Don Letts: “Contrary to popular opinion, it’s a beautiful world”

“I’m as old as rock’n’roll,” Donovan Letts, who turned 65 in January, says with a laugh. Don Letts documents his remarkable life in an entertaini(...)

Born in 1958, Keith Haring grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York in 1978, evolving from a street art start to an international art star. Photograph: Joe McNally/Getty

The potential to be transported to a different place, to hear different sounds, meet different people, engage with different ideas, feels almost as re(...)

New York Fashion Week: A Pyer Moss show in September 2019. Photograph: Dolly Faibyshev/New York Times

Fashion people love to exaggerate, but I have been to a lot of fashion shows – about 3,000, by my back-of-an-envelope maths. Mostly in London, Paris, (...)

The Girli Concrete artwork in the entrance hall to the Playhouse theatre in Derry, which was created by  Ruth Morrow and Trish Belford. Photograph:  Martin McKeown

Imagine concrete wall with a velvet finish or a floor made of concrete but with the feel and texture of moss. “Concrete is usually perceived as being (...)

TommyXLewis, a collaboration with the brand Tommy Hilfiger and Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, is expected to be one of the highlights of London Fashion Week. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

London Fashion Week kicks off today when some 250 designers, including some Ireland’s most established and up-and-coming fashionistas, decend on post-(...)

You had probably forgotten these ever existed. Sorry about that. 10. KILLING BONO (2011) My main memory of the press screening was, as we staggered (...)

Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once.
Kylie Minogue: The diva next door
  • Music
  • November 9, 2019, 06:00

There is a now familiar gif that appeared on Twitter mere minutes after Kylie Minogue’s Glastonbury conquering performance that captures her reaction (...)

Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated is part of the London Design Festival.

London eye candy Bodkins to Brexit. Avoid the angry crowds in Parliament Square and escape instead to a world where soft furnishings trump hard borde(...)

Billy Bragg: the singer thinks the age has passed when music can act as a vehicle for social change. Photograph: Alan Betson

This week the veteran English protest singer Billy Bragg joined us for a chat on the Irish Times politics podcast (which, I am contractually obliged t(...)

‘One of my best memories was hitting the dance floor with Kate Moss - until the wee hours at a party in London’

Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Bray woman Georgina Heffernan, who divides her (...)

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