THEATRE: Outrage

Following the story of two sisters, Deirdre Kinehan's new play for Fishamble: The New Play Company explores the true nature of women's role in the Irish revolutionary wars, and in particular the Civil War in 1922. Fishamble mainstay Jim Culleton directs a cast that includes Naoise Dunbar, Caitríona Ennis and Mary Murray (At Kells Courthouse from 17-19 March, and The Pumphouse, Dublin Port from 24 March - 3 April, then available to stream on demand online from 14-23 April - find out more here)

FESTIVAL: SEODA

Culture Ireland celebrates St. Patrick's Day with an online festival of Irish arts and culture feature a diverse programme of over 80 contemporary artists and companies including Druid, Irish National Opera and Fishamble, and leading Irish artists including composer Gerald Barry, musicians Tolü Makay, Mick Flannery, Susan O'Neill, Loah, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Saint Sister, writers Rosaleen McDonagh, Oein DeBhairduin and choreographer Emma Martin. The season will also feature two events specially created by the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris and the Irish Arts Center, New York (From March 13-17 - all events are available free to audiences around the world through Culture Ireland's YouTube channel)

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CINEMAS: Red Rocket

The latest film from writer-director Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine) is driven by a memorable performance from Simon Rex as a washed-up porn star on the hustle in his Florida hometown (Selected cinemas nationwide from March 9th)

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BOOK: The Shining: A Visual and Cultural Haunting

Rough Trade books have announced an immersive, multi-dimensional examination of one of the most infamous films in cinematic history. Designed by Craig Oldham and disguised as the 'writing project' Jack is typing throughout the course of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, the book explores the 1980 film’s cultural legacy through exclusive essays, original recollections, contributions from cultural luminaries, and art and visual ephemera. A Kickstarter campaign to fund the project runs until March 20th - find out more here.

STREAMING: Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

In just 93 days, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution... Telling the story of Ukraine's fight for freedom from the frontlines of the 2014 uprising, Netflix have made this acclaimed documentary free to watch via YouTube - watch below.

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