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Laughter is wine for the soul--laugh soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness. Comedy and tragedy step through life together, arm in arm... Once we can laugh, we can live..

 

Sean O'Casey

 

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Welcome!

 

Enjoy the browse and if you would like to get in touch, send an email to bestoflondonlife@aol.com

 

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Booking now! PORTIA COUGHLAN @ Old Red Lion, London

Booking now! PORTIA COUGHLAN @ Old Red Lion, London | Irish Life | Scoop.it

Aria Entertainment presents

 

Portia Coughlan

 

Directed by Bronagh Lagan

 

A ferocious, haunting and beautiful Irish tale by Marina Carr writer of By The Bog of Cats, The Mai and Ullaloo.

 

Portia Coughlan lives in a monstrous limbo, haunted by a yearning for her spectral twin brother lying at the bottom of the Belmont river, unable to find any love for her wealthy husband and children, seeking solace in soulless affairs, deeply afraid of what she might do…

‘Portia Coughlan packs a hell of a punch. It hurts to look at it. But it has to be seen.’

Irish Independent

Last seen at The Royal Court Theatre in 1996.

 

28th April - 23rd May 2015

Tuesday - Saturday at 8.45pm

Saturday matinees 3.45pm

Sunday matinees 3.45pm

 

 

 Tickets £16.00 (£14.00 Conc.)

 

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/venue/old-red-lion-theatre-london-tickets/OLDREDLEIH/901?brand=oldredliontheatre

 

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Rehearsals are in full swing for this important revival of a modern Irish classic. 

 

London Life will be reviewing the play at the beginning of May.. An interview with one of the lead actors coming soon!

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Rehearsals are in full swing for this important revival of a modern Irish classic. 

 

London Life will be reviewing the play at the beginning of May.. An interview with one of the lead actors coming soon!

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Ben Bulben Co. Sligo & the Yeats connection

Ben Bulben Co. Sligo  & the Yeats connection | Irish Life | Scoop.it

"Near the top of my own Irish wishlist is a visit to Ben Bulben, in beautiful Co. Sligo"

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Ah, the land of my ancestors!

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Burns Night 2015

Burns Night 2015 | Irish Life | Scoop.it

"Tonight I am reading the poetry of Robert Burns and drinking Scotch whisky, very special Scotch whisky - I am drinking the award-winning Benromach Organic Speyside Single Malt Whisky ...."

 

https://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/burns-night-2015/

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N.Irish poet Shaun Traynor  

On Robert Burns and whisky.

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Poem of the Week: "Closed Bells" by Medbh McGuckian

Poem of the Week: "Closed Bells" by Medbh McGuckian | Irish Life | Scoop.it

"As we transition into winter, Medbh McGuckian's frosty poem Closed Bells reminds us of the fast-dropping temperatures."


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A Snapshot Of Talent ~ Belfast Photographer ~ Sara Marsden

A Snapshot Of Talent ~  Belfast Photographer ~ Sara Marsden | Irish Life | Scoop.it

 

Beyond London Life caught up with Belfast-based photographer Sara Marsden at the official launch of Create Glow Ltd., where the 22 year old’s glamorous photographs of burlesque dancers caught quite a few admiring glances. Her portrait work, as one guest commented “really captures her subject’s personality” and show “a knack for snapping the perfect moment”.  

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Lough Gowna (taken on a foggy winter's day, during a visit to Cavan some years back)

Lough Gowna (taken on a foggy winter's day, during a visit to Cavan some years back) | Irish Life | Scoop.it
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Irish music I can’t live without from Roisin O

Irish music I can’t live without from Roisin O | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Irish singer songwriter tells IrishCentral the Irish tunes she could listen to over and over.
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I've had a listen to Roisin's selection and I'm impressed!

 

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After the Titanic

After the Titanic | Irish Life | Scoop.it
After the Titanic: A Life of Derek Mahon is a portrait of an artistic life in motion and stirring reflection on the capacity of great poetry to fashion something lasting of our deepest fears and insecurities.  
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Director of The Guard says Irish films are not ‘intelligent’

Director of The Guard says Irish films are not ‘intelligent’ | Irish Life | Scoop.it
McDonagh doesn’t want Calvary regarded as Irish: ‘it’s just set in Ireland with lots of Irish characters’
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Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923 — Trinity College Dublin — FutureLearn

Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923 — Trinity College Dublin — FutureLearn | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.
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Irish Life has enrolled for this. 

Quite excited.

