Thursday, May 17, 2012

Busy Weekend... Places to go; people to see.. and events!

Yes, this is a busy weekend and it starts immediately. Personally, I'll be at work for the day, then I'm off to Dublin for the CBI conference on Saturday and Sunday. Expect a full report!
But for those of you hanging out in Galway, there's still alot to do.
First of all, today marks Fascination of Plants Day at the NUI Galway Art Gallery with the opening of a beautiful exhibition at 2pm. 'Our Fascinating Flora' is an exhibition of plant inspired art and photographs in celebration of the first ever Fascination of Plants Day... a must for art lovers, gardeners... and, as it turns out those among us who love storytelling. The marvellous Rab Fulton will be there between 11-12 noon, lending his storytelling talents to all and sundry, so do go along!
At 3-4pm Dr. Maria Tuohy and members of her lab will recount the amazing adventures of Jack and the Beanstalk, and everything you want to know about amazing and wonderful beans!
http://www.plantday12.eu/

As if that weren't enough to peak your interest, the Galway Early Music  Festival started Thursday, 17th May and runs through the 20th. Especially for the family, the Animal House Collective will present (one of my favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm) The Musicians of Bremen. Four tired, old and worn-out animals decide to hit the road and embark on new careers as musicians before their owners get rid of them permanently. But the music they make has some extremely unexpected results.
On Saturday, 19th May at 11am in the Ruby Room, King's Head Pub (admission free). On Sunday, 20th May at 4pm; Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard (admission to Aughnanure Castle will be charged.)

http://www.galwayearlymusic.com/

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