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Weatherplay Researchers

 20.08.2020- 21.08.2020

 

 

2-day outdoor research for 10-12 year olds to devise and test new ways to play outdoors in bad weather

CULTURE NIGHT

18.09.2020

 

 

Discover some of the city’s newest artworks exploring our relationship with Galway’s weather.

Faoi Rún

 

A site-specific exhibition tracing the interplay between landscape, climate and culture.

Changes, Change

 

Reflecting Galway’s capricious weather, Shane O’Malley’s street mural changes in response to rainfall. How many variations do you see?

Galway’s weather can be such a drama queen. Share your pictures of Galway’s weather being beautifully bad here.

 

 

Bíonn áilleacht ar leith ar dhroch-aimsir. Roinn linn do ghriangrafanna di!

Umbrella Orphanage Takes Flight

19.09.2020

 

 

Join us in Athenry to launch the giant Umbrella Orphanage kite.

Drowned Galway

18.09.2020

 

 

How close does the future have to come before we care enough to act?

Walk with Me

 

 

Galwegian Gerry Daly shares poetry and stories of his native city, in a walk and a talk under a conjoined umbrella for two.

  Umbrella Orphanage Covid-19 Hacks

 

 

Here's how to hack your broken umbrella to create something both useful and beautiful in response to the strange challenges that Covid 19 is throwing our way: how to protect ourselves, shop safely, wrangle feral hair...

Grain Loves Rain

 

Grain Loves Rain is a wearable piece of nature for a rainy climate. A fragile ecosystem on the go, this is a living fabric you need to feed with rain.

Le Déluge

 23.08.2020

 

 

Make your own super soaker and join as a family team for an epic water battle royale and games on the beach

Plurabelle

 

 

A new dance film finding new movement patterns from playing in puddles where raindrops fell.

  Borrow – Stay Dry – Return

 

 

BORROW a Sew Last Season customised brolly from a Galway City library, STAY DRY when it rains, RETURN for the next person to use.

Umbrella Orphanage

 

 

Thanks to everyone who donated a broken brolly or participated in the February sessions. 68 participants helped us dismantle 667 rescued umbrellas. That’s 54Kg of metal and 667msq of fabric out of landfill and ready for new lives as artworks.

Do you have a good idea for how to make the most of Galway’s weather? Put it in the Suggestion Box.

 

 

Conas ar féidir linn leas a bhaint as an aimsir i nGaillimh? Roinn linn do thuairimí.

Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann is created and curated by Ríonach Ní Néill, and commissioned by Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.


Tá Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann cruthaithe ag Ríonach Ní Néill, agus coimisiúnaithe ag Gaillimh 2020, Príomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa.

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