Friday 1 April marks the 50th anniversary of the death of writer Flann O’Brien, internationally acclaimed for his absurd modernist chaotic comedy novel ‘The Third Policeman’ which introduced the world to Sgt. Pluck’s ‘Atomic Theory Interchange’: The more we ride around on our bicycles the more of us passes into the bike and the more of the bike passes into us.
“Sure, Michael Gilhaney is an example of a man nearly banjaxed by Atomic Theory: Would it astonish you to hear that he is nearly 50 per cent bicycle?”
Galway’s brightest and quirkiest Music/Theatre/Arts Production Team are celebrating this semicentennial with a ‘Flann-Fest’, a sizzling creative multi-faceted music/arts/theatre event, to be held at Galway Rowing Club on Woodquay – featuring performances by Galway’s uber-cool prog-folk jazz-infused band My Fellow Sponges, with rust-bucket blues guitar and drums duo The Mountain Man Band, plus support. There will also be Pop-Up Theatre Actors performing and reading excerpts from The Third Policeman. So expect all kinds of bicycle-based madness and mayhem, enjoy the specially-designed chill-out zone at front of stage, and bring your alter-self with you for a portrait photograph … Your Bicycle!!
“Is it about a Bicycle?” is on in the Galway Rowing Club on Friday 1 April from 7.30pm – 11.30pm. Tickets cost €10/waged and €8/unwaged.
More details posted on the Facebook event page for FoldUnFold.