Mark Kermode at QFT and review of the Breadwinner

The Godfather of all film critics, Mark Kermode was in Belfast at the weekend as part of QFT's 50th birthday celebrations. In conversation with Brian Henry Martin, Kermode talked about everything from his beginning in criticism and the fact that he believes that there are too many middle-class, middle-aged men in film criticism and that … Continue reading Mark Kermode at QFT and review of the Breadwinner

Traditional music’s up and coming stars return home

World class traditional music came to Derry on Tuesday as two former students made a return visit to their old Alma mater at the university of Ulster's Great Hall at the Mater campus. The Great Hall was packed out to hear Jack Warnock and Eimhear Mulholland, two of Ireland's freshest young talents, who only graduated … Continue reading Traditional music’s up and coming stars return home

Little Voices of Fukushima

Little Voices of Fukushima is a documentary which follows the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people in one of the most vulnerable places. It was shown as part of a special event held at Holywell Trust by the Northwest Japanese Cultural Group. Fukushima isn't geologically vulnerable because of where it is on … Continue reading Little Voices of Fukushima

Buaine na Gaoithe at Magee

It was perhaps meteorologicaly appropriate that there was a fresh autumnal breeze blowing and a multicoloured palate of leaves were rustling outside. The performance that was about to be witnessed by a generous gathering in the Great Hall of the University of Ulster's Magee College campus is entitled Buaine na Gaoithe, which roughly translates as … Continue reading Buaine na Gaoithe at Magee

Black 47 is a harrowing tale with a tongue in cheek twist

Little over a year ago viewers of ITV's hit series Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, were left aghast and dismayed by the harrowing depiction of the Great Famine; an event which is ingrained into the national pshyce of the average Irish person. People had written to a well known television weekly wondering why they had not … Continue reading Black 47 is a harrowing tale with a tongue in cheek twist

Italian cultural night

With the sound of music and language ringing in the ears and the distinct aroma of pizza filling the nostrils, Derry's first Italian cultural festival took place earlier in the week. Organised by students of the Northwest Academy English language school in conjunction with the Nerve Centre, the festival had a unique set of events … Continue reading Italian cultural night