Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

    Weekdays, 4 - 7pm


    Tuesday 16th September

    Culture File - De Snob your Coffee

    James Hoffman, author of The World Atlas of Coffee, on de-snobbing snobby coffee.

    Monday 15th September

    Culture File- Mr. Men in Edinburgh

    Comedian, Conor O’Toole on the Edinburgh Freestival and his Trans-friendly take on Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men.

    Thursday 11th September

    Culture File: Open Source Aran Sweater

    'Open Source Aran Sweater' is a project to create an archive of Aran knitting as part of the global initiative, Cut, Make, Do.

    Wednesday 10th September

    Culture File: Collating the IT Information Collectors

    Do you know where your data is? Aisling Kelliher on data collection, inference engines and good old fashioned cookies.

    Tuesday 9th September

    Culture File - The Company

    Dublin Fringe Festival kingpins, The Company, reboot Aeschylus The Oresteia as a nightmare of social anxiety.

    Monday 8th September

    Culture File - 26 mixes for Geocache

    A radical approach to audience building: hide cassettes of experimental music at locations in rural England for anyone with a GPS device to track down.

    Friday 5th September

    Culture File: IYO's Rape of Lucretia

    Conductor, Stephen Barlow, on the acid colours of Benjamin Britten’s grim, The Rape of Lucretia, which tours in a new production from IYO.

    Thursday 4th September

    Culture File:

    Grassy acres of gurning dancers, TEDy pep talks & cava bars? Expect none of that at Enniskillen Beckett Festival.

    Wednesday 3rd September

    Culture File - Svetlana Rudenko

    Synesthesia, the politics of contemporary Ukraine and the legacy of John Field, with Wicklow-based pianist, Svetlana Rudenko.

    Tuesday 2nd September

    Culture File - The moth and Butterfly

    Culture File brings its “storynet” (aka microphone) to Galway storytelling club, Moth and Butterfly, to meet instigator, Órla McGovern.

    Monday 1st September

    Culture File - The Gillie of Lough Mask

    The underwater landscape of Lough Mask and the fish that hide there, with gillie Michael Harnesse.

    Friday 1st August

    Culture File - Handball Alley Art

    In recent years there has been a great deal more contemporary art in handball alleys, than handball. Photographer, Kenneth O’Halloran isn't about to buck the trend.

    Thursday 31st July

    Culture File: Performance Psychology

    Fight, flight and the concert pianist, with performance psychologist, Jaime Diaz.

    Wednesday 30th July

    Culture File: Popical Island Music Collective

    The bliss of having your own venue, as enjoyed by Dublin musical collective, Popical Island.

    Tuesday 29th July

    Culture File: The Golden Section

    The ancient glint of the golden section in music and painting, with artist, Maurice Quillinan.

    Monday 28th July

    Culture File: Rehearsed Readings with Druid

    “A space to do our thinking out loud…with an audience,” is how Druid’s Thomas Conway describes the company’s program of rehearsed readings.

    Friday 25th July

    Culture File: Crowdfunding Books

    The power of the hive with Alys Fowler, whose next apicultural love letter of a book is being crowdfunded via internet publisher, Unbound.

    Thursday 24th July

    Culture File: Sewing Computers

    Artist-engineer, Nora O Murchú, is using LilyPad to teach young girls to sew computers. Because that’s a thing.

    Wednesday 23rd July

    Culture File -

    IMMA celebrates the work of Tropicália artist, Hélio Oiticica, with a participatory festival of food and fun. Artist, Fiona Hallinan, walks the garden with us.

    Tuesday 22nd July

    Culture File - The Three Body Problem

    Artist, Isabel Nolan, guides us through the speculative world of her work 'The Three Body Problem' - a story about an imaginary planet lit by three suns

    Monday 21st July

    Culture File- Isobel Nolan - The Weakened Eye of Day

    Irish artist, Isabel Nolan, on her solo show at IMMA, the Thomas Hardy inspired, The Weakened Eye of Day.

    Friday 18th July

    Culture File- Branar

    Is it simple? Is it magical? Is it beautiful? Testing new children's theatre with Galway company, Branar.

    Thursday 17th July

    Culture File - Cold Brew

    If you think your latte takes too faffing long now, wait till you get a shot of 12-hour brewed 'cold press' joe.

    Wednesday 16th July

    Culture File - Christine Tobin Sings Leonard Cohen

    Christine Tobin on what might attract 'a jazzer' to simple, shiny Leonard Cohen gems such as Susanne and Famous Blue Raincoat.

    Tuesday 15th July

    Culture File - Blue Teapot

    ID is the latest from Galway’s Blue Teapot, a company that works with people with a disability to produce theatre with unique perspectives.

