Thanks to all who joined us in person and online for
This year's First Thought Talks series took place 5, 6 & 12 September and were the first live events to take place in Galway's Black Box Theatre since March. All talks were live-streamed on Galway International Arts Festival's Facebook and YouTube channels and we were delighted to be joined by socially distanced audiences in person and online audiences from all over the world.
All First Thought Talks are now available to watch online, free of charge, here on giaf.ie. Hear from speakers including Ambassador Samantha Power, Fintan O'Toole, Mirror Pavilion artist John Gerrard, Dr. Luke O'Neill, Colm Tóibín and many more on everything from Ireland's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, the upcoming US election, experiences of racism in Ireland, climate change, human evolution and even Italia 90.
First Thought Talks are presented in association with Festival Education Partner NUI Galway.