21 September 2010
The Guests

This week's guests are novelist and journalist Peter Murphy, archivist and critic Catriona Crowe and art writer and journalist Gemma Tipton.

The Play: Medea

Now on at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Medea is the latest production from Siren Productions as part of the Absolut Fringe Festival. Directed by Selina Cartmell, in a version by Scottish poet Robin Robertson, it stars Eileen Walsh heading up a very impressive cast in this ancient tale of betrayal and jealousy written by Euripides and first performed in 431 BC.

The Film: Eat Pray Love

Directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Julia Roberts, Eat Pray Love is based on the best-selling memoir by Liz Gilbert. Following a difficult divorce, our heroine decides to see the world and find herself along the way. She goes to Italy for the food, India for the spirituality and Bali for the love that will save her.

The Book: Lights Out In Wonderland

Lights Out In Wonderland is the latest novel from Booker prize-winner and Leitrim resident DBC Pierre. Gabriel Brockwell is a disaffected, twenty-something poet and philosopher with a developing urge for self-destruction. Like Julia Roberts, he too sets off on his travels - cue madcap adventures as he searches for Wonderland in some very bad company.

The Art: Between Heaven and Earth

Now on at the Paul Kane Gallery, Kerry-based artist Roisin McGuigan looks skywards for inspiration in an exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled Between Heaven and Earth in Dublin - a show which runs concurrently with an exhibition at Siamsa Tíre in Tralee.

The Performance: Dara O'Brien, Sadanand & Jonathon Korowicz

This Friday is Culture night, and all over the country public spaces and exhibition centres are hosting free events to celebrate. At the Chester Beatty in Dublin, where the exhibition of 17th Century Imperial Albums from India continues, there will be a showcase of Indian classical music from 6pm. The musicians, Dara O'Brien, Sadanand and Jonathon Korowicz, join us here tonight.

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