STREAMING: OBI-WAN KENOBI

Set ten years after the events of Revenge Of The Sith (in actual time, it's been seventeen years), Ewan McGregor returns to the Star Wars universe, with Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader for an eagerly-anticipated six-part event series (Dropping weekly on Disney+ from May 2th).

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Also: Stranger Things is back after a three-year break with the first half of an epic new run, with an ensemble that now includes Donegal actress Amybeth McNulty (On Netflix from Friday).

ART: THE TOWER

For the latest exhibition in the Magdalene Series at Rua Red, Dublin, Jesse Jones presents the second part in a film trilogy that began with her acclaimed Venice Biennale entry Tremble Tremble. Working with Rua Red dancers in residence Junk Ensemble, and a cast that includes actors Olwen Fouéré, Naomi Moonveld-Nkosi and a young choir of performers, The Tower turns to the figure of the mystic and the heretic and questions ‘Who came before the witches? (From Friday 27 May)

Naomi Moonveld-Nkosi in TheTower by Jesse Jones

Also: Parklife: Biodiversity in Contemporary Irish Art presents the work of Irish artists who consider the biodiversity of the world around us, looking at how different forms of life thrive in the urban realm as well as in more remote environments (At the Glucksman, Cork until 10 July).

CINEMA: TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Tom Cruise feels the need for speed once again, in the long-percolating sequel to the 1985 blockbuster; his former nemesis Val 'Iceman' Kilmer drops by for a cameo, to boot. Shot in-cockpit with a minimum of digital trickery, this one begs to be seen on the biggest screen imaginable (In cinemas nationwide now).

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Also: The Bob's Burgers Movie brings to popular animated series to the big screen for the first time (At cinemas nationwide from Friday).

MUSIC: HUDSON TAYLOR

Searching For The Answers is the third album from popular sibling duo Harry and Alfie Hudson, who are also hitting the road for a nationwide tour starting this weekend (Released June 3rd).

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Also: Igor Stravinsky's First World War musical theatre piece The Fews Ensemble, with a cast that includes Oscar nominee Ciaran Hines, tells the dark Faustian fable of a soldier who makes a trade with the devil on the promise of untold wealth and success… or so he is led to believe. (At Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin from 31 May - 4 June)

BOOK: IN HER JAWS

In her debut collection, poet Rosamund Taylor invites us to glimpse the world as we've never seen it before, boldly charts a journey of survival and transformation with poems on history reimagined, astronomy, sorcery, wild landscapes, talismanic creatures, and queer love (Banshee Press, out now)

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Also: In his new memoir Good Pop Bad Pop, this accumulated pop cultural debris of a lifetime reveals Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker's creative process - writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft (Penguin, out now).