Next Monthly Issue Will Be A March/April Edition

Just to let you know that our next monthly issue of EILE Magazine will be a March/April edition.


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IDGTF 2018: ‘Let Me Look At You’ at the Pearse Centre Theatre

Starving Artists Theatre Company presents:


by Godfrey Hamilton, performed by Mark Pinkosh

As a part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (IDGTF 2018) presented at the The Pearse Centre Theatre – 27 Pearse Street – Dublin, May 7 – 12 at 9 pm, additional performances May 7 & 12 at 2.30 pm

Q: What’s so funny about being gay? A: Let Me Look At You. Continue Reading »

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Saxophonist Dave McMurray’s Debut On Blue Note Records

Saxophonist Dave McMurray makes Blue Note Records debut with Detroit-centric album, Music Is Life – Available May 18

The album serves as pseudo-reunion between McMurray and Blue Note President, Don Was, former bandmates in Was (Not Was), whose hits included Walk The Dinosaur, Spy In The House Of Love,and Robot Girl.

The saxophonist combines his experiences playing with B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Bootsy Collins, on his Funk-Jazz-Soul Album featuring Seven Nation Army and Atomic Dog covers. Continue Reading »

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Not heading to Coachella – Why not Couchella instead?

With Coachella kicking off again this weekend, you may feel some serious FOMO as you’re scrolling through all the pictures on Instagram; especially when instead of partying in your cowboy boots and fringed jacket, you’re at The Barge Pub on the Grand Canal or Dollymount Strand working on those T-shirt tan lines.

To help ease the pangs of jealousy you feel while re-watching Beyonce’s performance for the 23rd time, why not have your own Couchella  (or Couch Eile as Gaeilge)  weekend from the solace of your own home – with not a portaloo in sight.

Couchella is the perfect event for those of us not heading off to California this weekend. Rather than standing in queues to see your favourite artist, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your living room. No elbowing to get to the front of the line here or having to fork out for an overpriced hot dog, with Couchella, your favourite bag of Tayto will hit the spot.

See below for the Netflix Couchella line up: Continue Reading »

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Stunning exhibition to celebrate 50 years of North Louth artists

Dundalk-based artist, Derek Bell’s work is part of the 50th anniversary exhibition of North Louth Artists

A stunning exhibition of painting and sculpture, celebrating 50 years of artists working in North Louth, will open in Dundalk’s An Táin Arts Centre on May 9. 

The 50th Anniversary Exhibition of the North Louth Artists features over 60 artworks, paintings, sculptures and ceramics created by leading professional artists living and working in the region.

Founder members included renowned Irish artists, Bea Orpen and Drogheda-born Nano Reid. The North Louth Artists group is a network of 14 professional visual artists who exhibit annually. Continue Reading »

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Great GLOW Maniac Video Announces Date for Season 2!

The girls are back in town. Season 2 of GLOW returns on 29 June – bring your leg warmers!

Inspired by the real story of the 1980’s female wrestling league, the series — set in Los Angeles, and showcasing big hair and body slams – is the fictionalized story of an out of work actress, who finds one last attempt to live her dreams, in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.

Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black) are executive producers, and the series was co-created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black), who serve as showrunners.

Watch GLOW on Netflix.

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UK: Firefighters and bankers pledge to be ‘transgender allies’ in the workplace

In fire stations, banks, companies and parliament, British workers have pledged to support transgender colleagues facing violence and discrimination through a training programme that aims to promote inclusive workplaces.

Britain’s lower house of parliament, leading banks Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group, consumer goods maker Procter & Gamble Co, and accounting firm EY are among those rolling out the programme to support transgender people. Continue Reading »

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Film Review: The Cured

Frances Winston reviews this Irish film about zombies, and finds it comes up short. 

Directed by: David Freyne – Starring: Sam Keeley, Ellen Page, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Horror is a tricky genre to pull off. There is always a danger that you’re going to veer the wrong side of shtick and silliness rather than scares. In the zombie sub-genre, this danger is somewhat multiplied, given the nature of the beasties featured. There’s a fine line between The Walking Dead and the Thriller video, and not everyone finds the balance. Continue Reading »