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From TheJournal.ie 'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children Creative Kids

'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children

It follows the launch of the creative programme in Irish schools last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'There isn't a bleak enough word to say how bleak it is now': Artists grapple with impact of coronavirus crisis Coronavirus

'There isn't a bleak enough word to say how bleak it is now': Artists grapple with impact of coronavirus crisis

People working in the arts say the current situation has placed huge financial pressure on them.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus Funding

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus Civic Theatre

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus

The fund was set up by the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home' Opinion

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

From TheJournal.ie 'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art Frayed

'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art

It’s part of a new arts festival taking place in Dublin next week.

From TheJournal.ie Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend Events

Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend

A goat fair and a Cavan food festival are just some of the events taking place.

From TheJournal.ie 'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community Gaze Festival
From TheJournal.ie Plans for €110m Parnell Square cultural quarter facing major setback over lack of funding Arts

Plans for €110m Parnell Square cultural quarter facing major setback over lack of funding

The cost of the library was originally estimated to cost €60m but has since increased to €80m according to the latest reports.

From TheJournal.ie A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun Electrolyte

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun

A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.

From TheJournal.ie Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife City Culture

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife

The minister has suggested a night mayor for cities such as Dublin could be beneficial.

From TheJournal.ie John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme' The Luckiest Guy Alive

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'

The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.

From TheJournal.ie Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community UK

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community

The centre first opened in 1955 to meet the needs of new Irish emigrants to the English capital.

From TheJournal.ie Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted' Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors? Opinion

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

‘I’m really not a fan of hiring someone because they have or have not got a disability and I, for one, would not like to be hired for a job on that basis,’ writes filmmaker Paddy Slattery.

From TheJournal.ie 'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?' Improv

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'

Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store Imram

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies Waking The Feminists

Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies

The move comes after 18 months of work following the Waking the Feminists movement.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair Delinquent Season

'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair

Writer and director Mark O’Rowe’s latest film is the next chapter in a diverse and lauded career.

From TheJournal.ie 'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time' All About Dis

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

From TheJournal.ie Long-delayed state-of-the-art €8 million cinema in Galway to finally open its doors this week Pálás

Long-delayed state-of-the-art €8 million cinema in Galway to finally open its doors this week

The cinema will feature three screens, a bar and café.

From TheJournal.ie 'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock' Going Out

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic Electric Feel

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic

How to get there, some of our recommendations, and what kind of weather you should prepare for…

From TheJournal.ie Cruinniú na Cásca: Hundreds of thousands attend Ireland's newest cultural festival Cruinniú Na Cásca

Cruinniú na Cásca: Hundreds of thousands attend Ireland's newest cultural festival

Cruinniú na Cásca attracted some 550,000 people to events around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Easter holidays have begun and here's what's happening around the country Enjoy Yourself

Easter holidays have begun and here's what's happening around the country

A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the next week.

From TheJournal.ie iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding CREATIVE IRELAND

iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding

Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.

From TheJournal.ie These are the 56 arts and culture centres that will benefit from €9 million in funding Capital Investment

These are the 56 arts and culture centres that will benefit from €9 million in funding

Over 85% of the funding is going to projects outside Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Russborough House is getting thousands in public funding for the first time in years Repairs

Russborough House is getting thousands in public funding for the first time in years

In recent years the popular tourist attraction, constructed in the mid 1700s and located close to the Blessington Lakes, has faced funding difficulties.

From TheJournal.ie Writer and 'rare public intellectual' Anthony Cronin has died RIP

Writer and 'rare public intellectual' Anthony Cronin has died

He was 88 years old and is survived by his wife and daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter 1916 Leader

Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter

The letter was added to the Register of Cultural Objects last Friday evening, which will delay the sale for a year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Another great loss to Irish letters' - John Montague dies aged 87 RIP

'Another great loss to Irish letters' - John Montague dies aged 87

He passed away at his home in Nice and it is expected he will be laid to rest in Tyrone.

From TheJournal.ie Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing Spoilsports

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

From TheJournal.ie Paris has finally opened its first-ever Oscar Wilde exhibition Running Wilde

Paris has finally opened its first-ever Oscar Wilde exhibition

The writer died in the French capital.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine Commemorations This post contains a poll

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok Back Off

Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok

Backing tracks are seen as a means of assisting (or even replacing) a performance.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%? Heritage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%?

People are calling for a minimum spend.

From TheJournal.ie Heaney's attic study to be recreated in former RUC station in Derry Homeplace

Heaney's attic study to be recreated in former RUC station in Derry

It’s for a new arts centre which will open in his name in Bellaghy.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ had another 'Riverdance moment' last night Centenary

RTÉ had another 'Riverdance moment' last night

Centenary, which gathered together some of Ireland’s most talented musicians and performers, gave everyone goosebumps.

18 things all Irish arts students know to be true

GIDDENS, GIDDENS.

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