29 November 2005
The Film: Sophie Scholl - The Final Days
Directed by Marc Rothemund, 'Sophie Scholl - The Final Days' stars Julia Jentsch as a young German student in Nazi Germany. Along with her brother and friends, Scholl was a member of the White Rose - an anti-Nazi movement who agitated as best they could for an early end to the war and a rejection of Hitler. 'Sophie Scholl - The Final Days' opens at the IFI this Friday.

The Play: Wrecks
Ed Harris is famous for roles in 'The Right Stuff', 'The Truman Show', 'Pollock', 'The Hours' and, most recently, David Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence'. He is now in Cork in Neil LaBute's latest play 'Wrecks' - playing a man whose wife has just died, after 30 years of marriage. We talk to writer and director Neil LaBute. 'Wrecks', with Ed Harris, runs at the Everyman until Saturday.

The Exhibition: Sean Hillen
Sean Hillen's photomontages are well known, particularly his cut-ups of John Hinde's postcards reassembled to take a surreal look at Ireland's cultural and political landscape. They are currently on view at the opening exhibition of The Lab Arts Centre, a new arts venue in Dublin's Foley Street, just opened by Dublin City Council. Sean Hillen's exhibition runs until Saturday 3 December and Hillen will be giving a guided tour of the exhibition on that day at 2pm.

The Book: The Hourglass
Julie Parsons' latest thriller, 'The Hourglass', is the story of an estranged mother and daughter. When the mother befriends a young man called Adam, she asks him to go to find her daughter and this is where things start to get very sinister. This is the fifth novel from Julie Parsons and, once again, it's dark, uneasy stuff. 'The Hourglass' by Julie Parsons is published by MacMillan and costs £11.

The Exhibition: Paul Seawright
The work of Belfast photographer Paul Seawright is known around the world. His images are held in places like the Imperial War Museum in London and the International Centre of Photography in New York. Here, he won the Glen Dimplex Prize in 1997. His current exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin are images from Africa. It's not the Africa we think we know, but rather the sprawling cities of Lagos, Johannesburg, Lusaka and Addis Ababa - as the exhibition title has it - 'Invisible Cities'. Paul Seawright's exhibition runs at the Kerlin Gallery until 17 December.

The Performance: Hulk
Thomas Haugh, going by the name of Hulk, is a Dublin based producer and drummer who uses both electronic and live instruments. 'Silver Thread of Ghosts' is his first full length album and here with a track from it - 'We Ran' - is Hulk.

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