• Ulster Scots James and Philip

    Literature

    This is Hame: Two Modern Ulster-Scots Poets

    James Fenton and Philip Robinson have been recently re-published by Ullans Press. Their books offer a window into that world – its language, humour, culture, religion and politics

  • Eddie Rafferty Main

    Visual Arts

    Eddie Rafferty: The Pursuit of Happiness

    South Africa's people and places are captured with colour and invention in this career-spanning showcase bringing intrigued masses to Banbridge

  • Hopdance Review

    Literature

    Hopdance

    Against a pre-Troubles Belfast, Stewart Parker's posthumous novel shows one of the city's favourite sons discovering what would become a seminal writing voice

  • Waves Review

    Performing Arts

    Waves

    Gentle movement and vivid storytelling make more than a few ripples in this poignant and understated play about one woman's remarkable resilience

  • 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

  • Famla review main

    Performing Arts

    Famla

    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

  • Rule of the Land Garrett Carr

    Literature

    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

    Dance

    The Cove

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

  • ReviewMusic

    Alasdair Roberts

    The Scottish collector of otherworldly songs delivers a compelling performance on the Belfast Barge

  • ReviewFilm

    Don Jon

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is writer, director and star of this mature meditation on one man's obsession with family, church and porn

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Precious Cargo

    London Street Gallery hosts works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Acquisitions Collection

  • ReviewMusic

    Millar's Hill Accordion Orchestra

    Dungannon enjoys an eclectic programme and special guest appearance from Britain's Got Talent's Ashley Elliot

  • 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

  • Rinty ReviewSport

    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

    Philomena

    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

    Carminho

    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

    REACT

    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

    Longbourn

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

  • ReviewMusic

    Radar

    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

    UNSEEN

    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

    Root

    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

    Klang!

    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

    Harvest

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

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