Book: Faith, Hope and Carnage by Nick Cave & Sean O'Hagan

A book-length conversation between Nick Cave and journalist Sean O'Hagan that covers a dizzying arraying of topics and digs deep into the untimely death of Cave's son Arthur, with undeniably moving results. Even if if you're not a Cave fan, this makes for compelling reading (Canongate).

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Music: Clara-Jumi Kang & Sunwook Kim on tour

Virtuosic violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and phenomenal pianist Sunwook Kim collaborate on their first Irish Tour, presented by Music Network and showcasing their superb musicianship in a programme of violin sonatas from the Romantic to the present day: Beethoven, Respighi, Franck, and an exciting new Music Network commission entitled Duo by Irish composer John Buckley (Dublin, Waterford, Sligo, Thomastown and Listowel from 5 –10 October, find a date near you here)

Theatre: Dublin Theatre Festival

The DTF's 2022 edition offers an embarrassment of theatrical riches, featuring new shows from the cream of Ireland's theatrical crop alongside the cream of international work: must-sees include Eugene O'Brien's two-hander Heaven, Italian maestro Romeo Castelucci's Bros, Gare St. Lazare's production of Will Eno's The Realistic Jonses and - if you can get a ticket - Michael Keegan-Dolan's tour-de-force How To Be A Dancer In Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons - he talks to RTÉ Arena below (Various venues, until October 16th)

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TV: Slí na mBeaglaoich

Sa tsraith úrnua seo de Slí na mBeaglaoich, rachaidh Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich agus a mhac Cormac ar thuras draíochtúil mórthimpeall na tíre sa veain champála, Beauty. This time around, they travel along a stunning route through Cork all the way to Wicklow, immersing themselves in the rich musical and cultural tapestry of the South and Southeast of Ireland, playing a few tunes along the way (TG4, Sundays @ 9.30 pm)

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Cinemas: Pure Grit

Irish filmmaker Kim Bartley's remarkable documentary chronicles three years in the life of a young Native American bareback horse racer Sharmaine, her dogged determination, and the relationships that sustain her. Try and catch this one on the big screen - the film features a stunning soundtrack from composer Stephen Shannon (Various venues nationwide).

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