THEATRE: WALKING WITH GHOSTS

40 years after he made his movie debut in John Boorman's Excalibur, Walkinstown wonder Gabriel Byrne adapts his own best-selling memoir for the eagerly-anticipated world premiere of this one-man show at the Gaiety Theatre, directed by Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price and playing for 12 performances only from 27 January - 6 February 2022 - find out more here.

FILM: BELFAST

Kenneth Branagh brings it all back home with this semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, which chronicles the life of a working class family during the tumult of the late 1960s in the North - the cast includes Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench and newcomer Jude Hill, and come next month, there will be Oscar and BAFTA nominations aplenty...

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EVENT: MIDWINTER FESTIVAL - STANFORD

For its 2022 Midwinter Festival, Music for Galway shines a light on a largely unsung hero of Irish music history, composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. The festival explores the work, influences and legacy of Stanford, without a doubt one of the greatest Romantic composers of the 20th Century, via four chamber music concerts as well as two documentary films and two talks. Audiences can attend live or watch online - find out more here.

MUSIC: THE MAGMA CHAMBER

Síobhra Quinlan's work as a performer-composer is channeled through her project 'sfiiinx’ - a vehicle for her experimental avant-pop compositions, rooted in art-song, mythology and surrealism. Her eagerly anticipated debut album The Magma Chamber is described as 'an intimate, honest, vulnerable and visceral encapsulation of my inner-world, bookending the past decade', and comes complete with a visual album directed by Laura Sheeran (Released January 20th).

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EXHIBITION: THE OBJECTS OF LOVE

Oliver Sears' powerful exhibition, which tells the story of one Jewish family before, during and after the Second World War, is on display at Dublin Castle's Bedford Tower until February 13th - Oliver talks to RTÉ Arena above.

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