The Culture File Weekly: A World in Flowers August 20th
Novelist, writer and flower historian, Jennifer Potter, tells the story of human history and its shaping by flowers, such as tulips, orchids, lilies and of course, roses
The Culture File Weekly: Slow Computing Special
Do you use your phone or does it use you? Among those exploring a new life/tech balance in this special edition are UCSF's Robert Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist and expert in addiction, and Lindsay Ems, who studies the Amish often highly nuanced attitudes technology.
The Culture File Weekly: August 3rd
This Weekly we wander with 35,000 close friends at WOMAD 2018, and meet Oakland-based, Ethiopian born singer and songwriter, Meklit, Austrian brass band sept, Federspiel, sound-recordist, Christ Watson, the French voice of Nouvelle Vague, Camille and House of Waters, a Brooklyn trio featuring 'the Jimmy Hendrix of the hammered dulcimer...'
Culture File 'Likes': Francesco Turrisi
Poly-instrumental virtuoso, Francesco Turrisi shares with us some of the things he considers 'the good stuff'
Culture File: WOMAD 2018: Federspiel
Yodelling brass band, Federspiel, are helping Austrian traditional music escape the 'Sound of Music cliches'.
Culture File: WOMAD 2018: Meklit
Keeping the flame of Ethio-Jazz burning in the USA, with Ethiopian-born singer-songwriter, and TEDtalker, Meklit
Culture File: Camille
Sometime Nouvelle Vague chanteuse, Camille, on creating the oddball communal experiences the world needs.
The Culture File Weekly: July 27th
This weekly, BP Fallon's vinyl moments, Margaretta Darcy's snail-based education ideas, materials researcher, Elvin Karana's radical uses for mushrooms, and a critical power walk through some of the offerings at this year's Galway International Arts Festival.
Culture File 'Likes': Nick Drnaso
The graphic novelist behind, Man Booker-nominated Beverly, shares his tastes in podcasts, tv, music and smells...
Culture File: Consider The Snail...
Activist-artist, Margaretta Darcy's latest project, Relax with Snails, offers floor space for some quite communing
Culture File: Culture File @GIAF2018
Luke Clancy tours his choice of this year's Galway festival shows, including Incantata and INO's Orfeo ed Euridice
Culture File: BP Fallon's Vinyl Moments
Rock 'n' roll's BP Fallon on his undying love for music on vinyl, and the raw power of Cliff Richard.
Culture File: CF@DRS2018 No.1 with Elvin Karana
Are mushrooms the building material of the future? Could be, says materials researcher, Elvin Karana
The Culture File Weekly: July 20th
Ancient instruments re-animated with harpvagenlist, Siobhan Armstrong, lost paths, tracks and waterways refound by historian, Jo Kerrigan, and a slightly less chipper but equally fascinating encounter with cartoonist, Nick Drnaso, author of Sabrina, a powerful graphic novel exploring networked trauma.
Culture File 'Likes': Benjamin Stafford
Curator, Benjamin Stafford, on some of the things he's found worth (figuratively and otherwise) clicking 'like' on.
Culture File: Nick and Sabrina (Pt 2 of 2)
In the second part of our interview, cartoonist, Nick Drnaso recalls the distressing process of his latest book, Sabrina
Culture File: Trump, Sabrina and Nick Drnaso
Cartoonist, Nick Drnaso is capturing the dark textures of our times, in his latest graphic novel, Sabrina.
Culture File: Siobhan Armstrong
The taste of a lost world, with harper and evangelist of the early Irish harp, Siobhan Armstrong.
Culture File: Follow The Old Road
'Skip the bypass and follow instead the old roads' is the wellness recipe of the historian, Jo Kerrigan.
The Culture File Weekly: July 13th
This weekly, we'll attempt to hear light at Catherine Owens' new Dublin exhibition, collect half a hillside of fine Irish yeasts in West Cork with April Danann, and immerse our whole bodies in the sound of Bailieboro, County Cavan, with Justin Kelly and David Maher of local band, Sons of Southern Ulster.
Culture File 'Likes': Tara Doolan
Writer-director, Tara Doolan, shares some of the TV, books, podcasts and scents that she's been clicking 'like' on.
Culture File: The Sound of Bailieboro
How Justin Kelly & David Maher of Sons of Southern Ulster discovered beauty in a small town in Co Cavan
Culture File: Mother of The Mothers
Irish fermentation movement evangelist, April Danann on the wild yeasts of West Cork
Culture File: Catherine Owens (Part 2 of 2)
For the director of the world's first 3D concert movie, the exhibition, 6am, represents a step in a quietly lofi direction.
