Stilt walker on beach

Learn to Stilt-walk!

Next month I will be running a short introductory course to stilt-walking for people aged 18+ in Galway Community Circus. It will run over three Thursday evenings 6:30-8pm, June 14th, 21st and 28th and cost €40. It’s open to adults who have never tried stilt-walking before.

Getty_Villa_-_Storage_Jar_with_a_chorus_of_Stilt_walkers_-_inv._VEX.2010.3.65Stilt-walking dates back as far as Ancient Greece and has uses for farming, fishing and plastering though now we mostly of it for entertainment purposes. Most people  can learn to walk on their own within a few hours, but like most things the hard part is making it look easy and graceful.

I’ve been stilting for about ten years and before that it amazed me when I saw people do it , mostly in the Macnas parades. I teach a weekly drop-in class for young people but had a lot of adults ask me about it so decided to run this course.

There are only eight places available on this short course and you can sign up through the GCC website: http://galwaycommunitycircus.com/circus-school/summer-camps/introduction-to-stilt-walking-for-adults.htm

Featured image taken at Silver Strand by Donal Kelly.

Fractal May 21st 2018

Returned after a bout of sickness is James, with his amazing array of Korean pop music – and some EDM for Blue.

Fractal May 14th 2018

After two weeks of exams and a bank holiday Monday, Fractal is back after a grand total of three Mondays! Really though, only half of Fractal is back. Both hosts, James and Blue, are sick. However James is sicker so got the day off. Which means Blue is DJing which means a lot of techno.

Fractal April 16th 2018

James and Blue discuss all the past and future films, the upcoming 4.48 Psychosis play on this week and gaming!

Fractal April 9th 2018

Returning after a week off is Fractal. We’re back for another show after this one, then two weeks off and then into the true spirit of Summer time (if Ireland allows it). Tune in to the playback to enjoy another collection of hand-picked tunes from Asia. We’re also discussing some Overwatch, gaming scores, and a lot of films!

Fractal interviews from Galway Theatre Festival program launch

Interviews with festival director and theatre makers at Galway Theatre Festival program launch in Biteclub, March 26th 2018.

Starting with Máiréad Ní Chróinín, GTF Festival director, speaking about ten years of GTF.

Michelle Cahill talking about her piece ‘Thirteen Steps to the Attic’ at 3:09.

Kieron Smith recently launched a new company, WestWorks Theatre, 4:31.

Anne McCabe ag labhairt faoi forbairt an féile, 6:26

Jérémie Cyr-Cooke tells us about his GTF piece, ‘The Messiness of Human Relationships’, 7:47.

Debbie Wright and Orlagh De Bhaldraithe discuss the devising of their socially inspired GTF piece ‘Remnants’, 9:48.

Fractal March 26th 2018

The weekly Fractal on Flirt FM is now available online! This week Fractal was lucky enough to be live the same day as the Galway Theatre Festival program launch so we have some interviews from that (full collection also uploaded separately). We also have our usual collection of music, gaming news and films.