Presenter Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment.
In The Realistic Joneses, Will Eno looks at how two suburban couples deal with mortality - Beginning in Karachi, Best of Friends tells the story of two fourteen-year-old girls, as they navigate the teenage years against a background of social surveillance and political upheaval - We review new releases by Björk, Pixies and Sorcha Richardson.
Maxim Vengerov will be performing with the National Symphony Orchestra under conductor David Brophy at the National concert Hall. The program will consist of Prokofiev violin Concerto number one and Ravel's Tzigane; Cara Doherty and Donald Clarke have been watching - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, Hocus Pocus 2 and Flux Gourmet.
Kate Mosse on her latest book Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries; This England, starring Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson as his government grapple with Brexit and the pandemic; Writers gather to share how they were inspired by Maeve Binchy; and Alma Deutscher's opera, Cinderella, will be performed for the first time in Ireland.
Suzanne Ciani has been a pioneer of electronic music since the early 1970s - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris stars Lesley Manville as a cleaning lady who dreams of owning a Dior dress - Documentary Make Me Famous explores the 80s NYC art scene - Starring Jeff Bridges, The Old Man tells the story of a former CIA operative, whose past catches up with him.
Charlotte Rampling has often chosen complex roles, women who are often in unenviable or impossible situations - No Magic Pill, by playwright Christian O'Reilly, inspired by disability activist Martin Naughton - Cosán na Naomh, new music commissioned by Máire Breatnach - Haunted Dancehall, a two day electronic music event in NCH.
A panel of book and travel enthusiasts, sharing the best plots that involve travel, including Lisa McInerney, Peter Murphy, Darryl Jones and Bebe Ashley - Very sad news emerged this morning with the announcement that British author, Hilary Mantel, has died at the age of 70.
Academy Award-winner Walter Murch's career as a film editor, sound designer, writer and director, has included work on era-defining films such as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather parts 1, 2 and 3, and The English Patient - We review Blonde, After Yang and more.
Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk's new novel, Nights of Plague, is set on an imaginary Mediterranean island beset by a plague - Commemorating our capital in poetry, Dublin in Poetry is a special event hosted by Stephen James Smith - Andor, the new Rogue One prequel, sees Diego Luna return as Cassian Andor.
Sean McGinley and Jason Byrne on Tom Murphy's A Whistle in the Dark - Dancer and theatre director Michael Keegan-Dolan on How to be a Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons - Emilie Pine brings us Good Sex, and she also collaborated with Louise Lowe in All Hardest of Woman - Louise White, director of Animals, an interpretation of Animal Farm
Antonia Campbell-Hughes, director of It Is in Us All, the story of a Londoner who returns to his ancestral homeland of Donegal - Patrick Kavanagh's ‘Memory of My Father' read by Liam Neeson - Stevie Appleby, previously of Little Green Cars, ahead of his performance at the Pavilion Theatre - Much Ado About Dying, a documentary by Simon Chambers
John Grant will be performing at the inaugural Night and Day Festival in Co. Roscommon next week - Kerr Logan who plays Aidan Kenny in the New RTE drama, North Sea Connection - Aoife Barry and Alan Corr on Suede: Autofiction, Death Cab for Cutie: Asphalt Meadows & Turin Breaks: Wide-Eyed Nowhere
The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine that publishes fiction, essays, memoirs, journalism and travel writing. Launched in 2000 by Brendan Barrington, the Dublin Review has published pieces by John Banville, Anne Enright, Sally Rooney, Seamus Heaney, etc. Show Your Work is its second anthology.
Kynsy releases her second EP ‘Something to Do with Love' today - World cinema is in mourning as Jean-Luc Godard has died - New film, Moonage Daydream features many of Bowie's greatest tracks and previously unseen concert footage - Disappearing Islands is the latest work from theatre group Performance Corporation, set around Belmullet's tidal pool.
Novelist Ian McEwan's new novel Lessons is the life story of Roland, and the global events that shaped his life - In Róise & Frank, we meet a woman in the throes of grief - The Arts Council has launched The Curiosity Series, a podcast hosted by writer, comedian and podcaster Maeve Higgins.
Conductor Delyana Lazarova talks about the Hallé Orchestra ahead of the performance at the NCH - The new movie Bodies Bodies Bodies takes a parlour game but introduces danger and gore that play on our pre-occupations with technology and cancel culture - John Meagher and Lia Murphy review new albums by John Legend, Daithí, Sampa The Great.
Double Booker Prize winner and creator of The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood speaks to Arena ahead of her appearance at the Clifden Arts Festival - Pianist Barry Douglas on the Music at Monkstown festival - Lie Low, a new play about sex, violence and PTSD as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.
We speak with Jaime Martín, chief conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra about the season opening - We review Mise en scène, a new exhibition of works by acclaimed Irish artist Eithne Jordan - Mike on Disney+ dramatizes the life and career of controversial boxer Mike Tyson.
