Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Culture File: Josiah Wedgwood in the Age of Bluetooth

How designer, Yair Neuman, is firing up Stoke-on-Trent's great ceramic tradition with...a china bluetooth speaker

Monday, September 26, 2016

Culture File: The underground scene at 10-Z

A former nuclear shelter buried deep beneath a 14th century castle in Moravia gets reopens - as a hotel

Friday, September 23, 2016

Culture File: Deirdre McLoughlin's Amsterdam

Eleanor Flegg goes to Amsterdam in search of the magical transformations of ceramist, Deirdre McLoughlin

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Culture File: Equality in the Kitchen

Food activist, Maria Canabal, is fighting for a rethink of the human side of the restaurant and its kitchen

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Culture File Xtra: Computational Thinking At Length

The XXL version of our conversation with Prof. Aisling Kelliher on "computational thinking". Will it be a fundamental skill used by everyone by the middle of the 21st century?

Culture File: Culture Night Ambassador, Ronan O'Snodaigh

Culture Night ambassador, Ronan O'Snodaigh, on the magical mystery tour that is Culture Night

Culture File: Aisling Kelliher on the future of thinking

Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone. Discuss. With help from Prof. Aisling Kelliher

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Culture File: Grandbrothers

Grandbrothers features one piano and two musicians who "play" it at the same time - but only one touches the keys

Friday, September 16, 2016

Culture File: Steve Cooney's harp sounds

Why 17th century Irish harp music maybe sounds better on the guitar, with genre busting musician, Steve Cooney

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Culture File: Ester Havlová's Fragments

Straddling Wenceslas and Merrion Squares, with a new exhibition by Czech architectural photographer, Ester Havlová

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Culture File: The Recession Percussion

New uses for milk frothers, jam jars, velcro and car spares with percussionist extraordinaire, Alex Petcu

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Culture File: Lucan House

Through the parlours and salon of Lucan House, with Italian Ambassador and resident, Giovanni Adorni Braccesi

Monday, September 12, 2016

Culture File: Telmo Pievani on Earth's ongoing sixth Mass Extinction (part 2 of 2)

Prof Pievani on the place where biology, philosophy and the future of life on Earth touch.

The Culture File Weekly No. 87 (Telmo Pievani, samba autopsy, the San Patricios Battalion and Daniel O'Connell)

This weekly, Telmo Pievani, Italy's first chair in the Philosophy of Biological Sciences has some suggestion for saving planet earth, Swedish-Brazilian duo, Magnus Lindgren/Nelson Faria perform a samba autopsy, painter-cum-war artist, John Ratajkowski follows the San Patricios Battalion and we (monster) meet a new graphic life of Daniel O'Connell.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Culture File: Telmo Pievani on ethics, evolution...and music (part 1 of 2)

Italy's first chair in the Philosophy of Biological Sciences on how music evolved and homo sapiens remade the planet

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Culture File: Anatomy of a Samba

Swedish-Brazilian sax-guitar duo, Magnus Lindgren and Nelson Faria, cut open one of their compositions

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Culture File: Ratajkowski's San Patricios

Images by Mathew Brady and other early war photographers find their way into the work of the San Diego artist.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Culture File: Daniel O'Connell

A history book published in 2016? Not about 1916? Jody Moylan courageously turns his attention to Daniel O'Connell

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 86 (Tom McCarthy Pret A Manger Special)

In the winter of 2014 Culture File went to meet Tom McCarthy. It took place in a branch of the sandwich chain, Pret A Manger. Pret, the Booker-prize nominated author suggested, was an emblematic London non-place - an ideal unlocation in which to discuss contemporary London, the art of Hergé and Cocteau and the palatability of Pret salads

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 85 (LA Stories)

Luke Clancy sets "pickup location", hits "Tap and Ride" and takes an Uber through Los Angeles, meeting magic shows and exhibitions, graveyards and beaches, perfumes and butterflies - and of course, lots of Uber drivers.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 84 (Truffling Special)

