Friday, October 28, 2016

Culture File: Black and White Wexford

In search of just the right moment with Wexford's photographic chronicler, Pádraig Grant

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Culture File: Radula Gaitanou sniffs out Barber's Vanessa

Director, Radula Gaitanou, on inspirations for her take on Barber's neglected opera

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Culture File: Food on The Edge Hors D'Oeuvre

A first helping of voices and sizzle from Food on The Edge 2016 international culinary thinkathon in Galway

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Culture File: Achill International Harp Festival

You don't need planning permission to build your own harp at Achill International Harp Festival

The Culture File Weekly No. 93 (Desperate Optimists, Harry Christophers & The Sixteen, old school Intersectionality, and Peter Hook)

This weekly, we take a walk through London Fields with Desperate Optimists, plus Harry Christophers on why The Sixteen are quite like the Rolling Stones, Maureen O'Connor on animal rights in the fight for human freedom and Peter Hook on the ostensibly inadvisable job of reworking acid house anthems in a classical style

Monday, October 24, 2016

Culture File: Animal Rights & Human Freedoms

Maureen O'Connor on animal rights in the fight for human freedom

Friday, October 21, 2016

Culture File: How Not to Tell The Story of Ambrose O'Higgins

Desperate Optimists, Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, on truth, lies and documentary making

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Culture File: Are You On One?

A seamless setlist of rave bangers played by full orchestra? Got just the right thing for you, Hacienda Classical

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Culture File: It's Only Baroque 'n' Renaissance Polyphony (But I Like It)

At first, similarities between The Rolling Stones and the choral magic of The Sixteen are not completely obvious

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Culture File: Wolves in the Octagon

Sculpture, Catherine Greene creates new work for the oldest purpose-built exhibition gallery in these islands

Monday, October 17, 2016

Culture File: How important is the label in art?

Curator, Louise Foott, on who is in and who is out of the art world, and who gets to decide

The Culture File Weekly no 92 (Ryan Estep, Organ Reframed, Claire Singer, Irene Buckley, Spire, Philip Jeck)

We get experimental this weekly as we attempt to tour a Dublin exhibition of artist, Ryan Estep, with its creator, while he remains on the other side of the Atlantic. Then we'll spend some time in the flickering half-light of Union Chapel, where the inaugural Organ Reframed festival, curated by chapel organist, Claire Singer, has been taking place

Friday, October 14, 2016

Culture File: A Knowing Space

Around the stairwell at Union Chapel, sound artist Bill Thompson has wired a flock of salvaged organ pipes

Culture File: A Dating Agency for Organs

Hooking up a roster of experimental musicians with some of the world's great pipe organs is the aim of Spire

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Culture File: A Dating Agency for Organs (Organ Reframed 2)

Organising hook ups for a roster of experimental musicians with some of the world's greatest pipe organs is the business of Spire. The latest Spire took place as part of Union Chapel's Organ Reframed festival.

Culture File: A Knowing Space (Organ Reframed 3)

Around the stairwell at Union Chapel, Islington, sound artist, Bill Thompson has wired a flock of salvaged organ pipes to create a ringing, resonant installation at this year's Organ Reframed festival.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Culture File: The Organ gets Reframed at Union Chapel

Organ Reframed is a three-day festival of contemporary music and sound, for and about the organ

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Culture File: Ryan Estep's New Tools

Invoking the shaky magic of the internet, we tour Ryan Estep's latest Dublin show in the artist's company

Monday, October 10, 2016

Culture File: Love after Death at FutureFest

The artists, techies, Instagram deities and purveyors of grasshopper power bars consider death at Futurefest 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 81 (FutureFest 2016)

This weekly, we join the crowds at FutureFest in London's Tobacco Dock, meet the Swede who runs chip insertion parties, look at the future of death, say hi to computer games "story paramedic" Rhianna Pratchett and of course, we'll walk the corridors of FutureFest, listening to the calls of the future barkers boosting their future wares

Friday, October 7, 2016

Culture File: Futurefest 3 "Chipping for Freedom"

Can inserting microchips in our own bodies be a resistance strategy?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Culture File: FutureFest 2

Narrative designer / story paramedic, Rhianna Pratchett, on the growing sophistication of storytelling in gaming

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Culture File: At FutureFest 2016

Play future games, get chipped, die and scoff sci-fi ice-cream at the FutureFest, the funfair of "what's next?"

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Culture File: Ali White's Timeless Tunes

Belfast-born Ali White is the latest in a growing line of actors to make their jazz debuts thanks to Shakespeare

Monday, October 3, 2016

Culture File: SP McCardle's Magical Travel Fiction

Spotting a gap in the market or inventing a genre? SP McCardle on developing a franchise of magical travel books

The Culture File Weekly No 90 (Paul Kelly's fishing trips, Japanese Ink, Yair Neuman, SP McCardle)

This weekly, we meet a designer who is using the skills of Stoke-on-Trent in the service of personal audio; author and publisher, SP McCardle explains the art of getting words on the page; Brian Ashcraft wanders in the world of Japanese tattoos; and we visit the secret hideaway of Paul Kelly and his gang. Or band, as they prefer to be known