RTÉ One, Thursday, 11.00pm
The Works

Thursday 12th December, 10.50pm, RTÉ One

Manchester artist Hughie O'Donoghue (pictured) tells John Kelly about Gort Rua, his new exhibition at the Oliver Sears Gallery, inspired by the land and seascapes around his mother's family farm in Erris, Co. Mayo. www.oliversearsgallery.com

Actor and writer Bush Moukarzel riffs on Marcel Proust's epic masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, in the hour-long one-man-show, Souvenir, now at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, a tale of heartbreak, goldfish and making sense of the past. www.projectartscentre.ie

Journalists Patrick Freyne and Roe McDermott review the documentary, Far Out Isn't Far Enough: the Tomi Ungerer Story, the astonishing life of the children's book author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer, now in his 80s, who managed to offend and influence his audience in equal part. www.tomiungerer.com / www.faroutthemovie.com

John Kelly talks to Mary Morrissy, author of The Rising of Bella Casey, a novel loosely based on the real life sister of Seán O'Casey who went from early promise as a bright young schoolteacher to hard times as a widowed mother of five by the time of the Easter Rising. www.marymorrissy.wordpress.com

Conor O'Brien plays the track Rhythm Composer from the album Awayland on The Works tonight. Villagers play Guildhall, Derry 13th Dec; Seapoint, Galway 14th Dec; Savoy, Cork 16th Dec and finish up in Vicar St, Dublin on 17th and 18th Dec. www.wearevillagers.com

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