Highlights from this years Galway International Arts Festival
The Galway International Arts Festival has wrapped up for another year! Last week Galway was jam packed with international music, visual arts, performing arts and more, so lets take a look back at some of this years highlights.
GIAF productions go on to tour nationally and internationally, and First Thought Talks have taken place in Galway, New York, and London.
The organisation has played a very significant role in placing Galway firmly on the map as both a key cultural centre for the arts and a cultural tourism destination on the Wild Atlantic Way. It now looks forward to playing a central role in the European Capital of Culture 2020 designation awarded to Galway.
Out Of Chaos
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Thrilling performance Out Of Chaos Gravity & Other Myths is a spectacular exploration that grapples with the relationship between order and chaos in our lives. The audience were left amazed, giving rave reviews and standing ovations throughout the week of performances.
Commissioned by the Adelaide Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Galway International Arts Festival, La Strada Graz Festival and La Brèche, Pôle National Cirque de Normandie/Cherbourg–en–Cotentin.
Circus with a big, pounding heart
and an honest, earthy soul.
The People Build
Olivier Grossetête was welcomed back for another year with his spectacular architectural work The People Build. Members of the public attended the workshop to build an incredible display of cardboard art that was displayed in Eyre Square for the public to enjoy and later demolish!
World Traveler – Sailor, Singer, Pianist
Pianocean Marieke Huysmans sails the world from dock to dock as she performs free concerts from her boat. She performed throughout the week down at the docks and will be here until the 3rd of August so pop down and catch her!
Ireland.com list some of the highlights of The Galway International Arts Festival 2019. From the delicious food to the variety of art, performance, plays, concerts, medieval tales of the past and more for all to take part in throughout the filled week of events!
With over 30 venues all taking part each year there is an abundance of activities for all to attend.