Following highly successful shows at Galway Theatre Festival, 2016 and Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna last year, TURF returns to Co. Galway this Autumn.
Produced by Ballinasloe born Michelle Cahill (McCullagh) in association with Rowan Tolley Company, TURF is a captivating, imaginative and original one-man show.
“I’m delighted this show will reach more people in Galway. It’s a wonderful performance and a production I’m very proud of. I’m especially excited about taking the show to Ballygar Theatre + Arts Centre, a venue revived through hard work and dedicated local artsits, doing their best to bring high quality theatre and arts to a rural community.”
TURF tells the short of one day, one man, one bog. Performed by Frank Farrell, directed by Rowan Tolley, TURF takes an audience on a visual and emotional journey, where the narrative resonates with echoes of tradition and reality. Situated somewhere deep within the Irish soul, it tells the story of one life but many selves. TURF searches for the truth in a hidden landscape. Sculpture, Installation, Performance, it explores not how to hold the TURF but how the TURF takes a hold of you.
"At the mercy of nature, the block waits to cut, to spread, to foot, when it moves it lives."
Friday 16th November, The Mall Theatre, Tuam 8pm.
Tickets €12 Book through Quinn’s Newsagent T. 093 26060
Saturday 17th November Ballygar Theatre & Arts Space
Tickets €12 Bookings 0877437443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For further media information please contact Michelle Cahill Producer
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The Front Room was nominated for Salon of The Year West of Ireland in this years Irish Hair & Beauty Awards hosted by Creative Oceanic Group.
On 3rd September at a glitzy black tie event held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport, The Front Room, Ballinasloe were announced winner of BEAUTY SALON OF THE YEAR , West of Ireland.
In attendance on the night were Andrea Duffy (Owner, The Front Room) together with her husband, Cathal Duffy and her mother Kathleen Dempsey. Also in attendance were Breda Mongan, Senior Therapist, The Front Room and her sister, Annalise Mongan.
Winning this award coincided with celebrating The Front Room's 3rd year in business on Society Street, Ballinasloe and they are absolutely over the moon so are celebrating with special offers for the month of September! Check out the Front Page App or their Facebook page or phone 090 9646893
GROW is Ireland’s largest community mental health support network and has been helping people on the road to mental health recovery in Ballinasloe since 1984.
There are many reasons why people seek mental health support from GROW. Among these are loneliness, depression, isolation and anxiety. GROW’s weekly peer-support meeting is free to attend and takes place at 6pm each Tuesday in Ballinasloe Library, Society Street.
“GROW weekly meetings are a vital mental health support,” says Noreen Kenny, a Ballinasloe native and retired psychiatric nurse who is a member of GROW’s regional committee.
Her views are echoed by GROW member, Colm.
“Who doesn’t encounter obstacles and want a more wholesome life? A GROW meeting is a place where all people are equally qualified – ordinary people supporting each other to better understand and interact with the struggles of everyday living,” he highlights.
“Readjusting to life needs to occur in small incremental steps. GROW peer support makes this journey back towards recovery a bit easier through weekly support and encouragement,” adds Barry, a GROW member in Ballinasloe.
For more details about GROW in Ballinasloe, contact Area Coordinator Alan on 086-417 7726 or visitwww.grow.ie
Book Launch and Exhibition Opening - Tuesday Sept 11th at 6pm. We are delighted to host this event which will see the launch of Becoming Belle, the major new novel by Group 8 member Nuala Ní Chonchúir / Nuala O'Connor as well as the opening of the Group 8 exhibition, MAPS, which will feature art and writing that focuses on the theme of maps. Broadcaster and former TD Mary O’Rourke will launch Nuala’s novel. Theatre director Eamonn O’Donoghue will open the exhibition.
The exhibition will run for two weeks encompassing Galway Culture Night on the 21st September, when members of the group will give artist talks from 6pm to 8pm.
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