Archive for the Culture Category

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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We are the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society

We are the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society

Last week the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society held their AGM in the Hive in Herbert park. Chairperson of the society John Holohan got proceedings off to a start and relayed news of the future plans for Herbert Park, […]

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Troy, the storyteller’s Phoenix

Troy, the storyteller’s Phoenix

By  Kathrin Kobus The Phoenix is the bird of mythology, that burns itself up only to rise anew. A symbol that has sparked many artistic references throughout the ages while the ancient story and place of Troy has a hold […]

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