There’s professors, singer songwriters, booker winners etc on the list, so something for everyone! All are free but ticketed, so if you see something below that tickles your fancy, book!
NEAR WILD HEAVEN – THE MUSIC SCENE 1991 – 2013 –
20 APR 2013 – 6-7 PM
Music legend, singer song-writer Paul Brady, music writer and blogger for the Irish Times Jim Carroll and pioneering music broadcaster Dave Fanning discuss the music scene from the 90s to today.
BEAUTY, BEAUTY EVERYWHERE, AND PLENTY MORE TO DRINK – THE HEYDAY OF THE IRISH ADVERTISING INDUSTRY
24 APR 2013 – 6.30PM – 7.30PM
Irish advertising, a world leader in the 80s and 90s, produced many iconic images, musical motifs and catchphrases. Stylish ads influenced our perception of Ireland and the world, and the global perception of us.
Catherine Donnelly and John Fanning, two leading figures of the Irish advertising industry and dubbed the “Irish Mad Men” in a recent RTÉ documentary, take us through the hedyday of Irish advertising.
27 APR 2013 – 6.00PM – 7.00PM
Cultural commentator and Head of Special Projects of the National Archives of Ireland Catríona Crowe, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD and author Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Irish History at Oxford and author Roy Foster and Niamh Hardiman of the UCD School of Politics and International Relations will discuss the political and economic context of 1991 to the present.
1st May – 6.30PM – 7.30PM
Broadcaster and arts commentator Myles Dungan, Booker Prize-winning author and former TV producer Anne Enright, broadcaster and Morning Ireland host Áine Lawlor and film director, producer and writer Charlie McCarthy will engage in a lively discussion on the role of RTÉ and other media then and now.
4 MAY 2013 – 6.00PM – 7.00PM
Emigration, returning home and cultural identities are key themes running through Digging for Fire. Writer Declan Hughes and producer Siobhán Bourke , both co-founding members of Rough Magic, writer and performer Shaun Dunne, curator of the Irish Times’ Generation Emigration series Ciara Kenny and Irish Times columnist and author Ann Marie Hourihane discuss issues and implications of emigration from the 1990s to the present.