By Des O’Driscoll
Cork International Poetry Festival
Five days of readings and more by various verse-smiths from Ireland and abroad.
- Tues-Sat, corkpoetryfest.net
THE SHAPE OF WATER
It’s a big week for releases with Black Panther (Tuesday) and Lady Bird (Friday), but Guillermo del Toro’s strange and wonderful film still looks like a good bet.
- Cinemas nationwide, Wednesday
First episode of an excellent two-part documentary on Ireland’s only boarding school for primary-age children.
- Thursday, RTÉ One, 10.15pm
The 62-year-old singer will be drawing from her extensive back catalogue during two concerts in Cork.
- Thursday & Friday, Cork Opera House
The talented Dublin rapper has been threatening for a while to become Ireland’s first big hip hop star. His debut album Dear Annie will be a big test of his bona fides.
- Released on Friday