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Paul Muldoon / Iarla Ó Lionáird - Freedom / Saoirse

Paul Muldoon reads his translation of Seán Ó Riordáin's classic poem 'Saoirse' followed by Iarla Ó Lionáird singing his version of the same poem. Quite the c...
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A Love Letter to Ireland from Novelist Colum McCann

A Love Letter to Ireland from Novelist Colum McCann | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Nearly three decades after emigrating to America, the novelist Colum McCann finds on every return to Ireland a place that never really lets you go.
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An emigrant writer's unsentimental reflections.

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Yeats 2015

Yeats 2015 | Irish Life | Scoop.it

Yeats 2015

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Yeats?

2015?

It's a date.

lets meet and have a walk down memory lane together 

on the strand 

@ Enniscrone

 

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Sun Collective :: Nooses

Sun Collective :: Nooses | Irish Life | Scoop.it

"The second of three live videos filmed in the Pepper Canister Church Dublin, this is Sun Collective, an ensemble of freelance musicians based between Dublin and London. Their arrangements explore popular acoustic music and ‘traditional’ instrumentation."

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Irish Based Artists - London Irish Art Exhibition 2015

Irish Based Artists - London Irish Art Exhibition 2015 | Irish Life | Scoop.it
The London Irish Art Exhibition takes places in London on January 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th 2015. The exhibition celebrates some of Ireland's great artists.
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Imelda May performs Tears of Clew Bay On The Late Late Show

Watch The Late Late Show live and on-demand from anywhere in the world at http://www.rte.ie/player The Late Late Show | Fridays | RTÉ One, 9:35pm Irish Time
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This would move a stone.

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Camille O’Sullivan: ‘I’ve always thought of the audience as a tiger’

Camille O’Sullivan: ‘I’ve always thought of the audience as a tiger’ | Irish Life | Scoop.it
As she presents a 10th anniversary show at the Edinburgh festival, Camille O’Sullivan remembers her first fringe gigs and explains how she puts together her set list
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TateShots: Dorothy Cross

"Working from a remote studio on the west coast of Ireland, Cross often uses the remains of dead animals or other found natural materials in her sculptures."

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Katie Holten: Paths Of Desire

Katie Holten: Paths Of Desire | Irish Life | Scoop.it

Irish artist Katie Holten: Paths of Desire, Mixed media, dimensions variable. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2007

 

http://camstl.org/shop-items/katie-holten-paths-of-desire/


 http://www.katieholten.com/

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Tara West: My Top Ten Places to Write

Tara West: My Top Ten Places to Write | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Tara’s West’s first novel, Fodder, was published by Blackstaff Press to widespread critical acclaim and established her reputation as a fresh and original new Irish writer. Her most recent novel, Poets Are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan, was published in 2013 by Liberties Press. Tara appears regularly at literary and cultural festivals, including the Belfast Book Festival, the West Belfast Festival, the Aspects Literary Festival and Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. She has an MA in Creative Writin

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An Spailpín Fánach: Why So Serious? The Relentless Misery of Irish Literature

An Spailpín Fánach: Why So Serious? The Relentless Misery of Irish Literature | Irish Life | Scoop.it
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So glad someone has actually stood up and said this! Long overdue!

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Interview: Cillian Murphy returns to the stage in Ballyturk

Interview: Cillian Murphy returns to the stage in Ballyturk | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Cillian Murphy hates spoilers. The clue is in the word, says the 38-year-old actor: to spoil something is to ruin it, and why would you want to ruin someone’s entertainment? So we are at a slight loss, he and I, to describe Ballyturk, the play by his old friend and collaborator Enda Walsh, that has lured the star of Peaky Blinders, Batman Begins and 28 Days Later back to the stage. Not least because Ballyturk defies easy description.
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for info and to book tickets http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/ballyturk

 

 got my ticket booked

wouldn't miss Cillian Murphy onstage

he was mighty in Misterman

such a physically demanding performance

 

and Stephen Rea !  Class Act, always .

 

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Ancient oak structure from Connemara coast excavated and taken into State care

Ancient oak structure from  Connemara coast excavated and taken into State care | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Archaeologists believe trackway may be preserved fulacht fiadh or ancient cooking place
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Four irreconcilable perspectives on the Famine: The Great Irish Famine – A History in Four Lives

Four irreconcilable perspectives on the Famine: The Great Irish Famine – A History in Four Lives | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Review: This edition of Enda Delaney’s book does not break fresh ground in research, but it is riveting, insightful and pacy
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