“I wanted to write a collection that focused on something else, on other lives that happened during that time which were just as rich as the Troubles but that weren’t defined by it.” We catch up with Belfast author Lucy Caldwell.
“My relationship with bureaucracy hasn’t always been comforting”. Irish artist Gary Farrelly has declared autonomy in the underbelly of Europe’s capital.
“What keeps coming back is the theft of objects that were already stolen.” Cairo-based Irish filmmaker and artist Bryony May Dunne talks about the recent spate of rhino horn thefts around the world, including the 2013 theft of five horns from the National Museum Archive in Dublin.
“I would love to be able to write a script that would recreate Richard Boyd Barrett in the theatre”. Experimental writer and theatre maker Dick Walsh speaks to Richard Boyd Barrett TD about performing politics.
“Here in Atitlán, centuries ago, the people didn’t take a side in the war between the Spanish and the Mayans,” explains Pedro. “So the Spanish priests let the locals worship their old gods under new saints’ names. Rilaj Ma’am is his Mayan name: San Simón is just the name it sounds most like in Spanish, and Maximón is the way people pronounce it around here.”
Born and Reared is a new, independent documentary about the lives of four people from different social and religious backgrounds, in a society where lines of identity have historically been sharply and violently drawn, affected by the Troubles and their legacy in the wake of the Good Friday Agreement. We sat down to talk with director Hen Norton and cinematographer Dan Dennison about this unique and moving project.
The International Literature Festival Dublin kicks off later this month, its name change in 2015 a reflection of its status as a player on a thriving, global stage. We caught up with Programme Director Martin Colthorpe ahead of the festival to hear about the programming process and what we can look forward to as part of the ILFD this year
“Sleep is a project about a pause in the information blizzard”. In his latest project, composer Max Richter explores the various stages of the sleep cycle in an eight-hour long lullaby.
Even on the briefest of voyages down its course, it immediately becomes apparent that both life and death are omnipresent, inescapable and celebrated along the Ganges.
Peter Campion is a lot more interested in asking questions than he is in answering them. It makes for good conversation, certainly, but is less conducive to the conventions of interview and arguably an unusual trait in an actor.
Do things happen as a continuous flow, or as a series of discrete events? Retro technology is celebrated this month at Ideopreneuiral Entrephonics II, a festival of synthesized sound.
“I never for a second even considered that I could be a wrestler. It was such an out-there dream.” Baldoyle’s Rebecca Quin is kicking ass and taking names across the world as Becky Lynch in the WWE.
Icelandic and Irish music are chiming together in the wilds of West Cork, cementing the connection between these two distant peripheral parts of Europe.
Quite like his characters, Kevin Barry is an eloquent and energetic speaker, who loves to lash on the foul language. This became quite clear in a recent Irish Times interview, where the judicious use of asterisks gave it the appearance of a sensitive wartime document.
Before Christmas I had the pleasure of helping my friend Luca open a pop-up. “Stationery,” he said, “is the new bicycle.” Parker, Future Shock and the new love of old stationery.
“Until 2012 we were just playing in my shed at home”. Then for Bleeding Heart Pigeons something almost entirely unheard of occurred: their sweeping brand of art-rock made it’s way from the weather beaten wilds of the West to the ears of a major label.
Chairlift’s new album draws on the moth as a metaphor for beauty, vulnerability and fragility in an emotional and personal response to the relentless energy of New York City.
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