Poetry

Thursday 25th March

David Hockney

At 83, David Hockney remains one of the most celebrated artists of our time, famed for his bold use of colour, whether on canvas or the iPad he's also embraced ...

Monday 22nd March

Martina Evans

Shoes, cats and childhood are among the many subjects at large in American Mules, the new poetry collection by Martina Evans. It moves between her native county Cork and London, ...

Wednesday 17th March

Arena St Patrick's Day Special

Arena celebrates St Patrick's Day with music from Tolu Makay, Gemma Dunleavy, Andrew Farmer and the Ulster Orchestra, WB Yeats fascination with folklore, Ishiguro on Irish literature, Siobhan MacSweeney on ...

Monday 15th March

Derek Mahon Tribute

TradFest and St Patrick's Festival will have a special show this Thursday on TradFest.ie honouring the late poet, Derek Mahon. Stephen Rea will be joined by Felispeaks, Matt Molloy and ...

Friday 12th March

The Artist's Mother - IMMA

Lucian Freud was one of the greatest British painters of the 20th century. His paintings were overwhelmingly personal, many sitters drawn from his circle of family and friends. That has ...

Wednesday 10th March

Adam Mohamed

Adam Mohamed is an Irish Sudanese artist from Ballymun in Dublin. His piece 'Untitled' was his debut at the end of last year. Adam will perform with Pillow Queens and ...

Tuesday 2nd March

New Poetries VIII

John McAuliffe is co-editor of 'New Poetries VIII'. The latest in the series from Carcanet Press seeks out new and promising poetry from 24 diverse poets including Victoria Kennefick and ...

Where to Begin - Marina Abramovic

The most famous performance artist in the world is Marina Abramovic. Amanda Coogan recommends her work from provocative pieces that made headlines, winning awards and bringing the genre to the ...

Friday 26th February

WB Yeats and Folklore

Ruth Concannon is giving a series of talks on the subject of Yeats and folklore. Tickets for March 19th, can be booked on the National Library of Ireland, see nli.ie ...

Thursday 25th February

Moya Cannon

Moya Cannon is one of the great Irish poets. Collected Poems is a new anthology from Cannon's six collections including new poems.

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