Arts

‘Folk Miscreants’ Lankum charm Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.

Lankum   As part of the IMBOLC international music festival, The Derry audience were treated to an evening of devilish charm and dark reflection when Lankum took to the stage at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Lankum are a four piece ensemble from Dublin who are self-described as “the miscreants of folk …

Reviews and Events

From Belfast’s bomb battered streets to battered sausages

‘From Belfast’s bomb battered streets to battered sausages’ – A review by Mike McBride “A hidden gem” nestled in the heart of Belfast, John Long’s fish and chip shop has been serving Northern Irish punters since 1914. Situated in Athol Street just past Belfast’s historic Grand Opera House, sits a disheveled bricked walled building complete with …

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Review: Shetland – BBC ONE

Review: Shetland – BBC ONE Shetland is a BBC dramatized programme that has the audience grabbing onto their chairs. But Series five is even more penetrating that any other series. But with that in mind it does seem quite unfair to pick out one performance or a person in particular. …

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Lets Talk About Sex, Sex Education

“Sex Education” is the witty British comedy that took Netflix by storm in the new year. A series that considers the uncomfortable side to growing up, from puberty to popularity, in a light and uplifting way that will both warm your heart and have your sides sore from laughing! At …

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Foil Arms and Hog – ‘Craicling’ (Review)

Over a thousand people flocked to the Whitla Hall at Queen’s University Belfast on the 26th January 2019 for a Saturday night filled with laughs and comedy featuring the playful comedy trio Foil Arms and Hog. Foil Arms and Hog are a successful Irish sketch group comprising of members Sean …

Movies

Review: Bohemian Rhapsody – Bombastic Biopic – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Blu-Ray

There are fewer things more obvious in cinema than a bombastic biopic, charting the life of one of the world’s most iconic showmen Freddie Mercury and rock band Queen. Having sold more than 300 million records and played to millions around the world over the decades, it seems on paper …

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Panasonic G9 Review

The Panasonic G9 is the flagship camera aimed at outdoor and sports photographers. This camera sits alongside the GH5 which was originally for photography however is a favourite among videographers due to its wealth of advanced video features. This is where the G9 comes in with its very advanced photography …

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Bo Burnham’s Make Happy Review

Bo Burnham is an American comedian influenced by the Post-Modernist Movement. His third comedy special, “Make Happy” straddles the line between cynicism and optimism. The Netflix show is as conceited as it is honest. It starts with Burnham waking up in an hotel, alone, in clown make up and follows …

Rosalia El Mal Querer
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Why El mal querer by Rosalia is a revolutionary masterpiece

Rosalía Vila Tobella, better known as simply Rosalía, is no stranger to the Spanish audience. After the release of Malamente -a powerful mix of flamenco and urban music- the Catalan artist became an instant hit among Spanish youth and a cultural phenomenon.   Given the complicated and fascinating history of …

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A newly dry drinker’s guide to alcohol-free beers

  I’ve been sober for coming up to two months now after having my last drink at some time around 2am on January 1. Asking me a year ago whether I would ever consider taking time off from drinking, or even suggesting ‘Dry January’, would have resulted in an unwavering ‘no’, probably accompanied by …