US WRITER Winnie M Li today returns to Belfast, the city where the most horrifying event in her life took place, to discuss her first novel Dark Chapter at a Féile an Phobail lunchtime event in Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich.
THE Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music continues to lend the city a lively rhythm this week, with classes and workshops in everything from fiddle to flute taking place at the main Ulster University campus, sessions and concerts in pubs and clubs, traditional singing lessons, piping, drumming and, plenty of harping on.
IRISH director Aisling Walsh's moving drama paints a dignified portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, who weathered agonising rheumatoid arthritis as she shared her vision of the world in brightly coloured paintings.
SIBLING rivalry, domestic abuse, bigamy, grief, dementia, relationship woes and the worlds of law, tabloid press and private golf clubs all collide in Dublin writer Muriel Bolger's new novel Family Business.
BOOK REVIEW Before Lycra: Memories of St Gabriel’s / Phoenix Cycling Clubs 1951-2015 by Billy Smyth AN ARDOYNE man “born, bred and buttered”, Billy Smith was a teenager when St Gabriel’s Cycling Club, since renamed Phoenix CC, was established in 1951.
As part of the 2017 Féile an Phobail, An Dream Dearg have announced the Dioscó Dearg, Saturday 5th August 2017. Top bands from the Irish-language and Irish-traditional music scene, Polca 4, Bréag, Tonnta agus Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, will take to the stage in the Devenish in what organisers have called “the next step in the campaign for an Irish-language Act”..
MANY among those in attendance at last night’s production of Oliver! at Belfast's Grand Opera House had a vested interest in being there as family and friends of the 235 children and teenagers – yes, 235 – on stage.
ALTHOUGH they were just here five minutes ago at Belsonic in Belfast and Dublin's Malahide Castle, Canadian alt-rock funsters Arcade Fire have already announced that they'll be back in Ireland early next year for a show in Dublin.
I STUMBLED upon this excellent Netflix Original movie while browsing the 'new releases' section last week. It was spotting the name 'Macon Blair' in its credits that got my attention: Blair was the lead in Jeremy Saulnier's superb revenge thriller Blue Ruin
THE Strand Arts Centre in east Belfast is heading to the seaside this weekend for special movie presentations in Newcastle Co Down in association with Newcastle Community Cinema and NI Screen’s Digital Film Archive.