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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Westside Arts Festival/Over The Edge Summer Open-Mic: ALL WELCOME!

The Westside Arts Festival
presents
the 2007 Over The Edge Summer Open-Mic



Readings by Margaret Cullagh, Susan Millar DuMars & Kevin Higgins will open the Westside Arts Festival/Over The Edge Summer Open-Mike on Wednesday 25th July at 7pm. Susan Millar DuMars will MC the event. Anyone who has a poem or story they want to share is welcome to take part. Each reader will have a three minute slot; but there is no limit on the number of readers. If you come along and sign up for the open-mike, you will definitely get to read.

Venue: Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway

Date/Time: Wednesday 25th July, 7pm

Over The Edge acknowledges the financial support of Galway City Council and The Arts Council

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Friday Lunchtime Readings in Galway City Museum

Friday July 20th at 1pm.
with Poet and Performer Tamsin Kendrick from London.

Tamsin made a brief appearance at Over the Edge in November '06 and then went on to blow every one away at The Voice and Verse evening in the Crane. This is your chance to catch up with her and see for yourself.

With your support we aim to make this another special Galway poetry event, with a magic of its own.

Contribution: 5 Euro
Info: John Walsh @ 593290

Tamsin will also be the guest poet at
North Beach Poetry Nights in BK's Winebar, Spanish Parade on Wednesday 18th July at 9pm.

"One of the hot new stars of the London poetry scene, intelligent, fierce, honest and delivered with a unique stage presence." Shortfuse

Tamsin Kendrick at North Beach Poetry Nights

Tamsin Kendrick returns to Galway
at the invitation of North Beach Poetry Nights
on Wednesday 18th July at 9pm

Also: Last Open-Mic before the Slam returns in August!

BK's Winebar, Spanish Parade, Galway

Admission: 5 Euro

Poet and Performer Tamsin Kendrick from London made a brief appearance at Over the Edge in November '06 and then went on to blow every one away at The Voice and Verse evening in the Crane. This is your chance to catch up with her and see for yourself.

Tamsin will also be the guest poet at
Friday Lunchtime Readings in Galway City Museum
on Friday 20th July at 1pm.

Info: John Walsh @091-593290

About Tamsin:

Tamsin Kendrick is a vivid veteran of the London poetry scene and has performed internationally in places such as Ireland, New Zealand and New York. She uses intelligent, streetwise poetry (Saltmargins) with a dose of humour to talk about anything from the apocalypse to navigating south London estates. "Sometimes," she says of them, "they feel like the same thing". Tamsin is a freelance writer, editor and chancer.In 2000 Tamsin Kendrick lost her poetry virginity through a loudspeaker on Clapham Common to a homeless man and his dog. She has been performing in some of the most prestigious poetry nights and venues ever since. Whilst studying Philosophy and Theology at Oxford she hosted an open-mike night called Poetry Unhinged on The High.Tamsin has performed at many places including Shortfuse's Poetry Idol, the Latitude Festival, New Blood, Heartbeats (Liverpool), Voice & Verse (Galway Ireland), The Cellar, The Bricklane Festival, Elephest, Fruitstock and at Dodo modern poets. She has also done a mini New York tour where she featured at the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.She has also been published in various poetry/magazines such the Wolf, the Delinquent, The Fix and Rising. She is currently working on her first collection.

People say things like:

"Just your average, giggly girl about town with an Oxford degree in philosophy. Muses on faith and the emotional grime of London life, the only poet I know of to be young yet experienced enough to feature in both eras of New Blood!" Niall O'Sullivan, host of New Blood and The Cellar

"One of the hot new stars of the London poetry scene, intelligent, fierce, honest and delivered with a unique stage presence." Shortfuse

Monday, July 09, 2007

Paddy Henry

Paddy Henry retired to Galway in 1998 having been a soft drinks manufacture in Charlestown, Co. Mayo. He continued his life long interest in drama through his involvement with Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society. He was a member of the Knocknaccarra Active Retirement Writers Group.


In May of this year he was a Featured Reader at the final Over The Edge: Open Reading before the Summer Break.

He passed away yesterday at UCHG. Our sympathy goes out to his wife, family and all who knew him. He will be missed.