Venues and visitor attractions across Ireland may be closed, but that doesn’t stop #TeamAlice from getting our weekly cultural fix. This week, we’ve been:
- ‘Unorthodox’, ‘Spinning Out’, ‘Sunderland Til I Die’ and ‘Love Wedding Repeat’ on Netflix.
- The new season of ‘Killing Eve’.
- ‘The Gentlemen’ – Guy Ritchie’s most recent crime caper.
- Some great live online gigs, including The Ruby Sessions at Home (this week, they featured Saint Sister, joined by Lisa Hannigan, and you can watch back here), a ‘Great Friday’ gig by the Mary Wallopers and Josh Ritter’s live set of ‘The Animal Years’ album.
- The ‘Messages from the Wild’ podcast, in which the interviewer ‘interviews’ well-known wildlife species – from earthworms to owls.
- The latest episode of Elizabeth Day’s ‘How to Fail’ podcast, with stories from listeners about their failures and learnings during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The High Low podcast, the Irish History Podcast, an episode of Samira Ahmed’s ‘How I Found My Voice’ featuring Naomi Klein, Brené Brown’s ‘Unlocking Us’ podcast and The Guardian’s football podcast (analysing famous matches from years back).
- ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ by JK Rowling.
- ‘Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall’ by Anna Funder.
Eating, Cooking and Baking:
- We recommend The Temple Wolf and Due South if you need any gift purchases during Lockdown. Ours were ordered, packaged & delivered in the space of a few short days – and our gift from The Temple Wolf came with a lovely handwritten thank-you note!
Looking Forward To:
- Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which is running online next week.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone. Stay safe!