Galway’s Westend Curiosity Trail
Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:00
The Curiosity Trail is a mix of free pop-up events with musician Jad Brian, singers Ceara Conway and Aileen Lambert, poets Eva Bourke, Daniel Mulcahy, Saffron Lily and Maria Karapish and storyteller Paul Timoney in venues such as Dr. Clare Apothecary & Clinic, Taylor’s Bar & Beer Garden, The Tasting Room, and Tartare Café and Wine Bar.
Galway Arts Centre, Galway 2020 ‘Small Town Big Ideas’, in association with Galway’s Westend Traders’ Association have put together a weekend of free events running from 12th to 14th October. Galway’s Westend is seen as a special area of Galway, full of great shops, bars, restaurants, cultural and heritage sites. ‘The West’ is a part of the city that is synonymous with artists, writers and also home to several primary and secondary schools.
The weekend begins at 6pm on Friday 12th October in Just Art It, with the panel discussion ‘Art and Activism’. Members of Galway Pro-Choice - a long standing pro-choice group who were also a part of the Together for Yes referendum campaign - will discuss how creativity has played a crucial role in their campaigning and what's next in post-eighth amendment Ireland.
Paul Timoney, an energetic and witty storyteller will perform in the iconic Taylor’s Bar and Beer Garden on Sunday at 2pm. A recording of Timoney’s poem, My Friend Wants To Shift You, can be heard here
There will also be two talks on Saturday 13th October, both highlighting the diversity and richness of our multicultural city and country. At 3pm the Róisín Dubh will host ‘The Migrant Voice in Irish Art’, a talk featuring artists Vukasin Nedeljkovic and Tuqa Al-Sarraj. The talk will be chaired by Dr. Charlotte McIvor from the Department of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.
After this lively and engaging discussion Áras na nGael will host ‘Irish language in a Multilingual Community’, a panel discussion with a great line-up: Mairéad Ni Chroinín of the bilingual Moonfish Theatre Company, entrepreneur and former librarian with the Polish School Joanna Zalech, Red Bird Youth Arts Collective member & poet Maria Karapish and Érin Nic Coinnigh, member of the Galway Anti-Racism Network will be joined by Galway Arts Centre MD Paraic Breathnach to discuss Irish in a contemporary, multilingual context in the arts, at home and in the public sphere.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY
Further additions to the trail to be announced.