• Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival FeatureFestivals

    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2015

    Programme for Belfast's most eclectic arts festival launches, featuring The Stranglers, poet Paul Muldoon, comedian David O'Doherty and more – book your tickets now

  • 13 Vices FeatureMusic

    13 Vices

    Composers Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe find inspiration in Mihail Chemiakin's Russian sculptures of grotesque figures representing adult vices

  • #SaveCultureNI FeatureLiterature

    Are You Listening, Arts Council of Northern Ireland?

    Huge numbers of artists, cultural organisations and users call for funding to be reinstated to Culture NI website – we hand over your views

  • Acorn Fund FeatureVisual Arts

    Acorn Fund Legacy Grants

    Public urged to apply for two new rounds of grant programmes that will help support community arts and culture projects across County Derry

  • #SaveCultureNI FeatureMusic

    Artists Support #SaveCultureNI

    From well-known novelists and musicians to budding actors, Culture NI has helped promote the work of artists at home and abroad for a decade – read what some of them have to say

  • The Beatles FeatureMusic

    Site-Specific Gigs To Remember

    With Van Morrison's Cyprus Avenue concert set for August 31, we recall other gigs in unusual places, from Pink Floyd live at Pompeii to the Beatles atop Apple Records

  • #SaveCultureNI FeatureOlder People

    #SaveCultureNI Campaign Video

    More than 1,000 Culture NI users, artists and cultural organisations have responded to our ‪campaign in a week – watch video showing how Culture NI impacts on people's lives

  • Farr FeatureFilm

    Filmmakers Find Online Success With Farr

    Four part Belfast-set crime series among the most popular programmes available on RTÉ Player – director Aiden Largey and actor Shaun Blaney on making it through the Storyland commissioning process

  • Foyle Arena FeatureSport

    Foyle Arena Opens

    New £12.7m leisure and live events facility aimed to be a major asset to Derry and the wider region

  • Crash Ensemble FeatureMusic

    Walled City Music Spring Series

    Line-up of leading classical ensembles to perform 20th century masterpieces and more at three-day Derry 'mini-fest'

  • Attempt at Normality FeatureVisual Arts

    Attempt at Normality

    During World Autism Awareness Week, Sync Space in Bangor hosts photographic exhibition revealing the everyday experiences of children on the autism spectrum

  • Axis Of FeatureMusic

    Axis Of, The Mid Brae Inn

    'I love chatting to some random person in Germany about music you wrote in your bedroom in Portstewart.' Trio on touring, writing about home and releasing new album on Smalltown America

  • Lucy Caldwell FeatureLiterature

    Lucy Caldwell Supports #SaveCultureNI

    Award-winning novelist and playwright 'dismayed' to hear of popular arts website's imminent closure, and rues the loss of 'an invaluable resource'

  • Creativity Month FeatureFestivals

    Creativity Month Video Highlights

    The best action from Belfast Fashion Week, 'Icons: Batman' at the Nerve Centre, Eoin McNamee crime writing workshop in Bangor Carnegie Library and David Best's 'Temple'

  • Mused FeatureMusic

    MusED 2015

    Duke Special and Julian Lloyd Webber attend Northern Ireland music education conference in Derry

  • David Holmes FeatureMusic

    David Holmes Supports #SaveCultureNI

    Respected DJ, producer and Hollywood film composer laments imminent closure of 'one of the best sources of information within the Northern Ireland arts and culture family'

  • Jim Fitzpatrick FeatureVisual Arts

    Jim Fitzpatrick at The Wicker Man

    Belfast craft shop exhibits original artwork and prints by Ireland's foremost Celtic art specialist and creator of that iconic two-tone Che Guevara portrait

  • #SaveCultureNI FeatureVisual Arts

    Users Support #SaveCultureNI Campaign

    Our users have rallied to tell the Arts Council of Northern Ireland how and why they use our website and associated digital platforms - read what they have to say

  • David Park FeatureLiterature

    David Park Supports #SaveCultureNI

    Acclaimed novelist praises popular arts website for 'energetically highlighting the work of new artists across all genres... I am personally indebted to it'

  • 'Culture NI Was My Lifeline'

    Critic John Higgins on how writing for Culture NI provided solace following a bereavement and indirectly led to the foundation of a now thriving fledgling theatre company

