The West Wicklow Festival is just three years old, but is already bristling with confidence and bursting with ambition
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‘I think the reason I get on well with porn people is that I’m not dissimilar to them. They’re creative people and they’re on the outside, and I’ve always felt like an outsider’
From psychology-driven books, TV documentaries and screenplays to his recent podcasts investigating the adult film industry, Jon Ronson’s career is nothing if not varied. But one common thread is his holding a light up to people on the fringes.
Using puppetry and song, directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris achieve an epic theatrical transformation of Michael Morpurgo’s affecting story, which revolves around a young man, Albert (Scott Miller), and his horse, Joey
‘We were writing privately and then we let each other in and realised how much it meant to us. We could suddenly see this sense of purpose’
Dublin band Fontaines DC might put you in mind of the Clash and the Sex Pistols, but the group are full of ideas and started life as a poetry collective - all the better to inject their exhilarating sound with lyrical resonance, writes Nadine O’Regan