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
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.