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‘Seeing and Dreaming’ at Galway Arts Centre

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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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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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