Tuesday 13th November

'Health Inside', a public art project

Sinead McCann and Dr Oisín Wall explain their public art project 'Health Inside'

10th anniversary of 'Twilight'

Chris Wasser, Siobhan Callaghan and Diane Negra mark the 10th anniversary of 'Twilight'

'Unsheltered' by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver chats about her latest novel 'Unsheltered' (published by Faber)

Monday 12th November

Sounding The Feminists at the National Concert Hall

Sounding The Feminists at the National Concert Hall, which aims to encourage more women into the world of composition

DJ Loki at the Festival of Politics 2018

Scottish rapper/writer Darren McGarvey, aka DJ Loki, who will be a guest at the upcoming Festival of Politics

'Woman Undone', a collaboration between Brokentalkers and Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan and Gary Keegan of Brokentalkers, who have collaborated on 'Woman Undone'

Friday 9th November

Album reviews

Barbara Nic Dhonnacha and Brian Boyd review 'The Capitol Studio Sessions' from Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, 'Simulation Theory' from Muse and 'My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth' from Liela Moss

'Rebuilding The Future', an exhibition by Wolfgang Tillmans at IMMA

Kay Sheehy met photographer/Turner Award-winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans at his exhibition 'Rebuilding The Future'

'One More Yard', an EP by Evamore

Professor Sir Chris Evans, the founder/creator of the musical project Evamore and the EP 'One More Yard'

Thursday 8th November

Film reviews

Maia Mathieu and Stephen Boyd review 'Widows', 'Wildlife' and 'Overlord'

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, RIP

A tribute to musician/composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, whose death was announced early this morning

Wednesday 7th November

Review: 'Oscar: A Life' by Matthew Sturgis

Daragh Downes reviews 'Oscar: A Life', a biography of Oscar Wilde by Matthew Sturgis (published by Head of Zeus)

Essay: The Soulful Ditches

John Connell with an essay about the ritual of fencing ditches

'The Cocaine Famine', a film by Sam McMullen

Sam McMullen and Brian Martin chat about their short film 'The Cocaine Famine'

Anne Enright appointed UCD Professor of Fiction

Anne Enright, who has just been appointed as Ireland's first Professor of Fiction at the UCD School of English, Film & Drama

Tuesday 6th November

Review: 'The End' by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Siobhán Kane reviews 'The End' by Karl Ove Knausgaard (published by Penguin)

A momentous concert by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

Cormac Larkin marks the 80th anniversary of the 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Review: 'The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Vol II: 1956-1963'

Jessica Traynor reviews 'The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Vol II: 1956-1963' (published by Faber)

'Before', a play by Pat Kinevane and Fishamble Theatre Company

Kay Sheehy was at rehearsals with Pat Kinevane and Jim Culleton for their play 'Before'

Monday 5th November

'The Nutcracker', a production by Cork City Ballet

Alan Foley, artistic director of Cork City Ballet chats about their upcoming production of 'The Nutcracker'

'Recovery', a play by Zoe Ní Ríordán at the Project Arts Centre

Peter Coonan and Zoe Ní Ríordán explain their play 'Recovery'

Lenny Abrahamson and Stephen Rennicks

Lenny Abrahamson and Stephen Rennicks chat about how they choose the music for their film collaborations

Friday 2nd November

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Alan Corr review 'Walls' from Barbra Streisand, 'No Tourists' from The Prodigy and 'Negative Capability' from Marianne Faithfull

'The House on Vesper Sands' by Paraic O'Donnell

Paraic O'Donnell talks about his latest novel 'The House on Vesper Sands' (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

'Link Link', a show by Isabella Rossellini

Sorcha Kenny spoke with Isabella Rossellini whose fascination with animal behaviour inspired her show 'Link Link'

Thursday 1st November

Rachel Kelly performs at the Wexford Festival Opera 2018

Chat with mezzo soprano Rachel Kelly, who will perform a programme based on French song this weekend at Wexford Festival Opera

