A Happenings screening of ‘The Big Lebowski’ at Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The notion of the pop-up is old news. The chichi boutique; the concept store selling sugar bowls in 12 varieties; the molecular Spanish gastronomy-(...)

Kevin Thornton: when the chips are down, his cous cous is the biz. Photograph: Alan Betson

Such is festival goers’ love for and obsession with all things edible that the Electric Picnic have had a whole tent dedicated to gastronomy for th(...)

‘Raindrop’ by Alistair McClymont, part of the ‘Strange Weather’ exhibition at the Science Gallery

This summer has had us swapping between wellies and sunscreen, but tomorrow evening at Dublin’s Science Gallery, the wellies will surely win. Dark &am(...)

Mind what you say near bags of crisps

You should always mind what you say close to a microphone. Just ask any politician whose undiplomatic utterances have been captured for all to hear. B(...)

Josh Lloyd-Watson: ‘I don’t want to look at my own album sleeve and see my own face’

There will always a place at the table for bands who can talk a good game. On the phone from Seattle on a day off on a recent US tour, Josh Lloyd-Wats(...)

It’s good to squawk: like hecklers from the cheap seats in an Elizabethan theatre. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was a moment of unintended comedy at the open-air performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Dublin Castle on Thursday night, provoked by the b(...)

DAN CROLL It’s time for Dan Croll’s fantasy festival. Where would you hold it? Somewhere with the natural landscape for it, maybe the Minack Th(...)

Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital , Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sure, at least, a whole lot of people got a little bit of sun. The Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham ultimately came up short(...)

Gary Barlow:  makes One Direction look like Maoist revolutionaries

Thank God for Lily Allen. She was the first, and so far only, musician to call Gary Barlow out for plunging tens of millions into a tax avoidance sche(...)

The Kronos Quartet (left to right): John Sherba, Sunny Jungin Yang, Hank Dutt and David Harrington. Photograph: Jay Blakesberg.

David Harrington is in inspired mood, coming off the back of another concert celebrating the Kronos Quartet’s 40th anniversary. “We just had a concert(...)