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Clare Dunne: a fine actor finding her own voice in Sure Look It, Fuck It

SURE LOOK IT, FUCK IT ★★★★☆ Project Arts Centre, Dublin “Swearing can bring sudden calmness,” performer and writer Clare Dunne declares, encouraging(...)

Kaleidoscope organiser Richard Seabrooke says the festival addresses many of the “pinch points” associated with bringing children to festivals. File photograph: Simon Lazewski

Electric Picnic organisers have announced details of a new family-friendly music and arts festival. Kaleidoscope is billed as a three-day camping fes(...)

ThisIsPopBaby are helping me become the artist I never even thought I could be

If there is one thing Clare Dunne is fascinated by, it’s those stages in a person’s life where things are about to change for better or for worse. “N(...)

Body and Soul founder Avril Stanley:  “The acts we like are that little bit more unique. Headliners have never been part of our passion.” Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

It is so calm in Avril Stanley’s office that I wonder if I have come to the wrong place. “I need the quiet to think,” says the creator of Body and Sou(...)

Dearbhail McDonald hosts Fertility Shock

There comes the briefest beat of reassurance in Dearbhail McDonald’s documentary Fertility Shock (RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm), a programme whose concerns(...)

Conor Walsh’s posthumous album The Lucid will be released on March 15th. Photograph: Mark McGuinness

On a Friday evening, three years ago this month, Fiona Walsh was relaxing with friends at a dinner party in Dún Laoghaire. She was a final year UCD me(...)

Each year at Electric Picnic, Trailer Park plays host to an array of vehicles that have been repurposed and reimagined as unique installations.

Ever dream of putting your own creative stamp on a caravan? Well, now is your chance. Electric Picnic is offering up to 10 grants for creative types (...)

Other Voices returns, with plenty of Irish acts including the hotly tipped David Keenan. Photograph: Other Voices

The long-running live music series Other Voices returns to RTÉ 2 on Thursday with a host of performances and interviews recorded in Dingle, Ballina, E(...)

Bernie Ní Fhlatharta, Mary Wilson, Anne Flaherty, Marese McDonagh and Justine McCarthy

Mary Wilson Mary Wilson presents Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1. The friendship that changed her life is with four college friends who met when they moved (...)

Freddie Kirk: “I’ve learned to delegate better now. You simply can’t do everything yourself”

The City of Angels can suck you in with its glorious weather and endless opportunities. Event producer Freddie Kirk won’t be leaving any time soon. (...)

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