Culture Cafe, The [Radio Ulster]

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20200314
20200516From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

Ian Beattie returns with his weekly poem, artist Peter Strain with the next The Wonder Gallery theme and Poet Paul Muldoon and Literary Reader at Verbal Dr Susanne Stich discuss the literature to read in Lockdown. Plus, a rare interview with Ulster poet Paul Yates who shares haikus from poetry book he is making for free and donating the proceeds to essential services charities.

Poetry and charity, literature to read in lockdown and The Wonder Gallery theme.

20200523As part of Mental Health Awareness Week The Culture Cafe explores how visual art can help with anxiety and uncertainty in lockdown, Aardman designer Lorna Harrington reveals The Wonder Gallery theme and Ed Sheeran's fave trad band Beoga with a new album track from their online launch. Presented by Marie Louise Muir.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week The Culture Cafe explores how visual art can help with anxiety and uncertainty in lockdown, Aardman designer Lorna Harrington reveals The Wonder Gallery theme and Ed Sheeran's fave trad band Beoga with a new album track from their online launch. Presented by Marie Louise Muir.

Beoga album launch and how visual art can help with anxiety and uncertainty in lockdown.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200530Poetry from Ian Beattie, writer Juno Dawson and Paul Bell with The Wonder Gallery theme.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200606Marie-Louise Muir welcomes Northern Irish writers of BBC One's major new drama 'The Salisbury Poisonings' - Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson. Plus, Richard 'Kid' Strange of Doctors of Madness, artist Dawn Crothers with a brand new theme for The Wonder Gallery and Ian Beattie has his regular isolation poem.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200613Eighties chart topper Limahl on his new single and the classic song 'Never Ending Story'.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

Marie-Louise Muir welcomes 1980s chart topper Limahl about his new single, the classic song 'Never Ending Story' and its inclusion on Netflix's Stranger Things. Illustrator P.J. Lynch reveals the theme for The Wonder Gallery, podcaster and actor Adam Dougal discusses his new show and Patrick O'Reilly on 'Lucid', the new theatre work from Tinderbox.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

Marie-Louise Muir welcomes 1980s chart topper Limahl about his new single, the classic song 'Never Ending Story' and its inclusion on Netflix's Stranger Things. Illustrator P.J. Lynch reveals the theme for The Wonder Gallery, podcaster and actor Adam Dougal discusses his new show and Patrick O'Reilly on 'Lucid', the new theatre work from Tinderbox.

Eighties chart topper Limahl on his new single and the classic song 'Never Ending Story'.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200627Marie-Louise Muir talks to County Down writer Louise Kennedy about being shortlisted for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, GoT actor Ian Beattie has his poem a day and Belfast Met student Ethan Neill on being selected for the Young Artists' Summer Show at the Royal Academy of Arts. Plus, the next theme for BBC's Wonder Gallery is with artist Sínead Campbell.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

Marie-Louise Muir talks to County Down writer Louise Kennedy about being shortlisted for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, GoT actor Ian Beattie has his poem a day and Belfast Met student Ethan Neill on being selected for the Young Artists' Summer Show at the Royal Academy of Arts. Plus, the next theme for BBC's Wonder Gallery is with artist Sínead Campbell.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200704Writer Colin Bateman on republishing his children's book 'Titanic 2020' which predicted the Coronavirus and Tim McGarry and Alexandra Ford on award winning 'Perforated Ulster' and why Marie-Louise is one of Alexandra's characters. Street artist Emic is The Wonder Gallery artist for the month of July, and as Lockdown eases, Ian Beattie has a poem to unlock us.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200711Nuala chats to GoT's Ian Beattie, writer Jo Baker, artist EMIC and Fergus Hanna-Bell.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Nuala McKeever hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200718Susannah Dickey chats "Tennis Lessons" & GoT's Ian Beattie's final poetry selection

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200725Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200808From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.
20200815Live streaming theatre to older people endorsed by Daniel O'Donnell, writer Damian Gorman on telling untold stories of victims and survivors of The Troubles in peacebuilding theatre, a new collaboration from poet Stephen James Smith & Elma Orkestra and PORTS perform in BBC Radio Foyle's back garden. Presented by Marie Louise Muir.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200822
20200822Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200829
20200829Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200905From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.
20200905Marie-Louise Muir is joined by illustrator Chris Riddell on this month's The Wonder Gallery theme, jazz drummer and composer David Lyttle on his Van Morrison collaboration with Liam Neeson and Ian Beattie returns with a poem from the Netherlands where he has just started his first acting job since Lockdown. Plus, Anne McReynolds on the emotional re-opening of the Belfast MAC and art historian Mike Catto on the importance of art and design end of year shows and how COVID-19 has impacted on a generation of artists.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200912
20200912A celebration of Proms in Your Garden.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200919Liam Neeson appeals for NI Executive to secure £33 million for the arts sector, Lyric's Jimmy Fay on how theatres can survive and how Belfast acting royalty Marie Jones and Ian McElhinney recorded a new play audio only in the closed Lyric Theatre. The Festival 2022 was mocked as Festival of Brexit and now with the Irish border back in the news as a political football, CEO Martin Green on whether this festival can be a celebration here and what a UK wide festival can look like. Plus, writer Andrew O'Hagan on a heartbreaking story of an extraordinary life-long friendship set in the post punk era
and actor Ian Beattie is in quarantine in Amsterdam - he reads a poem to tie in with World Alzheimer's Day and Memory Radio NI. Presented by Marie-Louise Muir.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20200926
20200926Music legend Phil Coulter, Corrie\u2019s Kerri Quinn plus music from Matt Berry and loads more

