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An bhfuil naimhdeas do theangacha mionlaithe ag dul i méid san Eoraip?

Robert McMIllen
Irish at QUB is pleased to host its first annual public lecture on Wednesday, 25 April at 6pm. This year, Professor Bernadette Ó’Rourke (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh), will deliver a talk on the topic “The authority to speak — Linguistic intolerance, anonymity and monolingual regimes”. This public lecture is free and open to all. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. The lecture will be conducted in English. Please feel free to circulate this information widely.

Film review: The Leisure Seeker

Damon Smith
MORE than 25 years after they last shared the big screen in Bethune: The Making Of A Hero, Dame Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland reunite for a bitter-sweet journey of self-discovery in The Leisure Seeker.

Noise Annoys: Brand New Friend, Wood Burning Savages, Ferals & Jinx Lennon

David Roy
BARELY two years after their first EP American Wives received a positive report here in your Noise Annoys – "Five tracks of catchy strum and jangle!", "Invigorating pop-punkish energy and urgency!", "A whimsical, heart-achey vibe that perfectly captures the bittersweet sting of teenage romance gone bad!" – Castlerock indie popsters Brand New Friend are about to release their debut album Seatbelts For Aeroplanes for new paymasters Xtra Mile Recordings.

Just announced: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

David Roy
THE Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (CQAF) will return to Belfast from May 3 to 13 this year, bringing its reliably eclectic cocktail of alternative culture to venues around the city (but mainly The Black Box).

Omagh writer/director Aoife McArdle on feature debut Kissing Candice

David Roy
AOIFE McArdle's Kissing Candice is one of the most visually arresting entries showing at this year's Belfast Film Festival – an impressive achievement considering that this bold, genre-bending psychological teen drama is the Omagh-born writer/director's first feature.

New cinema releases: Custody, The Titan and Western

CUSTODY (15, 94 mins) Writer-director Xavier Legrand's feature debut is a continuation of his award-winning short Just Before Losing Everything about a terrified wife wriggling free of the suffocating grasp of her abusive husband.

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