Adrian Dunbar

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The burning car of Willie Doherty’s ‘Remains’ might indicate the obliteration of evidence but is also symbolic of perpetuity

Last year’s impressive, compact retrospective of the work of Willie Doherty as part of Derry’s City of Culture programme included a new 15-minu(...)

 Snow business: Jenny Jones of Great Britain competings in the snowboard women’s slopestyle at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

It says a lot about the slim pickings on TV this week that curling quickly became my default viewing ( Live Winter Olympics (...)

It’s complicated: ‘It would be a lovely thing, just forgetting for a minute Britishness or Irishness and just being proud to be Northern Irish,’  says Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol

As a young boy, the Belfast pianist Barry Douglas regularly came face to face with the bewildering issue of identity. He recalls instances in south Be(...)

Adrian Dunbar and Pauline Hutton in the Lyric Theatre production of Brendan at the Chelsea. Photograph: Steffan Hill, hulton/getty

Adrian Dunbar’s favourite Brendan Behan anecdote involves Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Brian O’Nolan standing outside Neary’s pub in Dublin in the pour(...)

Ciaran McCauley and John Carty in Blue Raincoat’s Endgame

Over the weekend, the town of Enniskillen pulled out all the stops for the immersive experience that is the Happy Days Enniskillen International Becke(...)

Endgame by Wits’ End, one of two productions of the play at the festival

Seán Doran is a man who’s known for his big ideas, and – more importantly – for making them happen. The Derry-born artistic director has carpeted Traf(...)

Rosemary Collier, director of The Kilkenny Arts Festival, with members of Macnas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rosemary CollierDirector of Kilkenny Arts Festival What is your favourite festival? West Cork Chamber Music Festival, not just because Francis Humphry(...)

In these days of e-readers and smartphones, when reading has become just another screen-based activity, the visual and tactile values of the old-fashi(...)

Good Vibrations

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TranslationsGaiety Theatre, Dublin** Late in Brian Friel’s beautifully nuanced play of language and meaning, the master of a 19th-cent(...)

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