Friday, June 30, 2017

Culture File: The Chewing Gum Man's Illuminated World

The Chewing Gum Man is a street artist who paints on the countless dropped gobs of gum on London's pavements

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Culture File: Paul G Smyth's Moving Piano

Paul G Smyth, prepares for the latest in his 20-year long series of free improvised solo piano performances.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Culture File: The Play That Goes Right To Broadway

Super-farce, The Play That goes wrong began life above London pub and now boast JJ Abrams as a co-producer.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Culture File: A List of Good and Bad Lists

The list was an essential tool both for the Nazis and, later, Michel Foucault, explains listademic Liam Cole Young.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Culture File: List Cultures

The political and poetic things that happen when we present a number of connected items consecutively

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Culture File: Pátio da Cerveja, Lisboa

A super-strong beer known as "wheat wine" (one of the world's oldest beer types) is enjoying a revival in Portugal

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Culture File: Helene Bøksle Sets Sail

Norwegian pop singer, Helene Bøksle, is exploring the place where traditional Irish and Norwegian musics meet

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Culture File: Smarter Than The City

What sort of human does the city want? Prof Gillian Rose on learning from the advertising surrounding Smart Cities

Monday, June 19, 2017

Culture File: Waking The Plough

Have the opportunities of Irish women in theatre improved since the days of Ria Mooney's Rosie Redmond?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Culture File: Ciara O’Dowd's Women of the Early Abbey Theatre (EXCERPT)

An excerpt from today's Culture File - Hear the rest on Culture File, RTE lyric fm, 6.05pm, Friday, June 16th. A cache of letters from the actress Aideen O’Connor fuelled Ciara O’Dowd's deep dive into the lives of Irish actresses who travelled to the US with the Abbey Company in the 1920s and 1930s. But what shocked the writer, researcher and Waking The Feminist activist, was how little has changed for women in Irish theatre...

Culture File: 1st Annual Culture File World Tapas Day Tapas-Off: Spain v Ireland

His excellency, Jose Maria Rodriguez-Coso and chef, Kevin Thornton, "compete" in a World Tapas Day tapas-off

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Culture File: "White African Power"

Tanzania Albinism Collective of Ukerewe island and producer, Ian Brennan, have created a unique musical collab.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Culture File: Not World Music

Grammy Award-winning producer, Ian Brennan's work in conflict resolution lead him to discover and record the musics of the despised and excluded photo: Marilena Delli

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Culture File: Collecting Squelches at Moog Sound Lab

Chicks on Speed's Melissa Logan, goes hunting for crunchy synth goodness at the Moog Sound Lab

Monday, June 12, 2017

Culture File: Moon and Flowers in Wicklow Garden

Harold Clarke's garden (which now features a concert hall) grew from dream of a Wicklow cottage, with some roses

Friday, June 9, 2017

Culture File: Post-Trad? Is that a thing?

Ensemble Ériu's Neil O'Lochlain, explores the outer limits of Irish music with his new trio, Cuar

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Culture File: The Toil of Susanne R Day

The theatre of Cork suffragist and writer, Susanne R Day, is re-imagined by Painted Bird theatre company

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Culture File: (Gong) Bath Night

At a gong bath, we dim the lights and discover if the sound of shimmering metal can sooth a troubled world

Culture File: Live from Studio 1

Luke Clancy presents Culture File live from Studio 1 as part of the Summer Sounds Concert with Classic Drive and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Arantxa Lopez.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Culture File: Ambulance Speed to Sherkin Island

Dublin electronic music duo, Ambulance, reunite for this year's Open Ear Festival on Sherkin Island

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Culture File: @SneakerCon Goes Global

.@SneakerCon's band of sneakerheads & "ShoeTubers" makes its debut outside US w/ @RICHIELE23 @FOGLDN @_iLifestyle_

Culture File: Sakha Threads

Sakha, Saydyy Kuo and Glaswegian, Oscar, met and married following an eye-opening musical experience at WOMAD