Monthly Archives: May 2009

Seven Of Five…

The five sparkly little jewel(case)s that have taken my fancy this week are as diverse as they are….. different. Got to work on those metaphors if I’m going to be writing this every week or so… We start with: Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers Disclaimer first – I like a huge amount […]


Darren’s Movie News 26/05/09

I‘m still reeling from the possibility that there could be a Buffy movie without Joss Whedon. Argh!!! Did you know…it was 32 years ago yesterday that Star Wars was released? May 25th 1977 saw the release of the George Lucas’s massive movie franchise in just 32 cinemas. It went on to be huge of course, […]

Culch Gigs…

More prosaic today… In terms of bandage, I have a biggie to start: Placebo have confirmed a concert at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 15th December, 2009. Tickets priced from 44.20 including booking fee will go on sale this Friday 29th May at 9.00am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Then there’s: THE CRIBS have confirmed two […]

Ex Tenebris Lux

© Aideen Barry 2009 Aideen Barry is a Visual Artist, working in the media of performance, film, musical composition, drawings and animation. She was awarded funding from the Arts Council of Ireland’s Projects: New Work Award towards the creation of a new work filmed in Zero Gravity whilst on a residency at Kennedy Space Centre, […]

I Once Was a Bonnie Young Trainspotter

Come here for a minute ’til I tell you about a bunch of deviants from Kilkenny, a talented bunch of misshapen misfits – The Devious Theatre Group. Last year, I was lucky enough to catch their brilliant production of Trainspotting in the Watergate Theatre. Yesterday, they announced details of this year’s production, a Kilkenny take […]

The Shawshank Redemption at the Gaiety Theatre

As the curtain lifted, I think I may have gasped at the hugely impressive stage, transformed into the cold, barred up Shawshank Prison. Though destined to be compared with Frank Darabont’s classic 1994 film, Owen O’Neill and Dave John’s interpretation of Stephen King’s short story immediately began ploughing its own furrows. The opening sounds of […]

SweetTalk 35 @ The Sugar Club

This Thursday evening sees SweetTalk 35 hitting The Sugar Club with a feast of graphic design & illustration deliciousness. 3 amazingly talented designers/typographers/illustrators will be speaking about their work: Alex Trochut (work produced for Nike, Coca-Cola, the The Guardian, British Airways, Addidas) Ian Stevenson (MTV, E4, Paul Smith, Perrier) Gaetan Billault (Jo’Burger, Bodytonic, Snyth Eastwood, […]

Work by Gaetan Billault, Alex Trochut, Ian Stevenson

Win tickets to The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

As you may have gathered from the previous post, we’re big fans of The Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. There’s a group of us going down this weekend, and, well, if you’re around for a pint, give us a shout! To help you get there, how about we offer you the chance to win some […]

Interactive Dark Knight dance-off on YouTube

Who’d win in a dance off between the Dark Knight and the Joker? Time to find out… It’s an interactive breakdance competition in stop-motion where you get to match the dance moves. Great time waster, really interesting concept! This is from a French Canadian director called Patrick Boivin. Really talented guy, he has some amazing […]

Up & Coming: The Deadly Nighshades

The Deadly Nighshades, a six piece punk-indie-alternative band from Bray, Co.Wicklow are the latest Irish delight to catch my fancy. Listening to their demo on the way home in rush hour traffic on Friday I found myself hitting reply so many times on “War” and “The Pilot’s Wife” I had made a forty minute journey […]

Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival – why it’s the best little comedy festival in the world

It’s happening this weekend. It’s in the best little city in the world. It’s something we’ve been anticipating greatly for the last year, following our great experience last year. It’s the Carlsberg Cat Laughs Festival and it’s going to be only mega. Or deadly, as they say down that way. There’s a wonderful sense of […]