The Lookout, by Brian O’Doherty, at Charles Fort for Kinsale Arts Festival. Photograph: John Allen

The arts aren’t unique: everyone has seen cuts to funding, but as artists and arts organisations are told to raise more money from an already s(...)

Rosemary Collier, director of The Kilkenny Arts Festival, with members of Macnas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rosemary CollierDirector of Kilkenny Arts Festival What is your favourite festival? West Cork Chamber Music Festival, not just because Francis Humphry(...)

Actor Jeremy Irons at the launch of Kinsale Arts Festival which was opened by actress Sinead Cusack. Photograph: John Allen

Kinsale en fete is not so different to Kinsale ordinaire. Even the long blue banners floating above the narrowest main street in Ireland, proclaiming (...)