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Culture - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Tue 7:30 PM 43,776 Views 30 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Culture - Monday 18 October, 2021

Your Evening Longread: An oral history of the making of Zoolander
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: An oral history of the making of Zoolander

Mon 8:00 PM 11,769 Views 12 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square
# I'm A Little Teapot
# I'm A Little Teapot

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square

Mon 1:30 PM 32,214 Views 31 Comments

Smithfield Utah is the second of six sculptures being created as part of Dublin City Council’s Sculpture Dublin initiative.

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83
# RIP
# RIP

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83

Mon 12:27 PM 15,095 Views 7 Comments

Tutt drummed for Elvis Presley with the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977.

Culture - Saturday 16 October, 2021

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'
# Arracht
# Arracht

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'

Oct 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 20,678 Views 15 Comments

The director of Arracht, an Irish language film about the famine, speaks to us.

Culture - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Partially shredded Banksy painting sells for record €21.9 million
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

Partially shredded Banksy painting sells for record €21.9 million

Oct 14th 2021, 7:44 PM 22,611 Views 31 Comments

Love Is In The Bin was auctioned in London by Sotheby’s.

Culture - Friday 8 October, 2021

Sofa Watch: A prince among Danes and the star of the Scottish play
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: A prince among Danes and the star of the Scottish play

Oct 8th 2021, 6:30 PM 18,600 Views 7 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

Culture - Thursday 7 October, 2021

'Welcome to Dublin': Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Marlay Park next summer
# Blood Sugar Sex Marlay
# Blood Sugar Sex Marlay

'Welcome to Dublin': Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Marlay Park next summer

Oct 7th 2021, 5:23 PM 26,536 Views 8 Comments

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, and Thundercat will be supporting at the 29 June gig.

Tanzanian novelist and former refugee wins Nobel Prize for Literature for works on colonialism
# Abdulrazak Gurnah
# Abdulrazak Gurnah

Tanzanian novelist and former refugee wins Nobel Prize for Literature for works on colonialism

Updated Oct 7th 2021, 12:32 PM 10,669 Views 9 Comments

Abdulrazak Gurnah was forced to leave his home country of Tanzania as an 18-year-old

Culture - Monday 4 October, 2021

Glastonbury 2022 announces history-making headline act
# Glastonbury
# Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2022 announces history-making headline act

Oct 4th 2021, 12:07 PM 59,372 Views 38 Comments

Next year’s festival will take place in June.

Culture - Sunday 3 October, 2021

The Irish Read: Rosita Boland on the power of friendships
# Homegrown Writing
# Homegrown Writing

The Irish Read: Rosita Boland on the power of friendships

Oct 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 9,651 Views 2 Comments

This week, we have an extract from Rosita Boland’s book Comrades.

Culture - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Sep 30th 2021, 8:30 PM 19,151 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Five-metre-tall sculpture inspired by Dublin Castle Scandal unveiled outside City Hall
# HOLD YOUR NOSE
# HOLD YOUR NOSE

Five-metre-tall sculpture inspired by Dublin Castle Scandal unveiled outside City Hall

Sep 29th 2021, 12:19 PM 27,826 Views 26 Comments

Lord Mayor Alisan Gilliland said that she welcomes it as an “inspiring symbol of hope”.

Culture - Friday 24 September, 2021

Sofa Watch: The Late Late Is Not Enough (for Daniel Craig)
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The Late Late Is Not Enough (for Daniel Craig)

Sep 24th 2021, 6:30 PM 32,591 Views 16 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

Culture - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Your lunchtime read: Check out the final shortlist for the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

Your lunchtime read: Check out the final shortlist for the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021

Sep 23rd 2021, 1:00 PM 5,600 Views 2 Comments

The top three winners will have their stories featured on TheJournal.ie.

The upcoming series of Derry Girls will be its last
# Peace Out
# Peace Out

The upcoming series of Derry Girls will be its last

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:10 PM 24,042 Views 29 Comments

The show has been a critical and commercial success for Channel 4.

Culture - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
# Big Deal
# Big Deal

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl

Sep 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 28,737 Views 14 Comments

Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

Culture - Friday 17 September, 2021

Georgia chess icon sues Netflix over her portrayal in The Queen's Gambit
# Nona Gaprindashvili
# Nona Gaprindashvili

Georgia chess icon sues Netflix over her portrayal in The Queen's Gambit

Sep 17th 2021, 1:55 PM 38,587 Views 0 Comments

Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a $5 million defamation suit against Netflix.

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country
# Culture Night 2021
# Culture Night 2021

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country

Sep 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,505 Views 6 Comments

Here are some of the highlights from tonight’s national event.

