Welcome to the world of Zorg – and no they’re not the start of an alien invasion

From the south west of France, via Australia, Africa and then back again. Musically this is where Zorg comes from. From the region of Occitan, the band also perform/sing in their own dialect of the same name, which comes both geographically and linguistically somewhere between France and Spain. You might not think it but in … Continue reading Welcome to the world of Zorg – and no they’re not the start of an alien invasion

Warehouse Gallery Summer Exhibition

A wealth of artistic talent from around the northwest gathered at the Warehouse Gallery in Derry on Thursday night for the opening of their summer exhibition. Among the many great work on display were paintings in oil, sculptures moulded from clay to expressive figures in cartoon form reminiscent of characters from children's books. Dawn by … Continue reading Warehouse Gallery Summer Exhibition

Liam Gallagher: As it was. Liam does it his way

IT was September 2002. The summer had ended but there was still cause for many in Derry, Northern Ireland to celebrate. Oasis, the band who had defined a generation were due to play in Prehen playing fields that sunny September. Oasis, together with a number of bands that formed the "Britpop" phenominon burst onto the … Continue reading Liam Gallagher: As it was. Liam does it his way

Anneliese Gregg Exhibition opening

Anneliese Gregg reflects the characters she paints, full of colour, vibrancy and emotion. She has lived a life of adventure many of us can only dream of; having lived in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery for 8 years, has taught art in Brixton prison, lived in Scotland then went to build an olive farmhouse in Catalonia … Continue reading Anneliese Gregg Exhibition opening

Future film talent gets its chance to shine at Brunswick Cinebowl

Local budding cinematic talent was on display this afternoon (Monday) as the BSc in Cinematic Arts final year students at University of Ulster"s Magee campus in Derry showed their work to an enthusiastic audience at the city's Brunswick Cinebowl.Now in it's third year, the annual end of year show put on display a number of … Continue reading Future film talent gets its chance to shine at Brunswick Cinebowl

Derry turns Japanese

A flavour of all things Japanese comes to Derry this weekend as The North West Japanese Society kick off their annual On festival. For the first time this year sees the festival extended from a weekend to a whole week with lots to do including Japanese doll making, Haiku poetry workshops and recitals, a Manga … Continue reading Derry turns Japanese

Troubling times told by those who witnessed them

We all know about the troubles, or think we do. Everyone the world over has some sort of opinion of how the troubles started or who was at fault. As someone who was born in the midst of the chaos, this particular reviewer, when asked about the troubles always explains it as different versions of … Continue reading Troubling times told by those who witnessed them

Tides makes waves in London

Tides, a documentary about the river Foyle in Derry by Italian director, and some time Derry native, Alessandro Negrini has gained yet more success; this time at the Gold Movie Awards in London where it won Best Documentary.  At the event in London's historic Regent Cinema where Negrini rubbed shoulders with the likes of Billy … Continue reading Tides makes waves in London

Japanese Folklore goes as gaeilge

A generous crowd gathered at the Holywell Trust building in Derry for the launch of a book of Japanese folklore which has been published in bilingual form with stories collected by an Irish poet published in both English and Irish. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn was born in Greece in 1850 to an Irish father and Greek … Continue reading Japanese Folklore goes as gaeilge