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Tá meascán taitneamhach de thaithí i Maidrid, idir bhia, ól agus chuideachta

Robert McMillen
Robert McMillen spent a few days in Madrid this week – à la recherche du temps perdu, so to speak – and fell under the spell of its bustling streets and great value food, its sometimes dark history and he even got a guided tour from a Belfastman who has been living in the city for 40 years ... 

Belfast to welcome Booker Prize-winning author Anna Burns

BOOKER Prize-winning author Anna Burns is to come to the Lyric Theatre Belfast next month for a special event. The event on April 15 will be jointly hosted by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Faber Members, in association with the Lyric. `In conversation with' acclaimed Irish author and fellow Booker-winner Anne Enright, Ms Burns will read extracts from Milkman and give an insight into life growing up Belfast, her creative inspirations, and her much talked about breakthrough novel. Milkman is her third full-length novel, winning the author her first major award.

Artist Robyn Ward depicts endangered species in debut Irish exhibition

David Roy
CAN you tell us a bit about your inspiration for Plastic Nation? Our world is beautiful and amazing and humans are damaging it potentially beyond repair: imagining a world without these incredible creatures is a tragic thought and, while none of us can independently save the world, everyone can make small changes and play their part.

Step back in time with A Queer Céilí At The Marty Forsythe

David Roy
SET in 1983 Belfast and based on real newsworthy events, A Queer Céilí at The Marty Forsythe is set to transport audiences back to a time when homosexuality had just been decriminalised in the north – much to the chagrin of Ian Paisley and his supporters – a mere 15 years after the equivalent Sexual Offences Act 1967 was passed in Britain.

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