ECOhub events – Tue 25th & Wed 26th Oct

Tuesday

4pm Forest Schools – with Kerry and Carol from Down to Earth
7.30pm – ATLANTIC. Documentary special

Wednesday
11-12pm workshop with Brenda Flannery; Beo & Be – Mindfulness and Nature Movements – Qi Gong
3pm -4pm Tai Chi with Niall O’ Floinn
6.30pm Croi Na Gaillimhe: Deep Ecology – The Spiritual Roots of our Ecological Crisis, An evening talk with Dara Molloy
9pm to 11pm ‘The Loft’ (upstairs from ‘Seven’ on Bridge Street, Galway City) Sustainability Stories

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4pm Forest Schools – with Kerry and Carol from Down to Earth

Knowing inherently the benefits of the great outdoors for children, many organizations throughout the country have put pen to paper to prove this with facts and figures and with new programmes for outdoor activity. Many have even added personal testimony, and have used this to develop programs that are getting kids outside, interacting with nature in greater numbers.

7.30pm – ATLANTIC. Documentary special screening aims to give voice to the communities most impacted by oil development and strained fishing resources in three Atlantic provinces. As the global giants push the boundaries of risk and technology to access oil in increasingly difficult places, and international super-trawlers suck unprecedented amounts of fish from the ocean, we look at the impact of these ventures on people and the environment. Using interviews with industry experts, scientists, oil employees, fishermen, politicians and ordinary people,

Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate. It explores how modern day communities must learn from the past, in order to secure a brighter future.
Director Risteard O’ Domhnaill will be around for a Q&A after.

‘Atlantic’ examines both the cost and the benefit of opening up the Atlantic frontiers

Day time film Screenings (the following films are available for screening during the free time slots, Eco Hub open from 12pm): In Transition 2.0, Trashed, Voices of Transition, More than Honey, The Community Solution.

Wednesday

11-12pm workshop with Brenda Flannery; Beo & Be – Mindfulness and Nature Movements – Qi Gong

Class aims to nourish mental health & wellbeing in the individual and community. It is a calming space of mindfulness & movement, helping to strengthen & nurture our connection to nature’s rhythms.

3pm -4pm Tai Chi with Niall O’ Floinn

Niall will be describing in depth the way Tai Chi works and the many health benefits that can be achieved through the practice of Tai Chi. He will also give a brief demonstration at the end of his talk.

Niall O Floinn began his study of Tai Chi over 20 years ago and over 17 years ago he opened the Galway Tai Chi Academy .In 2013 Niall lead the first ever Irish team to compete in the Tai Chi World Championships in China. Under the guidance and coaching of Niall, the Irish team returned with 6 medals.

Niall himself is one of the most senior students of the coach of the most national champions of China, Grandmaster Wang Hai Jun. However, there is a lot more to Tai Chi than competition or the martial art aspect. In fact, the majority of people practice Tai Chi for its health benefits alone.

6.30pm Croi Na Gaillimhe: Deep Ecology – The Spiritual Roots of our Ecological Crisis, An evening talk with Dara Molloy
What the talk will be about: Human behaviour is ultimately caused by the way human beings think. At the outer layers of our thought patterns is our mythological framework. This mythological framework is our belief system. Over 50% of the world’s population is now monotheist. Virtually all monotheistic religions are rooted in the Judaic god of Moses. This globalisation of the God of Moses has destroyed spiritual diversity and created one single monocle through which all life is seen.
Dara Molloy is also known as Dara Ó Maoildhia.
He lives on Inis Mór, Aran Islands. In his earlier years, he was a Roman Catholic priest in the Society of Mary (Marists). In 1985, he settled on Inis Mór as a hermit Celtic monk. In 1995, he left the Catholic church and began practicing as a Celtic priest, monk and druid. His work today includes performing Celtic ceremonies, acting as a pilgrim guide on Inis Mor, and writing. His books include: The Globalisation of God – Celtic Christianity’s Nemesis and soon to be published: The Problem With God.

9pm to 11pm ‘The Loft’ (upstairs from ‘Seven’ on Bridge Street, Galway City) Sustainability Stories

As part of Convergence Sustainable Living Festival 2016 Transition Galway is running what is called a PechaKucha which will be followed by an interview with writer and activist Mark Boyle.

PechaKucha is an exciting presentation format where guest speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the speakers talk along to the images – this keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and fun.

The title for this PechaKucha is ‘Sustainability Stories’ and will feature a wide range of local environmental activists, NGOs and groups who are all working to make Galway a more resilient and sustainable place.

The PechaKucha presentations will be followed by an on-stage interview with writer and activist Mark Boyle. Mark is the author of ‘Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living’, ‘The Moneyless Manifesto’ and ‘Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi’. He also writes intermittently for various international newspapers and magazines, such as ‘The Guardian’ and ‘Permaculture Magazine’.

This free event takes place on Wednesday 26th October starting at 9pm and finishing about 11pm in ‘The Loft’ (upstairs from ‘Seven’ on Bridge Street, Galway City). All welcome!

For up to date information of the festival visit
https://collaborativewaysforward.com/

Past events:
https://collaborativewaysforward.com/2016/10/03/convergence-festival/
https://collaborativewaysforward.com/2016/10/02/mon-oct-24th-fri-oct-28th-galway-2020-community-hub-unit-15-the-cornstore-galway-galway-sustainable-living-festival/

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