Monday, July 31, 2017

Culture File: The Future of Craft

Richard Ocejo on where "whole animal butchery" fits into the revival of "craft" jobs

Friday, July 28, 2017

Culture File: The Limitless World of Aoife Dunne

Post-internet artist, Aoife Dunne, brings her digital army of electric blue fright-wigged dancers home to Blanchardstown

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Culture File: Vanilla Reaches The Indian Ocean

How a 12-year old slave labourer invented a quick, and dependable method to pollinate vanilla plants by hand

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Culture File: The Legend of Farinet

Legendary counterfeiter, Joseph-Samuel Farinet, was known to his fans as "The Robin Hood of the Alps"

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Culture File: Tag Beckett's Soul/Sole

Killiney artist, Tag Beckett, brings his latest set of painted inquisitions to The Blue Room, Dublin

Monday, July 24, 2017

Culture File: Prohibition and the Death of Craft

Masters of Craft author, Richard Ocejo, on the role of Prohibition in the US of shaping the world of 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Culture File: Academic Flying: The Plane Truth

Despite the environmental toll each year 1000s of academics fly 1000s of miles to conferences. Time for a rethink?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Culture File: The Elbphilharmonie of the Heart

Maxime Le Calvet has been hanging out at legendary Hamburg club, The Golden Pudel, studying the venue's atmosphere

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist and the Machine Gun (Part 2)

Prof Samuel Araujo is using the special powers of ethnomusicology on the favelas of Rio

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist and the Machine Gun

In Culture File's first visit to the ICTM's 70th anniversary meeting, a samba rehearsal is interrupted by gunfire

Monday, July 17, 2017

Culture File: Storming Bastille Day

Aux Armes, citoyens! On Bastille Day, poet and fan of l'Hexagone, Michael O'Loghlin, gives his vision of what makes France...France.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Culture File: Polocrosse in the Blood

Mayoman, Tony O’Donnell, on discovering he suffers from the epigenetic condition known as “horses in the blood”

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Culture File: The Rise of Omnivorous Taste

Richard Ocejo on how bartenders, butchers and brewers create the tastes of the contemporary urban life (Masters of Craft Part 2)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Culture File: Masters of Craft

Why has "craft" become the adjective of choice whenever somebody is trying to sell us something? (Part 1)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Culture File: WTF's Absolute Beginners

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot theatre company's latest show explores attitudes and anxieties of Generation Xanax

Friday, July 7, 2017

Culture File: Live at O’Bheal

Poet, Maria McManus, on her collaborative experiments to find fresh ways of putting words into public spaces

Culture File: Dael Orlandersmith's Long Strange Trip (Part 2)

Orlandersmith's Until The Flood was written in response to the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Culture File: Dael Orlandersmith's Long Strange Trip.

"Forever" tells the story one woman's journey from 1970s Harlem, to Paris' most artistic cemetery

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Culture File: The Many Media of composer, Jonathan Nangle

Soldering, shopping, knitting, 3D printing and other arts of composer, Jonathan Nangle's work.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Culture File: Origami Excellence

It'll teach you maths and clear you mind. Oh, and Portlaoise might soon be a world centre for it... Origami.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Culture File: Camille Norment

Camille is an Oslo based artist and musician who is currently representing Norway at the Venice Biennale.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Culture File: Ron Kilmartin's Comedy Memorial Service

Fearless comic @anylaurie16 on her darkly funny standup about death and dying, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad