Stories of The Galway Market – Art, Artisans, Agriculture
|Date||21.04.2021 - 31.05.2021|
|Organiser||St. Nicholas Market Traders and Wild Island Pictures|
St. Nicholas Market Traders and Wild Island Pictures in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture present Stories of The Galway Market – Art, Artisans, Agriculture.
Stories of The Galway Market – Art, Artisans, Agriculture is a short documentary film celebrating Galway’s bustling street market in the heart of the city. The iconic Galway Market has been taking place in the city for centuries in the shadow of St. Nicholas Church. It continues to flourish today providing a livelihood for 100 traders selling an eclectic mix of fresh produce, food and crafts. It is a hub of social interaction and a meeting place for people of all races, culture, social background and ages. The market is a vibrant community contributing to the sustainability and regeneration of the city centre and providing it with a distinct character, identity and culture.
Filmed by Dawid Piotr Szlaga of Wild Island Pictures the film documents the history of the market reflecting Galway’s connection to Europe and the wider world. Featuring new and old footage and interviews with the market traders this special film provides previously unseen insights into the amazing diversity that the market sustains, the warm and colourful personalities of its traders, and also the philosophy that underpins their trading.
Dawid began filming pre-covid lockdown in 2020 and captures the hustle and bustle of a busy market. He had to adapt his approach during restrictions and found that one to one interviews with traders contributed to a more personal and intimate picture of the lives of traders.
Featuring original music composed by Gabriel Gonzalez, Stories of The Galway Market – Art, Artisans, Agriculture is a special film about a very special community and will be available on Galway 2020’s website from 21 April 2021.