Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Chasing Dublin’s lost rivers with artists, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty. The collaborative duo’s latest exhibition at Pallas Projects/Studios explores the city’s hidden currents. (Image from The Rivers of Dublin by Clair L. Sweeney, 1991)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Seven storeys of fun at Newcastle’s Seven Stories, Britain’s National Centre for Children’s Book.(Part 2 of 2)

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Seven storeys of fun at Newcastle’s Seven Stories, Britain’s National Centre for Children’s Book. (Part 1 of 2)

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Does education need a Napster? Aisling Kelliher of Carnegie Mellon University on the world of MOOCs - or Massive Open Online Courses.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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The raw and uncut version (which doesn’t actually contain any swearing) of our interview with conductor and composer, Reinbert de Leeuw, including a digression into Louis Andriessen’s love of the Swingle Singers.

Friday, February 22, 2013

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Reinbert de Leeuw on the revolutionary times of 60s Amsterdam & the angry power of fellow “Nutcracker” Louis Andriessen’s De Staat.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Tina Noonan brings the story of her Great-Uncle, a WW1 veteran, who survived the Battle of the Somme (minus his leg) to the stage in The Prodger.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Building the agora in Temple Bar, with barbershop proprietor, Sean Bryan of Cut and Sew.

AbFab's Finest Hour Lasted About Three Minutes of Series One Episode Five

A conference room…


00:11:31:  Right,  I’ve got one minute. Features. Catriona?



00:11:34: Well…do something on a car.


00:11:37: What? Do something on a car. I need a new car.


00:11:39:  A nice one, no rubbish. right.


00:11:41:  And something about how lovely champagne is. We could tie that in with some glasses.


00:11:46: A friend of mine has got a shop with lovely glasses.


00:11:48: Henrietta? Yes. Maybe we could do some lovely photos.


00:11:52: What about people? Who’s in, who’s out,


00:11:55: Who’s sexy, who’s not sexy, who’s clever, who’s not clever.


00:11:57: Who’s in, who’s out. here’s my list.


00:12:00: Cross her out, she screwed me. put him in, he screwed me.


00:12:03: Do something on river phoenix. I really fancy him.


00:12:06: Right. River Phoenix, Mickey Rourke, Liam Neeson.


00:12:09: Don’t do anything on anyone called Freud. i don’t like them.


00:12:11: Bunch of no-talents with an ancestor. but they were in last month.


00:12:15: So?  I’m not running a bloody charity.


00:12:17: I don’t have to lick their boots because some grandad invented penis envy.


00:12:21: It’s just that they’re pretty good friends of mine.


00:12:23: It doesn’t matter, but… beauty. Make it quick.


00:12:26: She’s fabulous. puts you into perspective.


00:12:29: Clarins, Shisheido, Paloma Picasso, Chanel make-up, generally…


00:12:36: Faces-eyes, lips, nostrils… this is all off the top of my head.


00:12:41: Douching with mint is a thought.


00:12:43: Ten tips on tropical toenails.  I’m thinking natural zing.


00:12:48: “moist” is my “word de jour”.


00:12:51: Lovely wet moist droplets. lusciousness.


00:12:54: I see sun, sand, water, beach…


00:12:58: Photo shoot-wise  I’m looking at two weeks in the caribbean.


00:13:01: Skin is in.


00:13:04: And the usual-try to look more beautiful if you want more sex.


00:13:07: Very good. chuck us that wrinkle cream, will you?


00:13:10: Get Hamish in here. I want to find out about the restaurant  I’m having lunch in.


00:13:14: Pats? it’s only big names this month.


00:13:17: Laurent, Armani, Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta. No British tat.


00:13:20: In Moscow. Glamour in the red square.  I’m not using Russians.


00:13:24: They’re all too bloody ugly. and fat.


00:13:26: 400 years of potato diet won’t squeeze into a Gautier cup.


00:13:31: If I looked like that I wouldn’t go out.


00:13:35: Magda? Hamish.


00:13:36: Tell me about the restaurant  I’m having lunch at.


00:13:40: Comfortable in the grand manner.


00:13:42: Stuffed with plutocratic goodies and a decent duck.


00:13:46: The dining room is boudoiresque, fin-de-si├Ęcle eclectic,


00:13:49: And still fashionably uncomfortable.


00:13:52: A melange, possibly a post-Orwellian version of an Edwardian eatery.


00:13:58: The food? Ecumenical in flavour,


00:14:00: A cosmopolitan adventure full of exuberant eclecticism,


00:14:04: Full of amuse-gueule and gastro-credibility.


00:14:08: No flash in the bain-marie this.


00:14:11: A comforting air. Generally, the tomatoes were rather pulpeuse.


00:14:16: Ta.


00:14:17:It’s bollocks, but it uses up paper and that’s what the magazine is all about.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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The peace and tranquillity artist, Scott Hocking, finds on his daily trips into what others see as Detroit’s urban wasteland.

Monday, February 18, 2013

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The Universe’s repeating patterns: from heartbeats to spinning coins, from cicadas lifecycles to of course, music, with the curator of the Science Gallery’s Oscillator show Douglas Repetto.

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An Xtra from our conversation with Douglas Repetto about Nick Didkovsky’s Zero Waste for sight reading pianist & computer, as well as a hint of the essential messiness of physics exposed in The Science Gallery’s latest show, Oscillator.


 


Watch a performance of Zero Waste here:


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Friday, February 15, 2013

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The strange attractions of steam and repetition, with Swedish-born textile artist, Liz Nilsson.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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They don’t teach you this stuff in school. What acting teacher, Andy Hinds learned when he decided to practice what he preached and make his own stage debut.

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Some of the Edgar Martins images from This Is Not A House, now at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin. Clockwise from top: Atlanta (Georgia), Phoenix (Arizona) and Connecticut (New England).

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Edgar Martins takes us on a tour of a show of his architectural photographs created in the wake of the US subprime crisis.


More photos here

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Just how badly is it possible to spend six seconds? Video sharing app, Vine, decoded with the help Prof Aisling Kelliher.

Monday, February 11, 2013

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Daryl Buckley, of veteran Melbourne new music ensemble, Elision, testifies to the powers of Jimi Hendrix and nice valve sounds.

Friday, February 8, 2013

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A hitherto unnoticed resemblance between Jane Austen and Jeremy Clarkson, in the final part of our special with Austen biographer, Paula Byrne. (Part 3 of 3)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Jane Austen biographer, Paula Byrne, on some of the novelist’s earliest pieces of fiction, some imaginary marriages cooked up on her father’s parish stationary. (Part 2 of 3)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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A royalty check from 1816 is the first of a series of objects that inspired a new book on Jane Austen and the stuff of her world by Paula Byrne. (Part 1 of 3)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Is it the singer or the song, or indeed, the facility with media relations? Antonia Couling, a specialist in media training for opera stars, on what every performer needs to know.

Monday, February 4, 2013

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In his latest interactive work, City Hall, composer, Daniel Figgis works with his biggest ensemble yet: the general public.

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On our final visit to this year’s Veronica Dunne International Singing Contest, we meet opera legend, Richard Bonynge, and share a moment with overall winner, Nadine Sierra.