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A dialogue free experimental short written, directed and animated by Lucette Braune. To wit:

On her way for a simple grocery, a young woman literally has to struggle through her fellow beings. Some of those people tend to leave an impression, but only one person leaves a mark that sticks.



What you may need to know:

1. DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) is brought out of retirement to catch a cannibalistic serial killer. Om nom nom.

2. It’s a BBC “Special Event” don’t you know.

 3. Six episodes, 4 episodes, 2 episodes… these are getting shorter.

4. Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley are back. Ruth Wilson was too busy.

5. Meet the new coat. Same as the old coat.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: You know nothing, John Luther. Sorry… I had to.

Release Date: 15 December (BBC).

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Like sports?

Love annuals?

Read on.

Ciaran writes:

The Second Captains Sports Annual, Volume 1 is the book you’ve been waiting for your entire life. Well, your entire life since you stopped reading sports annuals as a child.

A co-production between Second Captains and Sweatshop, there’s more feature writing and bad language than your old Shoot! used to contain but expect all the things that made those annuals the very last word in school-ground literary chic.

Printed and produced in Ireland and featuring design from Trevor Finnegan, cartoons from The Guardian’s David Squires and Ireland’s Colm Mac Athlaoich and writing from Ken Early, Eoin McDevitt, Amy O’Connor, Murph, and Simon Hick, among others.

This is the ultimate loving gift [purchase at link below] for the Second Captains fan in your family. Or a cousin you don’t really like.

To celebrate this week’s book launch we like to offer Broadsheet readers, three, yes THREE copies of the book. To enter, just complete this sentence:

“Well Brian, at the end of the day it’s a book of two halves and I deserve it because_____________________________________’

Lines MUST close at 5.10pm

Second Captains Sports Annual Vol 1


Opening tomorrow

The new monkey bar-free ‘play amenity area’ in Bishop Street Flat Complex, Dublin 8.

Sinéad Murphy, of Dublin City Council writes:

This newly designed space offers children and young people in the local area, a new form of free play which has an emphasis on imagination and social interaction, rather than the traditional swings and slides.

The new play area has carefully planned installations including hills and mounds, a stage area and a giant blackboard and mud kitchen. There is ample space for wheeled play, street games and imaginative free play. The focal point of this amenity is the giant picnic table where many social interactions can take place, sitting or chatting or just enjoying the new space.

The redevelopment of Bishop Street play area is part of ‘Outside the Box’ project.  This cost effective and innovative project re-imagines and redesigns local spaces and places for play where children can experience and enjoy self directed free play that supports their learning, growth and development….

Damn hippies.


Dublin City Council (Facebook)


Basciville – Blues In Red

Wexford band [brothers Cillian and Lorcan Byrne] perform their song ‘Blues In Red’ live in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Another song from the and music series, hosting and producing videos for Irish acts playing  new material.

Press Record

Basciville (Facebook)

Thanks John Barker