Carlow Arts Festival: Jo Mangan, the event’s director

Programming a festival is like putting a selection box together. You’re trying to find the right mix. Everyone loves the salted caramels, but what abo(...)

Max Richter’s Sleep: the SXSW performance. Photograph: Mike Terry

Sleep, Max Richter’s eight-hour musical epic, is to get its Irish live premiere at this year’s Carlow Arts Festival, where the slumbering audience wil(...)