East London's Nirvana Brewery is possibly the world's first entirely low and non-alcoholic brewery.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Was the radiophobe Benjamin Britten the right choice to conduct the first concert of a new broadcast paradigm?
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
This weekly, a special edition leads us to Edgeworthstown and environs, in search of the spaces and stories of pioneering and bestselling Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth, whose base in the Co Longford town became a 19th century literary hub
Friday, December 8, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
This weekly, we discover a better mental health facility that Bedlam with the help of Dean Swift, watch 13 (or fewer) dots in the form of a conductor with Anne Cleary, join the Millennial sport of blockbuster movie spoofing with Dreamgun, and speculate, with Lian Bell, on the role of theatre design in the industry's current season of reckonings.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
The Culture File Weekly 24.11.17 (Ban Bam, Maureen O'Hara's Dior coat, Tim Robinson's Ecofeminism and Melissa Ellis' hunts)
This Weekly, we're in Durrow, County Laois, trying on a fur to which we otherwise strongly object, sizing up gender equality in improvised music, checking into Marsh's Library, Dublin, and listening carefully while Maureen O'Connor explains how Ecofeminism helps us understand that we are but assemblages of different kinds of being.
Friday, November 24, 2017
The story of Maureen O'Hara's Dior Fur coat and Sheppards Auction House, where it currently finds itself, raises some questions for anyone who understands how cruel and unacceptable everything about wearing fur is. And it's not like the problem went unnoticed at Culture File Towers. So, Luke called up our reporter, Eleanor Flegg, to talk about what should happen to old and historic furs. PETA (http://ift.tt/2A6bsBt) has a good answer.
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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Culture File Weekly 17.11.17 (Veronika Harcsa, Louis Scully, Niamh Barry, Dave Flynn's Memory Orchestra)
This weekly, we're in North Co. Dublin to glimpse the glowing art of sculptor, Niamh Barry, we visit the big studio in Donnybrook with the RTE NSO and the Memory Orchestra, meet nightlife kingpin, Louis Scully, and hear some extended vocal technique from Hungarian jazznik, Veronika Harcsa.
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Composer, Dave Flynn and fiddler, Niamh Varian-Barry bring a collection of replica bronze age horns to Donnybrook
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
This weekly we fly to the free jazz hothouse of 1960s Holland with the Instant Composer Pool's Han Bennink, time-travel way back to 2010, when German filmmaker, Eva Stotz first started couchsurfing, and beam down to Galway's Tulca 2017 to ask "where have all the hippies gone?"
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This weekly we are transported to the free jazz hothouse of 1960s Amsterdam with the Instant Composer Pool's Han Bennink, time-travel way back to 2010, when German filmmaker, Eva Stotz first started couchsurfing, and beam down to Galway's Tulca 2017 to enquire with curator Matt Packer: "where have all the hippies gone?"
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Sunset in Berlin sees the coming to life of James Turrell's lightwork in a Mitte cemetery
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Searching for the ghosts of lost hippies with Matt Packer, curator of Galway's yearly festival of visual arts
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
This weekly, American writer, Kurt Andersen reports to us from Fantasyland, his nightmare contemporary USA, in which entertainment and reality have finally merged. And musicologist & opera writer, Sylvia L'Ecuyer, decodes good and evil in updating opera
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Kurt Andersen's new 500 year history of American explores how reality and entertainment merged in the New World
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Monday, October 23, 2017
This weekly, we're in Berlin with German artist-provocateur, Jonathan Meese; on the new frontiers of jazz with Anneleen Boeme and deep inside the matrix as Aisling Kelliher marks our card for the AI-filled future