Arts news

Friday 13th May

Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - a biopic of Dionne Warwick announced at Cannes with surprising casting as Cilla Black, an 'unflinching' documentary on Paris Hilton goes into production, conductor John Wilson steps down as principal conductor of RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Thursday 12th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - public pressure grows for a dedicated Ministry for the Arts, The Stone Roses to release their first single since 1995, a new prehistoric tv drama being shot in Wicklow

Wednesday 11th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Cork Film Festival needs urgent financial help if it is to survive, Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys responds to criticism of the new configuration of her department, the Star Wars spacecraft Millenium Falcon lands in Donegal, new car show with old Top Gear team will be called 'The Grand Tour'  

Tuesday 10th May

Arts News - call for a separate Ministry for the Arts

Emily Mark Fitzgerald, lecturer in the UCD School Of Art History & Cultural Policy explains why she has publicly called for a separate and stand-alone Ministry for the Arts (feeling the arts have been demoted by being combined with other ministries in the new Cabinet)

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Monday 9th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - winners of this year's All-Ireland Drama Festival, Justin Timberlake to be the interval act at this year's Eurovision final, Michael Caine slams young actors who chase fame over talent

Friday 6th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Minister Heather Humphreys retains arts portfolio in new Cabinet, shortlist unveiled for Desmond Elliott Prize for a debut work of fiction, Ardal O'Hanlon received death threat during the Fr Ted years, Radiohead to release their new album this weekend  

Wednesday 4th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - major acts confirmed for new mega festival 'Desert Trip' in California in October, a Blues Brothers cartoon series is on the way, secret artwork revealed on vinyl edition of David Bowie final album 'Blackstar'

Tuesday 3rd May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Gabriel Byrne nominated for Tony Award for his role on Broadway in "Long Day's Journey Into Night", launch of a new music streaming rival to Spotify, Radiohead release new single ahead of the release of their 9th album

Friday 29th April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - ELO re-schedule tonight's Dublin concert due to illness, Sky poll adult and children to find their favourite children television shows of all time, Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander to be the new Lara Croft

Wednesday 27th April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - according to family sources Prince died intestate and left no will, significant boost to tax breaks for Irish film industry, Led Zeppelin may be able to settle Stairway To Heaven lawsuit for $1



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