Grand Soft Day

Branar & New International Encounter

Ireland & UK/Norway

Wed 19 Oct - Sun 23 Oct

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Grand Soft Day

Splashing in puddles, wind whipping your hair, crunching frost under your feet, and rain dripping on your nose, now that’s a grand soft day. A playful show about always being prepared, even though you do not know what the day will bring.

Grand Soft Day
is a curious and charming new show that celebrates the wonder of the world around us. It is a predominantly non-verbal piece combining physical storytelling, live music and colourful wellies.

Commissioned by The Ark, Dublin.

These events are specifically for parents who may have concerns about bringing their children to the festival. We aim to provide a comfortable and relaxed space for children, and a stress-free environment for parents. Our artists adapt their show, by altering the light and sound for example, and our Front of House Managers create a supportive atmosphere where audiences can move around or make noise, etc.

Branar is one of Ireland’s leading theatre companies making work for children. Based in the West of Ireland, Branar are renowned for creating highly imaginative and beautiful work.
Established in 2001, Branar has created over 20 shows in that time. It works closely with an ensemble of exceptional artists and collaboratively with a number of creative partners.
The company tours nationally and internationally, bringing its work with equal enthusiasm to leading arts venues such as the South Bank Centre, London as to a local school in Galway. Branar is committed to reaching its audience, wherever they are.

New International Encounter (NIE)
is an international company that makes award-winning theatre performances and projects through a mix of physical theatre, multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European ensemble. NIE has offices in Asker, Norway and at Cambridge Junction in the UK. Over the past 20 years, NIE has created 39 shows and performed more than 3500 times in over 1000 places across three continents.

Supported by

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council England, Foras na Gaeilge, Galway County Council and Galway City Council.

Venue | The O'Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

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