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Galway’s biographer to the stars presents fascinating tale of Paddy Cole

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Galway writer Tom Gilmore, who is fast building a reputation as the biographer of top music stars has added another to his literary stable with his new book King of the Swingers, the official biography of the great Paddy Cole.

‘The arts take us to a different place, a more human place’

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THE ARTS are essential to politics, precisely because they can go beyond ideologies and entrenched positions, into the mind and lived experience of another person. Through the artist’s presentation of that life, we can see another perspective; who we might be in other circumstances; or into a reality we have been fortunate enough not to have lived.

‘A cursory glance at his career gives us some sense of his stardom’

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HE WAS Ireland’s first literary celebrity; he moved in exciting political and artistic circles; he was a best selling writer; a political satirist; a biographer, and above all a celebrated lyricist, admired by Hector Berlioz.

1981 hunger striker to read at Over The Edge

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LAURENCE MCKEOWN, who endured 70 days on hunger strike in 1981 in the Maze Prison, and who since become an awarenesses winning writer, will read at the next Over The Edge.

A near masterpiece of revolutionary intent

KARL PARKINSON is a writer many Irish men and women of letters secretly think should not exist. This is partly the snobbery of the well fed, who dominate the deciding echelons of conventional literary taste-making.

Virtual ‘Home for Christmas’ festive project certain to appeal

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With the festive season looming and still so much uncertainty out there about what Christmas 2020 will actually look like, Fregoli Theatre Company want to capture people’s memories and the family traditions of what 'home' at Christmas time means to them for a new virtual project which be released in time for the festive season.

Film review: Trial Of The Chicago 7

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THIS WAS originally a Steven Spielberg project a decade ago. He had a personal interest in the story and asked writer Aaron Sorkin for a screen play.

On The Rocks on the box

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Rashida Jones plays Laura; she is a writer with writer's block and raising two daughters with her husband Dean. Lately she has noticed Dean is distant and not affectionate.

On The Rocks

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Rashida Jones plays Laura; she is a writer with writer's block and raising two daughters with her husband Dean. Lately she has noticed Dean is distant and not affectionate. His business is starting to take off so he is away from home a lot. When she goes to meet him at a work event she notices how friendly he is with a younger beautiful colleague which only adds to her suspicion. While having lunch with her father Felix, she tells him what has been bothering her. Instantly he assumes the worst (himself a life long womaniser). Rather than consoling Laura he takes the opportunity to bond with her on catching Dean out. They then spending the weekend stalking him around New York looking for evidence.

Achill Island featured in TG4 film

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When producer Niamh Fagan brought director Tom Sullivan and BAFTA winning writer Kevin Toolis together to explore the notion of life and death in the time of Covid, Is Olc an Ghaoth was born.

 

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