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Plenty of fun for grown-ups at the Baboro festival

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There’s lots of fun to go around at Baboró which starts today and runs until Sunday October 23. While the kids are busy seeing shows, exhibitions and generally having lots of fun, there’s plenty for the grown-ups to check out too.

On the menu is a series of talks and workshops including a talk with one of Ireland’s most lauded artists, PJ Lynch, Laureate na nÓg, and with Aoibheann McNamara, mother and restaurateur (founder Ard Bia at Nimmos and The Tweed Project) about nurturing your child’s love of food through travel and adventure.

These are some of the events on offer.

MONDAY OCTOBER 17th

Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch in conversation with Tarsila Krüse & Shona Shirley Macdonald

Time:  5:00 to 6:30pm | Venue: Town Hall Theatre Studio | Tickets: €6

PJ Lynch is the fourth Laureate na nÓg, and one of Ireland’s most lauded artists. He and his guests will discuss their careers as illustrators. Chaired by Alan Clarke.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18th

Making Work for Children in the Digital Age

Time: 5:00 to 6:30pm | Venue: Town Hall Studio | Tickets: €6

A discussion exploring the use of technology in making work for children. Panel: Brenda Romero, Denise McDonagh, Ellen McCabe. Chaired by Máiréad Ní Chroinín.

Robotics for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm | Venue: Galway Education Centre, Cluain Mhuire, Wellpark |Tickets: €15/12
Discover how to easily integrate robotics technology in the classroom to aid teaching and develop creative young minds.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20th

Workshop: Dance & Movement

Time: 2:00 to 3:30pm | Venue: Aula Maxima Upper, NUI Galway | Tickets: €15 / €12

Presented by De Dansers from Holland who are at the festival with their show, Dream City, this is a professional development workshop for dancers and actors exploring movement principles and De Dansers’ unique approach to making work.

Workshop: Primary & Special Needs Teachers

Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm | Venue: Aula Maxima Upper, NUI Galway | Tickets: €15/12

Through hands on making and the artists’ wealth of experiences in this field, Deirdre Rogers and Órla Kelly will share tried and tested methods while exploring new ways that develop artists, primary school educators and special needs educators in supporting children.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd

A Taste of Adventure

Time: 4:00 to 5:00pm | Venue: Ard Bia The House, Henry Street | Tickets: €10 (This is a fundraiser for Baboró, with thanks to Aoibheann McNamara)

A talk for parents with Aoibheann MacNamara about nurturing your child’s love of food, through travel and adventure.

To attend any of these events, see Baboro.ie and search under Event Type and select ‘Grown ups’ or call 091 569 777.

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Stars align as Teapots finally stage Into the Dark Woods

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Blue Teapot director Petal Pilley with cast members Michael Hayes and Valerie Egan ahead of the show.

Into the Dark Woods

Blue Teapot at the Black Box

REVIEW BY JUDY MURPHY

After several false dawns, Blue Teapot Theatre Company finally got to stage its long-awaited drama, Into the Dark Woods, in the city’s Black Box Theatre last week. A Galway 2020 commission, and written by company member Charlene Kelly, it was originally meant to be presented more than two years ago.

Blue Teapot is made up of actors with intellectual disabilities and Charlene is one of its best-known performers, but this marked her first foray into writing, supported by dramaturg Eileen Gibbons. The production, directed by the company’s Artistic Director Petal Pilley, has done her proud.

It’s a short, moving, sometimes humorous piece about two young people with intellectual disabilities from very different backgrounds, who get lost in the woods where they are confronted by various demons and monsters.

Jennifer Cox plays Sharon whose grandmother (Mary Monaghan-McHugh) has taught her to be independent and outward looking, while Kieran Coppinger is a prince who has been cocooned in a nearby castle by his father (Midie Corcoran), a king who feels his son isn’t capable of inheriting the throne.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Busy times as Music for Galway embraces the familiar and new

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Alexander Sitkovetsky, whose uncle Dmitri created the arrangement for strings of Bach's Goldberg Variations that will be performed in Galway City and Portumna next week.

Music for Galway has a busy couple of weeks in store, which includes a visit by the National  Symphony Orchestra to Leisureland on Thursday, October 6.

First up is a new initiative, the Galway Encore, which will take place next Thursday in Galway City and Friday in Portumna, when violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin and viola player Sergey Malov and cellist Natalie Clein join forces to perform the string trio arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

That’s scheduled for Thursday, September 29, at 8pm at University of Galway’ s Emily Anderson Concert Hall and in Christ Church in Portumna on Friday, September 30, also at 8pm. And, as part of MfG’s plan to bring more work to the county, Sergey Malov will visit Tuam’s Mall Theatre on Wednesday, inviting some 400 children in to Meet the Violins.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations were originally composed for harpsichord, reportedly to soothe an insomniac nobleman.  The work has reached new audiences in modern times, thanks to piano performances by artists such as Glenn Gould. And it became infamous as one of Hannibal Lecter’s favourite pieces in The Silence of the Lambs.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Cosán na Naomh at Stiúideo Cuan

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Composer and musician Máire Breatnach, whose new work will be performed in An Spidéal next week.

Cosán na Naomh, a new work by renowned musician and composer, Máire Breatnach, will have its world premiere in Stiúideo Cuan, An Spidéal, from next Tuesday, September 27, to Saturday, October 1 at 8.30pm.

The piece, commissioned by Stiúideo Cuan, will be performed by piper Mick O’Brien, harper Noreen O’Donoghue and Máire herself on fiddle and viola, with sound design by Stephen O’Brien.

Cosán na Naomh is inspired by The Saints’ Path – an 18km pilgrim route through the West Kerry peninsula of Corca Dhuibhne; beginning at Ventry Beach and rising to the top of Mount Brandon. According to folklore, Ventry Beach was the scene of a 17-day battle, Cath Fionntrá, between the legendary Fianna, led by Fionn Mac Cumhaill, and Daire Donn, the powerful King of the world.

Máire’s composition follows the success of a similar project last year, explains the studio’s creative director, Darach Mac Con Iomaire.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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