Wednesday 21st September

"Representing The West", a course at GMIT

Dr John Mulloy of GMIT explains “Representing the West”, a week-long intensive course introducing people to the visual representation of landscape, identity and community in the West of Ireland  Full details: ...

"Fly" by Fred Johnston

Fred Johnston reads his poem “Fly”

Wednesday 14th September

Kate Tempest, spoken word artist

Spoken word/performance poet Kate Tempest chats about her poetry and the themes she wanted to address in her forthcoming album “Let Them Eat Chaos” Official website:   www.katetempest.co.uk  (for copyright reasons ...

Tuesday 6th September

Visual art round-up

Gemma Tipton with a round-up of some of the latest art exhibitions in Dublin - the Hennessy Art Purchase Fund at IMMA, “Apfelbaume” by Brian Bourke at Taylor Galleries and “Contemplation ...

Friday 2nd September

"Looking Out From The Fog" by Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem “Looking Out From The Fog” which is featured in “Even The Daybreak”, an anthology celebrating 35 years of Salmon Poetry

Monday 29th August

"The Birds of Madrid” by Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Nuala Ní Chonchúir reads her poem “The Birds of Madrid”, which is featured in the anthology “Even The Daybreak” celebrating 35 years of Salmon Poetry

Thursday 25th August

"Teleport Memory" by Patrick Chapman

Patrick Chapman reads “Teleport Memory” from his latest collection of poetry “Slow Clocks of Decay” (published by Salmon Poetry)

Tuesday 23rd August

Hieronymous Bosch anniversary

Brian Fay marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Dutch artist Hieronymous Bosch

Monday 22nd August

Review: "I Draw, I Do" by David Hockney at the MAC Belfast

Kelly Grovier reviews “ I Draw, I Do”, a large exhibition of the early works of David Hockney currently running at the MAC Belfast Further details:  https://themaclive.com 

Thursday 18th August

"Procedure" by Fred Johnston

Fred Johnston reads his poem “Procedure”, which features in "Even The Daybreak", an anthology celebrating 35 years of Salmon Poetry



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