Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Culture File: Caitriona Joni

Catriona O'Leary on shepherding Joni Mitchell and Franz Schubert into the Irish language.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Culture File: Canice Globe

One of London's big tourist draws is Shakespeare's Globe; one of The Globe's draws is a tourguide from Mullingar

Monday, September 28, 2015

Culture File: The Last Hotel

Soprano, Claudia Boyle and composer, Donnacha Dennehy on The Last Hotel, loneliness and Irish girl band, B*witched

Culture File Weekly No 37

This Weekly, an audience with Ireland's longest reigning Emperor of Antiques, a journey down a dimly lit corridor of graphic sedition at the National Print Museum, the promise of eternity as a plastinated corpse and a heartfelt piece of pro-Bee propaganda disguised as a show for kids

Friday, September 25, 2015

Culture File: Louis Louis

The Emperor of Antiques, Louis O’Sullivan, tells Eleanor Flegg stories of some of his favourite possessions

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Culture File: Death Café

Dublin's recent "Death Café" encouraged Gareth Stack to imagine what we might look for by way of a final send off

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Culture File: Hedone

Mikael Jonsson had an early calling to be a chef but a biblical plague of allergies kept him out of the kitchen.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Culture File: Bees

Be they drones or queens, Mark Doherty has big love for the bees in his new apicultural comedy for kids

Monday, September 21, 2015

Culture File Weekly No 36

This Weekly we have a history of psychology and a biography of the happiness industry all wrapped into one. We listen to our inner voices, with a music that uses human physiology to keep the beat, and we make a visit to the Dublin's Merrion Square, where the nation's mutts are having their day in the sun.

Culture File: Posters

A pointed take on history told through political posters at the National Print Museum's A World to Win exhibition

Friday, September 18, 2015

Culture File: Blythman

What's for dinner? is a question investigative journalist turned food detective, Joanna Blythman, takes seriously

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Culture File: Heart and breath

Biofeedback-driven music from Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry’s decoded by UCC Prof of Physiology, Ken O’Halloran

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Culture File: The Doggie Do

Some old dogs and some new tricks at Dublin’s canine carnival, The Doggie Do

Friday, September 11, 2015

Culture File: Magnetism

Big art for big spaces, in curator Vaari Claffey's Magnetism show at a former Korean videotape plant in Co. Sligo

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Culture File: Long Gaze Back

Sinead Gleeson, editor of The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, talks balance, TLS, LRB & VIDA

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Culture File: Templemore

Gruesome goings on in the precincts of Templemore in a the second play from Garda College neighbour, Áine Ryan.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Culture File: Clockwork

N-gauge and O-gauge, clockwork and proper steam, at a model train sanctuary at the far end of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Culture File Weekly: No 34

Culture File visits two exhibitions struggling with the very idea of an exhibition - and busily try to create stimulating new hybrid shows. In Weston-Super-Mare, activist artist Banksy has created an “entry level anarchism” funfair, while at Tate Britain, Sensorium is a show bringing paintings together with sound, perfumes and chocolates.

Culture File: Agrippina

English translator of Handel's Agrippina, Amanda Holden, on putting the f-word into the mouths of operatic heroes

Culture File: Sensorium Part 2

Odette Toilette and Bernardo Fleming on the new worlds of scent at Tate Britain's multisensory show, Sensorium.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Culture File: Sensorium

Tate Britain's latest painting exhibition, Sensorium, address the ears, the nose and the tongue, as well as the eyes

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Culture File: Dismaland

Bring your ears to Banksy's Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare, “The UK’s Most disappointing New Visitor Attraction”

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Culture File: Soundscapes

Exhibitions that strive to be something more this week starting with a paint 'n' sound show at UK's National Gallery