Archive for the Culture Category

Bauhaus at 100

BY Geneva Pattison This year marks the centenary of Bauhaus, a movement within the Art and Architecture humanities. To mark the occasion, the National Museum has acquired four portfolios, comprising 52 woodcuts prints, lithographs, lino cuts and etchings on loan […]

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Horrorthon returns to IFI

David Prendeville The annual Horrorthon returns to the newly-refurbished IFI this month, running from Thursday, October 24th to Monday, October 28th. This year’s festival will open on Thursday 24th with the Irish premiere of Abe Forsythe’s zom-com Little Monsters starring […]

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Winter films preview

BY David Prendeville The summer is over. We’re facing into those long, cold nights again. One source of refuge from the misery is the cinema. Traditionally, winter was a time for more serious and awards-friendly films to emerge, after the […]

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Windmill still turning out genius

David Prendeville Windmill Lane Recording Studios are an iconic piece of local and national heritage. A vast array of major artists have recorded there over the years – U2, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Bush – to name just […]

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New funding model needed for RTE?

David Prendeville RTÉ have released their annual report for 2018 and it paints quite a bleak picture. Last year saw the launch of RTÉ’s five-year strategy from 2018 to 2022. This plan reflected the need for RTÉ to evolve in […]

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Holy Show: New printed arts magazine is launched

Peter McNamara Holy Show is a new print arts magazine, that was launched at the end of July at the Project in Temple Bar. For sale in Eason’s, and most bookshops around Dublin, Holy Show is being pitched as an […]

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Locals win at Film Fleadh

David Prendeville Local company Wildcard Distribution scored another big hit at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, which ran from the 9th to the 14th of July. Their supernatural comedy Extra Ordinary took home the prize for Best Irish Film. The […]

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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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