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    Artistic new year's resolutions

    Rachel Breslin with suggestions of courses for artistic new year’s resolutions – creative writing/screenwriting courses at the Irish Writers Centre (Dublin) - http://irishwriterscentre.ie / www.filmbase.ie 

    life drawing at Trinity Arts Workshop/the RHA/The Drawing Studio (Dublin)/the Model (Sligo) - www.trinityartsworkshop.com / www.rhagallery.ie / www.drawing.ie / www.themodel.ie 

    learning a musical instrument at British & Irish Modern Music Institute/the Royal Irish Academy of Music/Waltons/The Music Room (Dublin), Oideas Gael (Donegal)/ Galway Music Academy/Cork School of Music - www.bimm.ie / www.riam.ie / www.waltons.ie / www.themusicroom.ie / www.oideas-gael.com / www.galwaymusicacademy.ie / www.ccsm.ie 

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    Launch of new annual anthology "Winter Pages"

    Launch of “Winter Pages”, a new annual anthology for the arts in Ireland (stories, interviews, essays etc) edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith.  In conversation with Irish writers Kevin Barry, Claire Kilroy and Peter Murphy and music from Gráinne Hunt & band

    (for copyright reasons the music within this programme is not available to download)

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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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    Brian Friel, RIP

    A tribute to the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, who died today, in the company of Patrick Mason, Emilie Pine, Joe Dowling, Sinead Cusack, Richard Pine, Stephen Rea, Billy Roche, Patricia McBride, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Garry Hynes

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    Culture Night 2015

    The annual Culture Night extravaganza with a spectacular 3-hour free concert live from Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, with music, theatre, poetry and literature reflecting the vibrancy of Ireland's cultural and artistic life

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Preview of Culture Night 2015

    Sinead Mooney and Abie Philbin Bowman with a preview of events happening in Dublin and around the country tomorrow for Culture Night

    Full details:  www.culturenight.ie 

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    Dublin Gallery Weekend 2015

    Rayne Booth, curator of the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios with a preview of events across the city for this weekend’s Dublin Gallery Weekend

    Full details:  www.dublingallerymap.ie/   

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    Celebrating the music of Van Morrison

    A special programme celebrating the music of Van Morrison, to mark his 70th birthday. Guests include poet Paul Muldoon, Morrison biographer Johnny Ronan, colleague and friend Siobhan MacGowan and Dr Peter Mills author of “Hymns To The Silence: Inside The Words and Music of Van Morrison”  

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Nighthawks Arts Collective

    Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio with the bands Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies, Tomorrows and Gangs, poets Paul Timoney, Paul Curran and Angela T Carr and singer/ songwriters Katie O'Connor, Elder Roche and Christian Collins 

    Check out the Nighthawks at the Cobalt Cafe page on Facebook

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    Essay: 'Display Show' at the Temple Bar Gallery

    Sara Baume with an essay reacting to ‘Display Show’, the current exhibition at the Temple Bar Gallery (who commissioned her to write a response to each exhibition in their 2015/2016 season)

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