• 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


    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


    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


    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


    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

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    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



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

  • The Dead Beside Us


    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


    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

  • 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

  • ReviewLiterature

    Divine Comedy

    Padraig Coyle follows the path of Dante's Divine Comedy into Marble Arch Caves and to White Island

  • ReviewMusic

    Testing Times

    The latest ironic offering from Belfast band War Hole is a thing 'of rare and affecting beauty'

  • Endgame

    Australian company Wits' End arrive at Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

  • ReviewFilm

    What Maisie Knew

    Onata Aprile lights up Scott McGehee and David Siegel's adaptation of Henry James' divorce novel

  • ReviewMusic

    Nine Inch Nails

    And So I Watch You From Afar and Little Matador provide support for Trent Reznor and friends at Custom House Square

  • Field Day at Clandeboye

    A work in progress features original compositions and performances by Stephen Rea, Neil Martin and others

  • ReviewMusic


    This 'charming melting pot of a festival' in Limavady welcomes emerging artists and established acts like Duke Special

  • ReviewFilm


    Belfast Film Festival screen Dario Argento's classic horror, with a live soundtrack performed by Claudio Simonetti

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Belfast Hills

    Catherine McWilliams shows the romance and reality of Cave Hill and Black Mountain at the Gerard Dillon Gallery

  • David Bowie Is exhibition ReviewFilm

    David Bowie Is

    A new exhibition and documentary focus on the Thin White Duke's career, but lack that personal touch

  • ReviewMusic

    Fleadh Cheoil NaÉireann

    Derry~Londonderry's Guildhall hosts two concerts showcasing the best in traditional Irish, Scottish and American music

  • ReviewLiterature

    The Poet and the Piper

    Seamus Heaney and Liam O'Flynn revisit their 2003 album at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

  • ReviewMusic

    Folk on a Boat

    Rachel Coulter and Stephen Macartney of Farriers serenade a boat-load of gig goers for Open House Bangor

  • ReviewFilm

    Alpha Papa

    Alan Partridge finally makes it to the silver screen after 20 years of network nightmares – welcome to big school

  • ReviewMusic

    Six String Love Stories

    Pete Gardiner revels in wordplay, imagery and catchy hooks on his impressive debut album

  • Patrick Kielty

    Though Paddy McDonnell and Micky Bartlett win over the Falls Park audience, it's not all plain sailing for the hard-hitting headliner

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Between Two Worlds

    This exhibition of abstract expressionist paintings at the FE McWilliam Gallery is 'uplifting to behold'

  • ReviewMusic

    The Priests

    The Ulster Orchestra provide the music for a series of mainly religious compositions at Clonard Monastery

  • ReviewFilm

    The Hunter

    Daniel Nettheim's acclaimed adaptation screens as part of the International Mammalogical Congress at Queen’s

  • ReviewMusic

    Happy Mondays

    Shaun Ryder and co rock Falls Park, with support from The Charlatans, at Féile an Phobail

  • ReviewMusic

    Chris Woods

    The guitar maestro gives a finger-picking masterclass at the Black Box

  • ReviewVisual Arts


    Void gallery in Derry~Londonderry invite an array of theorists, curators and artists to fill a space – or not

  • ReviewMusic

    For the Love of Letting Go

    Kowalski step out of Two Door Cinema Club's shadow with an effervescent debut album

  • ReviewMusic


    The Dana Masters Sextet combine their virtuosic talents on their 'sublime, exquisite' debut album

  • Priscilla

    Stephan Elliot's 1994 film transfers to the Grand Opera House stage chock full of pathos and pop songs

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    The Last of a Species

    Extinction is a constant threat in Limerick painter Robert Ryan's 'huge and uncaring world'

  • ReviewMusic

    The Olllam

    Virtuoso piper/whistler John McSherry gets his groove on at The MAC with his latest collaborative project

  • Tuesdays With Morrie

    Mitch Albom's retelling of time spent with his favourite tutor illicits a standing ovation at the Lyric Theatre

  • ReviewMusic

    The River Still Sings

    Despite the best efforts of the Fidelio Trio, this multi-media City of Culture production fails to inspire

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    The Air They Capture is Different

    Sculptural exhibition in The MAC is 'subtle to the point of obfuscation', but Lothar Götz's mural saves the day

  • ReviewMusic

    Bruce Springsteen

    The Boss arrives in Belfast, the E Street Band in tow, to deliver a hit-heavy set that was well worth the wait

  • ReviewMusic


    The music festival at Eagle's Rock says goodbye after two days of sunshine, setbacks and years of youthful promise

  • Tosca

    The Royal Opera House's current production is beamed live to the Big Screen at Belfast City Hall

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Deep Time

    Seacourt Print Workshop artists take inspiration from the Ulster Museum's geological collections for August Craft Month

  • Michael Legge

    With the Edinburgh Fringe on the horizon, Michael Legge hones his latest set, supported by Ruaidhrí Ward

  • ReviewLiterature

    Town and Country New Irish Short Stories

    Maureen Boyle bemoans the lack of northern writers

  • ReviewMusic

    David Rees-Williams Jazz Trio

    The pianist manages a successful fusion of jazz and classical at Portaferry Presbyterian Church

  • ReviewMusic

    Where Is The Man

    Amanda St John makes a strong first impression with her debut EP, produced by Gareth Dunlop

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Train Stop

    Is Cian Donnelly's performance piece at the Golden Thread Gallery 'horrible and frightening' or downright hilarious?

  • ReviewFilm

    A Field in England

    John Higgins and Andrew Johnston make the case for and against Ben Wheatley's psychedelic Civil War experiment

  • ReviewMusic

    Songs of Iron

    Trucker Diablo's second album is an intoxicating cocktail of rock hooks and stadium-sized choruses

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Reflections on Costume

    Joanne Savage considers how 'body fascism keeps women worrying' after a visit to the Ulster Museum

  • Noises Off

    The 'vital beat' is missing from this Old Vic touring production of Michael Frayn's farcical comedy

  • After The Bell Jar

    Sylvia Plath's novel makes for a tricky play, but writer James Johnson's script is 'unblemished and blissful'

  • ReviewMusic

    Celtic Fusion

    Frankie Gavin and the New De Dannan headline the traditional music festival in Castlewellan

  • ReviewVisual Arts


    Sculptures and paintings by Maurice Harron and Brian Ferran are perfectly placed in the London Street Gallery