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Wednesday 18th May

Polska Éire Festival 2016

Piotr Rakowski, director of the Polska Éire Festival with a preview of some of the music, film, theatre and sports events taking place over the course of the week-long festival ...

Tuesday 26th April

Granta Magazine showcases new Irish writing

Marking the latest edition of Granta Magazine which is dedicated to showcasing new Irish writing, poetry and photography, in the company of acting deputy editor of Granta Magazine Luke Brown, authors Sally ...

Wednesday 20th April

Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2016

A special programme live from the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, with guests including novelists Tobias Wolff and Miriam Toews, poet Susan Millar DuMars, new Irish writer Sarah Maria Griffin ...

Thursday 31st March

Zaha Hadid RIP

Film-maker Ultan Guilfoyle remembers the work of acclaimed Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid whose death has just been announced 

Thursday 17th March

"16", a limited-edition anthology of art and poetry inspired by 1916

A special programme with Professor Declan Kiberd, Maureen Kennelly of Poetry Ireland and publisher Kieran Owens to discuss ‘16’, a limited edition fine art book featuring art and poetry of ...

Tuesday 5th January

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 ...

Thursday 19th November

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, ...

Friday 13th November

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 ...

Friday 2nd October

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, ...

Friday 18th September

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 ...

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