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Galway will have an Arts Festival this year

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 10:21am
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Galway will have an Arts Festival this year

Photo: Andrew Downes

Galway will have an Arts Festival this year

Photo: Andrew Downes

Galway International Arts Festival Autumn Edition, a once-off autumn programme of events, welcomes audiences to safely experience visual arts / music / theatre / talks live in person while facilitating those who may prefer to engage online from home. 

Highlights will include the much anticipated Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard, using cutting edge digital technology, it will be one of the largest outdoor installations ever to be seen in Ireland; a major new exhibition from Hughie O’Donoghue in the Festival Gallery space; new work online from Sarah Hickson; a peek at a new play by Enda Walsh at a work-in-progress stage, with Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and marking Domhnall Gleeson’s return to the stage, a new ROOM also written by Enda, to explore.

The big issues and challenges of 2020 are explored in First Thought Talks, speakers include Samantha Power, Professor Luke O’Neill, Marion McKeone, Colm Tóibín, Gaia Vince, Eamon Dunphy and Fintan O’Toole.

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