Archive for August 25th, 2009

GTF Invites Scripts

25th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Galway Theatre Festival invites submissions of scripts for a series of rehearsed readings.

Plays should be previously unproduced, and not exceed 90 minutes. One Act plays are not accepted.

Successful scripts will be performed as rehearsed readings during the Galway Theatre Festival, a new venture by the Galway Arts Centre, which runs from October 22 – 25 at the Nuns Island Studio.

Please include a brief outline of writing and theatre experience along with the submission.

The deadline for scripts is September 17th 2009.

Send electronic copies to:, and hard copies should be labelled ‘Galway Theatre Festival Script’ and posted to Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominic St, Galway.

NI Digital Shorts

25th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

Northern Ireland Screen’s next four digital short films have gone into production. They are:

  • Davy Jones – written and directed by Richard Parkin.
  • Paint – written by Andrew and Ryan Tohill and directed by Andrew Tohill.
  • Sundays – written and directed by Alanna Riddell.
  • The Dinner Party – written by Mark Jordan and directed by Michael Lennox.

Northern Ireland Screen and The UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts scheme is a year long programme which aims to seek out and develop new filmmaking talent and enable them to make innovative short films using digital technology.

Festival of World Cultures

25th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Festival of World Cultures is going on this weekend (the 29-30 August) in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin.

Immersed in folk, traditional, eclectic, tribal, digital and the experimental, the dlr Festival of World Cultures presents a kaleidoscopic programme of concerts & club nights, fairs & markets, performances, street events, workshops and so much more. Ireland’s first Global Carnival!

The Festival is committed to presenting a series of world music concerts that can be experienced by all in a unique and intimate local setting while also offering a ‘passport to the world’ programme of events, many of which are free to all.