Culture File Weekly No 51
This special edition of the Culture File Weekly we will spend having a flat white in a North London park with comedian, Rob Newman, talking about creating critical comedy from topics as unexpected as environmental catastrophe, fuel politics, epigenetics and, in his very latest project, neuroscience.
Culture File Weekly No 50
This weekly, global Christmas food memories, as we travel to Newfoundland with fermentation prophet, April Danana, to Tipperary with chef, Kevin Thornton, to Northern Italy, with restaurateur, Giorgio Casari, to Portugal with Rogerio Silva, and finally to Mexico, with his excellency Carlos Garcia de Alba, and chef, Lupita Cruz
Culture File: Christmas With Kevin Render
We will be in the company of Ireland's leading creative culinary force, Kevin Thornton, who shares some memories of Christmas' living abroad and even gives us some creative takes on all those Christmas vegetables
Culture File: Christmas in Mexico
We will be heading down Mexico way with the Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Carlos García de Alba and Chef Lupita Cruz, sampling the special Christmas Eve salad, Ensalade de Noche Buena and having a sip of the old Ponche Navideño
Culture File: Giorgio Casari
We are, of course, going to church, with our resident Italian expert, Giorgio Casari, and sampling some meat free agnolotti and staying up late to eat panettone and drink hot chocolate
Culture File: Christmas with April
we're getting all healthy as we prepare to break our nativity lent (or advent to you and me) and go mummering and chomping cherry cake with Cork-based, Newfoundlander April Danann
Culture File: Portumas
Dublin-based Portugueser, Rogerio Silva, helps us discover a new world of Christmas cakes and desserts, and taste of drop of the good stuff, Port
Culture File Weekly No 49
This weekly, we have a Christmas selection box of Culture Files which brings us from Heathrow airport in the company of an Irish-African rap crew, on to the chapel in TCD for a reboot of the Christmas concert, to some more remote churches in search of Art and Crafts movement stained glass and finally, deep into the dusty heart of the GPO
Culture File: Rob Newman
In the 1990s, Rob Newman's comedy was called 'the new rock 'n' roll' - now, it's more like 'the new politics.'
Culture File: GPO 1916 CENTENARY
At the GPO, a new museum will be home to, among other things, some fine-press work from Dublin's Stoney Road Press
Culture File: Bluett
Léonie Bluett, of the young Irish new music ensemble, Kirkos, on life as a clarinet playing composer.
Culture File: Nikki
The sinewy saints and gnarly angels of Arts and Crafts stained glass artist, Wilhelmina Geddes
Culture File: Rusangano
Limerick rappers Rusangano Family find an emblem of the journey of immigrants all over the world at 'Heathrow'
Culture File Weekly No 48
This weekly historian, Jonathan Bardon, takes us on a jaunt back to the days when a gentleman from the lowlands of Germany (by way of Brook St, London) briefly entered Dublin society, and it's fair to say, made a bit of a splash. Georg Friedrich Handel was the man; his Messiah made the splash.
Culture File: Live with Sasha Sykes
Luke Clancy is live from the Classic Drive Christmas Concert in Studio 1, as he chats to designer, Sasha Sykes, who according to the New York Times makes art 'for people who live in the city but dream of the country'.
Culture File: Hallelujah Part 4
For Handel, opening The Messiah was unthinkable without the talents of scandalous 18th century It Girl, Mrs Cibber
Culture File: Hallelujah Part 3
Did you know Jonathan Swift did everything in his considerable power to stop the first performance of The Messiah?
Culture File: Hallelujah Part 2
Historian, Jonathan Bardon, says Hallelujah and lets his imagination take him back to Fishamble St, Dublin, 1742.
Culture File: Hallelujah
Jonathan Bardon, on the constellations of events that lead to the world premiere of Handel's Messiah in Dublin
Culture File Weekly No 47
This weekly we visit the white cube of North London graphic design studio Barnbrook, where some graphical disobedience is being planned; we roll up to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght for a bout of the every-growing sport of Roller Derby and we end up swept along by the wind as featured on a new CD from the DIT Dublin Conservatory of Music
Culture File: Celebrating Music in DIT
Laoise O'Brien's new CD taps the talents of the DIT conservatory of music along with the sound of some cold winds.
Culture File: Brandalism 2 - Ethical Design
'Who wants clients who are scared of people who have opinions?' @Barnbrook on running an ethical design practice.
Culture File: Graphic Design and Brandalism
From #brandalism to the art of Bowie's new album, ?, designer Jonathan Barnbrook blends commerce with activism.
Culture File: Irish Roller Derby
Meet Dashing Trudy Snow, Brewdoll E Lowcock, Maria Von Slapp & the pseudonymous stars of Irish Roller Derby.
