CHOREOGRAPHER Hofesh Shechter, whose work includes Political Mother, one of the highlights of Derry's City of Culture year in 2013, is taking his high-energy brand of dance to The MAC theatre in Belfast for the first time next week.
ROBERT Newman has been a repeat performer at Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival over the past 19 years: however, the north London-based comedian, author and noted Ukulele enthusiast admits that he's still never quite sure if festival organiser Sean Kelly is actually going to book him.
COMEDIAN Paul Merton and his fellow Impro Chums Lee Simpson, Suki Webster and Mike McShane will be back on the road next year for a series of improvisational comedy-powered live shows that should delight fans of Channel 4's classic 'why isn't it still on the air?' Friday night favourite, Whose Line Is It Anyway? This rag-bag gang of make-it-up-on-the-spot comedy mavericks – whose "collective improvisational experience is enough to stun an elephant" according to their PR blurb – will visit Derry's Millennium Forum on Saturday April 13 2019.
LOCAL audiences can relive 60s hits Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia, The Sound of Silence, Homeward Bound and other classic Simon & Garfunkel sounds as the West End show paying homage to the US folk-rock duo tours Ireland.
"CATHOLICS didn't like you as your father was in the RUC and Protestants didn't like you because you were a Catholic, so you walked a narrow road," is how Denise Ferran sums up her experience growing up in Enniskillen, the youngest child of a Catholic policeman.
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).