The Curiosity Trail

Date 11.10.2018 - 13.10.2018
Time 06:00 PM
Venue Galway's Westend
Organiser Galway Arts Centre

The Curiosity Trail, produced by Galway Arts Centre, ran 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 was a mix of pop-up events with singers, poets, artists and storytellers in cafes, bars and independent stores in the West End.

Talks focused on the diversity and richness of our city and county took place on the Saturday of the festival. The Migrant Voice in Irish Art, a talk featuring artists Vukasin Nedeljkovic and Tuqa Al-Sarraj, took place at 3pm in Róisín Dubh. Dr Charlotte McIvor from the Department of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies at NUI Galway, chaired a very lively and engaging discussion. This talk hosted the Galway launch of Nedeljkovic’s publication Asylum Archive, which also included an essay by Dr. McIvor.

A panel discussion, entitled ‘Irish language in a Multilingual community’ took 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 were 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.