Jennifer Walshe: seems to feel like a musical foundling who arrived in the world with enthusiasms that don’t fit with the culture around her. Photograph: Eugene Langan, copyright Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

In the early 20th century composer Johnny O’Connor-Murphy wrote an opera titled The Hound of the Baskervilles in Ballydehob. It has been described (...)

Ventriloquist Nina Conti with her most famous puppet, Monkey.

Clown doctors have been proving that laughter is the best medicine in Northern Ireland since their introduction in 2005. Richard McClelland, 44(...)

Meeting their match: Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in Burton and Taylor

If you didn’t see Burton and Taylor (BBC Four, Monday), look at the photo of Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter, above, as the famous Hollywood cou(...)