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From TheJournal.ie A kettle, a hammer, an Ouch Pouch: the painful secrets of making a ballet shoe fit No Princesses

A kettle, a hammer, an Ouch Pouch: the painful secrets of making a ballet shoe fit

Ballet Ireland’s Zoe Ashe Brown on ‘breaking in’ a pair of pointe slippers. We weren’t expecting that.

From TheJournal.ie The Week in Photos: Autumnal Pics This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Autumnal

Russets, reds and rubies.

From TheJournal.ie £11 million contract for Belfast's Lyric Theatre was "rigged and manipulated" Northern Ireland

£11 million contract for Belfast's Lyric Theatre was "rigged and manipulated"

The Public Accounts Committee in the North says that the rebuilding of the theatre was “significantly flawed”, with the most expensive tender being chosen.

From TheJournal.ie The Week in Photos: Grey Matter Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Grey Matter

This is the week that was, in photos…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Funding to the Arts can’t be stretched any further Opinion

Column: Funding to the Arts can’t be stretched any further

The direct impact of the arts on the Irish economy is a good one. So surely an intelligent economic strategy would support this area, rather than starve it? writes Eoin Lynch.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving RIP

Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving

He (or his speechwriter) wrote an elegiac homily to the late Nobel laureate poet that evokes Heaney’s Mid-Term Break.

From TheJournal.ie Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000 Boards

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000

A statutory nine-person body is to replace the boards of the National Library and National Museum and Jimmy Deenihan says that it will be more efficient and streamlined.

From TheJournal.ie Kite-flying isn't all bad... as long as they are real kites In Pics

Kite-flying isn't all bad... as long as they are real kites

Feeling worn down by pre-Budget kite-flying? Take a break with fun from a Bristol fest this week.

From TheJournal.ie GAA fans asked to get in on the act(ing) Calling The Hill

GAA fans asked to get in on the act(ing)

Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 wants volunteers to take the terrace, sorry – stage, for performance piece about fandom.

17 tell-tale signs someone studied Arts at college

Greek and Roman Civilisations. So handy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Women on Screen – must we stay on the fringes of film? Opinion

Column: Women on Screen – must we stay on the fringes of film?

Women have been pushed out of meaningful roles by Hollywood, which is focusing on mass-market appeal at the box office. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, writes Deirdre McMahon.

From TheJournal.ie New art exhibition will be accessible to blind audiences Art

New art exhibition will be accessible to blind audiences

New technology will describe an art exhibition at the Kilkenny Arts Festival to visually impaired members of the public.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick offers new subsidised homes to artists Arts

Limerick offers new subsidised homes to artists

The project from the Limerick Arts Officel will see selected artists moving into six apartments in John’s Square in the city’s cultural quarter.

From TheJournal.ie Last day to apply to feature in new Irish music showcase New Talent

Last day to apply to feature in new Irish music showcase

Hard Working Class Heroes is Ireland’s annual showcase and conference to get young Irish talent on the road to music success.

From TheJournal.ie 13 works of art made from Google Maps images C-art-ography This post contains images

13 works of art made from Google Maps images

Artist Jenny Odell has brought together satellite images of common topographical features to create unusual works.

From TheJournal.ie Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland's past History

Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland's past

The initiative was launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking' – Arts Council Arts

'We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking' – Arts Council

The arts has “untapped potential”, supports almost 21,000 jobs in Ireland and has the potential to create more, the Arts Council has said.

From TheJournal.ie 400 events promoting Irish arts organised across Europe for Ireland’s EU Presidency Arts

400 events promoting Irish arts organised across Europe for Ireland’s EU Presidency

Hundreds of events are taking place across all Member States of the European Union to help promote Irish culture during the country’s EU Presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity Third Level

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity

However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.

From TheJournal.ie 24 breathtaking photos taken by Irish camera club members In The Frame This post contains images

24 breathtaking photos taken by Irish camera club members

Irish Photographic Federation competition shows off some of the best photos taken by Irish enthusiasts this past year.

