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‘Seeing and Dreaming’ at Galway Arts Centre

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 26-May-2011

Seeing and Dreaming a collaboration of performance and visual art by Sarah Fuller and Vanessa Earl, takes place this Saturday at Galway Arts Centre.

In the show, visual artist and puppeteer Sarah and performer Vanessa bring two people’s stories to life using shadows, objects, puppets and people.

Dorothy is 80 and lives alone in a Victorian house in Birmingham. She has one eye, no teeth and a soft spot for Starsky and Hutch. Michael is 88. Gnarled and bed ridden, he dreams of dancing and wild horses.

Dorothy’s story is told through the memories of her eight-year old grand-daughter who spent many weekends alone with her. This is a portrait of older age told through the eyes of a child. Michael’s story focuses on the last year of his life, which has been spent in hospital. This portrait explores his changing states of mind, slipping b

etween dream, reality and memory. He is a man preparing to die.

Vanessa Earl trained at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School and the Laboratory for the Study of Movement in Paris.She has worked professionally in theatre for the last 16 years, with companies including Theatre of the Oppressed, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre de Complicite and the National Theatre.

Sarah graduated in Textile Design at Central St Martins College of Art and Design London. In 1995 she established Dog and String Theatre and since then has devised performed and toured shows for children’s audiences both nationally and internationally. Her visual art has been exhibited widely throughout Ireland and she has considerable experience working in arts in health.

Seeing and Believing is suitable for adults and children aged 10 and over. The first viewing at Galway Arts Centre will take place at 3pm and the second is at 8pm. Tickets are €10. Booking at Galway Arts Centre 091 565886

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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