Cork Shakespearean Company's Kieran O'Leary says the event is a challenge but "I'll be a bit disappointed if the words aren't recited within the 12 hours."

12 venues to recite full works of Shakespeare for 450th birthday

THE complete works of Shakespeare will be recited in 12 venues around Cork City today on the Bard’s 450th ...

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Rhys Darby's new show Short Poppies airs on Netflix.

‘Flight of the Conchords’ star looking for lift-off

Rhys Darby didn’t think anyone would get the joke. “New Zealand humour can be extremely dry,” says the ...

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Vanbrugh Quartet/CCSO
Cork City Hall

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Latin legend Julio Iglesias on passion, performance, and his upcoming Ireland gig

At 70, Julio Iglesias has never lost his passion for performing, says Gerry Quinn. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Linda Kenny and Michael Twomey celebrating 10 successful years of The Everyman Sunday Songbook with an Anniversary Concert on Sunday, April 27, at The Everyman, Cork. Pic: Miki Barlok

The 10th anniversary of The Everyman's Sunday Songbook

The Everyman Sunday Songbook marks its 10th anniversary. Colette Sheridan reports.

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Poet Knute Skinner

The Tuesday Poem

In a Restaurant in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, April 2012

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The ever-popular Chamber Choir Ireland (formerly National Chamber Choir of Ireland) will perform at the beautiful St Fin Barre's Cathedral during this year's Cork International Choral Festival.

More than 5,000 singers for this year's Cork International Choral Festival

Carmina Burana promises to be a highlight of the choral festival in Cork, writes Jo Kerrigan. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Movie reviews:

The Amazing Spider-man 2 ***
The Sea ****
The Love Punch *** This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Walk Home

Rachel Seiffert
Virago, €14.99;
ebook, €9.99

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Romany And Tom

Ben Watt
Bloomsbury, €21.50,
ebook €13.99

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The Ballad of a Small Player

Lawrence Osborne
Hogarth, £12.99;
ebook, €10.99

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The Wolf in Winter

John Connolly
Hodder & Stoughton, €15.99;
ebook, €12.99

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The Land Where Lemons Grow

Helena Attlee
Particular Books, €28.99;
ebook, €13.99

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The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession

John Cornwell
Profile Books, £16.99
Review: TP O’Mahony

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Best of the Week’s TV (April 12-18)

Super Garden returns, it’s a big week for the Champions League and there’s also some serious ...

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Theatre: We Were There
Cork Arts Theatre This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Madeleine D'Arcy: 'Sometimes, what you might consider lost time is actually growing up time and it's never too late to do something.' Picture: Denis Scannell

Life after law: Madeleine D'Arcy unveils debut story collection

Former solicitor Madeleine D’Arcy publishes her debut collection of short stories on April 26. She ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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US writer Nicole Kelby will read from her latest novel.

Cork World Book Fest Highlights 2014

Celebrating ten years in existence, the Cork World Book Fest (April 22-26), organised by Cork City Library ...

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A war of words in Faulks' Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks is surprised his WW1 novel works so well on the stage, says Jo Kerrigan

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