Convergence Galway Thursday & Friday’s Events

THURSDAY OCT 27th

10.30-11.30pm Workshop with Ala Theatre Forum
ALa Theatre for Change will give a workshop where the participants will be exploring ideas and values around sustainable living.
By using techniques from Forum Theatre and Value Clarification the participants will discuss these issues in a creative way, using their bodies and image more than words
12-2pm workshop – What are the drivers in  Sustainable communities? 
Dr Vincent Carragher, Research Fellow in Characterising and Catalysing Sustainable Resource and Energy Transition in Communities, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. Continue reading
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Convergence Galway Wednesday’s events & venues

11-12pm workshop with Brenda Flannery; Beo & Be – Mindfulness and Nature Movements –  Qi Gong

Class aims to nourish mental health & wellbeing in the individual and community. It is a calming space of mindfulness & movement, helping to strengthen & nurture our connection to nature’s rhythms.

3pm – 4pm Tai Chi with Niall O’ Floinn

Niall will be describing in depth the way Tai Chi works and the many health benefits that can be achieved through the practice of Tai Chi. He will also give a brief demonstration at the end of his talk. Continue reading

Monday 24th – Friday 28th: ECOHub All week @ Galway 2020 Community hub, the corn store.

As part of Convergence 2016, the ‘ECOHub ’ Galway’s pop up Sustainable Living Centre aims to host a week long series of events, films, workshops, exhibitions thematic talks, skill share and DIT, ‘Do it Together’ Hackaton and innovation labs.

We believe Galway has a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of world cities, in leading not only in the fields of arts and culture but in the green revolution and transition to a low carbon future.
This year’s festival aims to provide a forum to showcase and discuss latest actions from and for Galway, in leading the way to becoming Ireland’s first Sustainable City.

To promote a vibrant, thriving and sustainable culture and community, Continue reading

Sustainability Stories, Wednesday, October 26 at 9 PM – 11 PM, The Loft

As part of Convergence Sustainable Living Festival 2016 Transition Galway is running an exciting evening of short, snappy presentations from a wide range of different local environmental groups who are all working to make Galway a more resilient and sustainable place. 

Each of the speakers will give a short presentation of a few slides in a limited time period – this keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and fun. So, if you want to hear stories of sustainability from some local environmental activists, NGOs and groups drop in on the night. All are welcome!
This free event takes place on Wednesday 26th October starting at 9pm and finishing at 11pm in ‘The Loft’ (upstairs from ‘Seven’ on Bridge Street, Galway City).

Convergence Festival Event 20th October 19:30 Portershed, Eyre Square

POST CARBON GALWAY LAUNCH – ACCELERATING THE TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON, HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE REGION

Venue – Portershed, Eyre Square, Galway

Galway has a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of world cities, in leading not only in the fields of arts and culture but in the green transition to a low carbon future.
Convergence 2016 opens with the launch of the new Post Carbon Galway initiative, a recently established cross-sectoral project set up to accelerate local pathways to a low carbon Galway, aiming to work collaboratively to promote climate action, sustainable living, environmental protection and sustainable development.

We aim to unite local society behind an ambitious holistic vision that can only be achieved by a unity of purpose, in planning and creating a just, transition to a secure, flourishing, and authentically sustainable post-carbon Galway.

Galway’s recent success in achieving the 2020 European Capital of Culture, as well as the prestigious European Green Leaf award for Sustainable City in 2017, and the European Region of Gastronomy in 2018, highlight the many new opportunities to work in partnership across all sectors of the City and County, in setting a new vision for a more equitable, healthy and sustainable future for the region.

In the creation of a new sustainable era for Galway, the Post Carbon Galway collaboration acknowledges that transitioning to a more sustainable and community resilient culture and economy needs an all-inclusive partnership approach.
This evening event aims to champion the potential and synergies in creating this umbrella for local initiatives in which we reduce our carbon footprint and introduce new ways to educate and inspire our communities. Join us to hear more about how we can collectively respond to Climate Change and re-imagine a more equitable and sustainable world.

(Click the link below to book your free ticket, as places are limited to 100)
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/post-carbon-galway-launch-tickets-28514924908?aff=es2

Everyone Welcome.

Draft Schedule
19.30 – Opening Ann Irwin PCG and Davie Philip Convergence
19.35 – Intro to Post Carbon Galway
19.45 – Short presentations introducing different initiatives for a Sustainable Galway
10 presentation 3 minutes each
20.15 – Surfacing synergies and connections
20.30 – Keynote from John Gibbons
20.50 – Final reflection from Dara Molloy,
21.00 – Music by Donal McConnon from My Fellow Sponges
21.30 – Close

For more information and booking contact;
PCG Project Coordinator Martina Finn – 087 2201972
E-mail – postcarbongalway@gmail.com and for more information visit www.postcarbongalway.ie / www.collaborativewaysforward.com / ww.cultivate.ie
Location: http://www.portershed.com/

Convergence Galway is brought to you with the support of:
Galway 2020, Galway City Community Network, The Ryan Institute and Insight NUI Galway, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Transition Galway, Post Carbon Galway, Cultivate, Galway Healthy Cities, Galway City Partnership, An Taisce, Green Sod Landtrust, Third Space Galway.