Archive for the Culture Category

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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Driven: A story of courage and survival

By Eoin Meegan Tall, graceful and elegant, described as a Dusty Springfield look-alike, Irish racing driver Rosemary Smith has just released a new autobiography, which at the time of going to press has been nominated for Book of the Year. […]

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The Art of Mental Health Festival

The Art of Mental Health Festival

The art of mental health? Conjures up in my mind that drawing from a sufferer of schizophrenia trying to explain the disease to someone (see photo). Although that painting is raw in its form it encompasses a lot of what […]

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Oscar Season Preview

By David Prendeville With the new year almost upon us, it’s the time when certain film fans will see an end in sight to the long, long road through Oscar season. I have written articles in this paper recently highlighting […]

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Home For Christmas Day

  There are many things that might inspire an artist. They might be looking at a sunset, and want to capture its beauty. They might see a striking face and feel the urge to express its charm. For Mick Redmond, […]

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Reach Out and Touch Me, The Art of Intimacy

      By Peter McNamara What is intimacy, and can it be quantified, optimised, or commodified? Will technology compromise the future of human connection, or bring us all together in new and exciting ways? Intimacy is the name and […]

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David – still Byrning down the house

By Peter McNamara Is it possible for an artist to stay creative and relevant into later middle age? Can a 66-year-old rock star really hope to keep pace with his younger peers?  Watching David Byrne at the Three Arena on October […]

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A mural in memory of Chris ‘Git’ Byrne

By David Preneville A mural was recently unveiled in Poolbeg in commemoration of local artist Chris ‘Git’ Byrne who sadly lost his life at the age of 31 in 2016. The murals were done by London street artist The Artful Dodger. […]

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Subset launch Grey Exhibition 2 to help fight homelessness

Subset launch Grey Exhibition 2 to help fight homelessness

By David Predeville Street Art is something which has become etched on to people’s consciousness in Dublin of late. No group have made more waves than the supremely talented, anonymous, Rathgar-based collective Subset. Subset have been involved in an ongoing […]

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