Arts news

Tuesday 22nd March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - details announced of Dublin Dance Festival 2016, a Bobby Sands documentary premieres at Canadian film festival, an extremely rare Beatles record sells for £77,500 at auction in England

Monday 21st March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - artist Sean Scully wins Harpers Bazaar International Artist of the Year Award, Colum McCann shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, Prince to publish an unconventional biography in autumn 2017  

Wednesday 16th March

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - film rights already bought to Cecilia Ahern latest novel "Flawed", original Torquay hotel which inspired the tv comedy "Fawlty Towers" to be torn down, Michelle Obama releases new anthem for female empowerment   

Tuesday 15th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - deaths announced of Booker-winning author Anita Brookner and Glenroe actor Robert Carrickford, winner announced of the 'Nice Screams A Citizen's Anthem' competition - Donnacha Toomey for "A Dhuine Uaisle Uachtair Reoite" ("Better World in Mind")

Monday 14th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - "Room" wins 9 awards at Canadian Screen Awards last night, the Irish western "An Klondike" nominated for a raft of IFTA's, tributes continue for musician Conor Walsh who died on Friday

Friday 11th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Ireland doesn't rank particularly high in list of World's Most Literate Nations, BBC launches a new sitcom written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan, Peter Capaldi claims BBC is 'not looking after' Dr Who

Thursday 10th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - no official permission yet for Star Wars filming on Malin Head in Donegal, author Elena Ferrante whose true identity is unknown makes longlist for Man Booker Prize, Game of Thrones fans confused by reports of death of George Martin

Wednesday 9th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - an unseen Francis Bacon painting found on the back of works by Tony O'Malley, tributes pouring in for legendary Beatles producer George Martin who has died

Tuesday 8th March

Arts News and artist Jesse Jones to represent Ireland at Venice Biennale 2016

with Abie Philbin Bowman - major coup for Irish Museum of Modern Art which secures a long term loan of works by Lucien Freud, two Irish authors longlisted for Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction, 8-part drama from 1966 "Insurrection" to be shown on RTÉ television; visual artist Jesse Jones selected to represent Ireland at Venice Biennale 2016 

Listen to interviews with Lisa McInerney (7 April 2015) and Anne Enright (8 May 2015) at this link - 

Monday 7th March

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Druid Shakespeare the big winner at last night's Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, disappointing news for Irish industry as television series Ripper Street comes to an end, arts lover Justice Adrian Hardiman dies suddenly



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