Category: Arts

Nathanael Campbell and Robert Bertrand in Arrivals2 1

New Arrivals make for great drama

Have you ever spent any time in a house that was lived in by a diverse group of immigrants? Have you ever wondered what life is like for the Roma, the Africans, the eastern...

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Early wax recordings

I really enjoyed the first programme in Neil Brand’s BBC4 series, Sound of Song especially the beginning about the early history of recorded sound. Early recordings were made on tinfoil which sent me back...

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All aboard The Holy, Holy Bus

It comes as little surprise to hear that Brassneck Theatre Company’s Holy, Holy Bus has won the Belfast Telegraph’s Audience Award at this Belfast Festival at Queens. Having seen it at the Waterfront Hall  I...

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Armagh Artists at the Duncairn Centre

Wednesday, 1 October sees the launch of an exhibition of new work from two artists originally from Armagh, Lorcan Vallely and Stephen Farnan, at the beautiful new Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts in north...

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Open House, Bangor

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, Oh I do like to be beside the sea … Bangor on the north Down coast has turned into Festival City, with something exciting happening...

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Walking Towards a Song

I like quizzes. My field of knowledge might not be very deep but it is quite wide. I know things others amongst of my peers aren’t remotely interested in which earns me looks of...

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Eastside Arts Festival

There has long been the impression that the north’s Protestants don’t do the arts. It is patently untrue as Eastside Arts festival in East Belfast is about to prove. To my casual eye, it seems...

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Paula Leyden at Kells

One of the great things about literary festivals such as the Hay Festival here in Kells is the serendipity of it all, heading into the unknown and finding something wonderful. It’s great when yo...

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Hay at Kells and Aonach Tailteann

In half an hour I’m heading off to Teltown, a placename that seems to come right out of a children’s story book or a TV cartoon for under-5s. This particular Teltown, however, is in...