091 Labs will be taking part in it’s second Galway Culture Night this Friday the 21st of September, from 6pm till late!
During Culture Night each year, cultural organisations across the country open their doors to the public for a night of free events, showcasing work, talks and performances.
Last year’s Culture Night was a lot of fun and we had a great response from visitors. This year we’ll be showing some of the projects our members have been working on, electronics workshops, arcade games and interactive pieces as well as board games from Galway’s Board Games Club and an exhibition of art and crafts from the talented folks in the local Galway Pub Scrawl group.
There are a ton of great events happening on the night so get out there and see what Galway’s thriving Arts community has to offer!
Professional illustrator Alan Corbett will be running a one-day picture book illustration workshop at 091 Labs on Saturday June 16th from 10AM to 6PM in collaboration with the Galway Pub Scrawl group.
Alan’s illustration work includes the “Ghost of Shandon“, “The Gruesome End of Baron Spolasco” (for the 6th annual Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade in Cork City) and “Anna in the Little Match Girl“.
The cost on the door will be €10 (€8 for students and 091 members) for the day. Handouts are included in the price.
This workshop will be served on a first-come first-served basis. A place can be reserved by joining the Facebook Event page or emailing donalfall [at] gmail [dot] com
Well, it’s been three weeks since Culture Night, and somehow or other, no photographic evidence of same has yet emerged here on the web site. So here we go:
Many people ask us what the best thing is about having a makerspace in Galway city. Without even a blip of hesitation, our answer is always the thriving and exciting arts community. We’re excited to share with you a mobile gaming app from our friends at Galway Loves Theatre. It’s called G Loves T, and it looks a little bit special.
According to the website, “It’s part treasure hunt, part code-breaking, part puzzle-solving. It will be played online and around Galway from July 4th – 23rd.” The game involves collecting clues hidden on websites, forums and around Galway City, combining some of the latest (some might even say bizarre) trends in social networking, like geocaching and QR codes. A good old fashioned treasure hunt brought to the virtual world? I’m in!
The game is launching right in time for Galway Arts Festival 2011, so go on over to Galway Loves Theatre’s website and sign yourself up!