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    Friday 27th February

    Culture File: Perfume After WWII

    Odette Toilette on the perfume industry's flight, in the shadow of WWII, from the old world, to the new.

    Thursday 26th February

    Culture File Weekly No. 7

    Voices from Mexico, Belfast and the land of the imagination on this week's weekly, as we explore the figure of the spornosexual, discuss stoking interest in symphonic music via Instagram with Alondra de la Parra, and hear from composer, Jennifer Walshe, about the feat of musical speculation that is the Avant Garde Archive of Ireland. (aisteach.org)

    Culture File: Vitrual and Augmented Reality Trends

    MS Hololens, Magic Leap, Oculus Rift, Google Glass...Prof Aisling Kelliher appraises recent promises and products in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

    Wednesday 25th February

    Culture File: Mexican Conductor, Alondra de la Parra

    Do you follow the conductor on Instagram? Mexican conductor, Alondra de la Parra, on the modern maestro.

    Tuesday 24th February

    Culture File: The Avant-Garde Archive of Ireland

    Jennifer Walshe is a prominent Irish composer. Actually, she’s several prominent Irish composers, only one of them real.

    Monday 23rd February

    Culture File: Spornosexual Dining

    Spornosexual-friendly dining with the crew at Belfast's Home restaurant. A spornosexual is a man who aspires to the toned and muscled body-type of professional sportsmen.

    Friday 20th February

    Culture File: Odette Toilette & 1930s Scents

    Odette Toilette continues her voyage into scent with the birth of product placement & the 1937 release of Shocking.

    Culture Weekly No. 6

    This week Culture File moves from high on a hill above Cork city, remembering conductor, composer and teacher, Aloys Fleischmann, to diving down into the fathomless depths of International Klein Blue with writer and Yves Klein scholar, Nuit Bania.

    Thursday 19th February

    Culture File: House Concerts with the Piatti Quartet

    The Piatti String Quartet squeeze onto a North Great George's Street settee with Raymond Blake, as they prepared the Dublin 'drawing room' concert.

    Wednesday 18th February

    Culture File: Yves Klein Blue

    What is it about the colour blue? Yves Klein, colour and commerce with critic and writer, Nuit Banai.

    Tuesday 17th February

    Culture File: Yves Klein

    The many deaths of Yves Klein, with Nuit Banai, author of a new book on the trickster inventor of Klein International Blue.

    Monday 16th February

    Culture File Weekly No. 5

    This week we spend a little time with groundbreaking British performance artist and self-professed Republican, Stuart Brisley, visit a shop selling what poet, Paul Durcan calls 'Celtic Fashion' and go underground, in Cork, where the rivers run free.

    Culture File: On Musical Snobbery

    Is Puccini too popular to be good? George Fleeton on the pervasiveness of Puccini and musical snobbery.

    Friday 13th February

    Culture File: Culture File: The Fleischmanns & Cork Orchestral Society P2

    The trials and triumphs of the Cork Orchestra Society, with Maeve Fleischmann, daughter of the composer, Aloys.

    Thursday 12th February

    Culture File: The Fleischmanns & Cork Orchestral Society

    The Fleischmanns and the musical history of Cork are on the menu when Culture File breaks for quiche with Maeve, daughter of composer and educator, Aloys.

    Wednesday 11th February

    Culture File - Cleo on Kildare St.

    Come with us behind the red door at No. 18, Kildare Street, inside Cleo, keeps the flame of the Irish handknit (and its smell) alive.

    Tuesday 10th February

    Culture File: Stuart Brisley. Artist II

    Sixty-plus years of art making and counting: the work of British artist, Stuart Brisley’s work, at the MAC, Belfast.

    Monday 9th February

    Culture File: Stuart Brisley, Artist PI

    The many directions of veteran artist/educator, Stuart Brisley, from landscape painter to transgressive performance artist and back.

    Friday 6th February

    Culture File: The Scent of Success in the 1930s

    Odette Toilette's voyage into scent reaches the 1930s, and Joy, a perfume to appeal to the 30s super rich.

    Thursday 5th February

    Culture File Weekly No. 4

    This week Culture File has been roaming the Dublin docks not helping much with the installation of a new art project, listening to cellist, Matthew Barley experiment with healing music, welcoming composer, performer and reverb fanatic, Brigid Power-Rice, and journeying a little deeper into a century of scent, with scent historian, Odette Toilette.

    Culture File: Cork's Waterways in Sound

    Composer, Tom Lane and performer, OlwenFouéré, offer a headphones tour of Cork's waterways.

    Wednesday 4th February

    Culture File: On Acting in A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

    Aoife Duffin on becoming the girl in question in Corn Exchange's stage version of Emer McBride's novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.

    Tuesday 3rd February

    Culture File: Songwriter Brigid Power-Ryce

    Tales of an abandoned underground carpark and the ideal way to stress test freshly-composed songs, with Brigid Power-Ryce.

    Monday 2nd February

    Culture File - Dublin Ships

    The Arklow Venus and all the other ships moving via Dublin Port get their names in lights courtesy of artist, Cliona Harmey.

