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Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Felicia Olusanya is a spoken word artist who goes by the name Felispeaks.

Poet Felicia Olusanya has said the reaction to her spoken word piece on RTE’s The Next Normal programme on Thursday night has been both “lovely” and “(...)

In recent years, acts like Sleaford Mods, Shame and Kate Tempest have been the musical voice of disaffected and disenfranchised millennials. Now the b(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

Kathleen Turner: ‘I think that young people from across communities found a lot of hope, singing together and it also gave us a lot of agency.’ Photograph: Deirdre Power

Percolation. That subtle process of filtration is at the heart of Kathleen Turner’s music. She tells stories populated by characters who have lived li(...)

Mark Zuckerberg,  founder of Facebook, listens during a House committee hearing in Washington, DC, US. File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At Kate Tempest’s concert in Vicar Street in November, she arrived on stage before the gig “began”, informing the audience that the performance was in(...)

In 2019 the decision-makers across government, business and media  could not avoid the tidal wave of raw emotion unleashed among the world’s youth by Greta Thunberg and her viral school strike

‘The current’s fast, but the river moves slow, And I can feel things changing.” Sometimes it takes a poet to capture a moment, and hearing those wor(...)

Kate Tempest plays Vicar Street on Friday, November 15th

Saturday, November 9th Tebi Rex Lost Lane, Dublin Co Kildare’s hip-hop duo Tebi Rex (Max Zanga and Matt Ó Baoill) are part and parcel of Ireland’s so(...)

Kate Tempest: has changed from her early performances

There are few enough contemporary poets that have stretched across from a niche to mainstream audience, and even then awareness borders on the vague ((...)

 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

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