Archive for the Culture Category

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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Maud Gonne’s Men by Anthony J. Jordan

By David Prendeville Sandymount local Anthony J. Jordan’s new book Maud Gonne’s Men is an insightful and precisely written piece. It gives an account of the various relationships Maud Gonne had with men over her life, from Thomas Gonne, her […]

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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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