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201003Marie-Louise Muir pays tribute to the poet Derek Mahon.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201017From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.
20201017Cultural conversation with Marian Keys, Bernard Cornwell, Conor Mitchell and more.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201024

Marie-Louise Muir celebrates Book Week NI with writers Jan Carson and Dara McAnulty over their shared love of Agatha Christie novels. Lennie Goodings of the groundbreaking feminist publisher Virago Books on working with legendary writers like Angela Carter and Maya Angelou, and choosing her favourite book. Plus, broadcaster Rigsy on writing his first children's book about a female football team.

Celebrating Book Week NI with Jan Carson, Dara McAnulty and publisher Lennie Goodings.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201031Art Ninja Ricky Martin is The BBC's Wonder Gallery spooktacular artist in residence.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201031From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.
20201107Its takeaway only at The Culture Cafe with former spy turned thriller writer Charles Cumming, Shane McMulllan of the band Ferals on how his parents' divorce inspired his new song, the Brodsky Quartet Paul Cassidy on finally playing live and new music from Hex Hue & Arvo Party collab. Plus, BBC's The Wonder Gallery introduces December's artist in residence Colleen Larmour. Presented by Marie-Louise Muir.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201107Its takeaway only at The Culture Cafe with former spy turned thriller writer Charles Cumming, Shane McMulllan of the band Ferals on how his parents' divorce inspired his new song, the Brodsky Quartet Paul Cassidy on finally playing live and new music from Hex Hue & Arvo Party collab. Plus, BBC's The Wonder Gallery introduces December's artist in residence Colleen Larmour. Presented by Marie-Louise Muir.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201114
20201114A world premiere of Dani Larkin's song Samson & Goliath, Conor MacNeill on the HBO/BBC 'Industry' directed by Lena Dunham, writer Claire McGowan on being from Rostrevor not Newry and composer Garth McConaghie on The Mac's Home series. All that plus music from Kitt Philippa, Thom Southern, Niamh Regan and Anthony Toner. Presented by Marie-Louise Muir.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201114A world premiere of Dani Larkin's song Samson & Goliath, Conor MacNeill on the HBO/BBC 'Industry' directed by Lena Dunham, writer Claire McGowan on being from Rostrevor not Newry and composer Garth McConaghie on The Mac's Home series. All that plus music from Kitt Philippa, Thom Southern, Niamh Regan and Anthony Toner. Presented by Marie-Louise Muir.

Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

20201121
20201128
20201128From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.
20201205From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.
#culturalquarantine With Emer Maguire, Ian Beattie, Oliver Jeffers, Glenn Patterson, Gabriella Swallow And Patrick J O'reilly20200321
01/08/2020200801Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

Caolan Mcbride, Ian Beattie, Marty Maguire And Jo Donnelly20200328
Celebrating Bbc's Novels That Shaped Our World20200509As part of BBC's Novels That Shaped Our World, BBC Northern Ireland Rewind team have created a series of films which The Culture Cafe is marking with a Great Ulster Novel debate. Plus, this week's The Wonder Gallery challenge is set by children's author and illustrator Nick Sharratt and our Lockdown Masterclass is on how to draw your own cartoon with Andrea Montgomery.

Marie Louise Muir celebrates BBC's Novels That Shaped Our World.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

As part of BBC's Novels That Shaped Our World, BBC Northern Ireland Rewind team have created a series of films which The Culture Cafe is marking with a Great Ulster Novel debate. Plus, this week's The Wonder Gallery challenge is set by children's author and illustrator Nick Sharratt and our Lockdown Masterclass is on how to draw your own cartoon with Andrea Montgomery.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

Celebrating Ulster Museum20201010

Marie-Louise Muir celebrates #MuseumPassion week with culture in quarantine. Dedicating this programme to Belfast's Ulster Museum, guests include Head of Art Kim Mawhinney, comedian Phill Jupitus, critic Mike Catto and presenter Emma Dabiri. Plus, writer Bernard MacLaverty reads from his short story "Visiting Takabuti" and The Culture Cafe has commissioned Arvo Party 's Herb Magee to write a track based on his experiences of the Ulster Museum.

Marie-Louise Muir celebrates #MuseumPassion week with Belfast's Ulster Museum.

From the page to the stage, Marie-Louise Muir hosts the essential cultural conversation.

Colin Davidson, Zoe Seaton, Paul Mcveigh20200418
Jan Carson, Ian Beattie, Cormac Neeson, Peter Curran, Michael Patrick, Oisin Kearney20200411
John Sheahan, Andrea Montgomery, Naomi Foyle, Ruedi Maguire, Ian Beattie20200425
Louise Conaghan, Fra Fee, Ian Beattie, Claire Murray, Bernard Maclaverty20200404
Ruedi Maguire, Dawn Cruttenden, Andrea Montgomery, Glenn Patterson, Lucy Caldwell, Ian Beattie20200502
The Culture Cafe20200620
The Culture Cafe20200801