Arts Festival

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in MediaBar | Comments Off on Arts Festival

11 – 24 July 2011
Venue: Galway City

Galway Arts Festival is Ireland’s largest annual arts festival, taking place each July in the city of Galway. Founded in 1978, the Festival collaborates with artists and companies throughout the world to produce and present an international programme of theatre, spectacle, dance, visual arts, music, literature & comedy involving hundreds of artists and performers.

Galway Arts Festival is at the heart of all aspects of life in Galway City contributing immeasurably to the economic, social and cultural life of the west of Ireland. Over its 34-year history, the Festival has become a vital showcase for Irish arts internationally and international arts in Ireland and is now firmly established as Ireland’s leading arts festival.

The Festival will highlight dance, physical theatre and spectacle from America and Europe illustrating the Festival’s continuing commitment to staging extraordinary, ambitious and innovative projects, the world premiere of new Irish theatre and site-specific visual arts commissions to add to the magic and diversity of Galway in July.

An annual festival highlight is the annual Macnas Parade which winds it’s way through the city streets bringing a mixture of high excitment, spectacle and an abundance of energy to Galway.