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Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Detail from Joby Hickey’s ‘Leeson Street’ painting which was stolen from outside Duke Street Gallery in Dublin on May 12th, 2015.

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Where to next? Nick and Kylie go for a drive in 20,000 Days on Earth

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Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

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