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Galway 2020

Galway 2020 must up its game “phenomenally”

4 January 2016

Galway City’s Chief Executive is encouraging the Galway 2020 team to step up to the mark in the 2020 European Capital of Culture race. Galway City Council’s Brendan McGrath has likened the race to winning the Olympics, reiterating they cannot reapply until 2035. A second bid will be placed in May, after which the judging panel […]

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Disagreement Surrounding the Proposed Galway Cultural Centre

16 December 2015

There has been disagreement over the location of the proposed Galway Cultural Centre. The discrepancy occurred during last night’s Galway City Council meeting, Galway By FM has reported. The €25 million planned cultural hub is set to bring together visual arts spaces, a production space, music venue and a new library. The initial phase of […]

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Galway 2020: Upcoming Events

14 September 2015

With only six weeks left until Galway submits its official bid document to the European Union, the 20202 team have yet another jam packed line-up of events and activities to look forward to over the coming week.    (TONIGHT) Monday, September 14th, 6:30 pm The Galway 2020 team are delighted to announce that Claire McColgan from the […]

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Galway 2020: The Theatre Room

4 August 2015

With little over eleven weeks left to go in Galway’s campaign to be shortlisted as the European Capital of Culture, the 2020 team are having one of the busiest weeks of activities coming up. The 2020 hub will be coming alive with theatre, learning and community-run radio. Additionally, the Galway 2020 campaign will embark on […]

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Galway Burlesque Fest: Early Birds on Sale Now

29 July 2015

The old adage ‘the early bird catches the worm’ rings true here. Well, in this instance the ‘worm’ is the Galway Burlesque Festival – which we are very excited about. The early bird tickets have just gone on sale, this very moment! So roll up, roll up and get ’em while they’re hot. A full […]

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Nitelife’s Top 10 from GIAF ’15

28 July 2015

The Galway International Arts Festival is over once more. If you missed any of the action, fret not, our Galway Corespondent Aisling Daly has chosen her best bits from the fourteen days of fun and frolics. For Galwegians and visitors alike, it’s the time of year that everyone looks forward to – welcoming artists, street […]

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Galway 2020: G.I.A.F Highlights

27 July 2015

Well, it’s all over for another year, and yet again, it was 2-weeks of pure magic. The Galway 2020 team has pulled together a short video of magical highlights from the past 2-weeks. Galway 2020 said: “After a spectacular two weeks of extraordinary experiences, amazing spectacles and new lifelong memories, we bid an emotional farewell […]

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Galway 2020: “We are starting now”

18 July 2015

Gorgeous Galway is hoping to become the European Capital of Culture in 2020. It’s about four years away, but the 2020 team have already launched a whopper of a campaign – including their new video which they sent to our offices this morning. According to Galway 2020: “The bid represents an opportunity for us to […]

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