• The Train Review

    Performing Arts

    The Train

    While some elements lack steam, Rough Magic's musical has audiences on board for its retelling of a momentous, reproductive rights-fuelled journey

  • Faerie Thorn Review

    Performing Arts

    The Faerie Thorn

    After a promising preview, Big Telly bring Jane Talbot's North Coast fables to the stage in a fully realised adaptation fit for the company's 30th year

  • The Importance of Being Earnest Review

    Performing Arts

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Not everything works in this risky all-male revision, but ultimately the source material proves it to be still Wilde at heart

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    John McCann's brooding drama borders on the bleak, but a sense of hope mirrored by the youth of today points to a better tomorrow

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    The Rule of the Land

    With eloquence and tact, Garrett Carr charts a timely expedition along the line that divides and defines Ireland, its history and its people

  • The Cove


    The Cove

    Echo Echo's dizzying collaboration with climber Dan Shipsides reaches its peak in this hypnotic performance inspired by the cliffs of Donegal

  • Maiden Voyage Dance Triple Bill


    Maiden Voyage Dance Triple Bill

    Brave and breathtaking interpretations of love, loss and living prove the power of three in this new package of works

  • Pound Music Club


    Pound Music Club

    The spirit of the Belfast institution lives on in the lungs of Kenny McDowell, whose voice still enraptures a faithful following after 50 years

  • Best Review


    Best (George Best: All By Himself)

    Though arguably too linear in scope, the latest chronicle of our greatest footballing talent's tragic journey is nonetheless elegantly and fearlessly told

  • Dirty Dancing Review

    Performing Arts

    Dirty Dancing

    Staying true to the original, this steamy stage adaptation is guaranteed to satisfy fans of the classic, feel-good film

  • ReviewMusic

    Belfast Music Week

    Chris Jones takes in a wealth of musical talents over three nights

  • ReviewFilm

    The Selfish Giant

    Clio Barnard's kitchen sink adaptation of Oscar Wilde's children's story is not for the faint of heart

  • Cats

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's feline fantasy based on a TS Eliot poem travels outside of London after 21 years at the top

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    A Sailortown Hero

    Author Barry Flynn recounts the incredible career of Belfast boxer Rinty Monaghan at Titanic Belfast

  • ReviewLiterature

    The Polaris Whisper

    Kenneth Gregory's debut fantasy novel leaves John Higgins desperate for the next two volumes

  • Summertime

    A victim of sexual abuse searches for answers in David Ireland's 'consistently watchable' new play

  • Made at Sadler's Wells

    The iconic London dance studio bring 'a programme of short masterpieces' to the Grand Opera House

  • ReviewMusic

    The Ghost of the Mountain

    Gary Lightbody's supergroup release a worthy follow up to The Place We Ran From

  • ReviewFilm


    A mother is wronged by the Catholic Church in this surprisingly uplifting feature shot in County Down

  • Brendan at the Chelsea

    Adrian Dunbar is 'the monster at the centre of the maze' as Brendan Behan at the Lyric Theatre

  • From Macklin to Friel

    Derry~Londonderry's Waterside Theatre celebrate actor and playwright Charles Macklin

  • ReviewMusic

    Don't Try

    Jetplane Landing's enduring DIY ethos shows that after six years they can still connect with hardcore fans

  • Shane Todd

    The Holywood comic brings his delusional alter ego Mike McGoldrick to the Black Box

  • ReviewMusic

    City Songs

    Eriks Ešenvalds' new composition is premiered at the City of Derry International Choral Festival

  • Duck, Death and the Tulip

    Cahoots NI adapt Wolf Erlbruch's book aimed at changing young peoples' perception of death

  • ReviewMusic

    Ailish Tynan

    Newry Chamber Music survive a funding scare to host the prize-winning Welsh singer

  • ReviewMusic


    The acclaimed Portuguese fado singer brings the atmosphere of the tabernas to Belfast's Elmwood Hall

  • ReviewFilm

    Le Week-end

    Love and marriage endure the fading of the Parisian light in Hanif Kureishi's latest silver screen collaboration

  • Lorcan McGrane

    King of the Geeks brings his Feral Man show to the Black Box, with support from Marcus Keeley

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Momentous Times

    Derry~Londonderry's Centre for Contemporary Art elicits some purposeful enquiry on art and labour

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Grayson Perry

    The Turner Prize winner delivers the annual Reith Lecture for BBC Radio 4 in Derry~Londonderry's Guildhall

  • ReviewMusic

    The Answer

    With a new album to promote, the good-time hair rockers give the Limelight a show to remember, writes Laura Shields

  • Departure Lounge

    Pintsized Productions tackle Dougal Irvine's raunchy musical

  • Sea Lavender

    A gay love triangle unravels against the backdrop of the Siege of Derry in Andy Hinds' deft play

