02 November 2004
The Book: Nell
'Nell' is the long-awaited autobiography of Nell McCafferty. From her campaigning days in Derry, to the women's movement in Dublin and her personal life, this is her own story, written by one of Ireland's finest journalists.

Susan McKay, Eamon Delaney and Cait O'Riordan discuss Nell McCafferty's autobiography 'Nell'

The Film: Hero
'Hero' is the new Chinese film, directed by Zhang Yimou - who directed 'Red Sorghum' and 'Raise the Red Lantern' - and starring Jet Li. 'Hero' sets out to be another 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', but with even more sumptuous visual effects and choreography. It is based on events in China during the 3rd century BC when the land was divided into seven major kingdoms, all constantly at war with one another.

The Panel discusses 'Hero'

The Exhibition: Dreaming of the Dragon's Nation: Contemporary Art from China
'Dreaming of the Dragon's Nation: Contemporary Art from China' is the largest exhibition of Chinese art ever shown in Ireland and forms part of the China Ireland Cultural Exchange. It contains work by 50 contemporary Chinese artists, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography and video. It is running at the Irish Museum of Modern Art until mid January.

The Panel discusses 'Dreaming of the Dragon's Nation: Contemporary Art from China' at IMMA

The Play: Dublin by Lamplight
'Dublin by Lamplight' is the new play by Michael West, directed by Annie Ryan and presented by Corn Exchange Theatre Company. Using the style of Commedia dell'Arte, it tells the story of Dublin in 1904 and the attempt to launch the National Theatre of Ireland during the visit of the King. It is currently running at The Project.

The Panel discusses 'Dublin by Lamplight' at The Project

The Performance: Maria Doyle Kennedy
Maria Doyle Kennedy is known for her acting and her singing. Her debut album, 'Charmed', came out last year and she is touring all through November, with dates in Galway, Cork and Wexford. Tonight she performs for us a cover of Buggles' 'Video Killed the Radio Star'.

Watch the performance

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