Archive for the Culture Category

Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings at the RHA

By David Prendeville Running now until February 24th in the Royal Hibernian Academy is Brian Eno’s extraordinary 77 Million Paintings. Conceived by Eno as ‘visual music’, it is a constantly evolving sound and image-scape born from his continuous exploration into […]

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The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

By David Prendeville The 17th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland’s premier film event, returns to the capital from February 20th to March 3rd. The packed programme features over 125 events across 12 days, including the finest local and […]

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Ingrid Nachstern wins LA Film Award

  By David Prendeville Award-winning director and choreographer Ingrid Nachstern, who ran the Nachstern Ballet School in Sandymount for nineteen years until 2017, has had great success with her new film Shoe Horn/Office. The film recently won Best Experimental Film […]

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Oscar nominations for local talent

By David Prendeville This year’s Oscar nominations brought about unprecedented success for local talent. Mespil Road based, Element Pictures’ The Favourite (reviewed on Page 23) carried on its awards season march, scoring ten nominations. That is an unprecedented number for […]

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STEM for Girls at RDS

By Eoin Meegan An important event will take place in the RDS on February 11th and 12th next when the I Wish foundation presents a two-day workshop promoting more gender equality in STEM. What exactly is STEM and why is […]

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Precious Heaney Homeland in Peril

By Peter McNamara Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize-winning poet and long-time Dublin 4 (Sandymount) resident, died on August 30th 2013. If he were alive today you can be sure he would be deeply concerned about the latest goings-on in his […]

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Wildcard’s The Hole in the Wall at Sundance

By David Prendeville Irish horror film The Hole in the Ground, to be distributed across the country by Merrion Square-based company Wildcard Distribution, recently had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Toronto. Upon its premiere, it received […]

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Exhibition Review: COUCHED.

By Geneva Pattison Most of us have a favourite spot on the couch or a favourite chair, undoubtedly, but have you ever thought about why it appeals to you so much? We may leave a sense of ourselves behind every […]

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Irishtown company wins at Cork Film Festival

By David Prendeville Irishtown company Samson Film’s Float Like a Butterfly triumphed at November’s 63rd Cork Film Festival, picking up the audience award. The film also opened the festival to a rapturous reception. Directed by Carmel Winters, it is set […]

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“Become a linguist, it said in the ad”

By Kathrin Kobus Ted Hayes, now living in a retirement home in Sandymount, may have been born more than eighty years ago in London, but the family moved back to Ireland and Irishtown before he was old enough to set […]

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