Communities”


logoDebt and Development Coalition Ireland and Galway One World Centre warmly invite you to:debt and dev coal

“Borrowers Can Be Choosers – Forging Debt Resistant Communities”

Saturday 18th October, 10.30am – 5pm, Galway Harbour Hotel, Galway City


A day for dialogue, inspiration, ideas and energy for forging and strengthening creative campaigns within our communities against unjust debt in Ireland and all around the world.

With speakers from Argentina, Greece and Ireland.

To register please email:
Or phone: Debt and Development Coalition: 01 6174835 or Galway One World Centre: 087 2645344

Just A Second! Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and Theatre

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By Pete Mullineaux
** Available from Afri now **

Just A Second! Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and Theatre is a development education resource offering school groups an accessible guide to exploring global issues through drama and theatre. The book opens with coverage of Afri’s 2013-2014 ‘Just A Second!’ project which focused on the theme of militarisation. This is followed by the full texts of five mini-plays that were devised with young people taking part in Afri initiated development education projects in primary and secondary schools during the years 2005-2011.

These plays can be read or acted out, but more importantly are designed to act as a stimulus for further drama exploration, discussion and debate. With this in mind they are accompanied by multiple suggestions for follow-up activities, linking across the curriculum so that schools groups, youth theatres, college students and others can explore the themes and issues raised for themselves.

Pete Mullineaux is an Arts facilitator currently working on Afri’s ‘Just A Second!’ schools programme in secondary schools in Galway.

If you are interested in this publication please contact the Afri office: ph: 01 8827563 or

Free Weekend Comedy Training for People Passionate About a Cause

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Roll up, roll up!  Galway One World Centre is delighted to host a weekend comedy training workshop with the wonderful Aidan Killian, fresh back from Edinburgh. This free event is for anyone with a passion for a good cause – no megaphones or comedy experience required. The weekend training will be followed by a comedy gig performed by the participants, with proceeds going to their charity or cause of choice.

WHEN: The weekend workshop runs from 6 – 9pm on Friday 12th September and 10am – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday the 13 and 14th September. Participants will attend the full weekend.

Participants will then take the stage at the Stand Up for Humanity gig from 8-10pm on Monday 15th September. Proceeds will be shared between a number of charities nominated by each of the participants.

VENUE: The training is at NUIG Huston School (beside the Centre for Human Rights)
The Monday night gig will be at Roisin Dubh, Galway.

COST: Normally there is a charge €300 for these courses, but Aidan will be offering the Galway training for free. All proceeds from the gig will go to charities nominated by the participants.

WHO: You just need to be available for the full weekend training, and for the gig on the Monday night, and you would commit to selling 20 tickets for the show – which will also raise money for your cause.



Places are limited, so if you’re interested in taking part please get in touch  at: or call Vicky on: 0872645344


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