    Monday 14th July

    Culture File - Ballyturk

    Mikel Murfi, who stars alongside Cillian Murphy in Ballyturk, on the real meaning of 'secret theatre'.

    Friday 11th July

    Culture File - The Nore Lass

    On the River Nore in 1905, among the waterway's cots, punts and wherries, one vessel stood out: The Nore Lass.

    Thursday 10th July

    Culture File - Craft Cider

    How d'ya like them apples? A growing band of Irish cider producers are encouraging us make cider 'the wine of Ireland.'

    Wednesday 9th July

    Culture File - Liv O'Donoghue

    Unexpected couplings and translated messages the latest from Hiberno-Norwegian choreographer, Liv O'Donoghue, Hear Me Sing Your Song.

    Tuesday 8th July

    Culture File - 3epkano

    Bringing sounds to the silent city in 3epkano's latest creation, a new score of Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

    Monday 7th July

    Culture FIle - The Mentalist

    Culture File looks into the eyes, the eyes, not around in the eyes, into the eyes...of mentalist, Shane Gillen.

    Friday 4th July

    Culture File - The Globe goes to Kilkenny

    Emma Pallant and Simon Bubb of Shakespeare Globe theatre company on what makes an authentically authentic As You Like It.

    Wednesday 2nd July

    Culture File - Alan Moore

    Is comics artist supreme, Alan Moore's latest venture a YouTube for comics? Aisling Kelliher, our regular tech correspondent, decodes Eletricomics.

    Tuesday 1st July

    Culture File - The Price at the Gate

    The early gramophone fad of the laughing 78s finds into way into director, Doug Hughes' Gate production of Miller's The Price

    Monday 30th June

    Culture File: Composing for Video Games

    Chiptune artist, Chipzel, on accidentally becoming an indie video game composer.

    Friday 27th June

    Culture File: Alternative Hedonism

    Philosopher, Kate Soper, on how 'alternative hedonism' might inspire a new radical creativity in humanity - and save the planet. Nice.

    Thursday 26th June

    Culture File: What is Nature?

    What is nature? — and other tricky questions in the burgeoning field of eco-criticism.

    Wednesday 25th June

    Culture File: Ireland and Ecocriticism

    Ireland and Ecocriticism is a conference looking at the growth area not just of eco-criticism, but of Irish eco-criticism.

    Tuesday 24th June

    Monday 23rd June

    Culture File: Stephen Rea

    Stephen Rea on ritual, the revealed and the hidden, in theatre and in life.

    Friday 20th June

    Culture File - Lynched

    Finding common cause between classic acts like Crass or Rudimentary Peni and the Irish ballad tradition, with Dublin band, Lynched.

    Thursday 19th June

    Culture File - London's Chewing Gum Man

    The Chewing Gum Man is a London street artist whose work involves 'illuminating' discarded gum. Now he's created a chewing gum trail to the very doors of Tate Modern.

    Wednesday 18th June

    Culture File - Soprano Helene Hutchinson

    It’s not a competition you know. But it is. Soprano, Helene Hutchinson on feiseanna, nerves and the singing life.

    Tuesday 17th June

    Culture File: Mexican Food

    This 91-year old was a Mexican food evangelist when your local hipster burrito joint's owner was in nappies.

    Monday 16th June

    Culture File: Artificial Intelligence

    Prof Aisling Kelliher sniffs out grade inflation in Alan Turing classic test for artificial intelligence.

    Friday 13th June

    Culture File: City of Mahagonny

    From Alaska to Alabama, Brecht and Weill’s mystical-satirical geography mapped onto Dublin for a Rough Magic / Opera Theatre Company co-pro.

    Thursday 12th June

    Culture File - Ethnography of the New York Times

    Nikki Usher on her ethnographic study of life inside the New York Times.

    Wednesday 11th June

    Culture File - Dawn of Midi

    The piano trio gets a quantum makeover courtesy of Brooklyn outfit, Dawn of Midi.

    Tuesday 10th June

    Culture File - A Year of Festivals

    Festival time comes but 156 times a year for Mark Graham, raving connoisseur and author of A Year of Festivals in Ireland

    Monday 9th June

    Culture File: Calvin and Hobbes

    Meet Stephan Pastis, the cartoonist who coaxed Calvin and Hobbes' creator, Bill Watterson (briefly) out of retirement.

    Friday 6th June

    Culture File - Prepared Piano

    The art of the prepared piano, with Volker Bertelmann, better know to the world as Hauschka.

    Thursday 5th June

    Culture File - Eva Rothschild's Snakes

    Take some snakes, add to a roomful of humans, photograph. Eva Rothschild's Art recipes.

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