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Galway Pride 2017: Line-Up at Club GASS, the Róisín Dubh!

Here is the exciting line-up for Galway Pride 2017, at Club GASS, the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway!

Friday 11th August –

Pride Warm-up

Club night with DJ John

Kiki’s drag show with special guest Regina George and others

Doors from 11

Saturday 12th August

9pm

Cabaret show with Mr Pussy and special guests, bringing you some hilarious old school drag

10pm

Kiki is back with a spectacular drag show

Regina is joining in again along with GASS regulars Dona and Athena

Special guests on the night will include:

Miss Dusty Flaps up from Waterford

Miss Eileen Dover from Belfast

Galway’s own Tommy Wantit

and finally former Miss Alternative Limerick’s Twirley Chassie

11 pm

UV party with DJ duo, Swim. Get ready to glow and party ’till late

It’s all going to be great GASS, so just go and have an amazing Galway Pride 2017!

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Little Gem Records: Vatican II – “Squirdiller”

Vatican II was formed in the sticky summer of 2012 by Hugh, Paul (Hands Up Who Wants to Die, Shifting, Molossus) and Ivan (Crowhammer), over a mutual appreciation of jam donuts and the music of Unwound, Polvo and Rodan.

They have mostly been focused on writing and rewriting tunes over the last four years, and playing sporadic rock shows with lovely bands like Animal Lover, Golden Oriole, Mayors of Miyazaki, Siorai Geimhreadh, Nothing Clean, Gaze and Woven Skull, amongst others. Continue Reading »

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Damo & Ivor, Hit Irish TV Comedy, Set For Big Screen In 2018

The massively popular Irish comedy show, Damo & Ivor, is to be made into a feature film, with production set to start this summer.  Wildcard Distribution will bring the comedy to Irish cinemas next year. 

Andy Quirke will reprise his roles as both Damo and Ivor, while Ronan and Rob Burke, who directed the second series of Damo & Ivor, are on board to direct the feature.

Speaking about the feature film, directors, Ronan and Rob Burke, said:

“We are beyond excited to be directing Damo & Ivor The Movie. It is a hilarious script that brings these characters to the big screen in a big way.  The fans will not be disappointed, it’s gonna be whopper!” Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: 47 Meters Down

Frances Winston reviews this latest shark thriller, and sees it as a bit of fun with some thrills to keep your nerves on edge 

Directed by: Johannes Roberts – Starring: Claire Holt, Mandy Moore, Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago A. Segura, Matthew Modine

Ever since Jaws scared the bejaysus out of cinema-goers back in 1975 (yes it really is that long ago) filmmakers have utilised the great white shark as a terror tool. This is yet another shark-shocker, and, as the title suggests, much of it is indeed set 47 Meters Down. Continue Reading »

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Opera Collective Ireland presents Irish premiere of OWEN WINGRAVE in Limerick , Cork , Dublin

OWEN WINGRAVE – an opera by Benjamin Britten

CAST: Andrew Boushell, Rachel Croash, Christopher Cull, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Peter O’Reilly, Sarah Richmond, Benjamin Russell & Roisín Walsh

A gripping tale of family conflict with devastating consequences –

At Coyle’s cramming establishment in London, Owen and his friend Lechmere are learning the strategy of battle. At the end of the lesson, Owen declares that he cannot go through with a military career. Coyle is angry but agrees to break the news to the Wingrave family for whom soldiering has been a way of life for decades…… Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Dunkirk

Frances Winston urges you to go and see this film, which is told through the frightened eyes of the people involved.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan – Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

It is astonishing to think that there has never been a major movie made about the evacuation at Dunkirk during the early stages of WWII. Since it wasn’t a victory, but rather a rescue mission, perhaps it wasn’t deemed ‘sexy’ enough to merit the blockbuster treatment. Until now that is. Continue Reading »

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UK: Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017 – Stonewall

After a fantastic first year’s event with 1,000 entrants, the UK’s Brighton and Hove Triathlon returns on Sunday 17 September 2017.

The race will see participants take on the challenge of a sea swim (which was a mill pond for the 2016 event), a scenic cycle along the seafront on the closed road cycle leg, and flat run along the iconic beach lined promenade. Continue Reading »