The official launch of the program for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will take place in Galway city center

A free event on Wednesday afternoon, in Galway city's Eyre Square, will see the official program for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture launched at a free event, open to the public. 

The event will give the public and media a first look at the exciting events planned over the 12 months of Galway 2020.

Chair of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, Arthur Lappin will be joined by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, to officially launch the program at this public event, which will mark the beginning of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture journey.

This free family-friendly outdoor event will take place from approx 6.00pm – 6.45pm on Wednesday, Sept 18, at Eyre Square.

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

In 2020, Galway, Ireland becomes European Capital of Culture, a year of extraordinary creativity and disruption. Will you join us? #MakingWaves #Galway2020

Publiée par Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture sur Vendredi 5 avril 2019

Speaking ahead of the launch Helen Marriage, Creative Director of Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture said:

"Program launches usually take place behind closed doors. We wanted to make it a special moment that the people of Galway could share. It’s incredibly exciting to be at this stage when we can start to tell everyone about what is planned for the year. And this is just the beginning, a taste of what’s to come during a year in which Galway will be Ireland’s mirror to the world. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us!”

Over 100 volunteers will be on hand to assist the audience and distribute copies of the program. There will be opportunities for people to get further information about becoming a volunteer Wave Maker and how to sign up.

The published program will be available to view online or download from the Galway 2020 website, and a copy will be delivered to every household across the city and county following the program launch.

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