Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Tardigrade: bombarding the  senses

Contemporary dance performances can often call on self-consciously meagre means. Driven by a shoestring aesthetic – think street clothes, bare stag(...)

Camille O’Sullivan and Feargal Murray. Photograph: Alan Betson

Camille O’Sullivan is a singer and actor. She became an architect and, after a near-fatal car crash in 1999, a full-time performance artist. She now t(...)

  Tina Segner and Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus  at Meeting House Square in Dublin today to announce  the Dublin Fringe Festival, which runs from September 5th to 22nd. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Football operas, acrobatics, the 1913 Lockout, 3D concerts and more: the 19th Dublin Fringe Festival has launched in Temple Bar with all the energy of(...)

Jack Gleeson (left) and Matt Smyth met in West Side Story. PHOTOGRAPH: DAVE MEEHAN

Jack Gleeson (21) stars as evil King Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’. He is currently filming the fourth series while also a Tri(...)