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Nuns Island Theatre



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Presented as part of Collective Knowledges: Galway Arts Centre’s Public Engagement Programme in association with Array Collective’s “The Druthaib’s Ball”- a weekly series of public events with social justice groups, artists, academics, and musicians with talks, workshops, traditional music sessions, dance, storytelling and song.

This event has been coordinated in partnership with Galway Arts Centre’s Artists in Residence REWIND << FASTFORWARD >> RECORD.

REWIND << FASTFORWARD >> RECORD presents Tiernan Arnup Egan discussing the story of Irish LGBTQ+ migrant Frank Egan and the Brixton Fairies.

In this unique event Tiernan Arnup Egan will talk about the life and story of their uncle Frank Egan, who left Galway at 15 and joined the Brixton Faeries. They will also explore the importance of tracing and sharing Irish LGBTQ+ histories, particularly stories told from less-considered vantage points, like those of the diaspora and Ireland’s west.

Galway Arts Centre’s Public Engagement Programme is supported by Creative Ireland and University of Galway.