  • Colin Davidson FeatureVisual Arts

    RUA President Supports #SaveCultureNI Campaign

    Colin Davidson, president of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts and portrait artist to the stars, labels Culture NI 'an increasingly vital and hugely supportive website'

  • Pan Celtic Festival FeatureFestivals

    Derry to Host Pan Celtic Festival

    Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin and Derry City Council collaborate to bring celebration of Celtic culture back to Derry, with Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man represented

  • Specialisterne NI FeatureFestivals

    Specialisterne NI Perspectives Conference

    Employment agency working to connect employers with those on the autistic spectrum engages the creative industries with March 31 event supported by the Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure

  • Terry Blain FeatureClassical

    Terry Blain: My Culture NI

    'Its archival and historical value are considerable... It seems to me hugely sad that a proven centre of journalistic excellence such as Culture NI is being done away with'

  • Guildhall Press FeatureLiterature

    Guildhall Press Statement

    Paul Hippsley, managing editor of the Derry-based publishing house, releases statement following news that the Arts Council of Northern Ireland have withdrawn its funding

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland FeatureVisual Arts

    Arts Council Announce £1.38m Funding Cut

    List of Annual Funding Programme awards for 2015/16 now available to view, with Culture Northern Ireland, Blackstaff Press, Musical Theatre 4 Youth and others losing core funding

  • Science and Innovation Derry FeatureYoung people

    Science and Innovation Programme Launched in Derry

    Young minds across the North West encouraged to take part in a packed line-up of stimulating events later this year

  • Classical arts FeatureClassical

    Magnificent Seven Classical Artists

    2015 is set to be a busy year for flautist Eimear McGeown, composer Ryan Molloy, baritone Ben McAteer and others – here's what to look out for

  • Nick Sharratt FeatureLiterature

    Humdinger! Children's Story Festival 2015

    The celebrated festival returns to Derry with illustrator Nick Sharratt, comedian David O'Doherty and more hosting fun family events from March 23 - 28

  • Seamus Heaney (Copyright of Mairead Henry) FeatureFestivals

    Seamus Heaney's Belfast Festival Memories

    Following news that Queen's University has withdrawn funding for the Belfast Festival, watch a video interview from 2012 in which the late poet recalls transformative Festival experiences

  • Rudimental FeatureMusic

    Belsonic 2015 Headliners Announced

    Rudimental, Paloma Faith, Bastille and more set to play Belfast's Custom House Square in August – watch video of each act and prepare to buy your tickets on March 27

  • Julian Lloyd Webber FeatureMusic

    Julian Lloyd Webber To Speak At Music Education Conference in Derry

    Renowned performer is joined by Duke Special and a host of industry professionals for free MusED 2015 symposium

  • Batman FeatureVisual Arts

    Batman: The Evolution of an Icon

    David Campbell, event coordinator of the Nerve Centre's Icons: Batman programme of events, on five artists whose incarnations of the Dark Knight will go down in history

  • Inspired Fest FeatureLiterature

    Guildhall Press Inspired Festival

    One-day literary celebration encourages aspiring writers of all ages in Derry

  • Best Boy Grip FeatureMusic

    Best Boy Grip

    Derry-based songwriter and producer on collaborating with football pundit Guillem Balague, refusing to be categorised and releasing his debut album in June – listen to lead off single 'Sharks'

  • Lily's Driftwood Bay Feature

    Irish Animation Awards Success

    Children's television production company Sixteen South scoops award for Best Music/Sound Design for Lily’s Driftwood Bay score composed by Score Draw Music

  • Belfast Fashion Week FeatureFestivals

    Belfast Fashion Week 2015

    'All our styles tend to mingle together in one big melting pot.' We meet the Northern Irish designers showcasing work in Belfast from March 19-22

  • Temple FeatureVisual Arts

    Temple Opens in Derry

    View photographs from Bards Hill as Californian artist David Best's awe-inspiring structure provides thousands with the opportunity to 'leave a memory behind, let go of the past and look to the future'

  • Sheena Wilkinson FeatureLiterature

    Sheena Wilkinson Still Falling

    Eclectic author leaves gritty realism behind for a teenage love story. She's no fan of Fifty Shades: 'If you're going to write something romantic, the reader has to be in love with the hero'

  • Lullaby FeatureVisual Arts

    Cyclists Needed for Lullaby

    Artist Luke Jerram calls for cyclists of all abilities to lead or take part in three community cycle rides through Derry at dusk for the benefit of sleepy children

