Archive for the Culture Category

The Gerard Byrne Studio opens Virtual Exhibition

By David Prendeville Faced with gallery closure due to Covid-19 pandemic, The Gerard Byrne studio in Ranelagh has opened its door virtually to let people explore Gerard’s latest collection of botanical paintings predominantly from his Artist-in-Residence at the Singapore Botanic […]

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Best ‘staying in’ streaming options

By David Prendeville In these trying times one small consolation is the wealth of films available to us at the click of a button. Here I look at a small portion of some of the best films to stream or […]

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Human Rights in Film Awards at the RHA

By Peter McNamara The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) recently held its Ninth annual Human Rights in Film Awards at the Royal Hibernian Academy, just off St. Stephen’s Green. The awards show formed part of the opening ceremony of […]

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Interview with local actor Jack Murphy

By David Prendeville Irishtown actor Jack Murphy is fresh off the shoot of a new short film, Cost You Nothing, when I caught up with him to have a chat about his career. Jack has been acting since he was […]

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Video games: The good, the bad, the addictive!

By Peter McNamara The video games industry is booming. In 2018, the global games market was valued at around $134.9 billion. The American market alone is forecast to reach $230 billion by 2022, making it the largest in the world. […]

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Derek Jarman at IMMA

By David Prendeville Running from now until February 23rd at the Irish Museum of Modern Art is PROTEST! – a major retrospective of the work of one of the most influential figures in 20th century British culture, Derek Jarman. While […]

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Premiere of Git was Here documentary

By David Prendeville November 2019 saw the premiere of Lorcan Fox’s documentary Git was Here, a tribute to his friend and Ringsend man, the late Christopher “Git” Byrne, who tragically died of cancer in 2016 at the age of only […]

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Björk brings her Cornucopia to Dublin

By Peter McNamara The Cornucopia Tour has been billed by Björk as her “most elaborate staged concert to date”. Considering the fact that her Biophilia jaunt in 2011 utilised actual lightning to make beats, this is quite a claim. Then […]

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2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

By David Prendeville The 2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival will run from February 26th to March 8th in various venues across the capital. The festival will play host to numerous Irish and international premieres. It opens with a […]

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Oscars 2020 – Saoirse Ronan among the nominees

By David Prendeville The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday February 10th. In terms of Irish interest, Saoirse Ronan has received her fourth Oscar nomination, at the age of only twenty-five. Ronan got the nod in the […]

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