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Thursday 18th July

Day 2, live from the Galway International Arts Festival 2019

Day 2 live from the Galway International Arts Festival

Wednesday 17th July

Day 1 live from the Galway International Arts Festival

Day 1 live from the Galway International Arts Festival

Tuesday 16th July

Review: 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls

Declan Burke reviews 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

'Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love', a documentary by Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield, director of the documentary 'Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love'

'Much Ado About Nothing' by Rough Magic at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019

Ronan Phelan and Clare Barrett on the Rough Magic production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'

'Icebreaker: Apollo' at the National Concert Hall

James Poke of Icebreaker who will perform 'Apollo' live at the National Concert Hall

Monday 15th July

Review: 'Call Him Mine' by Tim MacGabhann

Peter Murphy reviews 'Call Him Mine' by Tim MacGabhann (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Review: 'Pavarotti', a documentary by Ron Howard

James Nelson (one of the Celtic Tenors) reviews the documentary 'Pavarotti'

'These Stupid Things', a play by Hugh Travers at the Festival of Curiosity

Hugh Travers, Rachel O’Byrne and Ian Toner chat about their play 'These Stupid Things'

Karl Shiels, RIP

Enda Walsh and Jim Culleton remember the theatre-maker Karl Shiels

Friday 12th July

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Eamon Sweeney review 'Number 6 Collaborations Project' from Ed Sheeran, 'Egoli' from Africa Express and 'Until The Tide Creeps In' from Penelope Isles

Review: 'This Brutal House' by Niven Govinden

Dave Lordan reviews 'This Brutal House' by Niven Govinden (published by Dialogue)

'The Odd Couple', a female version directed by Conor Hanratty

Conor Hanratty directs an all-female version of 'The Odd Couple' at the Everyman

Thursday 11th July

'Double Negative' by Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke, author of 'Double Negative' (published by The Gallery Press)

'In The Flesh', an exhibition by Sam Jinks at the Galway International Arts Festival 2019

Australian sculptor Sam Jinks, creator of 'In The Flesh' exhibition at Galway

Film reviews

Gemma Creagh and Chris Wasser review 'The Dead Don’t Die', 'The Brink' and 'Annabelle Comes Home'

Brendan Grace, RIP

Remembering Brendan Grace, whose death was announced earlier today

Wednesday 10th July

Centenary of the birth of Iris Murdoch

John Seery and Danielle Petherbridge, marking the centenary of Iris Murdoch

'The Same' by Enda Walsh at Galway International Arts Festival 2019

Eileen and Catherine Walsh, together in 'The Same' by Enda Walsh

Arts Over Borders festival 2019

Siobhán McSweeney and Sean Doran chat about the Arts Over Borders festival

Tuesday 9th July

Review: 'Memories Of The Future' by Siri Hustvedt

Yvonne Nolan reviews 'Memories Of The Future' by Siri Hustvedt (published by Sceptre)

'21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks', an exhibition at the Earagail Arts Festival 2019

Cristín Leach and Anthony Haughey explain the exhibition '21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks'

Tyne Daly, a guest at the Galway Film Fleadh 2019

Tyne Daly chats about her long-running career in television and theatre

Monday 8th July

'Bruno', a film by Karl Golden

Karl Golden chats about his film 'Bruno'

'Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy', an opera by Brian Irvine and Irish National Opera

Brian Irvine discusses 'Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy', his co-production with Irish National Opera

'The Wedding Breakfast' by Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness chats about his latest collection of poetry 'The Wedding Breakfast'

'Porgy & Bess', an interpretation by Ryan Quigley at the National Concert Hall

Trumpeter Ryan Quigley who has recreated 'Porgy and Bess', an interpretation by Russell Garcia

Friday 5th July

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Alan Corr review 'Mick Flannery' from Mick Flannery, 'Isn’t Life Great' from Constant Supply and 'Stonechild' from Jesca Hoop

The career of Keanu Reeves

Edel Coffey with a guide to the interesting career trajectory of Keanu Reeves

Thursday 4th July

'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' by Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong discusses his debut novel 'On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous' (published by Jonathan Cape)

'Cumar-A Galway Rhapsody', a documentary by Aodh Ó Coileáin

Mike McCormack and Paddy Hayes discuss the bilingual documentary 'Cumar-A Galway Rhapsody' by director Aodh Ó Coileáin

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Simon Maher review 'Spider Man: Far From Home', 'Vita & Virginia' and 'Never Look Away'

Wednesday 3rd July

30th anniversary of 'Seinfeld'

Siobhán Kane marks the 30th anniversary of the tv sitcom 'Seinfeld'

Poetry Jukebox comes to Dublin

Jessica Traynor, Maria McManus and Iggy McGovern explain the Poetry Jukebox

Tuesday 2nd July

Review: 'Frankissstein' by Jeanette Winterson

June Caldwell reviews 'Frankissstein' by Jeanette Winterson (published by Jonathan Cape)

Donna Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj, the subject of a lost Velazquez

Eleanor Herman on the life of Donna Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj, painted by Velazquez

Review: 'The Rocky Horror Show' at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Gearóid Farrelly reviews 'The Rocky Horror Show' at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Fionnuala Flanagan, guest at Galway Film Fleadh 2019

Fionnuala Flangan, star guest at Galway Film Fleadh next week

Monday 1st July

Review: 'Lost You' by Haylen Beck

Declan Burke reviews 'Lost You' by Haylen Beck (published by Harvill Secker)

TV preview: season 3 of 'Stranger Things'

Chris Wasser previews season 3 of 'Stranger Things' on Netflix

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival 2019

Claudia Schwab and Cathy Jordan who will perform in the 'Meascan: Music Across Cultures' concert at Cairde Sligo Arts Festival

The Art of Football, a conference at TU Dublin

Matthew Nolan and Connell Vaughan, speakers at the Art of Football conference

Friday 28th June

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Brian Boyd review 'Let’s Rock' from The Black Keys, 'Dawnbreaker' from Daughter of Swords and 'Suspended' from Gypsies On The Autobahn

'Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss' at the Irish Architecture Foundation

Brian Ward and Sarah Sheridan, curators of 'Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss' at the Irish Architecture Foundation

'No Safe Place' by Patricia Gibney

Patricia Gibney chats about 'her latest thriller No Safe Place' (published by Sphere)

Thursday 27th June

'Dancer from the Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography', a 4-day festival

John Scott and Mary Nunan explain what’s involved in 'Dancer from the Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography'

'Another Planet' by Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn reads an extract from her memoir 'Another Planet' (published by Canongate)

Review: 'Suzy Suzy' by William Wall

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews 'Suzy Suzy' by William Wall (published by Head of Zeus)

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Gavin Burke review 'Yesterday', 'Apollo 11' and 'In Fabric'

Wednesday 26th June

Úna Ní Fhlannagáin and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh at the International Festival for Irish Harp 2019

Úna Ní Fhlannagáin and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh who will perform at the International Festival for Irish Harp

Review: 'Big Sky' by Kate Atkinson

Eithne Shortall reviews 'Big Sky' by Kate Atkinson (published by Doubleday)

'Life Above Everything: Lucien Freud and Jack B Yeats', a landmark exhibition at IMMA

David Dawson tours 'Life Above Everything: Lucian Freud and Jack B Yeats', a landmark exhibition at IMMA

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