  • David Holmes FeatureMusic

    David Holmes Announces New Residency

    DJ, producer and film composer reveals details of 'God's Waiting Room', a new Tuesday night residency in an undisclosed location 'where music has never been played'

  • SXSW FeatureMusic

    SXSW Archive Video Highlights

    As the annual music and media conference returns to Austin, Texas, we journey back in time to see how Northern Ireland's delegation fared in 2013

  • Neeson Studio Feature

    Liam Neeson Goes Green For St Patrick's Day

    Hollywood star lends voice to Tourism Ireland's latest ad campaign celebrating the annual holiday

  • Muse FeatureMusic

    Muse Announce Surprise Belfast Date

    Rock giants will play an intimate show at the Ulster Hall Sunday, March 15 ahead of new album release this summer

  • Comedians on Comedians

    With Red Nose Day returning on March 13, some of Northern Ireland's finest stand-ups write about their favourites comics, from Kevin McAleer to Vic and Bob

  • The Fall Feature

    The Fall Season Three Confirmed

    New episodes of BBC Two serial killer drama commissioned with Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson set to reprise roles

  • somewhereto_NI Needs You

    16-25 and have an idea? Get matched up with free space in towns and cities across Northern Ireland to explore your creative talents, passions and potential

  • Liam Neeson FeatureFilm

    Liam Neeson's Five Best and Worst Movies

    We appraise the Ballymena-born Hollywood heavyweight's five best and five worst films. Agree or disagree?

  • Invasion Belfast FeatureFestivals

    Watch Video from Invasion Belfast

    Star Wars convention at W5 attracts costumed fans from across Northern Ireland – watch video featuring Darth Vader actor David Prowse as Creativity Month gains momentum

  • Meet the Writers of Arrivals2

    'Racism is a knife sharpened on the whetstone of sectarianism.' Daragh Carville, Fionnuala Kennedy and Maggie Cronin on writing about the intercultural experiences of minorities living in Northern Ireland for Terra Nova

  • Ulster Festival of Art and Design FeatureVisual Arts

    Ulster Festival of Art & design

    Students at the University of Ulster's York Street Campus exhibit work in photography, fashion, architecture and more alongside invited artists from around the world

  • Emma Horan FeatureMusic

    Mash-Up Sensation Emma Horan

    Lurgan singer-songwriter on generating hundreds of thousands of YouTube views, sharing the iTunes number three spot with Ed Sheeran and writing original material with the help of Generator NI

  • Imagine! FeatureFestivals

    Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics

    New festival endorsed by Stephen Fry and scheduled to encourage creative engagement ahead of the May 2015 election – enter your five proposals for change to the Alternative Manifesto

  • The Lost Martini

    'We will leave drunks or troublemakers to the bar staff but there are lots of other situations that can develop.' Accidental Theatre Company invite audiences to their newest immersive production in a Belfast office building

  • Sick Records FeatureMusic

    Sick Records Celebrates Birthday with In-Store Gigs

    'A good record shop should be about something more than commerce.' Owner Kenny Murdock marks one year in business with free sets from Robyn G Shiels, OneKnown and more

  • Red Barn Gallery FeatureVisual Arts

    Can You Identify the Unknown Photographer?

    Mysterious case donated to Red Barn Gallery – view photographs taken in Belfast circa 1930-1940 including image of 'Moshulu' ship featured in The Godfather

  • Cinderella FeatureFilm

    Kenneth Branagh Premieres Cinderella in Belfast

    Director to attend charity screening of Disney movie starring Cate Blanchett at Dublin Road Movie House Cinema in aid of NICVA and Into Film

  • Temple FeatureVisual Arts

    How We Built Temple

    Watch video as artist David Best and a network of volunteers working from the Nerve Centre's FabLab construct the monumental wooden structure that will tower over Derry from March 14-21

  • FameLabe FeatureFestivals

    Why Do We Kiss?

    Queen's University student Emer Maguire wins FameLab science communication competition with intriguing talk exploring humans' urge to kiss - watch her hilarious presentation in full

  • International Women's Day FeatureFestivals

    International Women's Day 2015

    In the wake of the global celebration we list ten of Ulster's most illustrious artists and leaders, from Dana to Mary McAleese