  • ReviewVisual Arts


    John Higgins joins the 'reactors' at an open discussion on the 2013 Turner Prize nominees

  • Pits and Perverts

    Striking Welsh miners and the emergent gay community join forces under Thatcher

  • ReviewMusic

    John Cooper Clarke Live

    The foul-mouthed poet of the people is streamed live into Queen's Film Theatre

  • ReviewMusic

    Ben McAteer

    Winner of NI Opera's Festival of Voice competition tackles the classics at Queen's

  • ReviewLiterature


    Jo Baker imagines what life was like for the servants in Pride and Prejudice

  • ReviewMusic


    Queen's University Students' Union welcomes Arborist, Alana Henderson and Sons of Caliber, writes Chris Jones

  • Man in the Moon

    Pearse Elliott's play set in west Belfast features a bravura performance from Ciaran Nolan as a man plagued by suicide

  • ReviewMusic

    Cut the Transmission

    Fighting With Wire go out with a bang at The Venue in Derry~Londonderry

  • Pun Run

    Bec Hill's comedy concept evening arrives in the Black Box as the Belly Laughs Comedy Festival continues

  • Pride and Prejudice

    The Lyric Theatre's musical version of Jane Austen's novel is lengthy but beautifully delivered

  • ReviewMusic

    Everything I've Learnt

    More Than Conquerors' debut album reflects their Christian faith but lacks some much-needed punch, writes Chris Jones

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Upon Reflection

    With Fermanagh Live festival on the horizon, Richard Pierce looks back on a career in the arts

  • ReviewFilm

    A Belfast Story

    Despite the flaws in Nathan Todd's debut feature, Malachi O'Doherty leaves a relatively happy customer

  • ReviewVisual Arts


    Willie Doherty's flagship City of Culture exhibition captures his native Derry~Londonderry in all its stark glory

  • I'm With the Band

    This play about a band featuring an Englishman, Scotsman, Welshman and Northern Irishman is predictably dysfunctional

  • ReviewMusic

    David Lyttle Trio

    The acclaimed jazz drummer kicks off a 15-date Irish tour in Belfast's Leaf & Berry café

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Psychic Driving

    Nine artists explore the notion of obsession with various video art installations at Golden Thread Gallery

  • The Conquest of Happiness

    The human spirit triumphs in Prime Cut's 'spine-tingling' co-production in Derry~Londonderry

  • ReviewMusic

    Sam Baker

    Still physically affected by a terrorist attack in Peru, the American songwriter nevertheless infuses his songs with humour

  • ReviewVisual Arts


    Multimedia artist Anushiya Sundaralingam uses the Sri Lankan banyan tree as a metaphor for the human experience

  • ReviewFilm

    In a World

    Lake Bell writes, directs and stars in this mature and charming rom-com set in the male-dominated world of the voice over artist

  • Inheritance

    Amanda Doherty's innovative one-woman play explores generational baggage on Derry~Londonderry's walls

  • The Osmonds

    Maureen Boyle is enticed by childhood memories, but leaves wishing 'they didn't have to do this anymore'

  • ReviewMusic

    Other People Wrote These

    Ciaran Lavery gives us exclusive access to his latest release featuring covers of Talking Heads and more

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    A Man For All Mediums

    London Street Gallery host a comprehensive retrospective of work by artist Éamonn O'Doherty

  • Melmoth the Wanderer

    Big Telly Theatre Company invoke Hell with masks, Fairy Liquid and a whole lot of laughs

  • Meeting at Menin Gate

    Victim becomes aggressor in a Belgium hotel room in Martin Lynch's 'vivid and harrowing' new play

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Between the Words

    Colin Davidson's series of artist portraits go on display in the Naughton Gallery at Queen's

  • ReviewMusic


    Stuart Bailie takes a trip to Coney Island Sound's world, where Ewan Gordon indulges his inner Eno

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Art in the Eastside

    John Higgins buys an expensive bus ticket to explore the billboards of east Belfast

  • The Rocky Horror Show

    Richard O'Brien's gender-bending musical arrives in Derry~Londonderry

  • ReviewMusic


    Gareth Dunlop and others support Villagers against the picturesque backdrop of Greyabbey House

  • ReviewFilm


    Lacking the style and verve of Boogie Nights, this porn star biopic is saved by a wonderful cast

  • ReviewMusic

    Steve Vai

    The virtuoso guitarist brings his extravagant show to Mandela Hall

  • ReviewMusic

    Joy of Nothing

    Maureen Coleman reviews Foy Vance's 'gorgeous' second album featuring Ed Sheeran

  • Henry VI

    The Grand Opera House hosts the Globe Theatre's touring production of Shakespeare's history plays