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

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.

Launch of Africa Day in Galway

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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.

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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

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