University of Galway alumni have shot at tickets to sold-out Saw Doctors GIAF concert

University of Galway alumni have shot at tickets to sold-out Saw Doctors GIAF concert

Galway International Arts Festival and the University of Galway announced details of their partnership for 2023, including a chance for tickets to the sold out Saw Doctors concert.

Celebrating the 13th year as Education Partner of the festival, the University will collaborate with Galway International Arts Festival on a range of events this summer.

An exclusive alumni event will be held giving graduates a chance to go to the sold out Saw Doctors concert taking place on July 29.

Head for pizza and refreshments from 5:30pm and then on to the Galway International Arts Festival Heineken® Big Top for the concert.

Online booking for this event will open at 9am on Friday, June 30, with tickets costing €45 a pop.

Bookings must be made by a University of Galway graduate. A maximum of two tickets are available per person.

This year will also see the expansion of University’s role as a key Festival venue hub, with the hosting of The Pulse, which will transform the University’s sports centre into a 1,200 seat theatre.

The campus will also host Enda Walsh’s Bedbound, You’ll See, the adaptation of Ulysses for children, Strings Attached featuring Finghin Collins and ConTempo Quartet, and the First Thought Talks series.

The University will also continue to support Galway International Arts Festival’s Volunteer Programme, which has recruited over 600 volunteers for Galway International Arts Festival 2023 to date.

University of Galway announces details of 2023 partnership with Galway International Arts Festival

Chief Executive of Galway International Arts Festival John Crumlish said, “The partnership with the University of Galway is a very important one for us which has played a significant role in the recent development of the festival.”

“The university has been hugely helpful and very supportive across a number of areas including facilitating GIAF in terms of its programming ambitions, helping it develop a role in artist development and partnering with it on a number of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity objectives.”

In other behind the scenes partnerships, the SELECTED programme will give students a two-week whirlwind academy to see how a festival of this magnitude is put together, from practical experience to artistic development.

An oral history project will also capture key voices of the 2023 GIAF, adding them to the festival archive held at the university library, which charts its history from 1978 through to the present.

University Vice-President of Engagement Dr Paul Dodd said, “The partnership with Galway International Arts Festival is hugely important to us and, over the last number of years, the relationship has grown significantly and now impacts across a number of different areas of the festival.”

“The partnership offers something for everyone, with opportunities for students, alumni, and members of the public to visit our campus and enjoy the festivities.”

“The creative industries are vital to Galway and we are delighted to act as Education Partner to Galway International Arts Festival to showcase our local talent to a global audience.”

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