Punk Rock: Rhys Dunlop, Jonah Hauer-King, Ian Toner and Rory Corcoran in Simon Stephens’s play. Photograph: Neil Harrison
Teenage kicks, teenage angst
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  • August 2, 2014, 01:00

In the run-up to the release of Good Vibrations, the biopic about Terri Hooley, the record-shop owner who helped shape Belfast’s punk era, the novelis(...)

David Holmes in his studio: ‘I’ve always loved living in Belfast; with my DJing career I’ve travelled all round the world, but I always wanted to come back.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

David Holmes just wants a quiet life. He says so, almost as soon as we sit down to talk in the kitchen table of his home in Belfast, which is littered(...)

Breaking Bad

Acornucopia of cultural riches this year left us reaching for superlatives. Everything from Breaking Bad on television to Daft Punk in music, Gone Gir(...)

Songwriter Julie Feeney’s first foray into opera, “explosive” South African theatre, Australian circus and a “Big Top Night at the Proms” are among th(...)

Robert Plant at the Heineken Green Energy Festival in Cork in 2000. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant has been confirmed to play the Electric Picnic festival this year. The frontman of the biggest har(...)

Good Vibrations

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Stars on 45: Richard Dormer and Michael Colgan in Good Vibrations
Middle-aged kicks

Richard Dormer ’s time has surely come. The amiable Northern Irish actor and writer, now 43, has been working hard for the last two decades. At(...)