The leading players of the Tivoli’s Snow White and the Adventures of Sammy Sausages and Buffy

Snow White and the Adventures of Sammy Sausages & Buffy Tivoli Theatre, Dublin Until Jan 13th At any other point in the year, a radical reinterpr(...)

   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

Kate Bush will release a book of lyrics, called How To Be Invisible, this month.

When Kate Bush released Wuthering Heights as her debut single in 1978, it did not happen without a fight. She supposedly railed against her record lab(...)

Artist Brian Lalor

The Ballydehob Museum of Treasures – Artists, Bohemians and Craftspeople of an Iconic Era will open next year in the village’s former bank. This fine (...)

Monica Frawley’s sketches for ‘The Red Shoes’

Perched in the back stalls of the Gate theatre, I am watching a late-morning rehearsal of The Red Shoes, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of dance (...)

Enya Allen (4) from Navan and Lexi Byrne (4) from Carlow  reveal the theme of this year’s Late Late Toy Show, the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

This year’s Late Late Toy Show will have a nautical theme. It has been a wish of host Ryan Tubridy for years that Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless (...)

Nigel Slater: “I am rarely happier than by the fireside on a winter’s day”

“I don’t like having my photograph on my covers, so we always make it that it can be removed, a slip-off band or second cover.” The notoriously shy B(...)

Venus Williams is through to the Australian Open final, where she will face sister Serena,  after she beat  Coco Vandeweghe in the semis. Photograph: Epa/Tracey Nearmy

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, once owned tennis as if it were a private business. On Saturday they will resume the partnership in the final (...)

The manuscript contains page after page of scratched out notes, smudges, comments and ink blots by Flaubert, written while walking in Brittany. Photograph: Stéphane Briolant

The handwritten manuscript is page after page of scratched-out notes, smudges, comments and ink blots that reveal just how arduous the French novelis(...)

There were tales of  babies born to women who had been left for dead.

Happy Halloween. It being a bank holiday weekend, in time honoured tradition this column will look at the lighter side of medicine. And, in a nod to t(...)

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