Forum Theatre Scripting Workshop

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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.

 

TO REGISTER AND/OR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT AINE at OUTREACH@ALACT.IE

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

FREE EVENT

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:

http://galwayowc.org/2014/09/22/just-a-second-exploring-global-issues-through-drama-and-theatre/

 

“Borrowers Can Be Choosers – Forging Debt Resistant Communities”

 

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“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: sian@debtireland.org
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 admin@afri.ie

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.

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

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

A Place To Be

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Thursday 4th September Line Up

 Children’s Library at Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, Galway from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, you are all very welcome to join us in this free event.

 

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

Bernadette Divilly

Bernadette Divilly, dance artist and special guests will introduce “Walking Wisdom Woodquay” a creative project bringing together dance, architecture and community participation. It is a project about, relationship with ourselves, each other and place, introducing the themes of inclusion, identity and belonging.

Bernadette will share why Woodquay is an inspiring place to investigate – using the wisdom of the body and simple pedestrian action to generate dilemmas and solutions for urban regeneration. She will be joined by special guests who have an in-depth local knowledge of Woodquay and an invested interest in the project.

The full project will start at the beginning September 2014, please go to http://www.bernadettedivilly.com for further details. 

African Pride – Award Winning Documentary Screening

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 Amnesty International Galway hosts a special screening of the award winning documentary “African Pride”

 Venue: Kelly’s, Galway

Time: 8.30pm

Date: Thursday 21 August 2014

Tickets: €5

 As Galway celebrates its 25th Community Pride festival this week, Amnesty International in Galway is delighted to host a screening of this thought-provoking film, followed by a panel discussion with Director Laura Fletcher, Ashling Seely, Amnesty International Ireland’s LGBT Campaign Officer, Nuala Ward from Amach LGBT Galway, and Androgynous Model and LGBT rights campaigner Ivan Fahy.

Winner of the Best Human Rights Documentary at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, African Pride is returning to Galway for a one-off special screening.Directed by Laura Fletcher this independent documentary looks at the way in which South Africans are meeting crimes targeting lesbian women, gay men and transgender people with visibility by means of township Prides and protests.

 

For more information contact: amnestygalway@gmail.com

 

A Place To Be (August)

Thursday 7th August.

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

6.00pm to 7.30pm.

FREE EVENT

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

Mary O’Sullivan

Is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, she is steeped in Irish traditional music. Her albums include Mam Cheol (Clo Iar-Chonnachta, 1992), The Idle Road (with Clare Sawtell), 2002, Jockey to the Fair (University of Limerick, 2005) and Dochas Bhride (2014). She is currently working on a new album of original compositions. She lives near Kinvara.

Clare Sawtell

Lives near Kinvara, Co Galway. She grew up in the UK (Shrewsbury and London) and has lived in Ireland since the early 90’s. She is a musician (cello and piano) and teaches at Coole Music, Gort. She was shortlisted for the WOW! Award in poetry 2010 and has been published in Crannog Magazine, THE SHOP and The Stony Thursday Book. Her first collection of poetry, The Next Dance, was published by Wordsonthestreet in June 2014.

For further information, please contact Sharon Murphy : 0879964504

A Place To Be (July)

This month’s A Place To Be will be held Thursday 3rd July in the Children’s Library at Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, Galway from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, you are all very welcome to join us in this free event.

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 Performer
Rosanna Mc Cafferty

Rosanna Mc Cafferty is a blues/jazz singer, living in Galway for over 20 years, though originally from Belfast. She is a working mum with an 8 year old son called Ultán, married to Laurence. She enjoys singing informally and likes to attempt painting occasionally.

For further information please contact Sharon Murphy at: antiracism@galwayowc.org

A Place To Be – June

A Place To Be 

Thursday 5th June 2014

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

6.00pm to 7.30pm, you are all very welcome to join us in this free event.

 

Thursday 5th June Line Up

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 Performer

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Originally from the North of Ireland, Ciarán Parkes has lived in Galway for over ten years. He was the founding editor of the Galway literary magazine, Crannóg. His poems have been published in a number of places, including The Irish Independent, The Rialto, The Shop, The Threepenny Review, and Bamboo Dreams: An Anthology of Haiku Poetry from Ireland. He won first prize in The Poetry Pulse competition, 2013, and has been shortlisted or won prizes in a number of other competitions. He has read at The Midleton Mid May Arts Festival, as part of Moments of Beauty, an exhibition of photographs and poetry with Katerina Erlebachova in the Galway City library, at The Spirit of Voice Festival, Galway, in The Fisheries Tower, Galway, and other places.

 

For further information, please contact Sharon Murphy on 091 530590.

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