Reveal helped support  Oona Doherty Doherty’s multi-faceted Hard to be Soft. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Breakthrough Award was presented to Emma Jordan, artistic director of Belfast’s Prime Cut Productions. The £295,0(...)

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.  Photograph: Sally Jubb

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s biggest arts festival, is winding to a close, and an entire city has been complicit in the endeavour. This(...)

“I love the way people can  curate their own festival out of a programme with thousands of options. Essentially, it’s a month-long explosion of arts” Irishwoman Shone McCarthy, the new director of the Edinburgh Fringe

Hailstones are bouncing off the cobblestones, but the buskers across the Royal Mile from the Fringe Society’s bright blue door just keep on playing. (...)

Lumiere festival, one of the highlights of the UK City of Culture celebrations in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

As Shaun Davey’s symphony, The Relief of Derry, reaches its climax in a converted British Army barracks in the eponymous city tonight, no doubt a few (...)

Turner contender: a visitor looks at a painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

It might be the UK City of Culture, but Derry is a bold choice for this year’s Turner Prize exhibition, the award’s first venture outside England. As (...)

The Children in Crossfire charity attempt on the  World Riverdance record, in  which  2,569 dancers took part. Photograph: Trevor McBride

An estimated 430,000 people including 20,000 musicians and dancers have swarmed Derry for what organisers have said is the biggest fleadh ever.The cro(...)