Our next performance of A Place To Be will be Thursday 14th November, 6.00pm-7.30pm at Amnesty International Café, Galway, 2/3 Middle Street. Free event, all welcome.
Sharon 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
To hear Sharon sing go to
Sarah Clancy is from Galway City and has written two collections of poetry; Stacey and the Mechanical Bull (Lapwing Press Belfast 2011 ) and her current collection Thanks for Nothing Hippies (Salmon Poetry Cliffs of Moher 2012). Her poems have been widely published in Ireland and in translation in Mexico and Slovenia. She has won or been shortlisted in many Irish poetry competitions for both performance and page poetry and has recently begun to write and publish fiction.
Hear some of her poetry here:
Vicky Donnelly says she doesn’t know why she was asked to be part of the line-up this month but as two of her heroes are performing, she said yes. Her day job as a development education worker involves working with schools, youth and community groups on issues like racism and gender oppression. However the greatest chunk of learning about equality has come about as a parent of two boys. This evening Vicky will share some fictionalised accounts of adventures in the gender politics of parenting, and, if you’re sitting comfortably, will show slides from vintage Ladybird books that very helpfully set out ideas for How to be a Boy.