Convergence Festival Galway – Events Oct 27th & 28th

 

convergence-green-i-copyTHURSDAY OCT 27th
10.30-11.30pm Workshop with Ala Theatre Forum
ALa Theatre for Change will give a workshop where the participants will be exploring ideas and values around sustainable living.
By using techniques from Forum Theatre and Value Clarification the participants will discuss these issues in a creative way, using their bodies and image more than words

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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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Film and Q&A with director – ‘Atlantic’ by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill

Special Event in the ECOhub (Galway2020 hub) this evening at 7.30pm. We’re very lucky both to get both the film and have the film maker along for a discussion afterwards!

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atlanticfilmposterDirected and Filmed by local film maker Risteárd Ó Domhnaill who will be in attendance for a Q&A Session.


Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, 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.
As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal communities and the resources they rely on are fast approaching a point of no return.

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Sustainability Stories – Wed 26th Oct at 9pm

A night of local activists, groups and NGOs telling their sustainability stories in The Loft, Bridge Street, Galway between 9pm-11pm on Wednesday 26th October.

sunstainabilitystories2016As 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.

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ECOHub All week: 24th – 28th Oct @ Galway 2020 hub.

A NEXUS OF ECO TALKS, CONVIVIALITY AND COMMUNITY.

During this year’s Convergence Festival Galway’s ECOHub and pop up Sustainable Living Centre will host a wide variety of exhibitions, thematic talks, workshops and films on Sustainable Living, Environmental campaigns, EcoActions, information leaflets, publicity banners etc from Monday 24th until Friday 28th in the Galway 2020 Community Hub in the Cornstore.

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Meeting – Friday 23rd September 2016

There will be a Transition Galway meeting starting at 7pm on Friday 23rd September at Massimo’s on William Street West. We will be discussing and deciding on our activities for the months ahead. All welcome!

tgmeetingFACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181108378599567/

Draft Agenda
(i.) Transition Community Garden (recent Agenda 21 grant etc.)
(ii.) Green Drinks Galway (next guest speakers)
(iii.) Sing for our Planet
(iv.) Film Screenings (next films)
(v.) Working with upcoming relevant local festivals (Convergence – The Galway Sustainable Living Festival, An Áit Eile: What Now? etc.)
(vi.) Other campaigns (Galway Native Tree Nursery, Local Food Co-op/Bulk Buying Group, Local Energy Co-op, Fossil Free NUIG)
(vii.) Any other business

‘Galway Carnival for the Climate’

Transition Galway was one of the main organisers of ‘Galway Carnival for the Climate’ which was part of the Avaaz ‘People’s Climate March’ on Sunday 29th November. People took to the streets across the world to push leaders at every level of government to commit to 100% clean energy ahead of the important global climate talks are taking place in Paris. Participants in the Galway march gathered at Eyre Square and accompanied by drummers and singers, made their way down Shop Street and Quay Street to the plaza in front of the Galway City Museum at the Spanish Arch. Speeches were given at the end of the march by representatives of various local non-governmental organisations including Amnesty International Galway, Galway Alliance Against War, Terryland Forest Park, Galway One World Centre and Transition Galway. A community pot luck was organised afterwards in the Tulca Festival Gallery on Market Street.

Participants at end of Galway Climate March 2015 (Ireland)

More photos here: https://transitiongalway.wordpress.com/galway-carnival-for-the-climate/

Monthly Meeting – Wed 14th October 2015

The October monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th October from 7:30pm-9pm at Niall Ó Tuathail’s office at 2 William Street West (between ‘The Blue Note’ pub and Claddagh Cabs office). All welcome!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/164381347235494

PROVISIONAL AGENDA
(the final agenda will be agreed at the beginning of the meeting, duration 90 minutes maximum)
(i.) Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21, Dec. 2015) – Avaaz march on Sunday November 29th, information stalls on Shop Street
(ii.) Film Screenings – next screenings
(iii.) Garden – update, plans for 2015-2016
(iv.) Forest Garden at Merlin Woods project
(v.) Green Drinks Galway – next speakers and new venue?
(vi.) ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ – printing, launch, publicity, venue, special guest, fundraising, website, videos, submissions to various plans for Galway (Galway 2020 City of Culture Bid, LECP, Galway City Development Plan, Galway County Development Plan)
(vii.) Other subgroups
(viii.) Community Tree Nursery
(ix.) A Green Map for Galway
(x.) AOB (any other business)
(xi.) Next Meeting: venue, time and date

Monthly meeting – Wed 16th Sept 2015

The monthly meeting for September will take place at 7:30pm this evening, Wednesday 16th September, in the Galway City Partnership offices in the Plaza on the Headford Road (top floor above Argos and Lidl on the Headford Road – see venue location photo attached). All welcome! Please email any items you would like to see on the agenda.

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PROVISIONAL AGENDA
(the final agenda will be agreed at the beginning of the meeting, duration 90 minutes maximum)

(i.) 2015 Agenda 21 Grant Application
(ii.) Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21, Dec. 2015) – Avaaz march on Sunday November 29th , information stall on Shop Street, press releases to local media
(iii.) Film Screenings – next screenings
(iv.) Mark Boyle Book Launch event
(v.) Co-op Cultures event (Culture Night 18th September)
(vi.) Submissions to Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for Galway City (deadline Friday 18th September)
(vii.) Garden – update, plans for 2015-2016
(viii.) Green Drinks Galway – next speakers and new venue?
(ix.) ‘Vision for Galway’ – printing, launch, publicity, venue, special guest, fundraising, website, videos, submissions to various plans for Galway (Galway 2020 City of Culture Bid, LECP, Galway City Development Plan, Galway County Development Plan)
(x.) Other subgroups
(xi.) AOB (any other business)
(xii.) Next Meeting

Monthly Meeting – 18th August 2015

The first General Meeting of Transition Galway for autumn 2015 will take place at 7pm-8:30pm this Tuesday 18th August at Massimo’s Bar, William Street West. All welcome! Please email any items you would like to see on the agenda.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/938999509490264

PROVISIONAL AGENDA
(the final agenda will be agreed at the beginning of the meeting, duration 90 minutes maximum)

(i.) 2015 Agenda 21 Grant Application (deadline is Friday 28th August) – more than 1 application?
(ii.) ‘Vision for Galway’ – printing, launch, publicity, venue, special guest, fundraising, website, videos
(iii.) Garden – update, plans for 2015-2016
(iv.) Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21, Dec. 2015) – opportunities?
(v.) Green Drinks Galway – next speakers and new venue?
(vi.) Film Screenings – next screenings
(vii.) Communications Group/Strategy: social media, website
(viii.) Other subgroups
(ix.) Collaborative Ways Forward group
(x.) AOB (any other business)
(xi.) Next Meeting