Archive for the Culture Category

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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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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