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Monday, April 02, 2007

Love Poetry, Hate Racism

North Beach Poetry Nights &
Over the Edge
present

A Gala Performance Evening for
"Love Poetry, Hate Racism"
Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUIG
Friday April 20th, 8pm.

An impressive line-up of 25 poets, story-tellers and musicians take the stage to celebrate cultural diversity in Galway with performers from Argentina, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, South Africa and the USA.

Michael D. Higgins will open Galway’s contribution to Love Poetry, Hate Racism, which is taking place simultaneously in Belfast, Dublin and Galway and over 30 cities worldwide. For more see www.myspace.com/lovepoetryhateracism

Spearheaded by the Belfast Poets’ Group, the aim of the Love Poetry, Hate Racism event is to celebrate cultural diversity through the spoken word.

The organisers of Galway’s two leading poetry events North Beach Poetry Nights and Over the Edge have joined together to co-ordinate this evening in the Bank of Ireland Theatre.

“Support behind the scenes from all sides has been amazing,” John Walsh of North Beach Poetry Nights reports, “From the Arts people in the College, from the City Council, from Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and of course from all the performers. This will be a real Galway Gala Performance we will be proud of.”

Tickets at a token 5 Euro are going fast from Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and the Amnesty International Shop on Middle Street.

For further info: tel. John Walsh at 091-593290

Over the Edge and North Beach Poetry Nights gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Galway City Council for this event.

The performers on the evening will be
Michael D.Higgins
Pete Mullineaux
Eva Bourke
Gerry Hanberry
Granam (music from Poland)
Lusanda Masombuka (songs from South Africa)
Niamh Ni Lochlainn
Bern Dunleavy
Rab Fulton
Leonor Silvestri
Miriam Dike
Neil McCarthy
Rose Tuelo Brock
Jim Mullarkey
Sharon Murphy
Miceál Kearney
Naomi Moran
Colette NiCaodha
Mary Mullen
Fiona Claire
Kevin Higgins
Elaine Feeney
Susan Millar DuMars
Gary King
John Walsh
Shannon Reeves
Marion Moynihan
Brendan Murphy