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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 ...

Thursday 17th September

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 

Wednesday 9th September

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/   

Friday 28th August

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 ...

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