The neo-Elizabethan age captured in portraits, scribbled in light and picked apart like a jigsaw
'The difference between what women had and what they have, is the difference between Doris Day and Germaine Greer'
Queen's Film Theatre celebrate experimental film-making with two Westerns set in London
Andrea Montgomery crafts effective theatre, but the Victorian imperialism is as unpalatable as ever
Don't count your chickens until opening night, but Hatch 'elicits laugh and laugh'
Seamus McGarvey's cinematography and a stunning central performance lift the gloom
JoAnn Faletta injects the Ulster Orchestra with a newfound rhythm
The workings of the human body explored in Random Dance production
A country music Full Monty? More like a line dancing version of Give My Head Peace
An entertaining and informative play about 'the father of American music'
'A unique and definitive history' of Ulster-Scots, Scotch-Irish and Presbyterians in Northern Ireland
Belfast by Night just doesn't compare to Paris, but Fergus Jordan's exhibition does have its charms
'As the tangled tale of unrequited passion unfolds, their strong, trusting stage partnership blooms into a love affair with the audience'
A theatrical ballet of knives, social commentary and resentment. The food might not be great, but the play is
Ben Simon's collection of oral histories of the Lagan conjures up rural idylls and model asylums
If you like your Dark Knight camp and gothic, this exciting, bat-shaped show is for you
A post-feminist Dirty Dozen, with lots of buns on display... iced, of course
'Pianistic fireworks' and 'blues inflections' make this birthday celebration CD anything but dry
Duelling guitars, rap-metal and the smug optimism of youth
It might be 'mean here' in Of Mice and Men, but George and Lennie melt hearts in the Theatre at the Mill
Bricks, riots and white-washed murals, but Adam Patterson's latest exhibition is far from just another 'Troubles' display
Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon dominate the stage in the Lyric Theatre's adaptation of Francis Veber's comedy
The 60s folk-rockers are still impassioned, unfortunately the same can't be said for their audience
Strabane proves that the best things in life really are free at Culture Night 2011
Whether it's apathy across the water or sighs down south, the authors at Aspects agree things are only getting worse
The celebration of Michael Jackson's life is just as thrilling third time around
The Ulster Orchestra's new principal conductor's balletic style gives performances an exciting edge
'It’s like looking at the workings of a pocket-watch that is singing doo-wop and shifting furniture'
The Scottish crime writer hints Rebus may have another story to be told
Back on home turf, the indie legends give a high-speed performance of their greatest hits
Two different writers, two different styles, one common theme - mothers and fathers.
Garden poems in a garden setting delight Jill Black, but the poet's thoughts on Jane Eyre are the highlight
PLACE showcase the rescue missions to save Northern Ireland’s crumbling town halls, castles and other impressive buildings
Monsters are ten-a-penny in crime novels, Neville writes humans and makes them so much worse
Over half-a-century later the Letter from Ulster still delivers - historically and artistically
Penny Dreadful, but not THE Penny Dreadfuls. Confused? Peter E Davidson was.
Andrew Johnston finds something even scarier than Andrew Lloyd Webber
A timely retrospective on defining images of USA is found lacking.
Ormeau Baths Gallery hosts four exhibitions exploring architecture of past, present and future
A series of video installations make for intensely difficult viewing at The Golden Thread Gallery.
Peter McCaughan hears a stripped back sound and a longing for a lifestyle lost on the Malian music collective's fifth album.
Lucas' 1986 clucker isn't as fowl as first thought, and Indy can still pack a punch to that Nazi
Complex indie horror film leaves Gerard Brennan admiring and confused. Admiringly confused?
Impressionism and still life mix in this exhibition of a lesser-known Northern Irish artist
The Queen of Country goes through the motions on the last stop of her world tour
There's a hummus sandwich on the go and Daniel Rigby playing a tune on his bare chest in the latest NT Live Broadcast
Ralph McLean reviews his favourite Elvis Costello album, ahead of his Belfast Festival appearance
A very British spy film. Who knew you could have dramatic tension without an explosion or a car chase?
A disturbing and subtle look into the relationship between abuser and the abused
A stellar cast and timely plot line doesn't make up for the lack of emotional depth
It's bombastic, durable and virulently likeable – the show's the thing, and what a show
20th year of the annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival in the Ulster American Folk Park
LaFaro's latest is anything but easy-listening. Is it worth the effort?
Carl Fukunaga captures the oppressive spirit of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel
Photographer Bill Kirk documents the minutae of working-class life in south Belfast
A mix of media and weaving techniques makes this a must see for Culture Night
Mary McIntyre's photographs raise questions, but encourage the viewer to provide their own answers
No Alibis' David Torrans hosts an evening with acclaimed crime writers John Connolly and Alan Glynn
A surprisingly banal take on the sword, sorcery and myth classic
Microlip's debut shows you can buy a polished production, but you can't buy cool