• Troubles art review

    Visual Arts

    'Absorbing' Troubles Art exhibition reflects decades of tension and turmoil

    Over 40 works from National Museums NI's collections create an account of the conflict that's heartbreaking and hard to forget

  • 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

    Literature

    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

    Film

    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

    Literature

    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

    Literature

    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

  • Hansel Gretel main

    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

    Dance

    WICCA

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

  • The Dead Beside Us

    Literature

    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

  • ReviewMusic

    Love's As Warm As Tears

    Ulster Youth Choir commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

  • ReviewFilm

    Joe

    Nicholas Cage finds critical salvation in David Gordon Green's latest feature set in the rusted, dilapidated South

  • Brendel & Beckett

    The Austrian pianist and poet is a witty if laconic conversationalist at the Happy Days festival

  • Panti Bliss

    Ireland's leading drag queen delivers the Amnesty International Pride Lecture at The MAC in Belfast

  • ReviewFilm

    Mood Indigo

    Michel Gondry's whimsical adaptation of the Boris Vian novel is a cocked-eyebrow of a film that never lets up

  • ReviewMusic

    Romeo & Juliet

    Ulster Youth Orchestra perform music from Provofiev's great ballet and more at the Ulster Hall

  • ReviewLiterature

    Bathed In Lightning

    The life and legacy of guitarist John McLaughlin explored in Colin Harper's monumental new biography

  • ReviewMusic

    July '14

    Andrew Lemon rounds up the latest releases from Boxcutter, Sister Ghost and TOSKA

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Year Zero

    University of Ulster undergraduates exhibit glimpses of their artistic vision at SpaceCraft

  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë's classical novel is adapted at Banbridge's Solitude Park

  • ReviewLiterature

    John Hewitt

    Maureen Boyle attends a range of events at the International Summer School in Armagh

  • Comedy Day Festival

    Colin Geddis is ringmaster as the Crescent Arts Centre hosts a smorgasbord of Northern Irish comics

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Palimpsest

    An inventive contemporary musing on the fraught nexus between past and present at the Golden Thread Gallery

  • ReviewFilm

    Grand Central

    France is smitten with nuclear energy, but not the workers, in this adaptation of Elisabeth Filhol's satirical novel

  • ReviewMusic

    Rhythm Nation

    Ulster Youth Training Choir gain valuable live performance experience at Craigavon Civic Centre

  • Skylight

    National Theatre's star-studded current production to be streamed live into Queen's Film Theatre on August 3

  • ReviewMusic

    Albatross

    Andrew Farmer and Sons of Caliber ride the alt-folk wave with a debut album of highs and lows

  • ReviewMusic

    Arborist

    Mark McCambridge continues to impress with rich tunes and a hard-earned earthy croon

  • ReviewMusic

    Walled City Music Festival

    Founders Cathal Breslin and Sabrina Hu lead the opening concert in Derry~Londonderry

  • ReviewLiterature

    Creggan Writers' Showcase

    Guildhall Press invite a diverse range of writers to read in Derry~Londonderry

  • ReviewFilm

    The Hundred-Year Old Man...

    ... Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared lives up to its protracted title

  • ReviewLiterature

    Home Words

    The Public Record Office celebrate the life and work of poet, activist and mentor John Hewitt

  • ReviewMusic

    The Rock Machine Turns You On

    Art rock trio Petomane craft a fine collection of pop tunes full of wit and graphic poetry

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Where There Are People

    Eamon O'Kane uses a derelict greenhouse in Denmark as a metaphor for man's desire to tame nature

  • ReviewMusic

    The Stars of Ballymenone

    Charismatic anthropologist Henry Glassie returns to the County Fermanagh village where he made his name

  • ReviewLiterature

    Malcolm Orange Disappears

    Jan Carson's debut novel is a magical realist adventure that fizzes with life

  • ReviewMusic

    June '14

    Andrew Lemon reviews the latest releases from Michael Mormecha, Go Swim and Freak's

  • ReviewFilm

    Cold in July

    1980s Texas is the backdrop to Jim Mickle's impressively pulpy adaptation of the Joe R Lansdale novel

  • ReviewMusic

    Anti-Flag

    Political punk veterans mark two decades together with an energetic showing at the Mandela Hall

