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PHOTO: GracePhotography Blog

PHOTO: GRACEPHOTOGRAPHY BARQ join the music trail at Other Voices in Dingle this weekend and have gotten a great reaction to Bear, their latest single which they kindly issued on Bandcamp for a pay-what-you-want price. I caught up with singer Jess Kavanagh to hear about their music – soaring vocals with edgy guitar sounds or agrosoul, as they’ve dubbed it – and putting herself out there...

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Donate to First Fortnight and receive a free Solus screen print All Posts / Blog

Dublin street artist Solus has generously donated some signed limited edition silk screen prints to us and all you have to do to get one delivered straight to your door is donate €50 or more to First Fortnight. The donations will go towards the running costs of the First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies – a centre that provides art therapy to people who are...

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#FiveOnFriday with singer Laoise Blog

“It’s crucial that I have a creative space where I can be impulsive and audacious and I don’t have to answer to anyone” Our FiveOnFriday chat is with Laoise – the young Galway singer has just released You, a beguiling slice of atmospheric electro (to stream/purchase on all platforms, Spotify, iTunes etc). Although it has a dark edge, of her current overall aesthetic, she says...

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#FiveonFriday with radio host Lisa Gernon Blog

Lisa Gernon is a host on Walk in My Shoes Radio,  Ireland’s only all-digital pop-up radio station. The station has been broadcasting live all this week 10th–14th Oct from St Patrick’s University Hospital to mark World Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental health advocates, celebrity ambassadors and well-known presenters from stations across the country have been presenting shows all week long. Lisa says: “The overall aim of Walk...

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#FiveOnFriday with Calvin Sweeney Blog

On any given day, a cursory glance at the international sections of the newspaper will inevitably reveal a story of Syria. It’s a familiar tale; a war-torn country in the middle east whose citizens seem powerless in deciding their own fate, or that of their homeland. To many of us, though, that’s where the familiarity ends –  an acknowledgement of an ongoing tragedy, but a certain...

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NEFELE Festival- The festival balloon has been launched! Blog / Featured

  “Up with arts!” We are delighted to announce that the NEFELE project, the 1st European Art Festival for Mental Health, launched this weekend over in Athens. The festival runs from 1-16 October 2016 at the Mpouziani Museum, the premises of the School of Fine Arts and open public places in Athens! Sixteen days with Art Exhibitions, Film screenings, Theatrical performances, Photo exhibition, Workshops, Music events and Open...

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Feel the Fear with Peachy Dublin All Posts / Art Therapy / Street Art

ART collective Peachy Dublin invite you to a three day festival of art, music and ideas in Dublin’s Templebar Studios this weekend, based around the concept of Fear. It features artwork by established and new names, including street artist Maser and a collaboration with the Repeal the 8th Project. Here Peachy’s Clare O’Hanlon explain what it’s all about… Q. What’s the idea behind Peachy and...

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#FiveOnFriday with Catherine Howley Blog

Whatever your views on Brexit, it’s been hard to escape the six letter spectre which continues to colour every media story and poison conversations on either side of the Irish sea and beyond.  Economists and business owners are doing their best to control the narrative and limit any damage, while politicians have been tearing themselves apart in the aftermath of the referendum. There has been...

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Blues to Borderland: An interview with director Paul Webster Blog

NOW in its 28th year, ‘Cannes on the Corrib’ aka the Galway Film Fleadh is happening this week. One of the many films screening is Borderland, an investigation into the EU policies that contribute to the refugee crisis by a pair of Irish filmakers.   Co-director Paul Webster spoke to me about the documentary and his previous film, Let Those Blues In, the extraordinary story of Navan harmonica...

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#FiveOnFriday with Sarah McBriar Blog / Uncategorised

Last year for the first year, a wave of energy and a much needed glorious celebration of local talent pounded the Titanic quarter in Belfast. Between conferences, workshops, fantastic food and a world class line-up of DJs against the backdrop of incredible visuals, there was scarcely time to take stock of the quality on show. The reaction to AVA matched the mood inside T13 Belfast...

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