From Gdynia to Galway: SIN meets singer-songwriter Agu

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Growing up in a generation where many refuse to answer the door without a warning text, it’s pleasantly surprising when Polish-born musician Agu rejects a café meeting in favour of a fireside tête-à-tête. I’ll soon find out she’s no stranger to playing MC; she used to host live music in her living room to promote […]

Netflix: what to watch when you need a study break

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I spent a while thinking over what to review for my final entertainment article for SIN (don’t cry dear reader) and I thought Grief is the Thing with Feathers would be a nice way to go out, alas, it was something I could not get my head around. Instead I’ve elected to review some more […]

Second place for first-ever original GUMS musical at Intervarsity level

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They wowed us earlier this year with their week-long run of The Producers in the Blackbox Theatre, and last month Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) did it again, nabbing the runner-up spot at Musical Inter-varsities. The event held in UCD over 23 and 24 March saw musical societies from across Irish universities compete to be […]

Young Sheldon promises to entertain and fill in The Big Bang Theory’s gaps

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Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, Young Sheldon premiered on RTÉ on 2 March 2018, about a week after the first episode aired on E4 on 22 February. When The Big Bang Theory reached the ominous ten-year mark in September 2017, what could be better than the release of this prequel childhood narrative of […]

West Works Theatre Company presents Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis

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Two NUI Galway Drama students will perform in new theatre group West Works Theatre Company’s production of 4.48 Psychosis in Gallery 126 this month ahead of Mental Health Month in May. Aoife Delaney and Anna Doyle will take to the stage in Sarah Kane’s controversial and poignant mental health drama which runs from 16 – […]

Pálás Cinema: a new home for Galway film-lovers

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The long-awaited opening of Galway’s Pálás cinema finally took place last month, with the art house cinema opening its doors at the end of February. Mired in controversy for nearly 14 years, the building stood ominous over Spanish Arch with many wondering if anything would ever come of the much anticipated ‘cultural hub’. Now finally […]

Lady Bird: a refreshing addition to the coming-of-age genre

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The intricacies of the mother and daughter relationship are explored expertly in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird. Christine or Lady Bird, as she calls herself, longs to be different. She wants to be popular and cool, and her ‘squeezed’ middle class family can’t provide the funds for the lavish lifestyle she desires. She clashes with her mother Marion frequently.  The film touches on some poignant […]

Dramsoc play Carthaginians picked to perform at Irish Student Drama Awards

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The Drama Society’s production of Carthaginians has been selected to represent NUI Galway at the Irish Student Drama Awards (ISDA) in April. The event which is being held at UCC this year features plays from across Irish college campuses that are then judged based on categories such as Best Play, Best Director, Best Actress and […]

Oscars 2018: fan service or social movement?

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While 2018’s Academy Awards ratings hit an all-time low, there was much to say, and much to be said, at and about the awards show. This year’s Oscars marked the 90th occurrence of the ceremony, with Jimmy Kimmel returning to host on Monday 5 March. While Saoirse Ronan and Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner were nominated for Best Actress and Best Animated Feature Film respectively, the […]

Film Review: Black Panther

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Marvel’s highly anticipated Black Panther, the first from its universe to hit our screens this year, gave many critics and cinema goers plenty to discuss. Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, it presented the first black protagonist in this Marvel’s universe film collection. Although Black Panther’s character has been around since the mid 1960s, audiences […]