Arts news

Wednesday 13th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Irish Film Board seeking more government funding to maintain success in the sector, "Fifty Shades of Grey" leads the race for the Razzies worst film of the year

Friday 8th January

Arts News

with Anthony Thuillier - lots of Irish interest in just-announced BAFTA nominees, Season 6 of Game of Thrones will be released in April, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un depicted as a baby on cover of New Yorker

Thursday 7th January

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Irish actress Caitriona Balfe wins People's Choice Award in LA for her role in tv fantasy series 'Outlander', Saoirse Ronan speaks out about lack of good roles for young female actors, to mark first anniversary of attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices French literary writings on tolerance are being translated and made free online

Wednesday 6th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - shortlist announced today for Choice Music Prize 'Irish Album of the Year', Motorhead to stream frontman Lemmy's funeral on You Tube, French composer Pierre Boulez dies aged 90

Tuesday 5th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood dies, Saoirse Ronan wins Best Actress Award at New York Film Critics Circle Award, Guns n' Roses reunion confirmed  

Monday 4th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - viewing figures good for first episode of RTÉ drama "Rebellion", best-selling artists revealed for 2015 music charts, rumours of more Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael

Friday 18th December

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Paddy Breathnach and Mark O'Halloran's movie "Viva" makes the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Oscar, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks record for biggest opening at Irish box office, first track 'Lazarus' released from David Bowie's forthcoming album "Blackstar"

Thursday 17th December

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Minister announces additional funding of €5m for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Michael Jackson "Thriller" first album to sell 30 million copies in the US, frontman with Cork band Stump Mick Lynch passes away

Wednesday 16th December

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - the band Eagles of Death Metal to return to play in Paris, a new season of House of Cards announced, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" wins plaudits for being more female-friendly but some fans angry that some characters have been left out

Tuesday 15th December

Arts News

with Alan Corr - London Film Critics Circle cause a storm on social media when they nominate Irish film talent in Best British categories, early reviews for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" seem positive   

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