Mary Hickson

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The preserved heart from the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, that will be used as part of the Heartship art project by Dorothy Cross

Twenty years ago Ghost Ship, Dorothy Cross’s Nissan Art Project, set a benchmark for public art events in Ireland. Covered in green fluorescent paint,(...)

‘140 musicians from 80 bands  drifting in and out of seven rooms to play, alongside the audience in an old radio and recording centre’

When I last spoke to Mary Hickson about Sounds From A Safe Harbour, the first edition of the festival hadn’t yet taken place and Hickson was in her la(...)

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

It’s been performed in London and Dublin and hailed as a work of terrible beauty but now choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reworking of Swan Lake (...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the National Gallery of Ireland, where he launched Creative Ireland, a major cross-governmental initiative and legacy project of Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, with Minister for the Arts  Heather Humphreys and Minister  for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Artists and workers within the creative industries have been largely positive in their response to the Government’s Creative Ireland policy announceme(...)

From left, Mary Hickson of Cork Opera House, Julie Kelleher of the Everyman Palace Theatre, and Lorraine Maye of Cork Midsummer festival, at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mary Hickson, chief executive of Cork Opera House, has a powerful gut. Right now it is telling her that the future will be exciting, but it won’t b(...)

 Bryce Dessner has curated  a new festival for Cork. Photograph:  Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images

Cork gets a new festival this September, in part thanks to the National’s Bryce Dessner. The Brooklyn-based musician has curated Sounds from a Safe Ha(...)

Bryce Dessner, guitarist and composer, who is looking forward to ‘new encounters’ at Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival

It is proving hard to pin down Bryce Dessner. He might be in France, offers one of our go-betweens, or perhaps Ibiza. His management later suggests(...)

Vision for Cork: Everyman Palace’s artistic director Julie Kelleher. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork has always had plenty to shout about when it comes to its musical heritage. From Microdisney to Mick Flannery, Seán Ó Riada to Rory Gallagher (...)