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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Thursday 13 September, 2018

This David Hockney painting is expected to fetch $80m and set the record for a living artist

The British artist’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) will be auctioned in November.

Culture - Monday 10 September, 2018

New PJ Gallagher show looks at when his mum moved 6 men with schizophrenia into the family home

It was part of a move to get people out of institutions and into the community. The story is explored in the new show Madhouse.

Dublin City Council to pay €45m to fund proposed Parnell Square library

That amounts to just under half of the estimated cost for the Cultural Quarter.

Culture - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Political rows over Eurovision have made headlines before - so what are the chances of an Irish withdrawal?

Rarely a year went by in the late 1970s without Turkey or Greece sitting out the event.

'I felt like there was a curse over the thing': What it was like making Ireland's first Famine feature film

The director Lance Daly and star Stephen Rea talk to us about the highs and lows of making Black ’47.

Culture - Friday 7 September, 2018

WIN: A seat for you and a friend on our 2018 Culture Night preview bus in Cork

We’re heading back to the Rebel County for a second year.

Early bird tickets for next year's Electric Picnic sell out

More tickets will go on sale in 2019.

Oscars to postpone controversial 'Best Popular Film' category as it needs more study

The move came after some backlash from people in the film industry.

Culture - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Ireland is the champion of progress at the moment, it's beating everyone else hands down'

Columnist and author Caitlin Moran gives her view on Ireland post-Eighth referendum, and on what it means to be famous.

Culture - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Bono's got his voice back and U2 have returned to the road

He’s seen a doctor and he’s grand now.

End of an era for iconic children's characters as Lambert Puppet Theatre to close

The theatre was founded by puppeteer Eugene Lambert in 1972.

Culture - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Derry Girls and Young Offenders stars team up for dark comedy set during the Troubles

The play is written by the Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee.

Culture - Friday 31 August, 2018

Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know

More than 50,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

Culture - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis

Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.

Culture - Monday 27 August, 2018

Over half of the 70,000 workers at Walt Disney World are to vote on $15 minimum wage

The increase would apply to unionised workers at the park and would bring the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Culture - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind'

A new play aims to challenge perceptions about people with disabilities.

Culture - Friday 24 August, 2018

'They're reimagining the city': Artists flock to Waterford to transform its streets

As the festival expands, organisers are looking for alternative funding models to keep Waterford Walls going.

Culture - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Open-air gigs, Oscar-nominated film workshops, and river racing: Culture Night programme goes live

More than 4,000 free events will take place across the country on 21 September.

Culture - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'What a rush': Getting front and centre at the most dangerous sport event on Earth

Irish photographer Donal Moloney was the only non-Italian this year to capture the drama of the ancient Calcio Storico, ‘a mixture of soccer, rugby and attempted murder’.

Why the film Crazy Rich Asians could be a gamechanger for Hollywood

It’s the first Hollywood movie in a quarter of a century to feature an majority-Asian cast — a feat not matched since The Joy Luck Club in 1993.

Culture - Friday 17 August, 2018

A French chef with 21 Michelin stars is battling his eviction from the Eiffel Tower

Alain Ducasse has run the restaurant in the tower for a decade.

Culture - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

hat’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Here's what to expect from the new RTÉ autumn season

Some new and old shows will be on your screens.

Culture - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'I needed to end my fast-fashion fix and get a grip. Here's how I did it'

Actress Aoibhéann McCann writes about her passion to avoid ‘fast fashion’ at all costs – and how it’s affecting our environment catastrophically as one of the biggest global polluters.

Culture - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Cork, Dublin and Galway voted friendliest cities in the world

That’s according to Condé Nast Traveler’s annual reader survey.

Culture - Monday 13 August, 2018

Hozier to play three charity gigs in Dublin next month

Three charities will benefit.

Aretha Franklin 'gravely ill', says US reporter and family friend

Franklin, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, last performed in November 2017.

Culture - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about Madonna?

She turns 60 on Thursday.

Culture - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Quiz: Can you finish these Irish lyrics?

Test yourself.

Culture - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

The Academy is to create an Oscar award for 'popular' films

It’s unclear whether the category will be in place for next year’s ceremony.

Culture - Monday 6 August, 2018

Robert Redford is to retire from acting aged 81

His upcoming movie, The Old Man & The Gun, will be his last time in front of the camera as an actor.

The life of a Grafton Street busker: 'People think you show up and play - but I've been here since 8am' Music Makers This post contains videos

The life of a Grafton Street busker: 'People think you show up and play - but I've been here since 8am'

The scene on Dublin’s premium busking street can be competitive, one performer said.

Brendan O'Connor to host new audience-free RTÉ series with 'no gimmicks, bells or whistles'

The three-part series will start airing on Friday 17 August.

Culture - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Patrick Stewart to reprise Star Trek role as Jean-Luc Picard in new CBS series

The new series is to centre on Picard’s life post Star Trek: Next Generation.

Culture - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next? Ancient Ireland This post contains videos

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?

The dry weather has revealed previously undiscovered site around the county.

Tributes paid after death of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples RIP

Tributes paid after death of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples

He was born in St Johnston and played with the Bothy Band, as well as with other musicians.

JJ Abrams "sincerely sorry" that Evangeline Lilly felt uncomfortable about Lost nude scenes

Lilly described feeling uncomfortable over scenes in two seasons of the show.