A Place To Be

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

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

ciaran parkesCiarán Parkes

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.

galway city council

Galway City Council & Irish Aid invites you to celebrate the Launch of Africa Day 2014

by Mayor of Galway City Cllr Pádraig Conneely on Monday 19th May, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m.

in the Townhall Theatre.

Including a heart-warming community video about the meeting of two worlds; a group of irish artists with intellectual disabilities

and an intercultural group from Ballybane with participants from five African countries.

The Galway African Film Festival will preview a selection of key films.

irish aid logo

 

Amazing Azerbaijan!

The Galway Film Centre are holding a film screening and talk this Saturday May 10th with documentary producer, Aisling Ahmed. They will be screening a feature of hers, AMAZING AZERBAIJAN! about the other side of the Eurovision (very timely as the Eurovision is Saturday night!) as well as a short doc she made, The End of the Counter, which won best Short Doc at the Film Fleadh last year.

Aisling, who has over 13 years experience in Documentary Making, will be in discussion with fellow documentary maker and GMIT lecturer, Donal Haughey after the event.

It runs from 12pm until approx 4pm at Galway Film Centre, Cluain Mhuire on the Wellpark Road near the Eye Cinema.

People who are referred through the One World Centre can attend for €5. Isn’t that great!!!

For further info etc go to galwayfilmcentre.ie

Images in Messages and public perception of global inequality

logo of Africa CentreThe Africa Centre in collaboration with the Galway One World Centre invites you to a FREE Public lecture on “How images in messages can influence public perception of global poverty and inequality”.  Speaker in Son Gyoh, PhD candidate and Independent Consultant at the Institute of Education, University of London.

The Event is FREE to Attend and all are welcome!!

Venue: Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Castlepark Road, Ballybane, Co. Galway

Time: 6 -8.30pm

Date: 29th April 2014

We acknowledge the financial support of Concern Worldwide, Irish Aid and Trócaire for this event.

A Place To Be

place to be april 2014Thursday 1st May 

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

Patricia Begley

For many years now Patricia Begley has been writing to simply live. Not to live in a trudge through hours and days and years, but to live each moment ransomed by joy, curiosity, love. To experience the intimacy of time’s gift, to eat one dinner a day each day, every sip and morsel a delicious glory, in addition to and supplementing all that came before and all still yet to come. Patricia will read some of her new work which touches on the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Adedotun Adekeye

Nigerian living in Galway for over five years is a poet, stage actor and author. He was a feature reader at the Over the Edge Reading last year and short-listed for the 2013 Cuirt/Over the Edge Showcase reading. Adedotun will be reading from one of his two books and reciting some of his poetry, looking at themes of colonialism and migration.

 

For further details, please contact Sharon Murphy:  o91 530590/antiracism@galwayowc.org

Forum Theatre Play

The Other Side of the Mirror

A Forum Theatre play by ALâ in conjunction with Galway One World Centre.
Written and to be “Jokered” (facilitated) by Adedotun Adekeye.

Where: Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway
When: Friday 25th April 8pm
Free event, all welcome.

The Other Side of the Mirror is a short story about Brian, a young Irish lad from Galway who can’t get a job three years after graduating. Based on friends’ advice, he decides to emigrate to Katan in Africa after securing an enviable position in a company. Brian soon realises on arrival that the images and messages about his beloved country are shamefully embarrassing and he sets out to change this perspective.
What should he do? How can he achieve this change without being confrontational with the local community and his colleagues at work? Will he be able to get the support of some Irish people who have been living in Katan for decades?

 

For further info please contact Adedotun Adekeye on 091 530590/training@galwayowc.org

A Place To Be

A Place To Be will be held every first Thursday of every month 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.

Our next performance is:-

Thursday 3rd April, 6.00pm-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

Frankie Prionsais Nicdhonncha
Prionsais comes from a long line of Connemara people. Her parents and grandparents taught her the traditional songs, tunes, poetry, drama (Sean Nos meaning Old Way or Old Style) from early childhood. Sean Nos is still alive and well among the people of the various Gaeltachtai in this country.

Elizabeth Power
Elizabeth is a fiction writer interested in women’s issues including retrieval of ancient women’s (her) stories. She is currently in the process of writing a novel about a time travelling witch. She has had success in short fiction, published in Moth Cranog and Force Ten as well as winning Jonathan Swift and coming 3rd in Dromineer National literary competitions.

Free Community Resilience Course

resilience

Eco-Choices in conjunction with the Galway One World Centre is presenting a free course on ‘Community Resilience’ in Moycullen.

The course will be held in the Community Centre Árus Uilinn on Wednesday evenings from

 8 – 10 pm for 10 weeks starting on the 22nd January 2014. 

The course is free of charge!

 This course is for anybody with an interest in Community Development, Rural Regeneration, Sustainable Food Production, Environmental Protection, Energy Security, Green Business, and Social Justice.

After completing the course, participants will have the confidence and knowledge necessary to implement successful community projects that will deliver sustainability at the local level and allow people to engage critically with global issues.

People interested in taking part can contact Christian at 085 1220049 / info@ecochoices.ie

 

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