A rich feast of cinema, music, visual arts and theatre is on offer at the Linenhall Arts Centre this week.
The latest, fortnightly Film Club screening on Tuesday, November 2, is ‘Bergman Island’, a romantic drama about two young writers who retreat to an island that famously inspired Ingmar Bergman, to seek out their own inspiration when the lines between reality and fiction begin to blur.
Author of Thirty Two Words For Field, Manchán Magan, will be warmly welcomed back to the Linenhall stage on Thursday, November 24, with his live performance ‘Áran & Im’. A theatrical display, Manchán bakes traditional sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language.
‘Arán & Im’ explores potent words of landscape, terms of intuition, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world, celebrating language, land and local food. Freshly-baked bread will be sliced for the audience and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.
The Linenhall is very proud to launch ‘Equilibrium’, a group show featuring the works of local artists, in the stunning Linenhall foyer on Friday, November 25.
The name Equilibrium represents a return to balance, and this exhibition is a celebration of just that, after a globally tumultuous two-year period.
On Wednesday, November 30, the Linenhall brings ‘Rodney Owl’ and his intimate full-band show to Castlebar, ahead of his forthcoming album release, For All My One True Loves. Rodney Owl (AKA Mark McConville) is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in Galway City, one of the most unique songwriting talents Ireland has produced in recent years, Originally from Co Armagh, McConville moved to Galway in 1996 and has since been at the heart of its music scene.