The Curiosity Trail, produced by Galway Arts Centre, will run a series of free events on the weekend of 12 to 14 October.
Organised in association with the Galway Westend Traders’ Association, The Curiosity Trail is a mix of pop-up events with singers, poets, artists and storytellers in cafes, bars and independent stores in the West End.
Talks focusing on the diversity and richness of our city and county will take place on the Saturday of the festival. The Migrant Voice in Irish Art, a talk featuring artists Vukasin Nedeljkovic and Tuqa Al-Sarraj, will take place at 3pm in Róisín Dubh. Dr Charlotte McIvor from the Department of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies at NUI Galway, will chair what is expected to be a very lively and engaging discussion. This talk will host the Galway launch of Nedeljkovic’s publication Asylum Archive, which also includes an essay by Dr. McIvor.
A panel discussion, entitled ‘Irish language in a Multilingual community’ will take place in Áras na nGael with Mairéad Ni Chroinín, Moonfish Theatre Company, entrepreneur and former librarian with the Polish School Joanna Zalech, poet Maria Karapish and a representative of the Galway Anti-racism Network. They will be joined by Galway Arts Centre MD Páraic Breathnach to discuss Irish in a contemporary, multilingual context in the arts, at home and in the public sphere.