  • ReviewMusic

    Rhinos

    Hard-rocking duo Paul Currie and Laura Totten keep smiling despite a disappointing turnout at the Oh Yeah Music Centre

  • ReviewLiterature

    Romancing Ireland

    Paul Clements' biography of Richard Hayward reveals a forgotten renaissance man

  • Little Jokes

    Chatterbox Productions enter the weird world of Victorian renaissance man Edward Lear at The MAC

  • BD ReviewMusic

    Schubert

    Barry Douglas's thunderously authoritative interpretation of the Austrian composer's final piano sonata

  • ReviewMusic

    Alana Henderson

    Cellist and singer-songwriter exudes musicality at the Black Box

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Hung by the Hawthorn

    Miriam de Búrca exposes societal divisions using folklore, draftsmanship and installation in Enniskillen

  • ReviewLiterature

    Breaking the Silence

    Former Israeli soldier turned peace campaigner Yehuda Shaul speaks from the heart at the Black Box

  • ReviewLiterature

    Jonathan Meades

    The inimitable architecture and food critic revels in language and sardonic wit at the Crescent Arts Centre

  • ReviewFilm

    Belle

    Amma Asante tells the incredible true story of Miss Dido Belle Lindsay in this grandly realised sophomore feature

  • ReviewMusic

    Hillbilly Hell

    16th Open House Festival continues with a celebration of blues and roots at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Kin

    Richard Gorman's meaningless abstract paintings with a Japanese bent leave Joanne Savage flabbergasted

  • The Tailor of Inverness

    The extraordinary story of one intrepid Polish father, soldier, tailor arrives at the Lyric Theatre

  • ReviewFilm

    Fruitvale Station

    Ryan Coogler's searing directorial debut screens in Belfast as part of Community Relations Week

  • ReviewLiterature

    The Pigeon Men

    Felicity McCall bravely tackles the subject of child abuse in this compelling but disturbing novella

  • ReviewLiterature

    The Incubator

    New literary journal launches at the Black Box in Belfast with readings from featured writers

  • ReviewMusic

    Rocky

    Party-poppers The Wonder Villains' long-awaited debut fizzes with youthful energy and delivers on live reputation

  • ReviewFilm

    Game of Thrones

    Having sold out in record time, this touring show is an interesting diversion from the ongoing series

  • Septic Tiger

    Pearse Elliott's latest work is an entertaining if unwieldy beast set in the border area of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland

  • ReviewHeritage

    Art of the Troubles

    The current exhibition at the Ulster Museum inspires a day of discourse from a variety of speakers

  • ReviewFilm

    Venus in Fur

    The boundaries between fact and fiction are blurred in Roman Polanski's amusing adaptation of the David Ives play

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    NI Night

    Former fabric designer Kevin Collins paints a 'delicate and luminous' version of Northern Ireland under the stars

  • ReviewMusic

    The Delines

    A literate and uplifting performance at the Real Music Club from Willy Vlautin and Co

  • Suggs

    Madness frontman turned touring raconteur recalls an extraordinary life well lived at the Ulster Hall

  • ReviewFilm

    Fading Gigolo

    John Turturro writes and directs this refined and stylish comedy starring Woody Allen and Sofia Vergara

  • ReviewFilm

    Jimmy's Hall

    What was supposed to be Ken Loach's final film – an overly theatrical adaptation of the play by Donal O'Kelly – is no great legacy

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Idir Dhá Aigne

    Michael Doherty and John Stewart present two very different visions of Belfast at An Culturlann

  • Villa & Discurso ReviewDance

    Villa & Discurso

    Guillermo Calderón's rumination on a damaged Chile feels familiar in post-conflict Belfast

  • ReviewMusic

    May '14

    Andrew Lemon appraises the latest releases from Empty Lungs, Tied to Machines and UNKNWN

  • ReviewVisual Arts

    Curious Beasts

    John Higgins visits the Ulster Museum as an unusual collection from the British Museum packs up for Hull

  • ReviewLiterature

    PJ O'Rourke

    American conservative satirist holds court on the baby boom generation at Ulster Museum for the Hay Festival of Literature

  • ReviewFilm

    The Two Faces of January

    Patricia Highsmith's tale of intrigue on the Med is stylishly adapted by Hossein Amini

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