The Culture File Weekly 130918 (Aisteach, Garth Knox, 110 Spoons, De-snobbing design)
This weekly, Jennifer Walshe's imaginary Irish avant-garde goes live in Sligo, 110 spoons help uncover the story of the Irish girls who left Skibbereen at the height of the famine, Glenn Adamson on how we need "fewer, better things" and Garth Knox brings contemporary improv to 17th-century viola d'amore for New Music Dublin: Desfrosted.
"Fewer, Better Things" is the rallying cry of a new book from curator and design historian, Glenn Adamson.
Culture File: Skibbereen's 110 Spoons
110 young women sent to Australia as part of the Earl Grey Famine Orphan Scheme are commemorated in a new artwork at Skibbereen Hospital.
Culture File: Ireland's Imaginary Avant Garde
Composer, Jennifer Walshe's long-running and ever-growing "fake art" project, Aisteach finds physical form at The Model, Sligo.
Culture File: Garth Knox Defrosted
Garth Knox brings his avant-garde sensibility and ancient instrument to the snowed-off, now resurrected New Music Dublin: Defrosted
The Culture File Weekly: September 7th (Spill, Simmer, Wither, Falter...Translate?)
Cork-based novelist, Sara Baume's calling card of a first novel, Spill, Simmer, Wither, Falter has been translated into many languages. But one translation in the Czech Republic has found a special reception. This weekly, Baume and her Czech language translator, Alice Hyrmanová McElveen, explore the magic of their collaboration.
Culture File 'Likes': Farah Elle
Libyan-Irish singer-songwriter, Farah Elle, shares some of the things she been listening to, tasting and smelling.