This week we were
Bookingtickets for this month’s Stars Behind the Cameraseason at the Irish Film Institute, in Dublin. Included on the bill is the 1958 Orson Welles thriller Touch of Evil, starring Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston and with one of the most incredible opening scenes in cinema; ifi.ie.
Eagerto check out the first paid edition of Once Magazinefor the iPad. A free pilot issue last month featured three gorgeous long-form photo essays accompanied by audio clips, written stories, maps and infographics. The founders say they hope the magazine’s revenue-sharing model will help photographers to finally benefit financially from the digital revolution.
Listeningto Soufflerie de Verre, a beautiful track by the French vocalist and composer Marie Guilleray created for the Relay project. Devised and curated by the Irish musician John Lambert, aka Chequerboard, Relay aims to create a chain of sound pieces, each created in response to the previous one; relayproject.com.
Delightedto support Alphabeast, a proposed app from Irish brothers Simon and Chris Judge, bringing the latter’s children’s book, The Lonely Beast,to life on the iPhone and iPad. The interactive A-B-C app will feature 26 new scenes featuring the beast and his friends, helping children learn the alphabet and discover new words. You have until tomorrow to help get the project off the ground by pledging amounts from €5 in return for rewards at fundit.ie/project/alphabeast.
Rummagingfor bargains at the Ruta Bar Boot Saleon Capel Street tomorrow from 1pm to 7pm. All the benefits of a car boot sale in the comfort of a bar, and with the promise of Belgian waffles and mulled cider. Entry is free.
Pausingthe video for the new Holy Ghost! single, Hold My Breath, every few frames to spot brief appearances from the likes of James Murphy and Luke Jenner. It’s essentially a nostalgic slideshow of the band’s photo memories. We wish we’d been there.