Removed: as Adam, Conor O’Donnell shows the importance of programming challenging work in community spaces

REMOVED Axis, Ballymun ★★★★☆ Adam is in the Northern Ireland care system. His life is a series of apprehensive greetings and inadequate goodbyes to t(...)

Fionnuala Kennedy.

About 15 years ago, Fionnuala Kennedy’s life went into freefall: she dropped out of college without completing her performing arts degree, became preg(...)

Reveal helped support  Oona Doherty Doherty’s multi-faceted Hard to be Soft. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Breakthrough Award was presented to Emma Jordan, artistic director of Belfast’s Prime Cut Productions. The £295,0(...)

Peter O’Neill, founder and director of the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics: “I saw early on the power of performance to communicate with people in an impactful and emotive way and engage them in political themes.” Photograph: Kevin Cooper

Ideas? Politics? The two together, side by side? In these gloomy days of political stalemate in the North, the very notion registers as an alien conce(...)