Scene & Heard - Entertainment news round up

A round up of this weeks entertainment news

Scene & Heard - Entertainment news round up

MUSIC NEWS:

Irish fans of the Foo Fighters can consider themselves lucky they got to see the band at Slane last month, as Dave Grohl’s leg injury has forced a cancellation of their appearance at Glastonbury next week. The Foo Fighters frontman broke his leg last weekend when he fell off the stage in Gothenberg. Grohl (right) wrote a lengthy letter of apology to fans, explaining what happened and pointing out that he has six metal screws in his leg.

At least Beck emerged unscathed from his Irish gigs earlier this week, and the Californian musical magpie has also released a new track, ‘Dreams’, following last year’s Morning Phase album. Beck changed his name to ‘Bork’ onstage at the Marquee on Tuesday in honour of his Leeside hosts, and when Van Morrison plays the venue in July, he might also have a slightly different moniker. He was given a knighthood in the British queen’s recent birthday honours list, so presumably will now be known as Sir Van the Man.

GIG WISE:

The summer season is in full swing with The Script at Croke Park tomorrow and Body & Soul in WestMeath among the biggies this weekend. Anybody going along to Croker should get there in plenty time to catch the rather nifty support acts, Pharrell Williams and The Wailers. Headliners at Body & Soul include Savages tonight, Super Furry Animals tomorrow, and Leftfield on Sunday. Veteran rock monsters The Who bring their 50th anniversary tour to the Aviva on Tuesday.

It can be a feast or a famine in Cork when it comes to gigs, but the city is currently spoilt for a choice with a smorgasboard of decent options over the next few weeks.The Coronas’ appearance at the Marquee in Cork tonight is sold out, but at the time of writing, there were tickets left for their second show tomorrow. Country star Nathan Carter plays the venue on Sunday, followed by ZZ Top on Monday and John Legend on Tuesday. Hard rockers Mastodon play the Savoy in Cork next Saturday, while Mary Coughlan is nearby at The Pav on Friday.

VISUAL ART:

Sean Scully will be in Cork next Friday to officially open his major exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery. Figure/Abstract is one of the most significant art exhibitions to ever come to Cork City, and will be launched with a public discussion between the artist and the curators at the venue at 5pm on Friday.

Entry is open to all and while booking is not required, be aware that seating is limited. Also in Cork, a visual arts event entitled Time Machine takes place at the National Sculpture Factory on Sunday. Coinciding with the longest day of the year, it explores the concept of time with a number of artistic events and a talk by Cork horologist Philip Stokes.

FILM TIPS:

Entourage and Mr Holmes are the big releases today, while Jurassic World has suddenly become the must-see film of the summer as it gobbles up all sorts of box office records.

For something a bit less blockbusterish, Triskel in Cork has British indie film The Falling from Sunday. Set in an English girls’ secondary school in the late 1960s, it follows a mass hysterical collapse after a traumatic incident.

THEATRE NIGHTS:

Anu Productions’ latest piece of immersive theatre deals with the 1916 Rising and will take place along O’Connell St from Tuesday, June 23. Glorious Madness is based on eyewitness accounts of the Rising. DruidShakespeare is on its way to Munster soon, with the six-hour Bard extravaganza playing at Lime Tree in Limerick (June 23-27 ) and Skibbereen Town Hall, before heading off to New York.

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