Convergence Galway Thursday & Friday’s Events


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

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).