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    Georges Melies - A Trip To The Moon

    One of the most important films ever made - now one hundred and 11 years ago, is 'A Trip To The Moon' by Georges Melies. It is 16 minutes long and was made only six years after the birth of film. John Byrne on Georges Melies 'A Trip to the Moon' which is available now on DVD.

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    Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

    Veronica Dunne on the final of the Seventh Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition which will take place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday January 31st with report by Evelyn O'Rourke.

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    Dance - Body and Forgetting

    Liz and Denis Roche on the dance production 'Body & Forgetting which is at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin until the 2nd of February and then tours to Longford, Sligo, Cork, then onto Kilkenny and then Limerick. For more details the website is www.lizrochedancecompany.com

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    'Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé'

    John Byrne discusses a new DVD release 'Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé' which looks at the 'trick film' where the music halls and vaudeville theatres were trawled for the most fantastical acts. It's released by the BFI and is available now.

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    Artist Guggi

    Declan Long joins Artist Guggi at his latest exhibition of paintings and sculptures at Dublin's Kerlin Gallery. Declan Long also discusses the refurbishment of the National Gallery with Seán Rocks.

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    TV - Dallamullóg on TG4

    A new series on TG4 (Sundays 830pm & Tuesday 1130pm) 'Dallamullóg' looks at matching tradespeople with artists to create a piece of art which is then judged by an art critic. Series producer David Clarke and artist Liam de Frinse join Seán Rocks. www.tg4.ie for full details.

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    Film - Lincoln

    Tony Tracy discusses the depiction of Abraham Lincoln in films ahead of the release of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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    Documentary - Nuala

    Marian Finucane on 'Nuala', the documentary about Nuala O'Faolain which was a runner-up in the audience award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

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    Marc Weinblatt

    The Washington-based Mandala Centre has been using theatre to address social inequality in communities for the past 15 years. Marc Weinblatt is hosting a two-day masterclass which is open to all - no previous acting experience is necessary. For more information check out www.icanplayhouse.com.

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    Martin Sheen Public Interview

    Re-Broadcast of Public Interview with Actor Martin Sheen with Seán Rocks, recorded at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 10th 2011.

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