05 February 2002
Film: Iris
Iris Murdoch was a writer who enjoyed, or endured, the praise of the critics and the devotion of the fans. Her husband John Bayley produced two books about her which documented their relationship and her decline from Alzheimer's disease. The movie 'Iris' is based on those memoirs.

Finola Cronin, Thomas McLaughlin and Colm Toibín discuss 'Iris'

Television: As The Beast Sleeps
For some time now the playwright Gary Mitchell has been an unusual voice in Irish writing. 'As The Beast Sleeps', a television adaptation of his play was screened on BBC1 on Friday night.

The panel discuss 'As The Beast Sleeps' by Gary Mitchell

Dance: The Rite of Spring
Back in 1913 the first performance of Nijinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' caused major ructions in Paris. David Bolger, director of the Irish dance company CoisCeim is the latest person to choreograph it.

The panel discuss 'The Rite of Spring'

Visual Art: Phil Collins
'Becoming More Like Us' in the Temple Bar Gallery features new work by Belfast-based photographer and film-maker, Phil Collins. Collins is also showing a related piece of video work at Meeting House Square.

The panel discuss the work of Phil Collins

Performance: The Seamus Blake Quartet
New York based tenor sax player Seamus Blake teams up with Henry Hey (keyboards), Dan Rieser (drums), and Boris Kozlov (bass) in a Music Network tour throughout February.

Watch the performance

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