LENNY Abrahamson first came to wider public attention with his best director Oscar nomination for 2015's superb 'abduction and its aftermath' drama Room, but by that point the Dublin-born film-maker was already well established as a rising talent thanks to his first four features, Adam & Paul (2004), Garage (2007), What Richard Did (2012) and Frank (2014).
LET'S get down to it, boppers: it's high time we checked in with atmospheric alt-rockers Ferals, not least because the Belfast-based band have their debut EP coming out very shortly and have booked a launch gig to prove it.
Today New Pagans – The 343, Belfast Modern Rome, Lauren Bird, The Fugues – The American Bar, Belfast Wookalily – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Glen Hansard – St Columb’s Hall, Derry Matt McGinn Band, Eilidh Patterson – Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena Saturday April 13 True Tides – Voodoo, Belfast Amanda St John & Friends – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Ben Heffernan – The Sunflower, Belfast Glen Hansard – St Columb’s Hall, Derry Eric Bell Trio, Electric Vultures – Atlantic Bar, Portrush New Pagans – Hop House, Bangor, 2pm Jealous of The Birds – Hop House, Bangor, 4pm Malojian – Bending Sound Records, Bangor, 5.
SOMETIMES it's hard to be a woman but it's harder to be a woman who sacrifices her long-cherished dreams of fame for her children in director Tom Harper's uplifting drama of creative strife and self-empowerment.
1. When did you think about a career in writing and what were your first steps into it? I’ve always thought of myself as a writer but never actually wrote anything until I arrived in Portland, Oregon for a new job in 2005.