Culture File: Catherine Owens's 6am (Part 1 of 2)
For nearly a decade, Catherine Owens filled the screens at U2 gigs, now she's focusing on her own practice.
Culture File 'Likes': Emma Mc Keagney
Dublin artist and beachcomber, Emma Mc Keagney, shares her Culture File 'likes' - and a certain dislike.
The Culture File Weekly: July 6th
This weekly, travelling the special Irish route to problem gambling, in a new play, Punt; Gordon Wallace on how new materials and 3d printing might combine to treat conditions from bad knees to schizophrenia; artist, Becky Lyon on how the future might smell; and the British Library's Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land exhibition.
Culture File: Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land
Curator, Elizabeth Cooper, on telling the longer story of the Windrush generation's relationship with Great Britain
Culture File: Nanotech and nana's knee.
Gordon Wallace on how 3d printing might offer treatments for everything from bad knees to schizophrenia
Culture File: Dystopian Smellscapes
At Dublin's Science Gallery, artist, Becky Lyon is creating new smells to summon up the apocalyptic hellscape that is our future.
Culture File: Are There Any Safe Bets?
A new play, Punt, explores gambling and the consequences of not stopping when the fun stops
The Culture File Weekly: June 29th
This Weekly: Irish Architects at Venice
Culture File 'Likes': Benoit Nichol
The scent hunter behind Irish brand, The Nature of Things, Benoit Nichol, shares his 'likes'.
Culture File: Cosmo's Hifi Heaven
The spirit of legendary New York house parties at The Loft is kept alive by Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy
Culture File: Architects Without Borders
Venice Biennale participant, Grainne Hassett on an architect's role in a world of roiling borders and mobile populations.
Culture File: Youngest participant at Venice Biennial for Architecture 2018, Noreile Breen
Irish architect, Noreile Breen's exhibit at Venice is inspired by the work of Mexican master of light, Luis Barragan
Culture File: Architects in Venice
In the first of a series of reports, Miriam Delaney explains how the traditional Irish market town inspired the Irish pavilion at Venice
The Culture File Weekly: June 22nd
This weekly: Emma McKeagney, Conor Guilfoyle and In Clouds
Culture File 'Likes': Xnthony
Mercurial performance artist and Roscommon champion, Xnthony shares a few of his favourite things
Culture File: In Clouds at Triskel
How to talk about things you can't talk about, in Cork Midsummer festival's experimental collaboration, In Clouds.
Culture File: Conor Guilfoyle (Part 2 of 2)
For his latest musical voyage, Dublin jazz drummer and teacher, Conor Guilfoyle has formed an octet. (Part 2 of 2)
Culture File: Conor Guilfoyle
The musical voyages of Dublin jazz drummer and teacher, Conor Guilfoyle. (Part 1 of 2)
Culture File: Emma McKeagney's Unstable Categories
Emma McKeagney's first solo show senses a connection between stones on the shore and the black box of fast fashion
Culture File 'Likes': Julian Milkis
The St. Petersburg-born clarinettist, Julian Milkis, shares some of his prides and his passions.
The Culture File Weekly: June 15th
This Weekly; gripes, grapes, pipes and string
Culture File: Redmond O'Toole's 8 Strings of Wonder
Redmond O'Toole, on the Brahms guitar, explores Mexican composer, Manuel Maria Ponce and the soft touch of Segovia
Culture File: Thomas Ospital,
The organist of St Eustache, Paris, on fate, faith and his improvised organ soundtracks for silent film classics.
Culture File: The Mill
Writer, Nathan O'Donnell's new project explores Clondalkin in West Dublin, once upon a time best-known for its papermill.
Culture File: The Judgement of Spurrier
Not many wine merchants have been played on screen by Alan Rickman. In fact, just one: Steven Spurrier.
The Culture File Weekly: June 8th
This weekly: acting and social skills, Veenamania and The Clockwork Door
Culture File 'Likes': Sons of Southern Ulster
Sharing their 'likes' this time, Justin Kelly and David Meagher of Cavan rooted rockers, Sons of Southern Ulster
Culture File: Behind the Clockwork Door
A sofa-rich, game-filled Dublin venue that's less a co-working, than a co-playing, or even a co-being space.
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