October 25th, 2013

Magnum Award shortlisted photographers in London show

Shelley Marsden IdeasTap and Magnum Photos are launching an exhibition of work by the 18 photographers shortlisted for the fourth annual IdeasTap and Magnum Photographic Award Downstairs at Mother London on Friday October 31.  In addition [...]

Dornan new lead in Fifty Shades movie?

By Shelley Marsden Belfast actor Jamie Dornan, who recently proved he was more than a pretty face in The Fall, is in talks to play Christian Grey In the film adaptation of E. L. James’ erotic [...]

Name ‘scummy street’ after Manc music hero, says Geldof

By Shelley Marsden Bob Geldof clearly won’t be adding his name to those calling for Manchester to erect a memorial for one if its most famous music men, Tony Wilson. The humanitarian campaigner, who is in [...]

Young Tyneside Irish turn away from religion

Shelley Marsden A NEW play based on research into men of Irish descent in Tyneside has revealed that religion plays an increasingly small role in their lives. One-man theatre piece, Under Us All goes on tour [...]

‘Operation Irish’ gaffe wasn’t racist – just stupid

Shelley Marsden A WELSH politician with Irish roots has said using the codeword ‘Operation Irish’ for a community education programme about dog mess was an example of monumental stupidity. A South Wales Police chief was forced [...]

Mental health charity launches LGBT group

THE Mind Yourself London Irish LGBT group was officially launched recently at the Irish Embassy, London. The three speakers were priest Fr Bernard Lynch, Vanessa Lacey, Health and Education Officer with Transgender Network of Ireland and [...]

Fallout girl

Shelley Marsden meets Hollywood golden girl, Saoirse Ronan SHE’s only 19, but she’s already played a vampire, teen assassin, and, ahem, a girl whose body is host to an invading alien consciousness. Now fresh-faced Saoirse Ronan, [...]

Kate Nash – It’s pop, but not as we know it

Indie star Kate Nash shares her thoughts with Shelley Marsden on ‘vampire people’, Irish folk and over-enthusiastic fans… Fashion icon Kate Nash is at home, in a pair of old jeans and a scruffy T-shirt. She’s [...]

One Direction movie out in time for Xmas

Shelley Marsden From Director Morgan Spurlock and producer Simon Cowell comes the all-access film, One Direction: This Is Us, available from December 19. Following the pop sensations from their humble hometown beginnings to the global phenomenon [...]