Jim Carroll

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Banter: Review of the Year

As we did in 2009 and 2010, it’s time for the annual Banter Review of the Year, as we gather a panel of thinkers, talkers and troublemakers to review the flotsam and jetsam of the year nearly gone by. Yes, …

Tue, Nov 22, 2011, 09:15

   

As we did in 2009 and 2010, it’s time for the annual Banter Review of the Year, as we gather a panel of thinkers, talkers and troublemakers to review the flotsam and jetsam of the year nearly gone by. Yes, it’s the end of 2011 as we know it and we feel OK. This is usually a very entertaining session as freewheeling guests make merry with the events of the past 12 months.

By any means, it has been an extraordinary year. We’ve seen the arrival of a new government and president at home, visits from the British queen and American president, the Arab Spring and Occupy street movements, lots of cultural hellos and goodbyes from Stone Roses to R.E.M. to Westlife: the last 12 months has produced more drama than an omnibus edition of your favourite soap opera.

The panelists joining me to reel in the year are Sinead Gleeson, Miriam O’Callaghan and Conor Pope. The venue: Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Time and date: 8pm on Wednesday December 7. Admission: €5 on the door or sign up in advance to our guestlist here.

We have some very entertaining (and possibly rambunctious) Banters lined up for the new year so stay tuned. If you want to catch up on Banters past and find out what it’s all about, check out the new website, complete with lots of videos and podcasts.

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