US COMEDIAN Patton Oswalt will be one of the top draws at this year's Galway comedy festival – or the 'Vodafone Comedy Carnival', as its sponsors prefer it to be known – which takes place between Tuesday October 24 and Monday October 30.
AN EVOCATIVE image of an excited group of Belfast children stepping down from an Ulsterbus coach clutching plastic bags of belongings and bags of crisps is one that is forever etched in the mind of Derry-born poet and author Shaun Traynor.
'NO SUCH thing as innocent bystanding' – rarely have the words of Seamus Heaney in his lyrical poem Mycenae Lookout resonated so strongly as in the present environment of ideological conflict and international terrorism.
IT'S hard to tell fact from fiction these days when social media makes it possible for individuals to create fake online personas with ease and to potentially reach millions with a single tweet or post.
FROM tea with Tinkerbell, to street dance workshops and backstage tours where children can try their hands as a lighting and sound engineer, Belfast's Grand Opera House will be buzzing when it runs its first family festival this July.