Arts news

Wednesday 3rd February

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - two Irish stars to host new series of BBC2 television show Robot Wars, UK's National Theatre promises audiences more 'gender fluid' productions, tributes paid to Fergus O'Farrell singer with Cork band Interference whose death has just been announced

Monday 1st February

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Druid Theatre unveil their programme for 2016, rumours that Bruce Springsteen will play concerts at Croke Park this year

Friday 29th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Egyptian soprano wins this year's Veronica Dunne Singing Competition, Storm Gertrude destroys iconic tree-lined avenue in Co Antrim which is a Game of Thrones location, mural which appeared overnight on Moore Street definitely NOT by Banksy

Wednesday 27th January

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Xtravision chain of film rental shops to close, shortlist for Choice Music Prize's Best Irish Song announced, Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei closes exhibition in Denmark over new rules on asylum seekers

Monday 25th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - rave reviews for John Carney's Irish film "Sing Street" at Sundance Film Festival, Kris Kristofferson will donate all proceeds to Childline from Irish concert, photo of organic potato sells for €1m 

Friday 22nd January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Charlotte Rampling and Michael Caine join debate on lack of diversity in Oscar nominees, first acts announced for Longitude festival in July

Wednesday 20th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - publishing giant George Weidenfeld dies, Spotify buys Irish music app Soundwave, Leonardo di Caprio has his eye on role as Vladimir Putin 

Tuesday 19th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - African-American film-makers boycott the Oscars because of lack of racial diversity in nominees, MInister for Arts announces €8m fund for re-development for National Archives building in Dublin, tributes paid to Eagles founding member Glenn Frey who died yesterday

Monday 18th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - derelict cottage in Donegal where Brian Friel set "Dancing At Lughnasa" to be preserved for posterity, Steve Coogan and John C Reilly to play Laurel & Hardy, a star constellation has been registered as part of 'Stardust for Bowie' project and Bowie's albums making the charts in many countries 

Thursday 14th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - great news for Irish film-makers with a record number of Oscar nominations, tributes pouring in for British actor Alan Rickman who died today, rumours there was a private cremation for David Bowie shortly after his death

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