Line-up revealed for 42nd Galway Arts Pageant – Connacht Tribune Group

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Creative Director Paul Fahy and CEO John Crumlish, joined by among the individuals from this yr’s competition to launch the Galway Worldwide Arts Pageant (from left) Louise Manifold, Steph Geremia, Grace Kiely and Pat Hargan. Picture: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The total line-up of this summer season’s Galway Worldwide Arts Pageant (GIAF) was unveiled at a programme launch in Dublin on Wednesday.

Greater than 250,000 folks – a competition document – attended final yr’s occasion, and the 42nd annual competition guarantees to be a crowd-puller with an thrilling programme of theatre, opera, dance, circus, music, road spectacle, visible artwork, and talks.

Some 600 Irish and worldwide artists will descend on Galway for the famend competition that runs from July 15 to 28.

Creative Director Paul Fahy mentioned: “We’re vastly excited with this yr’s competition with so many collaborations and co-productions on the coronary heart of the programme. Galway turns into a really magical place for 2 weeks each July as among the most sensible artists from Eire and everywhere in the world arrive on our shores for an exhilarating fortnight the place nice artwork, concepts and good enjoyable can be found in equal measure.”

The Galway programme launch takes place this Thursday night in The Meyrick Lodge.

The competition’s theatre programme consists of 5 world premieres and 4 Irish premieres, together with a brand new play from Galway’s Druid, by Brian Watkins Epiphany that includes three Tony Award winners – director Garry Hynes, and starring Invoice Irwin and Marie Mullen.

For extra, learn this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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