Galway International Arts Festival is delighted to announce the programme for its new Winter First Thought Talks discussion series, which will take place at NUI Galway later this month.

The new event will build on the success of the hugely popular First Thought Talks series that takes place during the festival each year.

The line-up for the event is as follows:

City of Thorns author Ben Rawlence, Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole, Madam Politician author Martina Fitzgerald, former politician Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Labour Party politician Jan O’Sullivan are among the high profile line-up for the new event.

GIAF’s First Thought Talks Winter Programme will run at the Aula Maxima in NUI Galway on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December 2018.

Tickets, priced €10-€15, will go on general sale at 10 am on Monday 12 November on the GIAF website.