Spider back chairs from Café en Seine, guide €200-€400.

A rare pair of binoculars captured from a Japanese warship at the tail end of the second World War is among the lots going under the hammer at Niall M(...)

Lot 18 Important Venetian vioin attributed to the Pelizon family €15,000- 20,000

Sheppard’s upcoming sale in Durrow Co Laois on May 16th has just over 100 lots – far shy of the usual 1,000-plus items that usually feature in its mon(...)

Swan Hennessy, whose father was from Cork

A cursory glance at the cover image of the latest CD from RTÉ Lyric FM might suggest that the broadcaster has decided to espouse the cause of US compo(...)

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

TUESDAY 2 The Tales of Hoffmann Town Hall Theatre, Galway €30/€27 irishnationalopera.ie; also Letterkenny, Thurs; Sligo Sat Soprano Claudia Boyle and(...)

American tenor Charles Castronovo appears with Claudia Boyle at the New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala at the RDS

SUNDAY 31 New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala NCH, Dublin 10pm  €34.50-€69.50/€31-€62.50 nch.ie RTÉ’s New Year’s Eve orchestral concerts, originally th(...)

Caroline Flack: ‘I try not to look back. It comes up with the job. I never try to play the victim.’ Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Zeo

“Every time he comes off stage, and I’m coming on, he does this.” Caroline Flack pulls back her nostrils and starts making pig snorts at her co-star, (...)

Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan. This fitfully amusing comedy is now majorly compromised by its May-December romancing

It’s one of modern cinema’s greatest overtures: George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, played by the New York Philharmonic, blazes across cinematographer(...)

Summertime groove:  The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff

It’s getting hot in here and we’re losing our inhibitions faster than we can lose our clothes. Summer has always benefited from a sultry soundtrack, (...)

A station for trains and aircraft envisaged by Sant’Elia

This year is the centenary of the death of Antonio Sant’Elia, who is considered one of the finest draughtsmen in the history of architecture. Yet few(...)

Norman Garrett and Felix Kemp in Koanga. Photograph: Clive Barda

Koanga is Frederick Delius’s most provocative opera, and one of his most beautiful. This drama of interracial love, Louisiana voodoo and a slave wh(...)

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