25 November 2003
The Film: Spin The Bottle
It's three years since RTÉ first broadcast the 6-part comedy, 'Paths to Freedom', a double-IFTA award-winning series which went on to become something of a cult. Now Rats is back in a feature-length movie, co-written by and starring the man himself, Michael McElhatton.

Alice Maher, Mary Russell and Peter Sheridan discuss 'Spin The Bottle'

The show: Fool for Love
Sam Shepard is known to movie lovers as the star and writer of many films, among them Days of Heaven and The Right Stuff. However, his achievements as a playwright are probably greater. He has been writing for the stage for 40 years, winning several Obie awards, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for Buried Child. A production of Fool for Love has just opened at The New Theatre in Dublin. It's directed by Ronan Wilmot, who also stars.

The panel review Fool for Love at the New Theatre, Dublin.

The book: The Tomb in Seville
Travel writing legend Norman Lewis died last July aged 95. Altogether Lewis wrote 13 novels and 13 works of non-fiction, among them A Dragon Apparent which anticipated the Vietnam war. More admired than famous he was considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century by Graham Greene and several others. His last book, The Tomb in Seville, has just been published posthumously.

The panel consider the legacy of Norman Lewis' back catalogue and this posthumous publication.

The exhibition: Contemporary Korean Art
It's now 20 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and the Republic of Korea. To celebrate the anniversary, the Chester Beatty has mounted an exhibition of contemporary art from Korea. The show features a total of 36 works from ten of the country's leading artists.

The panel review the exhibition in the Chester Beatty Library

The performance: Paul Lewis, pianist
The pianist Paul Lewis makes his Irish debut on 26 Wednesday November. A former Professor of Music at the Royal College of Music in London, his concert career has taken him all over the world, including several appearances in the BBC Proms. This year, his Schubert sonata series won him the South Bank Show Classical Music Award. He's in Bangor on 26 Wednesday, then on to Lisburn, Antrim, Downpatrick, Castlebar, Monaghan, Coleraine and finishing in the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre on 6 Saturday December.

Watch the performance

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