Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine John Baucher is a photographer and artist from Tandragee, Co Armagh. He has travelled extensively with his work, dealing with broad and diverse subject matters. He creates work that explores themes of identity, self and belonging. His most recent series, ‘It Is Nothing New’ is an exploration of immigration, the … More Artist Interview: John Baucher
If I had a pound for every time I’ve been called ‘opinionated,’ ‘bossy,’ or ‘difficult,’ I’d have been able to pay off at least 0.8% of my student loans by now, or treated myself to a few slightly flashier bottles of red wine than what’s ‘on offer’ that day. The point is, it’s a) not unusual … More Is it ’cause I is difficult?
Author: Kevin Curran • Publisher: Liberties Press Citizens, a book set between Ireland in 1916, and Ireland during the economic crash of 2011 is a transgenerational novel by Kevin Curran, an Irish writer with an immeasurably flexible ability to transition from one time era to the other with ease. The novel’s protagonist, Neil, is a … More Citizens | Book Review
Friday 6th May saw Belfast come alive to the intoxicating sounds of The Haggis Horns as part of The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club running in this year’s CQAF’s line up. The Haggis Horns, a 7 piece band which describe themselves as a “live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat … More Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club + The Haggis Horns The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival- Review
From the word go Big Telly Theatre Companies production of Puckoon is an electric, exhausting, exciting and engaging piece of theatre, if you can even summarise it under such a narrow term as simply a ‘theatre’ piece. The actors in this production, double, triple and quadruple their roles, transforming themselves into dancers, musicians, choir members, … More Big Telly Theatre Company – Spike Milligan’s Puckoon at The Mac, Belfast.
When I was younger I was looked after by my Grandma (or ‘nanny’ to anyone reading from Northern Ireland) often, I was given a bright pink plate with a cheese sandwich, some grapes and a Freddo bar on it, plopped in front of the TV and left to it. Now, I’m not in any way … More Dear Katie Price, I’m not on Tinder for a good raping.
I’ve never before witnessed personally, the true, devastating, bull dozing effect of cancer. I’ve seen the adverts, put my pennies in little yellow or green boxes beside the cashiers, I’ve probably given some money here and there to people running a marathon or abseiling down a building in aid of a late loved one, but … More Grief.