Dublin-based restaurateur, Giorgio Casari guides us through the foothills around the Northern Italian town of Alba, where each year the Truffle Festival draws thousands of fans of the white fungus.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Jon Finn, a producer and instigator of Billy Elliot, on the struggle to turn a tale of ballet and British politics into a globally successful musical.
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Monday, August 1, 2016
.@KilkennyArts composer, Neil Martin, learnt the importance of "no" from his friend, Seamus Heaney. Now he is creating a soundtrack for Heaney's Aeneid: Book VI at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival, alongside another of the poet's former collaborators, Stephen Rea.
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Friday, July 29, 2016
Composer, Neil Martin on cellos and dancers, Heaney and Virgil, the afterlife and the bit before.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Culture File Weekly No 80 (Cannabis and sensory craft, cannibalism in Brazilian culture, Irish showjumping and Mexican embroidery)
This weekly: we share a curry comb with an Irish showjumper, hunt the embroidered treasure of Oaxaca and beyond, hear smell scientist Avery Gilbert, predictions for the future of legalised pot, and listen as Ambassador Afonso José Cardoso, explains the literal and metaphorical role of cannibalism in Brazilian culture. Phew.
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Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Cannibalism both literal and metaphorical on a journey into the tasty heart of Brazil's musical history (photo: Cannibalism in Brazil in 1557 as described by Hans Staden (b. around 1525 – Wolfhagen, 1579). Gravure de Théodore de Bry, 1562)
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
This Weekly, playwright Katie O'Kelly and singer, Ruba Shamshoum talk about art in troubled times, we take a walk in the park with Christina Kubisch and get our brains slightly melted by dublin experimental pop band, Meltybrains?
Friday, July 15, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
This weekly, we celebrate the seventh day of the seventh month, Japanese style and the fourth day of the seventh month, American style, as well as dance on film in The Wake and the washing up sounds of Michael Gallen
Friday, July 8, 2016
The Japanese festival of the 7th day of the 7th month is marked by a 7-course meal eaten deep in a cave in Cork
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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
.@Meltybrains ? do their candypink earthquake version of a classic & also speak next week Culture File @RTELyricFM
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The Culture File Weekly No 77 (Mexican music, Mauritian cuisine, California startups, Brazilian censorship)
This weekly, the Italian chef who is bringing mama's technique to African ingredients, a conductor who knows the power of Instagram, a Brazilian typographer who is trying to tell the story of censorship in his country, and Prof Aisling Kelliher on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
A Brazilian typographer uses his art to exhume the history of censorship under his country's military dictatorship
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
An extended version of our Culture File picking winners and WTFs from CNBC's Disruptor 50 for 2016, with Prof Aisling Kelliher, of Virginia Tech.
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The Culture File Weekly No 76 (NCAD, The Listening Crowd, A world of numbers with Piergiorgio Odifreddi)
Does hiring a banker to run an art college presage a clash of cultures? Maybe not, says NCAD's Bernard Hanratty. Italian mathematical philosopher and Joycean, Piergiorgio Odifreddi on why numbers never click for some people; and The Listening Crowd conference investigates new music and the people who lend it their ears
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Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Where math meshes with literature and the theories of Gödel mesh with the imaginings of Joyce
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
The Culture File Weekly No 75 (Emperor Charles IV, fiddler-artist, Sinéad Onóra Kennedy, Google's Tango VR tools, Cape Town Opera)
This weekly: the artist-fiddle player who blends her two skills together, a team of architects using Google Tango, the story of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and an opera biography of Nelson Mandela
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Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Artist-fiddler, Sinéad Onóra Kennedy on creating images of her experiences of traditional fiddle music
This weekly: Icelandic artist and environmental activist, Olafur Eliasson on following in the footsteps of LeBrun and Bernini in the layer of the Sun King, Bill Butt’s cello, how the women of 1916 are inspiring on a new history of the 20th century and a visit the tiny St Aubin rhummerie in Mauritius to witness a rumvelution!
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This weekly: the 1980s politics that gave rise to new millennium music blockbuster, Billy Elliot, the rise and rise of adblocking software and a tasting plate of cooks, writers and "sacred dining" from this year's Ballymaloe Festival.
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