Date night: Alison Goldfrapp called, she said she’d see you at the Body and Soul stage at 11pm. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ballinlough Castle in Co Meath is currently gearing up for the Body and Soul festival, one of the highlights of the summer. Here’s the first-time rele(...)

‘No one had wanted to give the book a chance.’ Eimear McBride at Malahide Castle. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eimear McBride is sitting down. At first glance she appears calm, even serene. But a closer look suggests she may be feeling relieved. She agrees t(...)

Icelandic musician Silla

‘Art has a value and a power in wild places,” says artist Luke Franklin of 4 Bothies, during one of the talks at this year’s Drop Everything on Ini(...)

Street spectacle show “Dragonus” by Compagnie Malabar from France will take to the streets of Galway with a monumental moving dragon   during Galway International Arts Festival

A dragon, aliens and a giant red ball will be used to launch Galway’s annual invasion of culture in July. The Galway International Arts Festival has (...)

Pascal Fellonneau is a French photographer, born in 1969. Since the beginning of the French presidential campaign in 2012, he has been documenting election posters in Paris, capturing the aftermath of what happens to these symbols of power and achievement. torn, covered in graffiti, peeling away from the elements and humorously defaced.

Blow Photo is Ireland’s only large-format publication dedicated to photography. Since 2010, it has focused 10 beautiful editions on various topics,(...)

Tori AmosOlympia, Dublin ***Perched between her piano and keyboard, Tori Amos looks as if she’s about to burst into a sprint - and if she did, no one (...)

Paul Simon in concert at the O2 in Dublin in 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Paul Simon is coming to Dublin in April, to perform at a tribute to the late Seamus Heaney. Simon is the latest addition to the event at(...)

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This Sunday sees the Other Voices television series return to our screens, with highlights (...)

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1 Find an authentic voice In his Offset presentation, Jeff Greenspan speaks movingly and wittily about how crucial it is to find an authentic vo(...)

Booming and colourful downtown LA. Photographs: Getty Images and Laurence Mackin

Downtown LA was once the homehome of the city’s banking merchant classes, and now its streets are lined with large brick(...)