Date Published: 30-Jun-2011
A series of drama workshops for adults and children is taking place this summer with the aim of “providing acting tools rather than creating stars and divas!”
That’s according to Aoife Heery of Galway’s All Action Drama School, who has extensive experience in contemporary dance, physical theatre, political theatre, comedy and burlesque.
There will be an emphasis on collaborative theatre making in relation to script development and fun, provocative exercises to stimulate participants to devise their own experimental theatre.
She promises to offer an overview of the roots of physical theatre drawing on the work of Gratowski as well as on techniques of Michael Chekov. The use of masks and gestures in Greek theatre will be explored along with the stock characters of the Italian masked drama, Comedia dell’Arte.
Creative movement workshops seeking to build strength and flexibility through dance and yoga will aim to lead participants to a new physical freedom, along with intensive vocal warm-ups that will emphasise the importance of a free body and free voice in playing Shakespeare.
In their workshops Aoife promises that “children will be taken on a magical journey through creative play and will be given space to dream out loud while being gently lead through imaginative worlds.
There will be workshops in Galway City at The Harbour Hotel are on July 7 and 22 from 5pm-10.pm. Workshops at city’s The Town Hall are on August 6 from 10.30am -11.30pm and 3.30pm-6pm.
Children’s Workshops at The Town Hall are on August 6 from 2.45-3.15pm.
For bookings and further details please contact Aoife on 086 0372878, emailallactiondramaschool”gmail.com or aoifeheeryatgmail.com web:www.aoifeheery.co
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
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.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
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.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
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.