Tuesday 10th January

''Let Me Sing Dreams as Words of Truth', an exhibition by Eve Parnell

Eve Parnell chats about how the German poet Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg inspired the work in her upcoming exhibition “‘Let Me Sing Dreams As Words of Truth” in Berlin ...

Monday 9th January

"In Your Sleep" by Leanne O'Sullivan

Leanne O’Sullivan reads her poem “In Your Sleep”, included in the collection "Fermata: Writings Inspired By Music"

The National Gallery, a new acquisition of works by Sir William Orpen

Donal Maguire, manager of the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at The National Gallery explains the recent gallery acquisition of a new collection of over 400 letters ...

Friday 6th January

"Leftover Christmas Trees" by Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien reads “Leftover Christmas Trees” from her latest collection of poetry “Fish On A Bicycle"

Wednesday 4th January

A profile of John Berger, RIP

Kelly Grovier profiles art critic, Booker-prize winning novelist and poet John Berger who died this week

Wednesday 28th December

Remembering Anthony Cronin, RIP

Remembering Anthony Cronin, the novelist, poet, cultural activist and founder of arts organisation Aosdána whose death was announced today, with Dermot Bolger, Michael O'Loughlin, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Tom McGurk 

Tuesday 27th December

Remembering John Montague, RIP

A special programme  remembering the Ulster poet and first Ireland Professor of Poetry John Montague who passed away this month, with friend and publisher Peter Fallon

Thursday 22nd December

'The Recipe' by Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien reads “The Recipe” from her latest collection “Fish on a Bicycle: New and Selected Poems” (published by Salmon Poetry)

Wednesday 21st December

'Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation'

Theo Dorgan and Leanne O’Sullivan who are two of the contributors to the collection “Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation”, where Cork City Council commissioned four of Ireland’s writers to reflect ...

Siobhán Hapaska exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery

Declan Long reviews the Siobhán Hapaska sculpture exhibition currently running at the Kerlin Gallery Full details:   www.kerlingallery.com 



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