Culture File Weekly No 46
This Weekly: we journey over the mountains to Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, to the HearSay Audio Festival, then we're off to Saturn, where Gilles Peterson pilots us through the unearthly music of Sun Ra, and from there to the Internet, where Prof Aisling Kelliher waits to overshare on the dark, but possibly essential, arts of data obfuscation.
Culture File: Trish Deseine on Trifle
Promoting the simple joys of trifle and 'home' classics made Antrim-born, Trish Deseine, a culinary hero in France.
Culture File: Wonder.land
Moira Buffini, writer and lyricist on Damon Albarn musical, Wonder.land, on the anxieties of an online world
Culture File: Gilles Peterson on Sun Ra
Gilles Peterson on the life, music and astral voyages of composer and jazz pioneer, Sun Ra.
Culture File: Data Obfuscation 2
Gender fluidity, plus the pioneering work of Helen Nissenbaum, in the second part of our data obfuscation special
Culture File: Data Obfuscation 1
Artists, academics and technologist are working to regain a click or two of privacy via data obfuscation.
Culture File: Hearsay 2015
Audio nerds, radio heads and podcast addicts takeover Kilfinane, Co Limerick, for the Hearsay 2015 audio festival.
Culture File Weekly No 45
This Weekly, we practice, tequila connoisseurship with Mexican ambassador, Carlos García de Alba, attend our first eSports event and discover why computer-based sports are ready to conquer the world; and we meet Prof Christopher Frayling, the pop culture polymath, who's rethinking what we should teach at art schools.
Culture File: Tequila
Mexican ambassador, Carlos García de Alba on why you should never slam, skull, or generally rush tequila
Culture File: Siobhan Davies Dance
Usain Bolt's greatest 10 seconds were the inspiration for the latest work from UK choreographer, Siobhan Davies
Culture File: Frayling Part 2
What should be in an artist's survival pack
on leaving art college? Prof Christopher Frayling has some ideas
Culture File: Frayling Part 1
Why craft needs a new vocabulary, according to Prof Christopher Frayling, author of On Craftsmanship
Culture File: League Of Legends
Meet the players, the cosplayers and casters of Ireland's nascent eSports scene. Bring your transcendent sword.
Culture File Weekly No 44
This Weekly, we are reporting from Northern Italy, where this year's Milano Expo has stoked a conversation about the future of food, and questions about where our appetites and the food industry's development are taking the world.
Culture File: Autumn in Italy, Day 5
Marilyn Monroe accidentally invented the most famous myth about white fungus...
Culture File: Autumn in Italy Day 4
Giorgio Cassari on a remarkable rebel who caused a revolution in Italian wine in the 70s
Culture File: Autumn in Italy, Day 3
Ellen Cranitch heads into the heart of multi-national mega-attraction, Expo Milano 2015
Culture File: Autumn in Italy, Day 2
The Piedmontese village that's transforming into a Rudolph Steiner-influenced vegan resort
Culture File: Autumn in Italy - Intro
'Autumn in Italy' begins with the hunt for sustainable food at Milan Expo and 'white gold' at Alba Truffle Fair
Culture File Weekly No 43
This weekly, we visit cemeteries in Oaxaca and Co Cork; then it's out into the lanes of Kinsale in search of shades with colour theorist, Katherine Boucher-Beug; avant ventriloquist, Nina Conti introduces us to her inner voices, and we wonder why playwright and labour activist Eva Gore Booth is so little celebrated
Culture File: Richard Gorman
Milan-based Irish artist, Richard Gorman, on designing scarves for Hermes and the life of an artist in exile.
A Lifetime in Cheese
Did Veronica Steele's 1970s washed rind innovation, Milleens cheese, create the blueprint for Irish artisan food?
Culture File: Gore Booth
Cathy Leeney on how revolutionary playwright, Eva Gore Booth, is too often overlooked from literary history
Culture File: Hiberno Mexican Graveyards
Pass over to another realm via a show of
Mexican-Irish cemetery photography at
the IGS's Octagon Room
Culture File: Nina Conti
If ventriloquism still lives in 2015, one woman can take a big chunk of the credit: Nina Conti
Culture File Weekly No 42
Culture File Weekly No 42 involves a dirty secret to do with model trains, a celebration of George Boole in the form of a pudding; some important info about the term Czechlands, and Richard Herring's career-long exploration of the territory between innovative comedy and gratuitous offence.
Culture File: Colour Kinsale
Artist and colour theorist, Katherine Boucher-Beug forages a blue that can only be found hiding behind barn doors
Culture File: Stella Feehily
London-born, Donegal-raised playwright, Stella Feehily on her first ballet libretto, Coppelia, for Ballet Ireland.
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