Patrick White

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Flaming Lips at the Big Top  started by releasing massive balloons into the crowd while covering ‘Space Oddity’ in a zorb, which then surfed the crowd.

It’s a warm, damp night in the city, and they’re everywhere. Why are so many people in Galway wandering around wearing red fezzes? Have they taken ove(...)

Brink Prodcutions of The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is  at Black Box Theatre, from July 23rd to 28th

Flight O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway. Jul 19-29 various times €20-€25 giaf.ie In Flight, which debuted last year at the Edinburgh International Festi(...)

Full moon in Galway? Photograph: Galway International Arts Festival/Facebook

A “bridge” made of cardboard mounted on kayaks over the river Corrib and a “gargantuan” newspaper installation by Turner prize-nominated artist David (...)

The festival’s street art and spectacle includes Museum of the Moon, a giant moon featuring detailed Nasa imagery of the lunar surface by artist Luke Jerram, at NUI Galway’s Human Biology Building. Photograph: Carl Milner Photography

The Irish summer festivals are well under way, and one of the biggies, Galway International Arts Festival, kicks off two weeks of action on Monday. Th(...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Stanley Townsend stars in Paul Muldoon’s Incantata

World premieres of Paul Muldoon’s Incantata, two new plays, by Sonya Kelly and Cristin Kehoe, from Druid, and a new theatre installation from Enda Wal(...)

First editions of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Ballroom of Romance, to be auctioned next week

Book collecting “is the only form of collecting other than kleptomania that has a medical name attached to it”, says Philip Murray. The name is biblio(...)

Author Alex Miller in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Alex Miller is an Australian author, who won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 1993 for his novel The Ancestor Game. His eleventh novel, Coal Cree(...)

David Malouf: poet and storyteller, he is one of the world’s finest writers and the surest way to experience his rare art is to simply read all of his elegant, graceful work. Photograph: Michael Stuparyk / Toronto Star via Getty Images

Early in the morning of January 26th, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillips, of the First Fleet and skipper of HMS Supply, rowed into Sydney Cove, Port Jac(...)

Chance often seems to favour Dorrigo Evans, the remote central character of the Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan’s Homeric sixth novel, an epic about(...)

Tim Winton: gliding between the formal and the colloquial. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even boy wonders need time. The Australian novelist Tim Winton decided early in life that he wanted to do two things: write books and be a policeman, (...)

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