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Thursday 16 August 2018

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week

 

Dublin's Sugar Club is screening the extended editions of all three of Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings films across consecutive Sundays
Dublin's Sugar Club is screening the extended editions of all three of Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings films across consecutive Sundays
Ed Power

Ed Power

Shane on you crazy diamond

Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration

Nick Cave, Johnny Depp and Glen Hansard are among the rock 'n' roll outlaws paying tribute to The Pogues singer.

Monday, NCH, Dublin

Look who's Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring

As the thoroughly soggy Last Jedi demonstrated, epic film-making isn't as easy as it looks. For a reminder of how to do these things properly, Dublin's Sugar Club is screening the extended editions of all three of Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings films across consecutive Sundays.

Sunday, 3pm, Sugar Club, Dublin

Getting jiggy with Kit

This Is The Kit

Kate Stables is an English folk singer but not in the annoying Mumford and Sons way. She specialises in music as bleak and breathtaking as an early morning ramble across the moors.

Tuesday, Cyrpus Avenue, Cork and Wednesday, Whelan's, Dublin

Kelly Reilly in Britannia
Kelly Reilly in Britannia

The podcast

Secrets

Audible's true-crime podcast about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier killing is still a month away. In the meantime, there is this new Radiolab offering about individuals from everyday walks of life who keep a terrible secret. Outrageously, I wasn't asked on to discuss my collection of Chris de Burgh b-sides.

From today

The TV show

Britannia

We're obviously all in the grip of Game Of Thrones withdrawal symptoms, with news that the swords and sorcery bonkbuster won't be back until 2019. To keep us ticking over, we have Jez Butterworth's batty recounting of the Roman invasion of Celtic Britain, with orgiastic druids and Kelly Reilly in pagan warpaint.

Thursday, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

The box set

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

David Letterman and his terrifying beard come out of retirement for a monthly interview series kicking off with a chin-wag with former US President Barack Obama.

Available on Netflix now

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