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Culture File Weekly - August 2016 Promo

Feel all the colours, with the weekliest show of culture and creativity, The Culture File Weekly. Saturdays, 6.30pm, @RTElyricfm

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 83 (Billy Elliot Summer Special)

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.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Culture File: The best uses of "yes" and "no" with composer, Neil Martin (part 2)

.@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.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Culture File: The best uses of "yes" and "no" with composer, Neil Martin (Part 1)

Composer, Neil Martin on cellos and dancers, Heaney and Virgil, the afterlife and the bit before.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Culture File: Documenting Doping

Documentary maker, Gretha Viana on 9.79 seconds that heralded a new era of sport.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Culture File: Gwilym Simcock's Fingers

How to straddle the jazz-classical divide, with the Welsh-born pianist and Impossible Gentleman kingpin.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Culture File: Tommy Fleming's Paddy

The Irish singer heads into the world of musical theatre with the story of an Irish immigrant in 1960s England

Monday, July 25, 2016

Culture File: Mastering Chopin with Dr Chen

Dublin International Piano Festival's Archie Chen leads a fingertip tour of best practice Chopin

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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Culture File: Sensory Craft and Pot Fragrance

Smell scientist, Avery Gilbert, sees the future of his specialty in Colorado's legalised marijuana industry

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Culture File: Cannibalism and Culture

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)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Culture File: Darryl Walker's Stable Life

Irish Showjumper Darryl Walker introduces us to some of his charges there at Inchanappa House in County Wicklow

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Culture File: Which would Frida Kahlo wear?

Rebecca Devaney has been knocking on doors, meeting craftspeople and collecting embroideries from all over Mexico

Culture File Xtra: Antonina's Hummingbirds

Rebecca Devaney has been knocking on doors, meeting craftspeople and collecting embroideries from all over Mexico. One of the textiles she encountered was by Antonina Cornelia

Monday, July 18, 2016

Culture File: LA Stories (Part 4)

In the final part of our LA diaries, Luke finds Uber's best secret use: as a music recommendation service

The Culture File Weekly No 79 (Katie O'Kelly, Ruba Shamshoum, Christina Kubisch, Meltybrains?)

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

Culture File: Meltybrains? Anyone?

Dublin experimental pop ensemble Meltybrains? on harmony, counterpoint and the best way to mass manufacture masks

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Culture File: Christina Kubisch in Islandbridge

The electric landscapes of the city and the Irish lives lost in WWI made audible in the work of the Berlin artist

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Culture File: Katie O'Kelly's Olive Tree

Katie O'Kelly's new one-woman show debuts as part of this year's Palfest, Palestinian solidarity art festival

Culture File: Ruba Shamshoum's vocalcano

A musical image of a Middle East primed to erupt, in the music of a Nazareth-born, Dublin-based jazz singer

Monday, July 11, 2016

Culture File: LA Stories (Part 3)

The Monarchs of Venice Beach (and Theodor Adorno)

The Culture File Weekly No 78 (Tanabata, The Wake, Wilde Stories, Fourth of July)

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

Culture File: Chef, Takashi Miyazaki celebrates all the 7s of Tanabata in Mitchelstown

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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Culture File: Michael Gallen's Wilde music

High up places feed the music of composer, Michael Gallen's suite inspired by Oscar Wilde's children's stories

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Culture File: Oonagh Kearney's The Wake

Filmmaker Oonagh Kearney's latest trilogy of films explores the female body through choreography

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Culture File: Fourth of July in the Deerfield Residence

They jury may be out on Brexit, but 1776's Amexit is heartily celebrated each July 4th

Monday, July 4, 2016

Culture File Xtra: Meltybrains? essay the RTE lyricfm signature tune

.@Meltybrains ? do their candypink earthquake version of a classic & also speak next week Culture File @RTELyricFM

Culture File: LA Stories (Part 2)

Who'd put Black Mountain as their first choice college? Luke wonders, at a show on the experimental art school

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.