    Friday 30th January

    Culture File: Odetette Toilette and the Smell of Chanel

    Odette Toilette continues her voyage into the scents of the 20th century, with a squirt of Chanel No.5.

    Thursday 29th January

    Culture File - Cellist Matthew Barley

    Cellist, Matthew Barley, on the therapeutic power of sound and music.

    Wednesday 28th January

    Culture File: Catalpa Kitchen Review

    Over a pot of tea, playwright & director, Phillip McMahon and his Mam assess the revival of Donal O'Kelly's Catalpa

    Tuesday 27th January

    Culture File Weekly No. 3

    A secret garden hidden behind Thomas Street, a White van parked up in Crumlin and a kitchen in Finglas are the locations for a Dublin odyssey this week on Culture File, as we explore a garden/art project, the revival of Donal O'Kelly's Catalpa and percussionist, Alex Petcu-Colan's take on the music of Evelyn Glennie.

    Culture File: Guerrilla Gardening with Tony Lowth

    The future of gardening, with self-styled guerrilla composter, Tony Lowth, the horticultural brains behind NCAD's Garden Farm.

    Monday 26th January

    Culture File: NCAD Urban Gardening

    In every secret garden, a compost heap. The footsoldiers of a foodie revolution at NCAD talk kale and relational aesthetics.

    Friday 23rd January

    Culture File: The Scents of the 20th Century II

    Odette Toilette continues her journey into the Twentieth century of scent with the treason of 4711, the distant bonfire of Chanel's Cuir de Russie, and fragrances for the smoking woman.

    Thursday 22nd January

    Culture File Weekly No. 2

    In this week's program, we float in the strange particles of another world w/ sean-nós master, Iarla Ó Lionáird, attend an unsettling feast of things you might foolishly have imagined were inedible with the Domestic Godless, and hear from Odette Toilette about imaginary flowers and olfactory intellectual property in the early years of the 20th C.

    Culture File: Alex Petcu Colan, percussionist

    Cork-born percussionist, Alex Petcu Colan, show us his bag-o-hundred sticks, and other staples of the knocking-on-things trade.

    Wednesday 21st January

    Culture File: Princeton & Irish Music

    What’s with all the Princeton? Iarla Ó Lionáird on the underground river between Irish music and the American university.

    Monday 19th January

    Culture File: Domestic Godless

    Gareth Stack finds no hiding place amongst the chocolate covered brussels sprouts, edible fabrics and sauted sheep testicles of food art collective, Domestic Godless.

    Friday 16th January

    Culture File: Odette Toilette's History of Scent II

    Bottle branding, synthetic scents and Caron’s mythical perfume, Narcisse Noir, in the second part of our history of perfume in the C20th, with Odette Toilette.

    Thursday 15th January

    Culture File Weekly No. 1

    The very first Culture File Hebdo - or Weekly as we say around these parts - involves therapy with stand up Eleanor Tiernan, taking fright at the airborne befane of restaurateur, Giorgio Casari, kicking over the stones of Dublin with historian, Lisa Marie Griffith and rolling with the punches at Bantry Boxing Club.

    Culture File: Smelling the Century with Odette Toilette

    Culture File Scent Correspondent, Odette Toilette, sets of on a journey through the smells of the 20th Century.

    Wednesday 14th January

    Culture File: Boris Johnson & the Ideology of Britishness

    Boris Johnson and the ideology of Britishness, in 'Eton' a new exhibition from artist-prankster, John Russell.

    Tuesday 13th January

    Culture File: Painting the Fight with Sarah Walker

    Artist, Sarah Walker explores in paint the sparring, the waiting, the fights and the folding chairs of the Irish boxing scene.

    Monday 12th January

    Culture File: Irish Storytelling with author Lisa Marie Griffith

    Everything you've ever wanted to know about Hill 16 and other staples of Irish historical storytelling, with author, Lisa Marie Griffith.

    Friday 9th January

    Culture File - The Making (Ireland's Year of Design)

    A glimpse of the alternative worlds of unfinished design objects at In The Making, the first exhibition of ID2015, Ireland’s Year of Design.

    Wednesday 7th January

    Culture File - Little Gems

    Cratecrawling at Little Gem, Dublin's popup supplier of Irish artisan, organic independent music.

    Tuesday 6th January

    Culture File - Nollaig na Mban

    Italian restaurateur, Giorgio Casari, introduces to Nollaig na mBan Italian style, when the all-seeing Bufana takes to the air.

    Monday 5th January

    Culture File - National Therapy Project

    The possibly imaginary exhibits in the 'Sensory Healing' section and other highlights of comedian, Eleanor Tiernan's National Therapy Project.

    Friday 19th December

    1001 Nights of Culture File- Keralan Christmas

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40

    1001 Nights of Culture File- Some like it Cold

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40

    Thursday 18th December

    1001 Culture Files: Eric Whitacre's Cyber Choir

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    1001 Culture Files: : L'amour

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    Wednesday 17th December

    Culture File: Fitness Tracking

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    1001 Culture Files: Jack Dohery's Pots

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    Tuesday 16th December

    1001 Culture Files - Van Morrison's Belfast

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity

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