Culture & Reviews
Review: Not on our watch
The play “not on our watch” produced by Kabosh with support from Unite The Union brings to life the story of the workers of the Regina Ceoli Hostel’s struggle to save the service.
Review: Martin Lynch’s “We’ll walk hand in hand”
We’ll Walk Hand in Hand is a play that was recently shown in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. The play was written to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Its’ playwright, Martin Lynch, is a household name in Belfast and beyond.
Derry Girls: Laughter and tears of working-class life during Troubles
It’s fair to say that the Channel 4 hit Derry Girls, which was commissioned for a second series after its first episode, had us all in laughter and tears by the end of it. The series is set in Derry, a “troubled little corner of the world” as Erin puts it, with the backdrop of the Troubles. It follows a group of teenage girls and a “wee English fella” as they grapple with teenage angst and all the fun that comes along with it in the context of sectarian conflict and steeped in nineties nostalgia.
Irish language abused by Orange and Green politicians
In the final days of the last Assembly Executive, before it collapsed under the weight the RHI scandal, the issue of Irish language rights re-emerged. The DUP’s Paul Givan announced a cut to the Líofa bursary scheme, which provides financial assistance to young people to attend Irish language courses in gaeltacht areas. With the sectarian line drawn, as expected, both the DUP and Sinn Féin lined up to take pot shots at one another, with the other 3 of the main parties sniping from the sidelines.
Film Review: ‘Pride’
The film Pride is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike during the Thatcher era in the…
Obituary: Colin McQuillan
On the 18th August 2014, Belfast lost one of its favourite sons in Colin McQuillan, front man of…
Review: Two Days, One Night – Dardenne Brothers Film
Firstly I must comment on how I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It’s drama and social content were very…