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Ibet: Irish Punters Deserting Their Eurovision Entry, Music

Ibet: Irish Punters Deserting Their Eurovision Entry

Eurovision 2014 starts today with a series of qualifying heats in Copenhagen, leading to the event proper on Saturday night.

By | Music, Notebook | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 at 6:10 pm

Video Premiere: Kamikaze’s Crestfallen, Arts

Video Premiere: Kamikaze’s Crestfallen

Video premiere of Kamikaze’s new track, Crestfallen, taken from the band’s new EP, Beta.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 at 11:53 am

Will Turkey’s SunSplash be your festival of 2014?, Music

Will Turkey’s SunSplash be your festival of 2014?

SunSplash Festival’s organiser explains why people not interested in ‘fighting through crowds, dealing with temperamental security, standing in messy toilet queues, eating crap food and trying to find your tent in a muddy field’ are heading to Turkey this summer.

By | Music | Saturday, 3 May 2014 at 10:00 am

Children’s book blog – book picks for May: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor, Arts

Children’s book blog – book picks for May: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Three of the best children’s books from picture books to Young Adult novels, this month looking at re The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

By | Arts | Friday, 2 May 2014 at 10:32 am

Behind the mask: Issue’s love for tea, beats and Pink Floyd, Music

Behind the mask: Issue’s love for tea, beats and Pink Floyd

A rapper that prefers tea to Cristal? What’s the issue with Issue?

By | Music | Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 11:11 am

Friday Book Design Blog: The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell

So this week we were introduced to the cover of the next novel by David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks. His publisher, Sceptre, have put up a dedicated website, with an ‘interactive cover’ – i.e. you click on bits of it to get all the bits you usually get by not having to click on bits [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 25 April 2014 at 2:30 pm

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Matt Haig on Echo Boy, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Matt Haig on Echo Boy

Matt Haig is best known for his critically-acclaimed adult bestsellers but Echo Boy marks his first foray into young adult literature, and his second into sci-fi.

By | Arts, Notebook | Friday, 25 April 2014 at 12:19 pm

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’, Arts

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’

Armin Van Buuren is possibly the world’s biggest trance DJ. He has landed the top spot in DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs poll five times, hosts a weekly radio show that attracts over 20 million listeners per week and was the first Dutch dance music artist to land a No.1 album in the Dutch charts with 2008’s ‘Imagine’. Last year he got together with Philips to work on creating a pair of DJ-friendly headphones and they will soon be launching, so I spoke to him about the product and what he’s been up to lately…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 3:25 pm

Ceri: “It was just something I did without even thinking about it”, Arts

Ceri: “It was just something I did without even thinking about it”

Ceri is a young lady who has been steadily working her way up the ranks as both a DJ and a producer. Here’s a chat we had recently…

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 5:35 pm

Jordan Peak: The Rogue element, Arts

Jordan Peak: The Rogue element

Here’s an interview with Jordan Peak, who talks about his label Rogue Society and how he copes with Cystic Fibrosis…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 17 April 2014 at 1:07 pm

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