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Student Patrick Sutton at the launch of the National Adult Literacy Agency’s new collection, Voices. Photograph: Conor Healy

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Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

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Liz Harper from Dublin visiting the Grand Lodge room at the Freemasons’ Hall on Molesworth Street, Dublin, in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

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‘A show that looks like it could have been shot on a borrowed phone while someone keeps sketch for the security guards’

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