Culture - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'
# Herself
# Herself

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'

Sep 11th 2021, 9:30 AM 29,069 Views 16 Comments

We speak to the film Herself’s director, Phyllida Lloyd about how it was inspired by the Irish housing crisis.

Culture - Saturday 4 September, 2021

'She was intensely, vibrantly alive': Nika McGuigan's final film tells story of sisters marked by trauma
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

'She was intensely, vibrantly alive': Nika McGuigan's final film tells story of sisters marked by trauma

Sep 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 19,843 Views 2 Comments

Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone star in the debut feature from Cathy Brady.

Culture - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself

Aug 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 18,971 Views 4 Comments

Artist Ciara Chapman’s work on chronic pain is to be exhibited in Cork city – here, she explains how chronic pain has affected her life and how art has helped.

Culture - Monday 30 August, 2021

Lee 'Scratch' Perry, reggae and dub wizard, dies at 85
# Upsetter Records
# Upsetter Records

Lee 'Scratch' Perry, reggae and dub wizard, dies at 85

Aug 30th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,025 Views 7 Comments

“You could never put your finger on Lee Perry – he’s the Salvador Dali of music,” Keith Richards told Rolling Stone in 2010.

Culture - Friday 27 August, 2021

Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz
# Rolling Stones
# Rolling Stones

Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz

Aug 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 10,374 Views 13 Comments

Professor of music Victor Coelho looks at the Rolling Stones drummer, who died this week.

Culture - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Aug 26th 2021, 8:30 PM 20,860 Views 15 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Aug 19th 2021, 8:30 PM 24,483 Views 17 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Pompeii archeologists have discovered a partially mummified skeleton
# Italy
# Italy

Pompeii archeologists have discovered a partially mummified skeleton

Aug 17th 2021, 3:24 PM 27,801 Views 14 Comments

White hair and part of an ear were on the remains of a man who is thought to have organised Greek performances.

'It's about reconnection': Culture Night gears up for safe but vibrant event
# Arts On The Streets
# Arts On The Streets

'It's about reconnection': Culture Night gears up for safe but vibrant event

Aug 17th 2021, 12:43 PM 10,912 Views 2 Comments

Culture Night takes place on 17 September this year.

Culture - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year

Aug 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 15,296 Views 44 Comments
  • The majority of people think live music events should go ahead this year, according to a new opinion poll
  • Three in 10 people disagree, citing concerns about Covid-19
  • Younger people are more likely to think concerts should take place, Órla Ryan writes

Culture - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Niamh Algar: 'I was fascinated by the hysteria tangled up with these video nasties'
# Censor
# Censor

Niamh Algar: 'I was fascinated by the hysteria tangled up with these video nasties'

Aug 7th 2021, 11:00 AM 16,906 Views 6 Comments

The Mullingar actress stars in a new horror film called Censor.

Culture - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'

Aug 3rd 2021, 11:36 AM 14,301 Views 20 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says a roadmap for live music is badly needed – to give people work, and hope.

Culture - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,769 Views 25 Comments

Plans to expand the theatre were first unveiled in 2017.

Culture - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Woman arrested as French police investigate Tour de France crash
# Crash
# Crash

Woman arrested as French police investigate Tour de France crash

Jun 30th 2021, 4:17 PM 37,044 Views 16 Comments

Live television images showed the woman holding a sign, standing on the side of the road in the path of the peloton.

Netflix won't delete Ian Bailey interviews from Sophie Toscan du Plantier documentary
# Ian Bailey
# Ian Bailey

Netflix won't delete Ian Bailey interviews from Sophie Toscan du Plantier documentary

Jun 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 102,498 Views 0 Comments

The latest documentary, Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, will be available from today on Netflix.

Culture - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'Pass Freely': New Dublin street art honours lives lost to Covid-19
# Hugh Lane
# Hugh Lane

'Pass Freely': New Dublin street art honours lives lost to Covid-19

Jun 29th 2021, 9:49 PM 15,978 Views 11 Comments

The mural was created by renowned street artist Asbestos.

Culture - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Jun 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,252 Views 5 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Monday 14 June, 2021

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83
# Ned Beatty
# Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83

Jun 14th 2021, 11:37 AM 17,882 Views 9 Comments

Beatty received only one Oscar nomination, as supporting actor for his role as corporate executive Arthur Jensen in 1976′s Network.

Culture - Friday 11 June, 2021

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 2:29 PM 11,196 Views 24 Comments

Arts programmer Naoise Nunn looks at why it’s important the arts are funded – and valued.

Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'
# China
# China

Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'

Jun 11th 2021, 9:07 AM 7,363 Views 19 Comments

The 160-page report by Amnesty International uses the testimony of former detainees to document the abuses.

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