Friday, May 30, 2014

Culture File: ICO/ Ballet Carmen

Carmen goes to Limerick, with the help of Irish Chamber Orchestra and Ballet Ireland.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Culture File: Salon du Chat

Intense boredom at a dinner party lead to the founding of Salon du Chat, described by its founders as a "conversation installation".

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Culture File: Rock definitions

If you’d struggle to tell your math rock definitively from your post rock, perhaps Dublin band, Alarmist can help...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Culture File: The Cardinals - Comedy

The transformative power of longform improv comedy with Dublin pioneers, The Cardinals.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Culture File: Rhubarb

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. With the pink stalks back in gardens and shops, we meet our favourite Scottish rhubarbophiles.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Culture File: New Irish Opera - The Invader

The first new Irish opera to premiere at Theatre Royal Waterford for more than 200 years is Eric Sweeney's The Invader.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Culture File: Hacking Tech

Off-the-shelf technologies often require hacking to make them useful, according to SMARTlab's Prof Lizbeth Goodman.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Culture File: The Butter Vikings

Patrik Johansson and Margit Richert, known as the Butter Vikings, on making the butter spread in the world's greatest restaurants.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Culture File: Ballymaloe Litfest

Reigning World No 1chef, Noma's René Redzepi, on regaining the "world's best restaurant" title.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Culture File: The Little Shows That Could

Theatre director, David Horan, on making those little shows that could.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Culture FIle - Race and the Irish Screen

What can the Irish horror movie tell us about attitudes to race? And can a mixed race guard in an Irish crime series, ever be just a guard?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Culture File: Music for WG Sebald

The Caretaker on the perfect soundtrack of audio patina, ghostly whir and half-remembered airs for the writings of WG Sebald.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Culture File: Memory, Music and The Shining

Composer and musician, The Caretaker, on memory, music and The Shining.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Culture File - Virtual Reality

Culture File tours some virtual netherworlds, with the help of Artists, Jesse Jones and Caroline Campbell and an Oculus VR headset.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Culture File: Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence

Travel back in time to fondle again mementoes of a history that never happened, at Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence, created to honours the characters of his novel.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Culture File - Hipsters

Has the hipster gone the way of the yuppy, or is there life still in the cliche of bikes and beards?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Culture File: Football and Masculinity

Rob Ward on football, fandom and what might be keeping some of the world’s top players silent on their sexuality.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Culture File: Changes in Dublin Speech

Prof Raymond on the most recent changes in Dublin speech, including the emerging style of pronouncing "dress" as "drass".

Friday, May 2, 2014

Culture File: Why boys and girls speak differently.

Why boys and girls speak differently, with Irish accents specialist, Prof Raymond Hickey.

Culture File: The great Dublin vowel shift

The great Dublin vowel shift of the 1990s with its closest observer, Prof Raymond Hickey