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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Culture - Today’s News

‘I knew I'd never do anything as important again’: Wood Quay Archaeologist over 40 years on

One of the most controversial events of the 1970s the bulldozing of Dublin’s Wood Quay is the subject of a new TG4 documentary.

Culture - Saturday 13 October, 2018

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

'Van Morrison's landmark album Astral Weeks turns 50 this weekend. We tracked down the musicians who played on it'

A new documentary looks at how a 23-year old introvert from east Belfast overcame the mob, US Immigration, poverty, and his own tricky personality, to make one of the most enduring and best-loved albums ever recorded.

Culture - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late? On Tour This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late?

Ryan Tubridy takes the RTÉ flagship show to London tomorrow.

Kylie Minogue has rescheduled her Irish gigs for early December

The singer cancelled her Dublin and Belfast gigs last Sunday due to a throat infection.

Culture - Monday 8 October, 2018

Taylor Swift breaks political silence to endorse Democrats

The US midterm elections are taking place next month.

Culture - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about 90s films?

How much can you remember about the decade that was?

Culture - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'It makes you very angry': Rosie stars Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford on the homeless crisis

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling for €1.2 million at London auction

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed.”

'We're starting afresh': Meet the woman breathing new life into Cork Jazz Festival after 40 years

It’s the 41st year of the festival and there’s a new woman at the helm.

Culture - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Marriage, love, sex': A new documentary meets those who met under Clerys clock

Under the Clock features couples whose romance began on O’Connell Street.

Culture - Monday 1 October, 2018

BAI backs 'immediate' €30m-a-year increase in public funding for RTÉ

Ireland’s broadcasting regulator says both RTÉ and TG4 deliver value for Irish audiences.

Culture - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Festivals, escaping Dublin and Jurassic Park: How the National Symphony Orchestra is finding a new audience

Some big changes are on the way for the NSO – it’s new general manager has the job of making sure that goes well, and getting more bums on seats.

Over 10,000 people apply for tickets for Late Late Show London special

There are just 1,000 tickets available.

Culture - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know Slane Castle concerts?

Metallica will be the latest major act to headline the Meath venue.

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

Marty Balin, co-founder of iconic psychedelic group Jefferson Airplane, dies RIP

Marty Balin, co-founder of iconic psychedelic group Jefferson Airplane, dies

The group was founded in the 1960s in California.

Culture - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Creator of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim John Cunliffe dies aged 85 RIP

Creator of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim John Cunliffe dies aged 85

Cunliffe was the creator of some of the BBC’s most popular children’s programmes.

Culture - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.

Culture - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Michael Kors goes shopping and picks up Versace for €1.83 billion

Versace was the brainchild of the late designer Gianni Versace.

Culture - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Life, death and the story of a motorway bypassing towns in the West When All Is Ruin This post contains videos

Life, death and the story of a motorway bypassing towns in the West

A new documentary explores the twists and turns of the M17/M18 motorway.

Cork art gallery opening its doors for nude tours this weekend

Attendees will be able to “view the subject of nudes from a place of nudity”, organisers said.

'They were terrified something terrible would be revealed': What happened when a granddaughter uncovered her grandfather's secret tapes

Emma O’Grady’s one woman show, ‘What good is looking well, when you’re rotten on the inside’ hits the road on a national tour.

Culture - Friday 21 September, 2018

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's our pick of tonight's events

Thousands of people are expected to take in festivities tonight as cultural venues across Ireland open their doors for free.

Culture - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'Home is just a word. But in Ireland the word home has always been different to home somewhere else'

Writer Colm Keegan examines what is home to us here in Ireland – is it a feeling, is it a right?

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the North

Culture Night is tomorrow and with everything from researching your name to retro gaming there’s something for everyone in the North.

Next James Bond film back on track as Cary Fukunaga named its new director

Danny Boyle left the project over ‘creative differences’ last month.

Famine film Black 47 has made over €1 million at the Irish box office

The film, directed by Lance Daly, came out two weeks ago.

Culture - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

WATCH: We took our readers on a preview Culture Night bus tour Sneak Peek This post contains videos

WATCH: We took our readers on a preview Culture Night bus tour

Culture Night is happening this Friday 21 September and will see many venues around Ireland open their doors to the public.

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'

Actor and playwright Christiane O’Mahony wonders if seahorses have the right idea about how to live.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the South

Have you planned what you are doing this Culture Night? Here’s our guide to activities in the South.

Culture - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Growing up, my gay pals and I were groped, harassed, screamed at and bothered at every second turn'

Karen Cogan has written a play about a fictional young lesbian in Cork for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the Midlands and West

Here’s what to check out this Culture Night in the Midlands and West.

There was a marriage proposal on stage at the Emmy Awards

Plus, the other key moments and the big winners…

Culture - Monday 17 September, 2018

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in Dublin and the East

Over the course of this week we’ll roundup the Culture Night events taking place near you.

Film about young female boxer in 1960s Ireland wins major Toronto award

The film won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Culture - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'He was having nightmares about masked men': Why would a mother bring her son to be shot?

The documentary, by Sinéad O’Shea, explores the difficulties experienced by people living in the Creggan area of Derry.

Culture - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Irish films pick up great reviews at Toronto and Venice festivals

Papi Chulo and Rosie were particularly singled out for praise.

WATCH: Paul Howard on Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, fame and finding inspiration in Kiely's pub

The author’s latest book is out now.

The Little Stranger: Lenny Abrahamson on the secret of directing a movie with a twist This post contains videos

The Little Stranger: Lenny Abrahamson on the secret of directing a movie with a twist

Abrahamson’s follow-up to the all-conquering Room is a movie that defies characterisation.

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