Wednesday 20th June

"Insistence", the new collection from Ailbhe Darcy

Ailbhe Darcy chats about her latest collection of poetry "Insistence", written in the American dust belt it touches upon parental responsibility, the natural world and hope in the face of climate ...

Monday 18th June

"Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon" by Henry Martin

Henry Martin, author of the biography of the Canadian artist "Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon" (published by Schaffner Press)

Friday 15th June

Review: "Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up" at the V&A London

Eimear McBride reviews "Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up", an exhibition at the V&A Museum, London Full details:   www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-making-her-self-up

Monday 11th June

"Through The Canvas", a documentary series by Diarmuid McIntyre & Cristín Leach

Diarmuid McIntyre, one of the producers/presenters of "Through The Canvas", a series exploring the worlds of 12 paintings by Irish artists; it was commissioned for Niall Carroll's 'Classical Daytime' show ...

Friday 8th June

Review: "Strictly No Poetry" by Aidan Mathews

Jessica Traynor reviews "Strictly No Poetry", a new collection from Aidan Mathews (published by Lilliput Press)

Thursday 7th June

"Genuflection" by Billy Collins

American poet Billy Collins reads "Genuflection", from his most recent collection "The Rain In Portugal" (published by Random House)

Wednesday 6th June

"Encountering The Land", a group exhibition at VISUAL Carlow

Kay Sheehy went to see "Encountering The Land", a group exhibition at VISUAL Carlow in which artists were asked to respond to Ireland's rural landscape Full details:   www.visualcarlow.ie 

Tuesday 5th June

Sean McSweeney, RIP

Marking the passing of artist Sean McSweeney, who died at the weekend

The inaugural Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering

Marie Heaney and Paddy Bushe chat about the inaugural Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering-Éigse na Gréine which takes place on the Iveragh Peninsula later this month Full details:   www.amerginpoetry.com 

Tuesday 29th May

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Kay Sheehy was at the launch of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, which has been curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects Full details:   www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/2018/16th-international-architecture-exhibition-0



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