NUI Galway this summer will be awash with culture
NUI Galway this summer will be awash with culture as partners with all the cultural Festivals in Galway for the month of July.
The Societis Office are delighted to announce their sponsors of Colours Fringe Festival www.coloursfringe.blogsp…ot.ie and the new Galway Fringe Festival www.galwayfringe.com and have an entire programme of events on campus scheduled from July 2nd – 30th as part of both of these festivals. These two festivals have given a stage to current students and alumni to perform on campus and in the city.
“The Spinner of Inishere” – The Strolling Players
Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway
The Strolling Players present The Spinner of Inishere, written and performed by Mairéad Sharry. “the island can be a prison or a paradise”. Delia, a traditional widow living on the Aran Islands, spins wool and knits for the summer visitors, who provide a captive audience for her stories of island life: a great love story, a tragic drowning and a bizarre murderer. Her life seems as labyrinthine as the stone walls of her island. Does her gift for spinning extend to her story telling? Is Delia, the spinner of Inishere, spinning yarn or spinning a yarn?
Duration: 50 mins. Tickets: 6 euro/ 5 euro concession
“Sparks”- Hounds’ Hollow Productions
Monday, July 2nd until Thursday, July 5th, 8.30pm
Town Hall Studio
“Sparks” is a fractured story told through the eyes of Gerry – an electrician who is tormented by his past. By turns disturbing, savagely funny, startling and visceral, this one-man performance is a labyrinthine journey through Gerry’s increasingly erratic memories using his own voice and the voices of others. Adrift in the horror of memory, he searches for a sense of self in an environment which restricts as much as sustains him. With sorrow, humour, anger, and wit, Gerry’s world is revealed. “Sparks” was short-listed for the PJ O’Connor Award for Radio Drama in 2011. It has been re-imagined as a one-man show. Hounds’ Hollow Productions is a small production company based in the Burren area of Co. Clare, Ireland. We are interested in producing works which explore the dark side of humanity. “We are for the Dark”.
By Pat Hynes. Starring Darren Killeen.
Duration: approximately 45 minutes. Tickets: 10 euro/ 8 euro concession