Tara Brady gives us the latest from the Venice Film Festival - Dublin based singer songwriter Katie Kim on her latest album, Hour of the Ox - Estella Solomons paintings exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland - Bandit Country, poet James Conor Patterson's debut collection.
The Unfolding follows a Republican donor plotting a coup in the wake of Obama's election as President of the United States - Devil in Ohio is the story of Mae, a young girl fleeing a satanic cult - We review new albums by Yungblud, Two Door Cinema Club and Nina Nesbitt.
We review Blackbird, It Snows in Benidorm, and Three Thousand Years of Longing - Verdi's La Traviata was chosen by Northern Ireland Opera to celebrate their return to the stage of the Grand Opera House in Belfast - The long awaited Lord of the Rings TV series The Rings of Power centers on the Second Age of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth.
Drawing from the Well on 11th September takes its inspiration from the Irish Traditional Music Archive - The Marriage Portrait, Maggie O'Farrell's new novel is the story of Lucrezia, daughter of Cosimo de'Medici - Dublin street photography by Lorcan Finnegan - Spielberg's Jaws returns to the big screens this September.
We hear from conductor David Brophy on Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin's significance as a composer and his musical legacy - Mespil in the Dark charts the bohemian life of the actor and writer residents of the Mespil flats in Dublin - With JazzTempo, audiences experience the fusion of jazz and classical music.
Mr Malcolm's List is a romantic comedy set in English high society in 1818 - The Last Movie Stars, directed by actor Ethan Hawke, charts the careers and incredible fifty-year marriage of legendary Hollywood couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward - New albums by Muse, The Lounge Society, Julia Jacklin.
Official Competition, Her Way and Beast - Arlene Hunt is a unique voice in Irish crime fiction, her latest While She Sleeps - Luke Casserly, There are hotels in Japan that provide special ‘crying rooms' for people, to escape life's stresses. These hotels were the inspiration for a new show ‘Hotel Happiness'.
Author Jennifer Egan on her new novel The Candy House - Aoife Barry has been watching Sharon Horgans new series Bad Sisters - Veronica Coburn and Dylan Coburn Gray are in to discuss their new production at The Abbey Theatre, Absent the Wrong
An Buachaill Geal Gáireach/The Laughing Boy is an Irish song written by Brendan Behan in memory of, Michael Collins - Elaine Shay Chow reads the opening scene from Disorientation - Author of Room and the Wonder, Emma Donoghue has a new novel, Haven - On the 100th anniversary of Michael Collins death, The Chief, is a new play by Jimmy Murphy.
Chris Wasser looks at the prequel to Game of Thrones - Listowel International Storytelling Festival - Maria Gillem - Where there are people, there are stories & that is especially true of Irish culture - Albums with Zara Hedderman & Simon Maher, they have been listening to Hot Chip, Anna Mullarkey & The Mountain Goats
Donald Clarke & Cara O'Doherty have been to see - My Old School, Anais In Love & The Feast - New trio, a combination of musicians, uilleann piper David Power with violinist Marja Gaynor and Flamenco guitarist John Walsh - Don Paterson is an Award-winning Scottish poet & has named his ninth collection, The Arctic
Thomas McCarthy & Richard Aldous on Poet Philip Larkin - Steven Benedict - Jeanne Moreau was heralded as a star from her stage debut in 1947 - Arena's tribute to Wolfgang Petersen after his death at 81 - Jessica Fahy - Bones in the Attic is an exhibition at the Hugh Lane Gallery.
We hear from John Connolly on his new book The Furies; Emmet Kirwan and Eoin French on their new play Accents! at the Project Arts Centre; and Cristín Leach reviews the new exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery.
Liam O'Connor discusses the 2022 Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival gets underway in 12 days time; tribute to Raymond Briggs, who has passed away aged 88; Mary McGill tells us about the new Sunday and Monday night drama on the BBC, Marriage and a new exhibition from Kevin Atherton at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny.
May Twenty-Second is a new poetry collection from Frank McGuinness - Laura O'Connor and Stephen Millar of Array Collective, the Belfast-based group of artists won the 2021 Turner Prize for their work - Niamh Regan will be performing at Keep Her Lit, a new folk and traditional music festival taking place in the village of Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
Mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter & Nicholas Cords of string quartet Brooklyn Rider bring their Songs of Love and Death to Kilkenny Arts Festival - In the latest of his book-to-screen adaptations, Declan Burke looks at 2001: A Space Odyssey - Brian Boyd & Andrea Cleary on the latest albums from, Calvin Harris - Maggie Rogers - Jamie T
Paul Wittington and Ruth Barton review Bullet Train, Thirteen Lives and Maisie. Poet Paula Meehan tells us about For The Hungry Ghosts at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. World-renowned organist and harpsichordist, Malcolm Proud, will perform Bach's Well Tempered Clavier as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival