Jack Gleeson in Dead Centre’sTo Be a Machine as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2020.

★★★★☆ We can hardly blame the creators of this busy one-man show for endlessly worrying about whether the finished work counts as theatre. Much effor(...)

Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Duets, by Dan Colley and Fionnuala Gygax

Even amid the pandemic, its director, Ruth McGowan, says, the festival is about ‘forging new pathways, it’s about inspiration and discovery, and it(...)

KiwiCo camps kick off online from June 22nd, and offer loads of free content for 3 to 11 year olds

AS SUMMER STRETCHES OUT AHEAD OF US WITH ACTIVITIES CURBED BY COVID-19, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF CHEAP AND CHEERFUL WAYS TO KEEP THE CHILDREN OCCUPIE(...)

A view of performers in Expanding Fields by Jenny Roche

When the State’s cultural institutions were closed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on March 12th in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Thisispopbaby had (...)

Wayne Jordan in Leaving at the Project Arts Centre as part of Where We Live.

Stories of Irish emigration get told in cliches. Our emigrants are exiles, driven by poverty, a lack of hope, or fleeing the tyrannical hand of the op(...)

Federico Julián González: ‘I’m an Irish citizen who was born somewhere else. My alliances to this country are enormous because it’s where my kids are growing up.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Federico Julián González was three when his father, a doctor, was arrested by El Salvador’s military junta for caring for a guerrilla fighter. His fat(...)

Artists Jesse Jones and Emmet Kirwan at the launch of Paying the Artist. Photograph: Maxwell’s

I’ve been away from this slot for a while, taking a busman’s holiday on our daily election podcast. Unsurprisingly, the experience got me thinking abo(...)

Anne Enright's new novel explores gender, memory, family, art and glamour through the story of relationship between an actress and her daughter (...)

The hustings, with all major parties represented at Project Arts Centre in Dublin was hosted by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) coalition

One of the recurring issues at the Election 2020 arts hustings was the precarious nature of working in the arts, including the difficulty in accessing(...)

When 2010 opened its bleary eyes, in the teeth of the last recession, it took our towns and cities a little while to catch up. People hang on, spend t(...)

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