Culture & Arts

Gig Review: Metallica at Slane Castle, June 8th

Gig Review: Metallica at Slane Castle, June 8th

Review by Frances Winston Metallica, Slane Castle, June 8th 2019 After almost a decade, Metallica made a triumphant return to Irish shores to play what is always one of the most prestigious gigs of the Summer – the annual Slane Castle concert. Following in the footsteps of Thin Lizzy, Queen, Guns and Roses, and numerous […]

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

(Reuters) – Samoa has banned Rocketman, the movie-musical based on the life of British musician, Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific island’s censor has said. The film was banned last week, because it clashed with Samoa’s “culture and our Christian beliefs”, the censor, Leiataua Niuapu Faaui, told the Samoa Observer newspaper […]

Warsaw: Pride parade attracts large crowd amid heated political debate

Warsaw: Pride parade attracts large crowd amid heated political debate

(Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people joined a Pride march in Warsaw yesterday, Saturday 8th June, as gay rights continue to become a major issue in Poland’s election campaign. The parade, which was expected to be the biggest of its kind in the city, came as the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party […]

Theatre at the heart of Clonmel Junction Festival

Theatre at the heart of Clonmel Junction Festival

THEATRE AT THE HEART OF CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL JULY 1 – 7, 2019 As one of his final engagements as Mayor, Cllr Richie Molloy attended the launch of Clonmel Junction Arts Festival’s 2019 brochure at the Town Hall last Thursday. Also in attendance were Cllr Siobhan Ambrose and Cllr Michael Murphy, as well as incoming […]

Mick Flannery’s EVENING TRAIN premieres at Cork Midsummer Festival

Mick Flannery’s EVENING TRAIN premieres at Cork Midsummer Festival

EVENING TRAIN Music & Lyrics by Mick Flannery Book by Ursula Rani Sarma Directed by Annabelle Comyn  OPENING NEXT WEEK: 7.30pm, Thursday 13th – Sunday 23rd June 2019 Preview: 7.30pm, Thursday 13th June 2019 Tickets: €35 | Concession €30 | Students €25 Celebrated singer-songwriter Mick Flannery, writer Ursula Rani Sarma, and director Annabelle Comyn have transformed Flannery’s acclaimed […]

US: Drag Queens Wish VP Mike Pence A ‘Happy Birthday’

US: Drag Queens Wish VP Mike Pence A ‘Happy Birthday’

All in the Name of Love for the LGBTQIA+ Community 57 years ago, one of the most popular sex symbols of that time sang a sultry rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ to the country’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy. The performance went on to become one of the most iconic (and sexiest) moments in US politics, […]

Everyman Theatre: Alice Barry returns to Cork with ‘Liv’

Everyman Theatre: Alice Barry returns to Cork with ‘Liv’

LIV by Alice Barry Directed by Jason Byrne At The Everyman Bar, The Everyman Theatre, Cork Tuesday 11th – Wednesday 12th June, 2019, 8pm Duration 1 hour 20 mins http://www.everymancork.com A new human story from Noggin Theatre Company After the success of Violet Gibson, The Woman Who Shot Mussolini, and Fruitcake in 2017, The Everyman […]