What’s on this weekend:
Friday, February 2
“Mother & Baby” film screening
8:30pm, Campbell’s Tavern, Headford
A screening of the award-winning short documentary “Mother & Baby” from filmmaker Mia Mullarkey on the Tuam Mother and Baby home, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and film participants.
About the film:
This short documentary funded by the Irish Film Board brings us into the world of children who were taken from their unwed mothers, something which occurred on a nationwide scale in Ireland.
Weaving never before used archival material with deeply moving accounts from three of the Tuam Home survivors, the film offers a painful yet cathartic insight into the cruel business of Mother & Baby Homes.
Saturday, February 3
West of Ireland Folk Tales for Children Book Launch
2:30pm, Galway City Library
WEST OF IRELAND FOLK TALES FOR CHILDREN will be launched in Galway City Library at 2.30pm on Saturday. Written by acclaimed storyteller and author Rab Fulton, with fantastical pictures by Marina Wild, the book is packed with thrilling illustrated tales of immortals, fairies, fantastical creatures, witches, skeletons, spirits and headless bodies. To celebrate the launch Rab will be telling tales and reading extracts from the book. Signed copies of the book can be bought at a discount rate. All welcome!
The Melting Potluck Family Potluck Party
3-5pm Cooking demonstrations & Children’s activities
5-8pm: Potluck dinner & DJ
Aras Bothar na Tra (Salthill/Knocknacarra GAA Club), Dr Mannix Road, Salthill
The Melting Potluck’s first event of the year will be a family friendly food extravaganza!
Come along early for cooking demonstrations and children’s activities and stay for a big multicultural ‘potluck’ dinner, followed by music and entertainment.
It’s a great chance to try new dishes from all around the world and welcome people from different cultures to Galway. Attendance is free but bring along a dish if you can!
Funded by the Healthy Galway project as part of the Healthy Ireland initiative
Sunday, February 4
Wacław Zimpel at the Black Gate
8pm at the Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis St. Tickets €10
The Black Gate Cultural Centre welcomes internationally-renowned Polish composer and clarinetist Wacław Zimpel. His prowess at clarinet and bass clarinet is influenced by the musical traditions of countries such as India, Japan, or Morocco, and showcases his exceptional instrumental skills.
Monday, February 5
Natural and Human Heritages Spring Lunchtime lecture:
Sustainable Transport for Galway from Prof. Ulf Strohmayer
1:10 pm, Town Hall Theatre