Category: Arts

Author Paula Leyden 0

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...

Boinn Tailteann 0

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...

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Can’t Forget About You … or David Ireland

I was at David Ireland’s uproarious play Can’t Forget About You at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on Thursday night and it was even better the second time around. The audience, which included comedienne...

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The Seamus Heaney Tribute Band

  Wakes, in my experience, are great craic. That is not to make light of the deceased or of the pain of kith and kin, but more a nod to the mixture of joyful...

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Culture Night 2012

One of the most enjoyable  nights I every spent in my native city was on Belfast’s first Culture Night, a balmy evening filled with wonderment and magic and smiles.  The Cathedral Quarter was like...

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Digital Derry

While all eyes are on 2013, there is much going on in Derry in the lead up to City of Culture year. One of the most exciting events, in my humble opinion, is Culture...

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A Titanic play but this time it’s personal

If you’re expecting a Julian Fellowes-type history of the Titanic, then you might end up a tad disappointed by Jimmy McAleavey’s new play Titans which has more to do with horror films and video...