Monday 21st August

"My Wishes For You" by Kevin Higgins

Kevin Higgins reads his poem "My Wishes For You" from his latest collection "Song of Songs 2.0: New & Selected Poems" (published by Salmon Poetry)

Review: "Artists: Their Lives and Works", with a foreword by Andrew Graham Dixon

Declan Long reviews "Artists: Their Lives and Works", an illustrated coffee table book featuring more than 80 great artists from the 12th century to the present day (published by Dorling Kindersley)

Tuesday 15th August

100th anniversary of 'Fountain' by Marcel Duchamp

Declan Long marks the 100th anniversary of the Marcel Duchamp artwork ‘Fountain’ (also known as the urinal)

Friday 11th August

"Collected Shadows", photographs from the Archive of Modern Conflict

Roger Malbert of the Southbank Centre explains their touring exhibition "Collected Shadows", photographs from the Archive of Modern Conflict; it is showing at the Void Gallery in Derry Full details: ...

"Antarctica" by Linda Buckley and David Power

Linda Buckley who has collaborated with uilleann piper David Power on "Antarctica", a multi-media artistic installation inspired by the early expeditions to explore the Arctic; it premieres at the Kilkenny ...

Tuesday 1st August

Review: "Song of Songs 2.0", a new collection of poetry by Kevin Higgins

Colm Keegan reviews "Song of Songs 2.0", a collection of new and older selected poems by Kevin Higgins (published by Salmon Poetry)

Friday 28th July

"This Little World", the debut collection by Karen J McDonnell

Karen J McDonnell chats about her debut collection of poetry "This Little World" (published by Doire Press)    Official website:   https://karenjmcdonnell.com 

Tuesday 25th July

"Cassette vs Vinyl", an exhibition by Horace Panter

Horace Panter (co-founder and bassist with The Specials) who is now a pop artist; his exhibition "Cassette vs Vinyl" can currently be seen at the Ebow Gallery Dublin 8 Full details: ...

Tuesday 18th July

"On Balance" by Sinead Morrissey

Sinead Morrissey talks about themes such as sexism, family, internment and the circus which all feature in her new collection of poetry "On Balance" (published by Carcanet)  

Monday 17th July

Live from the Galway International Arts Festival 2017

Tonight the programme comes live from the opening night of the Galway International Arts Festival, with guests including theatre-makers Enda Walsh + Donnacha Dennehy, visual artists Anna Maria Pacheco, Maeve ...



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