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Wednesday 30th August

3 books on....fascism

Daragh Downes with his pick of three novels on the theme of fascism – "It Can’t Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis, "Between The Acts" by Virginia Woolf and "Lord of ...

Wednesday 23rd August

The enduring popularity of Agatha Christie

John Curran discusses why the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie are as popular now as when they were first created

Laura Albert/JT LeRoy at the IFI

Laura Albert, who caused a sensation when she was revealed as the true identity of the literary persona JT LeRoy Details of screening at IFI:   http://ifi.ie/author-the-jt-leroy-story-qa/

Monday 7th August

Great goodbyes in art and culture

As the impact of Brexit continues to make itself felt, a special programme dedicated to some of the great goodbyes in art and culture

Tuesday 18th July

200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen

Sharon Murphy marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen and discusses what makes her one of the greatest and most enduring of female writers

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 ...

Friday 23rd June

Harry Potter special

In a Harry Potter special, we mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first-ever book, The Philosopher's Stone, which started a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day

Tuesday 13th June

"The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space and Time", a collection from Crocosmia

The artist Clodagh Emoe and Marie Claire Mindi Njong and Sinisa Koncic who are two of the writers featured in "The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space ...

Friday 9th June

"Mongolian Rhapsody", a documentary by Paddy Hayes

Paddy Hayes talks about his documentary "Mongolian Rhapsody", which follows Irish musician Daire Bracken on a musical pilgrimage to Mongolia; it is screening at the IMMRAMA Festival of Travel Writing ...

Friday 2nd June

"Where Are We Now", the first LGBT theatre festival for the North West

Theatre director Killian Glynn talks about "Where Are We Now", the first LGBT theatre festival for the north west of the country Further details:   www.facebook.com/WhereWeAreNowLGBTTheatreFestival

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