From TheJournal.ie Sky Arts Ignition to invest €230,000 in an Irish arts organisation Sky Arts

Sky Arts Ignition to invest €230,000 in an Irish arts organisation

Sky Arts has announced it will invest €230,000 in an Irish arts organisation in the next Sky Arts Ignition application round.

From TheJournal.ie €150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems Careers

€150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems

The fund, which is being run by the Rehab Group, will help people to pursue careers in the arts over the next five years.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Film Institute highlights Roman Polanski films Film

Irish Film Institute highlights Roman Polanski films

Controversial director under the spotlight in January schedule of films as two of his major movies are re-released.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Ellis Island and its 'huddled masses' Social History This post contains images

In pics: Ellis Island and its 'huddled masses'

Archive photographs show “the tired, the poor” – and the occasional imposter Russian prince – who made up the millions passing through US immigration terminal from 1892.

From TheJournal.ie 19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders This post contains images

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

There is just one week left for entries in prestigious global contest – and the competition is fierce.

From TheJournal.ie Every Hitchcock film ever to play in Irish Film Institute Call Me Al This post contains videos

Every Hitchcock film ever to play in Irish Film Institute

Well, every one of his 52 surviving films. Which is rather a lot.

From TheJournal.ie New arts programme for people with intellectual disabilities to be launched Arts

New arts programme for people with intellectual disabilities to be launched

Organisers will offer classes in drama, dance and art for those with intellectual disabilities – saying that such activities help people to develop ‘better and faster’.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos: Stellar Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos: Stellar

This is the week that was, in photos…

From TheJournal.ie How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill Experience

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill

International symposium in Cork to hear how experience of illness expressed through music, dialogue, fiction, film and other arts – as well as through social media.

From TheJournal.ie Host of famous Irish artists' work to go under hammer Masterpieces

Host of famous Irish artists' work to go under hammer

Paintings from Paul Henry, Jack B Yeats, Harry Clarke and Louis le Brocquy to be sold in London this month.

From TheJournal.ie Amy Winehouse play to open in Denmark Amy

Amy Winehouse play to open in Denmark

Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen to focus on life of late singer

From TheJournal.ie Ai Weiwei, Pussy Riot make art world power list Art Power

Ai Weiwei, Pussy Riot make art world power list

Art Review magazine’s annual Power 100 list includes the Chinese and Russian dissidents in its top 100 influential figures in the art world.

From TheJournal.ie €5k up for grabs for Irish language short film Fisin

€5k up for grabs for Irish language short film

Dingle Film Festival is launching its third scheme to support a fresh new short idea… as Gaeilge.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Haughey drama trilogy gets major chunk of €4.5m BAI funding Sound And Vision

Charlie Haughey drama trilogy gets major chunk of €4.5m BAI funding

Trilogy charting Ireland through Charlie Haughey for RTÉ gets €1m funding and TG4 crime drama Corp + Anam lands €775k of the pot.

From TheJournal.ie Internationally renowned Wexford Festival Opera attracts 'heartening endorsement' Culture

Internationally renowned Wexford Festival Opera attracts 'heartening endorsement'

The 61st Wexford Festival Opera is close to selling out with more than a fortnight to go before opening.

From TheJournal.ie Irish TV series gets third season on BBC... TV This post contains videos

Irish TV series gets third season on BBC...

…and animation company behind it hopes to create 60 new jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Arts provide significant direct and indirect employment to economy - report Arts

Arts provide significant direct and indirect employment to economy - report

The arts sector is a ‘major’ employer in Ireland – with Arts Council supported jobs generating an annual turnover of €184 million, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: RTÉ's one-take promo for Big Week is impressive... One-stop Shop This post contains videos

VIDEO: RTÉ's one-take promo for Big Week is impressive...

…but we also like a similar idea performed by a school in Lisburn earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie iPhoneography: An experiment in pictures In Pics This post contains images

iPhoneography: An experiment in pictures

Fan of Instagram? Wait until you see what this photographer has done with his smartphone and some of the latest picture apps out there…

From TheJournal.ie In pics: 10 years of Hard Working Class Heroes Irish Music This post contains images

In pics: 10 years of Hard Working Class Heroes

Music festival celebrates a decade of promoting and helps new Irish talent.