Review: 'Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Modern World' at the Barbican London

Eimear McBride reviews 'Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Modern World', an exhibition at the Barbican London

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Simon Maher review 'Peterloo', 'Juliet Naked' and 'Black Mother'

Wednesday 31st October

Essay: the earth is shaping my face

Writer/farmer John Connell with an essay about how the earth is shaping his face

Review: 'Ghostly', introduced and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger

Mia Gallagher reviews 'Ghostly', illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger (published by Vintage)

Mike Leigh, director of 'Peterloo'

Mike Leigh chats about the Manchester uprising of 1819 that inspired his latest film 'Peterloo'

Tuesday 30th October

The career of Eric Cantona

Siobhán Kane looks at the career of footballer-turned-artist Eric Cantona

TV preview: final season of 'House of Cards' on Netflix

Mary McGill previews the new - and final - season of 'House of Cards' on Netflix

'Being John Lennon: A Restless Life' by Ray Connolly

Ray Connolly chats about his biography 'Being John Lennon: A Restless Life' (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Monday 29th October

Review: 'Bad Reputation', a documentary about Joan Jett

Jess Kavanagh reviews 'Bad Reputation', a documentary by Kevin Kerslake about Joan Jett

'Shoe Horn-Office', a film by dancer Ingrid Nachstern

Ingrid Nachstern, creator of 'Shoe Horn - Office', screening at upcoming Light Moves Festival of Screendance

Review: 'Vox' by Christina Dalcher

Mary McGill reviews 'Vox' by Christina Dalcher (published by Penguin Random House)

Friday 26th October

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Simon Maher review 'Only Ticket Home' from Gavin James, 'Goners' from Laura Gibson and 'IC-01 Hanoi' from Unknown Mortal Orchestra

'The Plot', a play by Paula Lonergan

Paula Lonergan, whose play 'The Plot' debuts this weekend

Review: 'The Ginger Man Letters', by JP Donleavy, Gainor Crist and AK Donoghue, edited by Bill Dunn

Peter Murphy reviews 'The Ginger Man Letters', by JP Donleavy, Gainor Crist and AK Donoghue, edited by Bill Dunn (published by The Lilliput Press)

Thursday 25th October

A guide to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2018

Cormac Larkin with a guide to some of the events this weekend at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Phill Jupitus at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2018

Phill Jupitus, who performs at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway this weekend

Film reviews

Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Paul Whitington review 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Katie', 'Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot' and 'The Hate U Give'

Wednesday 24th October

Winning designer of the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards trophy

Fiona Mulholland, winner of the competition to design the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards trophy

'The School Days of Thaddeus K' by Blue Raincoat Theatre

Niall Henry and Jamie Vartan chat about the Blue Raincoat production 'The School Days of Thaddeus K'

TV preview: 'The Little Drummer Girl' on BBC1

Arlene Hunt previews 'The Little Drummer Girl' on BBC1

Tuesday 23rd October

'Mary Swanzy, Voyages', an exhibition at IMMA

Sean Kissane, curator at IMMA gives a guided tour and explains the art in 'Mary Swanzy, Voyages'

'Truth and Dare: Short Stories About Women Who Shaped Ireland' by Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin talks about her book 'Truth and Dare: Short Stories About Women Who Shaped Ireland' (published by Poolbeg)

'Katie', a documentary by Ross Whitaker

Film-maker Ross Whitaker talks about his documentary about Katie Taylor

Monday 22nd October

'Markievicz: Portraits & Propaganda' at the National Gallery

Donal Maguire, curator of 'Markievicz: Portraits & Propaganda', a new exhibition at the National Gallery

Review: 'Melmoth' by Sarah Perry

Darryl Jones reviews 'Melmoth' by Sarah Perry (published by Serpents Tail)

30th anniversary of 'Beetlejuice'

Sorcha Kenny marks the 30th anniversary of the Tim Burton eccentric horror film 'Beetlejuice'

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