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    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

    1001 Culture Files: Music in Berlin

    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.

    Monday 15th December

    1001 Culture Files: Virtual Netherworlds

    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.

    1001 Culture Files: The Caretaker

    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.

    Friday 12th December

    Culture File: The Wexford Carols Renewed

    Luke Clancy talks to Caitriona O'Leary about her new CD, a contemporary take on The Wexford Carols featuring Tom Jones among others.

    Thursday 11th December

    Culture File: 2014 A Cultural Review

    Luke Clancy, Rachel Ní Chuinn, & Eoghan Nolan on 2014, via a 93 year old's take on death, Grand Budapest Hotel & Episodic Narrative Addicts.

    Wednesday 10th December

    Culture File: 2014 Highlights

    Musician, Rachel ni Chuinn and advertising eminence, Eoghan Nolan assemble to discuss what culture they consumed this year, and how.

    Tuesday 9th December

    Culture File: Batik in Londan

    Batik and the tangled colonial stories of textiles, in Brixton Market, London SW9

    Monday 8th December

    Culture File: Voice Box

    Beating the tambourine at Voice Box, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art's own special brand of short talks event.

    Friday 5th December

    Culture File: The East London Renaissance

    Oom Pah Pah and the East London Renaissance, with dragstar turned local historian, Jonny Woo.

    Thursday 4th December

    Culture File: Music and Anglo-Saxon Poetry

    Scottish viola-player turned composer, Sally Beamish, on turning Anglo-Saxon poetry into music.

    Wednesday 3rd December

    Culture File: Outsider Comedy

    Weird comes in from the cold with US comics Tim and Eric, but they're just part of a long history of outsider comedy, says Gareth Stack.

    Tuesday 2nd December

    Culture File: Design, Desire & Responsibility

    Can you work ethically when stoking human desire is one of your everyday tasks? Jeremy Till on design, desire & responsibility. (Part 2 of 2)

    Monday 1st December

    Culture File: Scarcity - Inevitable Fact or Avoidable Consequence

    Is scarcity a fact of life on earth, or as carefully constructed as a seasonal drought of Frozen dolls? Jeremy Till on lack and its malcontents.

    Friday 28th November

    Culture File - Silences Part 4

    In the final part of our series on silence, Amanda Coogan on the scarce silences of her childhood.

    Thursday 27th November

    Culture File - The Most Beautiful Place in London?

    Is Pret A Manger the most beautiful place in London? Novelist and art newspaper creator, Tom McCarthy makes a case. (Part 2 of 2)

    Wednesday 26th November

    Culture File - Where is the Real London?

    Where is the real London? More like, is London real, we discover when Booker nominated novelist, Tom McCarthy invites us to meet him at Pret A Manger. (part 1 of 2)

    Tuesday 25th November

    Culture File: St. Mel's Cathedral Remade

    Up from the ashe of the fire-ravaged St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford springs craftsmanship on a medieval scale.

    Monday 24th November

    Culture File: Culwick Choral Society

    Mother and son choristers, Elizabeth and Donal McCormack, introduce Ireland's oldest, continuously singing choir, The Culwick Choral Society - which has been singing on Thursday for over a century.

    Friday 21st November

    Culture File: SARCy Silence

    Are we looking for silence in all the wrong places? Gareth Stack expands his collection of silences at Belfast's SARC (part 3 of 4)

    Thursday 20th November

    Culture File: Poetryfilm

    Poetryfilm: the genre where words & images do what the MBA in your life calls leveraging each other's strengths.

    Wednesday 19th November

    Culture File: RIAM War Requiem

    Conductor, James Cavanagh, on the Royal Irish Academy of Music's long march on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

    Tuesday 18th November

    Culture File - War Requiem

    Conductor, James Cavanagh, on the Royal Irish Academy of Music's long march on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

    Monday 17th November

    Culture File - Atom Tick

    Experimental comedy duo, James Moran and Stephane Hanly, aim to remove any pressure on audiences to laugh in their 'Arthouse comedy' show, Atom Tick.

    Friday 14th November

    Culture File: Sound & Silence

    What we talk about when we talk about hearing, as well as some defining of features of the thing we call silence, with Dr Fiona Newell, of TCD’s Institute of Neuroscience. (Silences part 2)

    Thursday 13th November

    Culture File: The House of Diehl

    Philosopher-turned fashion designer, Roman Milišic, on his couture-to-children's books empire of invention, The House of Diehl.

    Wednesday 12th November

    Culture File: Irish mezzo-soprano, Rachel Kelly

    Irish mezzo-soprano, Rachel Kelly, on life as a young singer with The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.

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