Author Archives: Emily O'Callaghan


Fares Fares writes:

“The exhibition will be bringing to life some of the countries from the legendary Silk Road. We are delighted to have several artists participating from Iran and one from Yemen exhibiting their marvellous paintings. The photographic exhibition includes several Irish artists who travelled to some of the Silk Road routes and others who are from those wonderful countries, such as Pakistan, Lebanon and Iran.”

Silk Road Exhibition

Silk Road Film Festival

Previously: Meanwhile In Stephen’s Green


“There will be some subtitles, but don’t turn off. This is our story. We really appreciate you giving us your time. This is our story, our need to be loved.”

Galway actor Kieran Coppinger, 33, above, appeals for people to watch a new RTÉ documentary called Somebody To Love, about sexuality and disability,  RTÉ One, on Monday, at 9.35pm.

Thanks Tara O’Brien


[Actress Kelly Campbell (top) and (above), from left: film director Lenny Abrahamson, Birch Hamilton Executive Director Digital Biscuit, Cinematographer Ciaran Tanham and Kelly]

Launching the Digital Biscuit 2014 festival yesterday.

Taking place between January 22-24 at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.

Emily sez:

Digital Biscuit is an annual collaborative movement of film-enthusiasts, film-makers, and industry people with one goal in mind: to inspire creativity through technology. It brings together film-enthusiasts and creatives across new media and the digital industry over a three day event of ground-breaking workshops, screenings, tech demonstrations, and exciting talks from industry members. Participants share knowledge and experience, interact with new technology, and inspire a new wave of creativity.


Digital Biscuit 2014

(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

stella1 stella2The Stella cinema, Rathmines, Dublin.

Now Showing: Gone With The Wind (1939)

Emily writes:

Before and after storm. It blew off the letters.


The gale or something else entirely.

We may never know.

Stella Cinema?

Pics by Jim O’Callaghan


stella 3Jim O’Callaghan has located what may be the last surviving section of Stella lettering. A bit off the ‘A’ if we’re not mistaken. More as we get it.


hozier2Co Wicklow’s gospel-infused Hozier, creator of the viral hit ‘Take me To Church’ [a  million YouTube views and rising], at St Stephen’s (the Pepper Canister Church), Mount Street,  Dublin last night.

The [TCD] Trinity Orchestra alum’s extraordinary debut four-track ep is free to download here. ‘Cherry Wine’ is recommended.

Sez Emily:

A great night. What a talent…


Previously: You May Like This

Birth of A Bizz: behind The Scenes As Hozier Goes Viral (Billboard, October 7, 2013)