Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Things To Live By" Exhibition

A beautiful exhibition "Things To Live By" is currently taking place at Galway City Museum at the Spanish Arch, Galway from 11th to the 15th of December.

This exhibition is a collaborative project between The Forge Clay Studio and members of  The Croí na Gaillimhe Social Club, based on the idea of shared memories. The work produced is a fantastic testament to both groups with some truly stunning pieces on show from oil paintings, clay models, stained glass and ceramic pieces to collages.

The opening reception took place on Wednesday, the 12th of December and Croí na Gaillimhe were delighted to be invited to attend the event, where guest speakers included Arts Council Officer, James Harold and members of The Forge Project and Croí na Gaillimhe manager Loretta Needham also said a few words about the project.
It was a lovely afternoon with some wonderful musicians opening proceedings followed by refreshments provided by the 'The Kitchen' Cafe at the Museum. The exhibition itself runs until Saturday the 15th of December and all are very welcome.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Adult Learners Festival Bulletin 30 November 2012
In this issue:


A big thank you to everyone who nominated projects for the STAR Awards 2013
The deadline for nominating projects for the STAR Awards 2013 is now closed and AONTAS would like to thank everyone who nominated projects. We received a total of 115 projects entered in five categories. The nominations are now winging their way to the STAR Awards Judging Panel! The Judging Panel will begin the difficult task of shortlisting all the nominations. The shortlist will then be available in January and the judges will meet with all shortlisted projects to decide on the winner in each category. It's going to be a difficult choice for them as the nominations are all fantastic!

To keep up to date with what's happening in the lead up to the Festival, visit our Festival website , sign up for the e-bulletin , check out the Facebook page or join us on Twitter.

To get a flavour of last year's STAR Award ceremony have a look at the video here .

Monday, December 3, 2012



Galway city has the highest proportion of non-Irish nationals than anywhere in the State. Yet, after December 2012 there may be no specialised services for Migrants, Refugees or Asylum Seekers in Galway. Galway City Partnership is undertaking research into the future needs of Migrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Galway
Are you a migrant worker? A member of the Asylum Seeking community? Someone with Refugee Status or Leave to Remain?
Please come along and have your say on the future needs of migrants in Galway
Date Monday December 3rd 2012 Tea and coffee will be available
Thanks to Croí na Gaillimhe for the use of the room

Time 7.30pm until 9pm

Venue Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre, 1 Mill Street, Galway

If you have any queries please contact Ann at or 087 9326467


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