ALa, presents Divide and Conquer, a Forum Theatre on Fracking

Thursday, 5th July 2012,  7.30 pm, at the Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway.

As part of Galway Colours Fringe Festival, ALa, the Community Theatre Organization, presents  Divide and Conquer, a Forum Theatre presentation on Fracking,

What is Fracking?

Fracking is a commonly accepted term for hydro-fracturing, a process where water, sand and chemicals are injected into the earth at high pressure. The aim of hydro-fracturing is to fracture rock formations deep underground in the hopes of liberating natural gas that would be otherwise inaccessible, and to bring it to the surface. The fracking process is radically different from traditional gas extraction. In many rock formations, the gas doesn’t reside in easily-accessible reservoirs, but instead, lies trapped within small fissures in the rock layer. When they reach the layer the drilling then continues on a horizontal trajectory along the seam. To free the gas, vast amounts of water (including various chemicals) are injected deep underground at extremely high pressure, thereby fracturing the rock (hence the term “fracking”) and allowing the gas to escape. Sand injected along with the water helps to prop open the newly-created fissures and the gas can then rise to the surface through the fracking fluid. The process is prone to human error, hazards and deliberate violations of Regulations. Forum Theatre is an effort to find alternative solutions to an issue of concern to the participants. A play on a subject, in this case Fracking, it presented to an audience then after some discussion it is performed again but this time the audience is invited to participate in the action. Whether you are in favor or opposed or wish to have a say on Fracking we invite you to attend.

Admission by donation

For further Info please contact ALa at or 086846127 ALâ  ( Adult Community Theatre, Arts and Education) Ballybane, Galway City, Ireland

Deirdre Dooley ( Chairperson ), Louie Maguire ( Treasurer), Kevin O’Shea ( Minute Secretary), Jim Aherne – Project Director

Web site:  EMail: Phone:  086 8461270

Posted on June 18, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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