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Cinema review: Spy

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IN 2011 Bridesmaids was the sleeper hit studios dream of. It cost $30 million went on to gross nearly $300 million. It made Kristen Wiig a star and finally gave Paul Feig the hit he had coming. He had a stellar TV career - Freaks and Geeks, The Office - but he fumbled his first two attempts at the big screen.

Nine nights of top drama start in Claregalway tonight

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The finest amateur drama talent in the country will head to Claregalway from tonight (Thursday) March 12 when the Claregalway Drama Festival gets under way at the local leisure centre. And with nine nights of drama available for amazing value, this is an one event that theatre fans cannot afford to miss.

The Pub Landlord - twenty years of ‘behaving appallingly humbly’

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IT WAS 20 years ago this year that Al Murray introduced the world to the Pub Landlord, his pompously loveable, slightly jingoistic, opinionated font of ‘common sense’, who espouses a ‘Thank God I’m an Englishman’ view of the world, and is hopelessly in love with being British!

Cinema review: The Imitation Game

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THE INCREDIBLE story of Alan Turing is almost impossible to believe. This man invented the computer and, with a small team, ended WWII two years earlier than was thought possible, and in doing so saved the lives of 14,000,000 people.

Funny woman June Rodgers is on her way

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Comedienne, actress, singer - there are many facets to top-class entertainer June Rodgers but she has always been in the business of making people laugh.

Stuart Neville - spies, Nazis, and Charles J Haughey

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FORMER NAZIS and Nazi collaborators resident in Ireland are being taken out one by one by an enigmatic hit squad, but this is a only a warning to the man they are really after - SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny.

Freedom fighters, travelogs, scholars, and lovers

NORTH AFRICAN and French films will feature strongly in the new Galway Film Society autumn/winter season programme, which runs from September 23 to December 9 at the Town Hall Theatre.

Kevin Brophy’s Berlin Crossing

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TODAY, THURSDAY June 21, sees the publication of the trade paperback edition of Galway writer Kevin Brophy’s much-praised novel of love and espionage, The Berlin Crossing.

Locals tread the boards as The Bog Lane presents The 39 Steps

The boards of one of Longford’s most beloved theatres are being trodden by locals once again. In the first locally run production in approximately three years, The Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon presents the farcical comedy The 39 Steps.

Three letters on my desk...

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Last September I wrote a number of Diary entries on the wonderful reception that Galway extended to the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3 1939, the very first day of the war. The ship was sunk by Fritz Julius Lemp, the commander of the U-30. The Athenia was obviously a passenger boat on its way with refugees from Europe to Canada. This wasn’t the start to the war that the German government wanted. Initially it denied that any of its submarines sank the Athenia, and suggested that it was sunk by the British on orders from Winston Churchill in the hope of getting America into the war.

 

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