7 September 2010
The Guests

This week's guests are Director of Amnesty International Ireland Colm O'Gorman, arts journalist Nadine O'Regan and art critic Cristín Leach.

The Film: The Runaways

The Runaways is a new movie based on Cherie Currie's book 'Neon Angel'. Cherie Currie was once lead singer with mid-seventies all girl rockband The Runaways and thanks to dubious marketing and songs like Cherrybomb became the first all-girl band to break into the very male world of hard rock. The movie stars Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart and Michael Shannon.

The Book: Room

Room is the latest novel from Irish writer Emma Donoghue. In a tale which echoes some real-life horror stories, a five year old boy called Jack and his mother live their lives locked up in a tiny room, occasionally visited at night by a man known as Old Nick. The book has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

The Play: Boss Grady's Boys

Now on at the Gaiety Theatre, Sebastian Barry's Boss Grady's Boys stars Pat Shortt and Tom Hickey as Mick and Josey -two bachelor brothers living a meagre existence on a 40-acre farm somewhere on the Cork/Kerry border. This is a Noel Pearson production of a play first performed in 1988. It's directed by Jim Culleton.

The Exhibition: The Living Ginger

The Model Arts Centre in Sligo has undergone a major transformation and is now an extensive art space taking in galleries, a theatre and concert hall. Ahead of its official opening later this month, the View visited the current exhibition of water colours and drawings by Jack B Yeats. The Living Ginger showcases Jack Yeats' well-documented interest in outsiders and represents early work from 1898 to 1910.

The Performance: Cathy Davey

Cathy Davey's latest CD 'The Nameless' has just recently come in at no 1 on the Irish album charts, the Independent Release Charts and the iTunes Charts on the very first week of release. Here with the first television performance of her new single, 'Dog'.

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