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Our Story

That’s Life is an award-winning arts and personal development program of the Brothers of Charity Services, Galway.  

People with intellectual disability have opportunities to discover and realise their artistic potential, participating in a wide range of high quality arts programs run by established creative artists and makers.​

The individuals and groups supported by That’s Life create beautiful work which contributes to the cultural and artistic life of their community.

'The Little Shop' 

Nun's Island Theatre, Galway Thursday March 30th 2023.

Core Values

Individual choice:

That’s Life respects individuals’ right to make their own choices. We support participants on individual and collaborative journeys of self-discovery and self-expression.

 

Quality:

That’s Life is committed to achieving the highest possible quality of engagement, artistic product and outcomes.

 

Connection:

That’s Life enables participants to claim their rightful place in the arts and wider community, and to make their contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

 

Creativity:

That’s Life aims to unleash the creativity inherent in all participants. We use our creativity to develop new ways of working and to respond to participants’ interests. We bring innovation and flexibility to all that we do. We create safe environments in which participants can explore their creative potential and develop new aspects of themselves.

 

Enthusiasm:

That’s Life believes passionately in everyone’s innate ability and potential. We bring energy, positivity and dynamism to all that we do.

Meet The Team

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Andrew Madec

Programme Coordinator and Music Practitioner

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Imelda Reynolds

Theatre Practitioner

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Pete Casby

Visula Arts Practitioner

Thank you to all our artistic collaborators, past and present,

for helping to make the magic happen!

Miquel Barcelo - Physical Theatre Practitioner 

Aengus Hackett - Musician

Aine Lawless - Costume/Prop Design and Maker

Tommy Casby - Prop Designer and Maker

Mary Madec - Poetry and Spoken Word

Alison McDonnell-White - Poster Design and Video production

Geoff Allan - Photography, Social Media, PR

Martin Maguire - Visual Artist

Sandra O'Malley - Blue Raincoat Theatre, Sligo

Sharon Gilham - Costume Design

Laura O’Connell - Bounce Club Night Coordinator and DJ workshops

Edith Pieperhoff - Stop-motion Animation

Andy Spearpoint - Music Workshop Facilitator

Gerald Glynn - Visual Projection club nights

Fernando Elices - Production Consultant

Simon Kenny - App design,  Illuminate

Shane O’Malley - Visual Artist, Club Tropicana

Peter Smith – Gamelan Facilitator

Anna Colomer – Artist – Shadow Puppetry

Little John Nee – Theatre Performer

Billy Hickling – Percussion Workshops

Aideen Barry – Visual Artist –

Johnny Dreams and Jessica Casey - Structure Worlds Installation

Mark Kelly – Visual Artist – Dream Project

Ruby Wallis – Visual Artist – Illuminate, Club Tropicana

Margaret Nolan – Artist – Club Tropicana

Kevin Higgins – Creative Writing Facilitator

Susan Millar DuMars – Creative Writing Facilitator

Roselyn et son homme – Breton Barrel Organ Artists

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THINKING OF SUPPORTING US?

Get in touch and we would be happy to walk you through the simple process of donating. Whatever the amount you can be sure it will make a difference.

 

Each year That’s Life needs to fundraise €30,000 to continue developing its rich program of projects and events.

DID YOU KNOW?

 

  • Donations of €250 and more will qualify for tax relief:

  • If you are a PAYE / PRSI employee and you donate more than €250 in a calendar year, That’s Life can reclaim the tax paid on your donation(s). 

  • If you are a self-assessed tax payer, you can claim for tax relief when filing your tax return and reduce the cost of making your donation.

  • Companies donating more than €250 can also claim tax relief by including the claim on the company’s tax return.


Contact

Andrew Madec

Tel: 086 1527040 

Email: andrew.madec@bocsi.ie

All donations will be acknowledged and receipted.

Get in touch to learn more about our work and how you can get involved

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