Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. These are just some of the highlights

Some 2020 highlights include:

  • A Connemara mountain landscape will be illuminated as an epic spectacle by Finnish light artist Kari Kola.
  • Druid Theatre takes Ireland’s greatest 20th century one-act plays to towns and villages across Galway county.
  • American artist David Best, of Burning Man fame, will create a major new work with young people from Derry and Galway.
  • Giant Mirror Pavilion by Irish artist John Gerrard, set first in the Claddagh basin and later in 4,000 year-old Connemara bog.
  • Dramatic new interpretation of literary epic Gilgamesh by Galway master storytellers Macnas, written by Marina Carr and designed by Julian Crouch.
  • Margaret Atwood as part of t International Women’s Day celebrations.
  • J M Synge, a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival, co-founder of the Abbey Theatre, celebrated in new festival in Galway and Aran Islands.
  • Homer’s Odyssey presented on tour of beaches of Galway.
  • Crossing the Line Festival, a pan-European festival of work made by Irish and European artists with intellectual disabilities.
  • Galway will join with Boston, Belfast and Nashville to host concerts by transatlantic stars of country, blues, gospel, folk and bluegrass.
  • Galway’s multiple music and theatre festivals will participate in Galway 2020 with enhanced programmes.
  • Unsung Project to explore, through light and sound, the lives of mothers and children who lived and died in Tuam mother and baby home.

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on Sep 21, 2019