Friday, September 30, 2016

The Culture File Weekly no 89 (Grandbrothers, Aisling Kelliher's "computational thinking")

This weekly, we visit Amsterdam to share the secrets of time and space with ceramist, Deirdre McLoughlin; set about a grand piano alongside Germany's Grandbrothers; Prof Aisling Kelliher offers some coaching on "computational thinking" and we get woke with French activist, Maria Canabal, who is struggling for equality in the food world

Culture File: Japanese Ink

While Japan has an ancient tattooing tradition, getting inked is often seen as backward, shameful, even criminal

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Culture File: How Irish literature stopped worrying and love the bog

How bogs shaped Irish writing, from Bram Stoker to Marina Carr, Deirdre Kinahan - and of course, Seamus Heaney

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Culture File: Paul Kelly's Ancient Rain

Some call him the Australian Springsteen, but in reality, the songwriting troubadour is the world's Paul Kelly

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Culture File: Josiah Wedgwood in the Age of Bluetooth

How designer, Yair Neuman, is firing up Stoke-on-Trent's great ceramic tradition with...a china bluetooth speaker

Monday, September 26, 2016

Culture File: The underground scene at 10-Z

A former nuclear shelter buried deep beneath a 14th century castle in Moravia gets reopens - as a hotel

Friday, September 23, 2016

Culture File: Deirdre McLoughlin's Amsterdam

Eleanor Flegg goes to Amsterdam in search of the magical transformations of ceramist, Deirdre McLoughlin

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Culture File: Equality in the Kitchen

Food activist, Maria Canabal, is fighting for a rethink of the human side of the restaurant and its kitchen

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Culture File Xtra: Computational Thinking At Length

The XXL version of our conversation with Prof. Aisling Kelliher on "computational thinking". Will it be a fundamental skill used by everyone by the middle of the 21st century?

Culture File: Culture Night Ambassador, Ronan O'Snodaigh

Culture Night ambassador, Ronan O'Snodaigh, on the magical mystery tour that is Culture Night

Culture File: Aisling Kelliher on the future of thinking

Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone. Discuss. With help from Prof. Aisling Kelliher

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Culture File: Grandbrothers

Grandbrothers features one piano and two musicians who "play" it at the same time - but only one touches the keys

Friday, September 16, 2016

Culture File: Steve Cooney's harp sounds

Why 17th century Irish harp music maybe sounds better on the guitar, with genre busting musician, Steve Cooney

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Culture File: Ester Havlová's Fragments

Straddling Wenceslas and Merrion Squares, with a new exhibition by Czech architectural photographer, Ester Havlová

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Culture File: The Recession Percussion

New uses for milk frothers, jam jars, velcro and car spares with percussionist extraordinaire, Alex Petcu

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Culture File: Lucan House

Through the parlours and salon of Lucan House, with Italian Ambassador and resident, Giovanni Adorni Braccesi

Monday, September 12, 2016

Culture File: Telmo Pievani on Earth's ongoing sixth Mass Extinction (part 2 of 2)

Prof Pievani on the place where biology, philosophy and the future of life on Earth touch.

The Culture File Weekly No. 87 (Telmo Pievani, samba autopsy, the San Patricios Battalion and Daniel O'Connell)

This weekly, Telmo Pievani, Italy's first chair in the Philosophy of Biological Sciences has some suggestion for saving planet earth, Swedish-Brazilian duo, Magnus Lindgren/Nelson Faria perform a samba autopsy, painter-cum-war artist, John Ratajkowski follows the San Patricios Battalion and we (monster) meet a new graphic life of Daniel O'Connell.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Culture File: Telmo Pievani on ethics, evolution...and music (part 1 of 2)

Italy's first chair in the Philosophy of Biological Sciences on how music evolved and homo sapiens remade the planet

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Culture File: Anatomy of a Samba

Swedish-Brazilian sax-guitar duo, Magnus Lindgren and Nelson Faria, cut open one of their compositions

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Culture File: Ratajkowski's San Patricios

Images by Mathew Brady and other early war photographers find their way into the work of the San Diego artist.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Culture File: Daniel O'Connell

A history book published in 2016? Not about 1916? Jody Moylan courageously turns his attention to Daniel O'Connell

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 86 (Tom McCarthy Pret A Manger Special)

In the winter of 2014 Culture File went to meet Tom McCarthy. It took place in a branch of the sandwich chain, Pret A Manger. Pret, the Booker-prize nominated author suggested, was an emblematic London non-place - an ideal unlocation in which to discuss contemporary London, the art of Hergé and Cocteau and the palatability of Pret salads