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Series of drama workshops for adults and kids

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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

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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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