Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Culture File: Christmas with April

we're getting all healthy as we prepare to break our nativity lent (or advent to you and me) and go mummering and chomping cherry cake with Cork-based, Newfoundlander April Danann

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Culture File: Portumas

Dublin-based Portugueser, Rogerio Silva, helps us discover a new world of Christmas cakes and desserts, and taste of drop of the good stuff, Port

Monday, December 21, 2015

Culture File: Rob Newman

In the 1990s, Rob Newman's comedy was called "the new rock 'n' roll" - now, it's more like "the new politics."

Culture File Weekly No 49

This weekly, we have a Christmas selection box of Culture Files which brings us from Heathrow airport in the company of an Irish-African rap crew, on to the chapel in TCD for a reboot of the Christmas concert, to some more remote churches in search of Art and Crafts movement stained glass and finally, deep into the dusty heart of the GPO

Friday, December 18, 2015

Culture File: GPO 1916 CENTENARY

At the GPO, a new museum will be home to, among other things, some fine-press work from Dublin's Stoney Road Press

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Culture File: Bluett

LĂ©onie Bluett, of the young Irish new music ensemble, Kirkos, on life as a clarinet playing composer.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Culture File: Nikki

The sinewy saints and gnarly angels of Arts and Crafts stained glass artist, Wilhelmina Geddes

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Culture File: Rusangano

Limerick rappers Rusangano Family find an emblem of the journey of immigrants all over the world at "Heathrow"

Monday, December 14, 2015

Culture File Weekly No 48

This weekly historian, Jonathan Bardon, takes us on a jaunt back to the days when a gentleman from the lowlands of Germany (by way of Brook St, London) briefly entered Dublin society, and it's fair to say, made a bit of a splash. Georg Friedrich Handel was the man; his Messiah made the splash.

Culture File: Live with Sasha Sykes

Luke Clancy is live from the Classic Drive Christmas Concert in Studio 1, as he chats to designer, Sasha Sykes, who according to the New York Times makes art "for people who live in the city but dream of the country".

Culture File: Part 4

For Handel, opening The Messiah was unthinkable without the talents of scandalous 18th century It Girl, Mrs Cibber

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Culture File: Hallelujah Part 3

Did you know Jonathan Swift did everything in his considerable power to stop the first performance of The Messiah?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Culture File: Hallelujah Part 2

Historian, Jonathan Bardon, says Hallelujah and lets his imagination take him back to Fishamble St, Dublin, 1742.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Culture File: Hallelujah

Jonathan Bardon, on the constellations of events that lead to the world premiere of Handel's Messiah in Dublin

Monday, December 7, 2015

Culture File Weekly No 47

This weekly we visit the white cube of North London graphic design studio Barnbrook, where some graphical disobedience is being planned; we roll up to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght for a bout of the every-growing sport of Roller Derby and we end up swept along by the wind as featured on a new CD from the DIT Dublin Conservatory of Music

Culture File: Celebrating Music in DIT

Laoise O'Brien's new CD taps the talents of the DIT conservatory of music along with the sound of some cold winds.

Culture File: Brandalism 2 - Ethical Design

"Who wants clients who are scared of people who have opinions?" @Barnbrook on running an ethical design practice.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Culture File: Graphic Design and Brandalism

From #brandalism to the art of Bowie's new album, ?, designer Jonathan Barnbrook blends commerce with activism.

Culture File: Irish Roller Derby

Meet Dashing Trudy Snow, Brewdoll E Lowcock, Maria Von Slapp & the pseudonymous stars of Irish Roller Derby.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Culture File: Trish Deseine on Trifle

Promoting the simple joys of trifle and "home" classics made Antrim-born, Trish Deseine, a culinary hero in France.