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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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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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