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Classical Notes: Orchestra flies flag in China

Classical Notes: Orchestra flies flag in China

The 80-strong orchestra will perform a themed concert next Sunday

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Levon Aronian v Magnus Carlsen

Television: A bridge over the Troubles’ waters

Television: A bridge over the Troubles’ waters

It's impossible to quantify the extent to which Project Children affected the Peace Process

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

Television, films and downloads

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Theatre: Eclectic fare the order of the day at Galway Arts Festival

Theatre: Eclectic fare the order of the day at Galway Arts Festival

Andrew Lynch picks out some of the highlights from the itinerary

Singing in the rain

Singing in the rain

A new musical version of Frank McCourt’s memoir of a miserable Limerick childhood is being brought to stage by an ambitious young director, writes Luke O’Reilly

Film: An awkward but appealing superhero

Film: An awkward but appealing superhero

Newcomer Tom Holland, director Jon Watts and a fine ensemble cast deliver a funny, nimble and satisfyingly complete popcorn adventure, says John Maguire

'It really saddens me when I hear Irish people giving out about migrants' - Colm Meaney

'It really saddens me when I hear Irish people giving out about migrants' - Colm Meaney

He’s lived in LA for decades while making a name for himself in Hollywood, but Colm Meaney is back on home soil (sort of) for the culture-clash comedy Halal Daddy, writes John Maguire

Leading the tribe: Galway International Arts Festival

Leading the tribe: Galway International Arts Festival

Paul Fahy, the artistic director of Ireland’s biggest annual festival, gives an insight into the build-up to the City of the Tribes spectacular

Classical Notes: A Wide Open future now awaits Dublin operagoers

Classical Notes: A Wide Open future now awaits Dublin operagoers

The Arts Council’s new plan for the shape of opera in Ireland has just been announced

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Kateryna Lagno v Lela Javakhishvili, World Women’s Team Championship 2017

Après match: Giles reflects on a life of two halves

Après match: Giles reflects on a life of two halves

TV documentaries can be overrun by celebrities, but director Cormac Hargaden let John Giles have the pitch to himself, writes Emmanuel Kehoe

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

The best of TV, film and downloads in the coming week

Theatre: It has its moments, but Room lacks real dimension

Theatre: It has its moments, but Room lacks real dimension

The songs by director Cora Bissett and Kathryn Joseph sound disappointingly generic