on Thursday's show....prototype playgrounds at the Project Theatre, film reviews include a celebration of Northern soul and teenage mutant ninja turtles, there's music from Emmett Scanlan and a profile of eccentric Icelandic songstress Bjork
RTÉ A POEM FOR IRELAND The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years www.rte.ie/apoemforireland What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years. In this era of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past 100 years and asks the public to help us identify the Irish poems of the past century that we love the most. Whether it’s a ...
Last week we brought you the story of the Icelandic mother who was suing the state to enable her child to use her given name. The name "Blaer" means "light breeze" - and pretty and all as it is - it is only registered as a boy's name. Because of this, Blaer Eidsdottir's can only use the name "Girl" on official documents like her passport - because the name Blaer isn't on the national "Naming Register".
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.
Also joining John on the line from Iceland is Helga Arnadootir who describes what it is like being with the limited hours of light in Rekjavik & how Icelanders love swimming in the hot springs in winter!