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    New documentary "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict"

    Declan Long reviews a new documentary “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” looking at the personal life of one of the great contemporary art collectors of the 20th century

    Screening details:   www.ifi.ie 

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    "Jobs For A Wet Day" by Ger Reidy

    Ger Reidy chats about his first collection of short stories which are inspired by rural life - “Jobs For A Wet Day”, his recent collection of poetry is "Before Rain" (both published by Arlen House)

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    "Vote No 1" by photographer Mark Duffy

    Mark Duffy explains how seeing the Irish countryside littered with European and local election posters in 2014 inspired him to create the photographic exhibition and book “Vote No 1”

    Official website:  www.markduffyphotographer.com   

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    "Barefoot Souls" by Maram al-Masri, translated by Theo Dorgan

    Theo Dorgan who translated into English the latest collection of poetry from Syrian poet Maram al-Masri - “Barefoot Souls”, a collection chronicling the lives of Syrian women living in a Muslim culture in contemporary France (published by Arc Publications)

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    Niamh McCann, artist

    Niamh McCann explains the inspiration for her latest art exhibition “Just Left Of Copernicus (The Roof of the Story)” running at VISUAL in Carlow

    Exhibition details:  www.visualcarlow.ie    

    Official website:  www.niamhmccann.com

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    Dermot Bolger poetry

    Dermot Bolger reads his poem about Homefarm Road in Drumcondra and uilleann piper Seamus Ennis which features in his latest collection “That Which Is Suddenly Precious” (published by New Island Books)

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    Arena at the Dublin Book Festival 2015

    Tonight's show is live from Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Dublin Book Festival; guests include poet Kate Dempsey and authors Frankie Gaffney, Danielle McLaughlin and Reggie Chamberlain King and live music from The Matthews and The Healing

    Full details: www.dublinbookfestival.com      

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