Now the summer festivals and the school holidays have started in Galway, I’m suddenly busy juggling housework, children and creativity. This week I have three cultural events on, which you are all invited to attend. Below is the press release with all the details. If you are free Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, please come along to any (or all) of the events. Okay here’s the details. Enjoy!
1) Artists Talk. Wednesday 29th June, Galway City Museum 1pm.
On Wednesday 29th June, Rab Fulton and Fionnuala Gallagher will be giving a joint Artists Talk in the City Museum at 1pm. This free event is part of the Colours Fringe Festival.
Rab will be talking about the various strands of his creativity including his work as a storyteller, author, poet, playwright and blogger. Rab writes fantasy, sci-fi, folktales & much more. His published books include Galway Bay Folk Tales and the supernatural Galway novel Transformation. Rab is currently collaborating on a storytelling and narrative project for NUI Galway’s BA Connect Programme.
|Fionnuala & Rab as Little Red & Wolfie|
Fionnuala Gallagher was a founder Member of Blue Raincoat and Dhá Éan Theatre Companies. She holds an M.A. in Drama & Theatre and a Higher Diploma in Drama through Irish. As well as being the Director of the Múscailt Arts Festival at NUI Galway for 12 years, Fionnuala has trained with the Red Nose Clown Theatre and has worked on collaborations with live music and performance with Triko Cirkus Teatar in Croatia. In 2015 Fionnuala directed Siúl II, a solo dance piece devised by Bernie Divilly.
Rab and Fionnuala have collaborated on numerous projects including the 2010 dark comedy for children ‘The Bloody Tale of Little Red and Wolfie’, which can be listened to here
2) Celtic Tales. Thursday 30th June, Crane Bar, 8pm
On Thursday night Rab will be telling stories from Ireland and Scotland at his world famous Celtic Tales storytelling session in the Crane Bar, Sea Rd. Over the years Rab has gained an international reputation for his reimagining of the folklore, myths and urban legends of Ireland and Scotland. Event begins at 8pm. Price 10 Euro / 8 Euro concession. For more see Discover Ireland Celtic Tales
3) Sci-Fi Story Launch. Saturday 2nd July, Galway City Library, 1pm.
To round the week off Rab will be launching his latest work, the online Sci-Fi blog novel Marcus Marcus & the Hurting Heart in the Galway City Library at 1pm on Saturday July 2nd. This free event is also part of the Colours Fringe Festival.
The Marcus Marcus story was originally commissioned as an online adventure story by the Múscailt Arts Festival 2011. However the tale – originally a humorous Sci-Fi quest story - grew longer and longer and darker and deeper as it evolved into a tale of power, treachery, romance, regret, blood, space ships, diabolical beings and horrifying revelations. The draft blog version was finished by the end of 2014. Rab then began rewriting the story into an even longer and darker version. It is this final version – all 80,000 words or so – that is being launched on July 2nd. The full novel can be read for free here
Rab has also written an article about the background to the novel, which can be read on linkedin
Here's a clip of Rab reading from the draft version at the Cong Fringe Festival
For more on Rab see rabfultonstories
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