FILM TIPS: A nine-year wait for Toy Story 4 has meant that anyone who saw the previous instalment in the cinema is rather more mature by now. Whether that means you’re 18 or 88, the latest offering by John Lasseter and co is arguably the most exciting film of the year, and early reviews have been good. Go see it. Less blockbuster offerings include the excellent Gloria Bell, at Triskel in Cork from Sunday, starring Julianne Moore in a comedy drama about a free-spirited divorcée. Triskel also has ‘heartwarming’ maternal French film In Safe Hands.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
Written for the party goers of the 1639 Venice Carnivale, Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses was said by one scholar to have enough sex, gore and elements of the supernatural to satisfy the most jaded Venetian palate.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2018
Mick O’Dea is one of Ireland’s finest portrait painters, and he spent three seasons as the artist-in-residence at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, creating portraits of various participants. He tellsabout those sessions, the fruits of which feature in a new exhibition
Thu, 14 Jun, 2018
Wexford native Norah O’Leary is the cellist with period ensemble Ensemble Dagda who specialise in 17th century music. They will be performing as part of the East Cork Early Music Festival on Saturday in Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh. Full details on www.eastcorkearlymusic.ie
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
A fuming husband, a wife with a guilty secret and a jilted lover on the verge of a nervous breakdown are the main protagonists in a pair of short operas on the theme of love and lies presented by Opera Theatre Company at the Watergate Theatre during Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Wed, 12 Aug, 2015
The discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine voted Kilkenny one of its top 10 of world’s friendliest cities recently, and if you visit during its festival period, you might even consider a mere top 10 is a bit unfair to the place.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
TAMING is the operative word in The Taming of the Shrew, a play about the arranged marriage of Petruchio and Katherine. The original is set in Padua, a powerful city-state in Renaissance Italy. Petruchio lays it out baldly to his betrothed: “For I am born to tame you, Kate, and bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate conformable as other household Kates.”
Mon, 05 Aug, 2013