• Pan forum

    Performing Arts

    Peter Pan given a dazzling Derry makeover at the Millennium Forum

    Big musical numbers, pyrotechnics and pixie dust-like sprinklings of the city's trademark sense of humour takes the age-old panto to a magical new place

  • Derry: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23, Adrian Grant

    Literature

    Derry: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

    Historian Adrian Grant delves a century into the city's past and, with new facts and parallels to today, manages to makes a gripping read from events we already know the outcomes of

  • Myra review

    Performing Arts

    Myra's Story

    A play so good they named it twice, Fionna Hewitt-Twamley not only fills Carmel McCafferty's shoes comfortably, but is bewitching as the rock bottom title character once known as Maire

  • Hear My Voice review

    Film

    Hear My Voice: film inspired by Colin Davidson exhibition 'offers a tribute to the human spirit'

    Brendan J Byrne manages to further enrich the moving source material of Silent Testimony while extending the experience for those unable to see its portraits in person

  • Her Name Was Rose 2

    Literature

    Her Name Was Rose

    Claire Allan leaves 'Chick Lit' behind in favour of a dark thriller which, for the Derry-based author, signals a bright new chapter

  • Eamonn Magee

    Literature

    The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee

    While his wasted sporting potential is a source of frustration, the ex-world champion boxer's remarkable, still unfinished story makes for an absorbing read with as much tragedy as it has triumph

  • Hansel Gretel main

    Performing Arts

    Hansel and Gretel

    Featuring a role call of fictional favourites, the MAC's fairytale production places a feast of Northern Irish theatre talent firmly in the (sweet) shop window

  • Junebug

    Dance

    WICCA

    The fifth Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement bows out with an entrancing multinational exploration of the female bond

  • The Dead Beside Us

    Literature

    The Dead Beside Us

    Tony Doherty wastes no time in following up his 'important' debut with a 'profound' adolescent account of conflict continuing to tear through 1970s Derry

  • Murder orient express branagh

    Film

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Kenneth Branagh keeps Agatha Christie's detective tale on the right track as both director and lead amidst a cast bristling with star power

  • ReviewFilm

    Joe

    Nicholas Cage finds critical salvation in David Gordon Green's latest feature set in the rusted, dilapidated South

  • Brendel & Beckett

    The Austrian pianist and poet is a witty if laconic conversationalist at the Happy Days festival

  • Panti Bliss

    Ireland's leading drag queen delivers the Amnesty International Pride Lecture at The MAC in Belfast

  • ReviewFilm

    Mood Indigo

    Michel Gondry's whimsical adaptation of the Boris Vian novel is a cocked-eyebrow of a film that never lets up

  • ReviewMusic

    Romeo & Juliet

    Ulster Youth Orchestra perform music from Provofiev's great ballet and more at the Ulster Hall

  • ReviewLiterature

    Bathed In Lightning

    The life and legacy of guitarist John McLaughlin explored in Colin Harper's monumental new biography

  • ReviewMusic

    July '14

    Andrew Lemon rounds up the latest releases from Boxcutter, Sister Ghost and TOSKA

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Year Zero

    University of Ulster undergraduates exhibit glimpses of their artistic vision at SpaceCraft

  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë's classical novel is adapted at Banbridge's Solitude Park

  • ReviewLiterature

    John Hewitt

    Maureen Boyle attends a range of events at the International Summer School in Armagh

  • Comedy Day Festival

    Colin Geddis is ringmaster as the Crescent Arts Centre hosts a smorgasbord of Northern Irish comics

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Palimpsest

    An inventive contemporary musing on the fraught nexus between past and present at the Golden Thread Gallery

  • ReviewFilm

    Grand Central

    France is smitten with nuclear energy, but not the workers, in this adaptation of Elisabeth Filhol's satirical novel

  • ReviewMusic

    Rhythm Nation

    Ulster Youth Training Choir gain valuable live performance experience at Craigavon Civic Centre

  • Skylight

    National Theatre's star-studded current production to be streamed live into Queen's Film Theatre on August 3

  • ReviewMusic

    Albatross

    Andrew Farmer and Sons of Caliber ride the alt-folk wave with a debut album of highs and lows

  • ReviewMusic

    Arborist

    Mark McCambridge continues to impress with rich tunes and a hard-earned earthy croon

  • ReviewMusic

    Walled City Music Festival

    Founders Cathal Breslin and Sabrina Hu lead the opening concert in Derry~Londonderry

  • ReviewLiterature

    Creggan Writers' Showcase

    Guildhall Press invite a diverse range of writers to read in Derry~Londonderry

  • ReviewFilm

    The Hundred-Year Old Man...

    ... Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared lives up to its protracted title

  • ReviewLiterature

    Home Words

    The Public Record Office celebrate the life and work of poet, activist and mentor John Hewitt

  • ReviewMusic

    The Rock Machine Turns You On

    Art rock trio Petomane craft a fine collection of pop tunes full of wit and graphic poetry

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Where There Are People

    Eamon O'Kane uses a derelict greenhouse in Denmark as a metaphor for man's desire to tame nature

  • ReviewMusic

    The Stars of Ballymenone

    Charismatic anthropologist Henry Glassie returns to the County Fermanagh village where he made his name

  • ReviewLiterature

    Malcolm Orange Disappears

    Jan Carson's debut novel is a magical realist adventure that fizzes with life

  • ReviewMusic

    June '14

    Andrew Lemon reviews the latest releases from Michael Mormecha, Go Swim and Freak's

  • ReviewFilm

    Cold in July

    1980s Texas is the backdrop to Jim Mickle's impressively pulpy adaptation of the Joe R Lansdale novel

  • ReviewMusic

    Anti-Flag

    Political punk veterans mark two decades together with an energetic showing at the Mandela Hall

  • ReviewMusic

    Rhinos

    Hard-rocking duo Paul Currie and Laura Totten keep smiling despite a disappointing turnout at the Oh Yeah Music Centre

  • ReviewLiterature

    Romancing Ireland

    Paul Clements' biography of Richard Hayward reveals a forgotten renaissance man

  • Little Jokes

    Chatterbox Productions enter the weird world of Victorian renaissance man Edward Lear at The MAC

  • BD ReviewMusic

    Schubert

    Barry Douglas's thunderously authoritative interpretation of the Austrian composer's final piano sonata

  • ReviewMusic

    Alana Henderson

    Cellist and singer-songwriter exudes musicality at the Black Box

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Hung by the Hawthorn

    Miriam de Búrca exposes societal divisions using folklore, draftsmanship and installation in Enniskillen

  • ReviewLiterature

    Breaking the Silence

    Former Israeli soldier turned peace campaigner Yehuda Shaul speaks from the heart at the Black Box

  • ReviewLiterature

    Jonathan Meades

    The inimitable architecture and food critic revels in language and sardonic wit at the Crescent Arts Centre

  • ReviewFilm

    Belle

    Amma Asante tells the incredible true story of Miss Dido Belle Lindsay in this grandly realised sophomore feature

  • ReviewMusic

    Hillbilly Hell

    16th Open House Festival continues with a celebration of blues and roots at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Kin

    Richard Gorman's meaningless abstract paintings with a Japanese bent leave Joanne Savage flabbergasted

  • The Tailor of Inverness

    The extraordinary story of one intrepid Polish father, soldier, tailor arrives at the Lyric Theatre

  • ReviewFilm

    Fruitvale Station

    Ryan Coogler's searing directorial debut screens in Belfast as part of Community Relations Week

  • ReviewLiterature

    The Pigeon Men

    Felicity McCall bravely tackles the subject of child abuse in this compelling but disturbing novella

  • ReviewLiterature

    The Incubator

    New literary journal launches at the Black Box in Belfast with readings from featured writers

  • ReviewMusic

    Rocky

    Party-poppers The Wonder Villains' long-awaited debut fizzes with youthful energy and delivers on live reputation

  • ReviewFilm

    Game of Thrones

    Having sold out in record time, this touring show is an interesting diversion from the ongoing series

  • Septic Tiger

    Pearse Elliott's latest work is an entertaining if unwieldy beast set in the border area of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland

  • ReviewHeritage

    Art of the Troubles

    The current exhibition at the Ulster Museum inspires a day of discourse from a variety of speakers

  • ReviewFilm

    Venus in Fur

    The boundaries between fact and fiction are blurred in Roman Polanski's amusing adaptation of the David Ives play

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    NI Night

    Former fabric designer Kevin Collins paints a 'delicate and luminous' version of Northern Ireland under the stars

  • ReviewMusic

    The Delines

    A literate and uplifting performance at the Real Music Club from Willy Vlautin and Co

  • Suggs

    Madness frontman turned touring raconteur recalls an extraordinary life well lived at the Ulster Hall

  • ReviewFilm

    Fading Gigolo

    John Turturro writes and directs this refined and stylish comedy starring Woody Allen and Sofia Vergara

  • ReviewFilm

    Jimmy's Hall

    What was supposed to be Ken Loach's final film – an overly theatrical adaptation of the play by Donal O'Kelly – is no great legacy

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Idir Dhá Aigne

    Michael Doherty and John Stewart present two very different visions of Belfast at An Culturlann

  • Villa & Discurso ReviewDance

    Villa & Discurso

    Guillermo Calderón's rumination on a damaged Chile feels familiar in post-conflict Belfast

  • ReviewMusic

    May '14

    Andrew Lemon appraises the latest releases from Empty Lungs, Tied to Machines and UNKNWN

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Curious Beasts

    John Higgins visits the Ulster Museum as an unusual collection from the British Museum packs up for Hull

  • ReviewLiterature

    PJ O'Rourke

    American conservative satirist holds court on the baby boom generation at Ulster Museum for the Hay Festival of Literature

  • ReviewFilm

    The Two Faces of January

    Patricia Highsmith's tale of intrigue on the Med is stylishly adapted by Hossein Amini

  • Fulcrum

    Dylan Quinn reimagines Samuel Beckett's protest play Catastrophe

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