If cycling and comedy sounds like a match made in heaven, or you would rather sit back with a soothing cup of tea and listen to poetry or music, we’ve got you covered with our Top Things to Do for the week ahead.
JOKE PEDALERS: A Comedy Club On Wheels
Róisín Dubh Comedy presents A Bespoke Comedy Experience in association with Pedal Power, Galway. It’s Galway’s newest form of entertainment on wheels, with three pedal-powered bikes accompanied by comedians (switching after every pit stop) to keep you entertained as you cycle! Kicking off next Thursday May 27th, with Joe Rooney, Joe Dowlin & Karl Spain, there are two shows at 7pm & 9pm (90 minutes) Tickets & full info from www.roisindubh.net/listings
Coole Park Poetry Series
A second edition of the Coole Park Poetry Series, celebrating some of the greatest Irish poets of the past century is now underway. Druid theatre are collaborating again with the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation with ten new short films, performed by a cast of 11 actors, and curated by Colm Tóibín, premiering weekly on their Youtube Channel. The films are free to view and next up is Aaron Monaghan reading ‘The Hospital’ by Patrick Kavanagh on Wednesday 26 May. More details here
European Youth Week
Conversations on climate change, Youth Circus, a photography competition and an online pizza party; these are just some of the European Youth Week events announced by Léargas, the national agency for European exchange programmes in education, youth and community work. European Youth Week will take place as a series of online events between Monday 24th and Sunday 30th May, 2021. Aligned with the EU Youth Strategy to enable young people to become the architects of their own lives, European Youth Week encourages young people to join conversations about shaping European society. View the series of events here.
International Tea Day – (Go on, go on, go on….)
It’s International Tea Day today (21st of May) which aims to raise awareness of the long history and the deep cultural and economic significance of tea around the world. According to research from Aldi the Irish are the second biggest tea drinkers in the world per capita which won’t come as a surprise to many. So whether you like a strong Irish breakfast tea, reach for a refreshing cup of green tea or fancy a soothing peppermint brew, why not put the kettle on and enjoy browsing GALWAYnow.com with your favourite hot tea.
Galway Early Music Festival 25th Anniversary Festival
This year, festival concerts are streamed from Galway, Fano in Italy and Limerick, and feature a wonderful line-up of talented and inspirational musicians such as Galway sopranos Aisling Kenny and Helen Hancock, musicians Anita Vedres, Sarah Groser and Yonit Kosovske and Siobhán Armstrong (Irish and Italian Renaissance harp). People are encouraged to check out their workshops and zoom events, including the BAROQUE ‘n’ ROLL! zoom for young musicians. Patrons can also join in a Musical Tour of Medieval Galway and explore their exhibition marking 25 years of the festival. Click here to view the full programme.