Archive for the Culture Category

Here’ll be … Aliens

The 77th Worldcon got underway yesterday evening at the Convention Centre. Till Monday the space between CCD and the Point has become Area 51 for science fiction and fantasy fans. About 7,000 will have made the journey, fans and guests […]

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Songs Across the Sea: A Viva Voice Festival Chorus of New York

Conductor John Daly Goodwin, sings at St John’s Church, Sandymount. Distinguished conductor John Daly Goodwin, a Great Grand Nephew of much-loved songwriter and artist Percy French, will bring the A Viva Voce Festival Chorus of New York to Dublin for […]

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IFI launch archival treasure trove on IFI Player and June Dark Skies Festival

By David Prendeville The Irish Film Institute recently announced the launch of the Loopline collection on the IFI player. Loopline was set-up in 1982 by Sé Merry Doyle. A film-making company, its prominent focus was on documentaries. This launch of […]

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Summer preview of cultural events

By David Prendeville It’s hard to believe but summer is just around the corner once more. Whether we get a repeat of last year’s scorching weather remains to be seen, but there are plenty of cultural events for people to […]

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Top filmakers for Irish film school

By David Prendeville There are some exciting forthcoming courses in the recently launched Irish Film School, based in The Lir on Pearse Street. Iconic producer-director Roger Corman is set to land at the school in July (exact date to be […]

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Film News Round-up April/May

By David Prendeville April and May look set to be strong months for local cinemagoers. Back on the big screen on April 5th is a re-issue of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece A Clockwork Orange. The film, a scandal at the time […]

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WB Yeats funeral footage rediscovered

By David Prendeville Previously undiscovered film of WB Yeats’s funeral has been found. The colour footage has been donated by Alan Aston to the Yeats Society in Sligo. Yeats, who was, of course, born in Sandymount, died in France in […]

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Record Store Da: the vinyl countdown

By Geneva Pattison Every year, we get the pleasure of enjoying music in all its glorious formats on Record Store Day and this year the date is set for April 13th. We’ve been supporting small independent record stores on this […]

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Harry Clarke and the Art of the Risque

By Geneva Pattison It’s common knowledge that St. Patrick’s Church houses a beautiful stained glass window by none other than famed artist Harry Clarke. However, another place you can view a piece of his less readily available work is at […]

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Film Review: The Favourite

By David Prendeville Local company Element Pictures have enjoyed extraordinary success recently with their latest film The Favourite. It marks their latest collaboration with Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos. The director shot to prominence with the dark, absurdist comedy Dogtooth in […]

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