Katy Hayes

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Everyone writes because there is an inner compulsion, what Deirdre Madden (above) called “bearing witness” because one carries “moral knowledge”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Writing and Identity” was the central topic of Novel Encounters, a recent meeting of Irish and Greek writers in Corfu that I helped to organise. The (...)

Fearghal Curtis, Eamonn Mulhall and  Andrew Gavin in Opera Theatre Company’s production of  Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

Handel’s Acis and Galatea is a masque rather than an opera proper. “There will be no Action on the stage,” says a 1732 advertisement by Handel, “but t(...)

 Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’ film The Lobster. The experience of independence continues to resonate in the Greek mind. Photograph: Despina Spyrou

I discovered the music of Alexis Zoumbas not from any Greek source but from Donal Dineen’s Sunken Treasure column in The Ticket (November 25th). Zou(...)

Snowy is short-legged, and when it comes to dog mating, size definitely does matter because it’s difficult, even for an intelligent dog, to arrange a footstool

We had to find a new dog minder to take Snowy, while we were on holidays in the US. Snowy is a Bichon Frise, a small white fluffy lapdog, a species be(...)